All AMERICAN WELDQUIP semi-automatic torches offer unsurpassed performance not found in competitive brands. High quality materials and workmanship go into each American Weldquip torch. Our unique features and innovated designs engineered into our torch designs, such as the Integrated Water Flow Switch in our “Cool-Grip” water-cooled torch, mean fewer repairs, lower maintenance costs and increased consumable life insure a lower cost of ownership.
If you do not see a standard configuration you need – no problem. Contact us with your special requirements and we will design and manufacture a torch to your exact specifications. Custom designed torches normally can be completed and shipped to you in a matter of days!
The rugged gooseneck design effectively dissipates heat by providing a continuous metal to metal path from the nozzle to the front of the handle. In the case of the air-cooled torch the entire length of the outer jacket functions as a radiator pulling the heat from the front end consumables. All AMERICAN WELDQUIP water-cooled goosenecks are designed for superior heat dissipation. The heavy-walled outer tube gives additional strength to stand up in rugged environments. There are no o-rings to leak and all water passage joints are silver soldered and 100% quality tested for leaks. The unique designs of the gooseneck, nozzle, diffuser, and contact tip function as a team to keep the front end consumables running cooler to insure longer life.THREAD-ON NOZZLES
The heavy walled, nickel plated nozzles thread directly on the gooseneck to provide cooler operation and a longer lasting nozzle system. The course thread, fixed position design feature insures a constant tip to nozzles relationship and consistent welding parameters.CONTACT TIPS
Heavy-duty, course threaded contact tips are designed to provide excellent arc start characteristics, extended life and insure a superior electrical connection to the tip holder/diffuCOMMON CONSUMABLES
Most of our torches are designed to utilize the same consumables to help reduce your inventory.COAXIAL POWER CABLE
Manufactured to exacting specifications, our air-cooled power cable assembly is made from cut resistant, burn resistant, lightweight materials. The power cable features heavy duty factory crimped cable end fittings to insure a secure, positive electrical connection, producing less electrical resistance and less heat.HYTREL® CORE TUBE
All American Weldquip power cables incorporate a HYTREL® core tube. This core tube material offers superior kinking and impact resistance for smoother feedability and improved gas flow. In addition, the cable assembly is more durable if stepped on or crushed."NEW" WATER-COOLED INTEGRATED FLOW SWITCH
Yet another first from American Weldquip. The integrated flow switch protects against costly repairs and downtime by eliminating damage to water-cooled power cables and other torch components due to low or no water flow. The switch monitors the water flow to the torch. If the flow rate falls below the minimum requirements to cool the torch the trigger circuit will open and not allow the welding operation to continue. Supplied standard on every “Cool Grip” water-cooled torch.SECURE WATER-COOLED POWER CABLE SYSTEM
A common problem with semi-automatic water-cooled torches is the pulling apart of the power cable at the electrical connections when welders tug on the cable assembly. One vitally important features of our water-cooled torch design incorporates a unique anti-stretch cord in our cable bundle. This cord takes all the strain off the cable assembly and helps to eliminate these kinds of power cable failures.LINEAR SYSTEM
Available in a variety of sizes and configurations to fit every wire type application.ERGONOMICALLY DESIGNED HANDLE - LIFETIME WARRANTY
Operator comfort was given top priority in designing the lightweight yet durable two-piece handle. All semi-automatic torches use the same handle and come with a limited lifetime warranty.TIME TESTED TRIGGER - LIFEFIME WARRANTY
Our trigger assembly incorporates and light touch and proven reliable design. The simplicity of the design of this critical component insures its functional reliability. That is why we decided to offer a lifetime warranty on the switch contact components.SPRING CABLE SUPPORT
Most torch assemblies incorporate a heavy duty but flexible spring cable support at both the front handle and wire feeder end of the cable assembly. This feature helps prevent feedability problems in extreme bending applications and relieve cable strain which results in increased power cable lifeOPTIONS
Available options include heat shield, gun hanger, dual schedule and multi-schedule capabilities, pistol grip handle, extended trigger, thermal gooseneck spring and other customer special design requirements.
Standard Air-Cooled Models – 260, 300 and 400 Amp Versions.
NEW “Cool-Grip” Air-Cooled Models – 400 and 500 Amp Versions.
NEW “Cool-Grip” Water-Cooled Model w/ Integrated Flow Switch – 600 Amp Version.
Pistol Grip and Gasless torch options available.
One of the best warranties in the industry – LIFETIME WARRANTY on the handle and trigger switch, One year on all other components.
Options available – Extended Trigger, Dual/Multi-Schedule, Torch Hanger, Heat Shield, Thermal Gooseneck Spring, Lock-On Trigger.