APPLETON, Wis. February 2, 2011 —Weldcraft has expanded its premium tungsten electrode offering to include 2 percent lanthanated and zirconiated tungsten electrodes. Like its existing tungsten electrode offering – pure, 2 percent ceriated, 1.5 percent lanthanated, rare earth and 2 percent thoriated – the new additions have undergone rigorous testing to ensure the highest quality and performance.
The 2 percent lanthanated tungsten electrodes provide similar characteristics as the 1.5 percent lanthanated tungsten electrode, but with improved arc starting and stability, and less tip erosion. They are also a good substitute for 2 percent thoriated tungsten electrodes. The new zirconiated tungsten electrodes resist spitting in higher current applications, minimizing the opportunity for tungsten contamination. These electrodes also provide excellent arc starts and stability, and ball up easily in AC applications, ensuring a smooth arc.
Weldcraft offers all of its tungsten electrodes in seven-inch lengths and in five industry-standard diameters (0.040-, 1/16-, 3/32-, 1/8- and 5/32-inch). Each package of ten tungsten electrodes features three languages – English, Spanish and French – and is color-coded according to American Welding Society (AWS) A5.12 and ISO 6848 standards: pure – green; 2 percent ceriated – grey; 1.5 percent lanthanated – gold; 2 percent lanthanated – blue; rare earth – aqua; 2 percent thoriated – red; and zirconiated – brown.
Weldcraft is the world’s leading manufacturer of GTAW (TIG) welding torches and accessories. A broad line of premium products includes the unique Crafter Series, WP Series, MicroTigTM and Quick Connect SystemTM.
For more information, contact Weldcraft at 800-752-7620 or 920-882-6800; fax: 920-882-6840; visit www.weldcraft.com e-mail [email protected] or write to Weldcraft Customer Service, 2741 N. Roemer Road, Appleton, WI 54911.