If you follow the CarmenElectrode.com blog, you’ve seen this already, but it’s worth repeating: the new ULTIMA TIG/CUT tungsten electrode grinder– is amazing.
We were already impressed with the wet grinding technology of the earlier versions of this machine–many of which are STILL performing in job shops today! In fact, for many years we’ve been selling and servicing the wet tungsten grinders you may know under the brands Black Gold, ArcTime LTG, Neutra, Astaras, and Abicor Binzel (pictured right). In fact, if you have this machine, Arc-Zone stocks the replacement parts you’ll need to keep your Neutra Wet Tungsten Grinder running, from the side wall seal and grinding fluid to the thumb screw, the inspection cover plate gasket to, of course, the top quality diamond grinding wheels that provide that precise angle on your tungsten electrode.
The new ULTIMA TIG/CUT utilizes the same wet grinding technology, keeping the tungsten electrode cool while preparing the taper which means the tungsten runs cooler and won’t discolor or degrade from over heating. The dust is captured in the liquid filled chamber– great for high purity welding applications and any clean shop environment. In fact, this is one reason these machines are so popular in nuclear facilities and aboard Navy ships.
What the ULTIMA TIG/CUT offers that the other earlier versions don’t is an improved degree scale that makes selecting and setting the grind angle more intuitive, and an enclosed module on the back of the machine to precision cut the tungsten electrode. So not only will you be able to prepare a precise and repeatable angle on your tungsten, you can precision cut the length as well.
Now I know this robust machine is not for everyone… it’s too pricey for a small hobby shop, or even a small PRO shop, but for a high production weld shop where you need precision and repeatability, then this is an investment you may want to consider.
If you are in the market for a tungsten electrode grinding machine that is a little more affordable, Arc-Zone carries the widest selection of premium tungsten grinders in the marketplace from hand-held, portable tungsten grinders for the welding pro, to mid-range benchtop tungsten grinding machines, and fully loaded tungsten grinding stations.
In the Arc-Zone store you can purchase top quality replacement diamond grinding wheels for the most popular tungsten electrode grinders.
And don’t forget…. Arc-Zone offers a full line of the best quality brands of tungsten electrodes for all your TIG/GTAW and Plasma Arc Welding needs, including our ArcTime brand Hybrid (non radioactive) tungsten recommended for all machines and all applications.
We even offer precision, CNC pre-ground tungsten electrodes for your high production TIG and Plasma Arc Welding applications.
Arc-Zone prides itself on offering the best equipment and accessories to keep you welding like a PRO! If you need help selecting the tungsten that’s right for you, check out our technical bulletin on Selecting Tungsten (.pdf). If you need help selecting the tungsten grinder, check out our Tungsten Grinder Selector Guide (.pdf) or call our customer care team technicians and they can help you out. Phone us toll free (U.S.) 800.944.2243, or worldwide at 760.931.1500.