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ESAB Cutmaster 100
Heavy-Duty Inverter Plasma Cutting Equipment

ESAB Cutmaster 100
  Light and Powerful
The ESAB Cutmaster 100 weighing about 28 Kgs is one of lightest equipment for cutting 35mm all day.
This unit’s light weight and compact design makes it the most portable and powerful cutting machine.
  • True Cut™ – 35mm
  • Quick Disconnect Torch for easy maintenance or machine torch conversion
  • Auto-Restrike on mesh or expanded metal for maximum productivity
  • True-Guard™ roll bar for ultimate protection
  • TD Surelok® technology for better quality cuts and longer parts life
Appication Areas
  • General fabrication
  • Shipbuilding
  • Construction
  • Mining
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ESAB Cutmaster 40
Portable Inverter Plasma Cutting Equipment

ESAB Cutmaster 40
  Portable and Versatile
The ESAB Cutmaster 40 is designed to cut all day at its recommended cutting capacity. The equipment weighing 12 kgs is one of the lightest in its class. The equipment is best suited to operate on 230V, but can also be used with 110V supply.
  • True Cut™ – 12mm
  • TD Surelok® technology for better quality cuts and longer parts life
  • Automatic input voltage selection between 110 / 230V
  • Lightweight design for maximum portability
Appication Areas
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventillation & Air-conditioning)
  • Railways
  • Stainlees steel Furniture & Decorative products
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ESAB, a member of the Colfax group of companies, today announced that Colfax has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Victor Technologies Holdings, Inc. ("Victor"). 

The acquisition brings together two leading organizations with world-class products, technologies and R&D. In its 110th year, ESAB is one of the largest and most experienced manufacturers of welding and cutting products with sales and support established in 80 countries and manufacturing plants across five continents. Victor has a century-long history of innovation and is recognized for its leading brands, including Victor®, Tweco®, Cigweld® and Stoody®, which are manufactured, sold and serviced around the globe.  

The combination of ESAB and Victor creates a comprehensive product portfolio that brings a broader array of solutions to the global welding and cutting industry. Two of the leading suppliers in the industry, both with large, well-diversified geographic footprints, ESAB and Victor will together deliver more value to more customers in more areas of the world. 

"Together, we'll use our combined geographic reach, product technologies, channel resources, and most importantly, organizational talent, to provide innovative welding and cutting solutions for our customers," said Clay Kiefaber, President & CEO ESAB.  

ESAB places strong emphasis on constant innovation and improvement guided by the voice of the customer. The Colfax Business System (CBS) will drive ESAB and Victor's joint efforts to develop new products, provide added value to existing products, and deliver differentiated customer solutions.   

ABOUT COLFAX CORPORATION -- Colfax Corporation is a diversified global manufacturing and engineering company that provides gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services to commercial and governmental customers around the world under the Howden, Colfax Fluid Handling and ESAB brands. Colfax believes its brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets that it serves. Colfax is traded on the NYSE under the ticker "CFX." Additional information about Colfax is available at www.colfaxcorp.com

ABOUT ESAB -- ESAB is one of the world's largest manufacturers of welding consumables, welding and cutting equipment, and associated automation. Founded in 1904, ESAB offers products for virtually every welding and cutting process and application, and is widely recognized as the technological leader in the industry. With manufacturing facilities on five continents and more than 8,000 associates, ESAB delivers products and support services quickly and efficiently to customers around the globe. 



This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning Colfax's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, including as to the completion of the Victor acquisition and its expected results, and other statements that are not historical or current fact. Forward-looking statements are based on Colfax's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Colfax's results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Colfax's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission including its 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K under the caption "Risk Factors." In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. This press release speaks only as of this date. Colfax disclaims any duty to update the information herein. 

The term "Colfax" in reference to the activities described in this press release may mean one or more of Colfax's global operating subsidiaries and/or their internal business divisions and does not necessarily indicate activities engaged in by Colfax Corporation. 
Boeing Selects ESAB For Space Launch System Project
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected ESAB Welding & Cutting Products as a partner in the manufacturing of fuel tank structures for NASA's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS).

The SLS will be the largest American rocket ever built and will measure 200 feet taller than the entire space shuttle rocket assembly. The SLS will measure 384 feet in total length, with a weight of 6.5 million pounds. The construction of an assembly of this magnitude requires entirely new ways to fabricate, assemble, and weld the main fuel tank structures.

Engineers and experts from ESAB have worked with Boeing and NASA for more than a year to develop the new Vertical Assembly Center (VAC), which is a giant orbital welding system that is capable of supporting the huge rocket fuel tank while circumferentially welding its sections together with the friction stir process. ESAB's construction of the VAC will be the largest welding machine of its type in history, and is the most precise part of the assembly.

The VAC is being designed, engineered, and built at the ESAB facility in Laxa, Sweden, and is supported by ESAB's North American Automation Division. The vertical tower assembly is being built in the United States using U.S. steel and component materials.

ESAB's level of friction stir technology expertise and strong operational and project management procedures were key factors in this selection.

Boeing worked with ESAB to employ friction stir welding technology on the Delta II and Delta IV rocket programs in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Friction stir welding uses a spinning tool with a great deal of pressure and torque to mix metals together without melting them. This allows users to fuse together hi-tech alloys that are difficult or impossible to join with conventional welding techniques.

Friction stir welding has the potential to change the way many common structures are built from passenger trains and airplanes to trucks, cars and electronics. The low heat input and high strength of automated friction stir welds provide opportunities for manufacturers to redesign their structures for lighter weight, lower cost and higher performance.

The SLS project is widely viewed as America's next-generation space program, with the goal of producing a rocket to transport people beyond Earth's orbit. Slated for launch in 2017, this expandable rocket has tremendous capabilities for transporting payload during deep space explorations.

"We are honored to be part of this historical project with the Boeing Space Launch System (SLS) team and NASA," said Ken Konopa, Vice President of Marketing for ESAB. "ESAB is known as a developer of advanced welding technologies, and we are prepared to deliver those results as part of this next-generation space program."

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognized leader in the welding industry. From time-honored processes to revolutionary technologies, ESAB's filler metals, welding and cutting equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe. For more information, visit www.esab.com.
ESAB involvement in 2012 London Olympics
Severfield Reeve, in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, have been an established ESAB customer since 2002. They are the UK’s market leading structural steelwork fabricators and was a major contractor to the 2012 Olympics.

In 2012, London hosted the Olympic games like never before, drawing on the country’s proud Olympic heritage. Severfield Reeve has been heavily involved with the Olympic project and has been manufacturing structural beams for different areas of the Olympic site.

The areas include:
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Basketball Arena
  • Velodrome park
  • Handball Arena
  • Stratford City Shopping Centre
  • Olympic Village
  • Excel Extension
  • Aquatics Centre Link Bridges
  • Olympic Link Bridge
  • International Broadcast Centre / Main Press Centre
ESAB Beam Welder I-2000
ESAB supplied Severfield Reeve with an I-2000 Beam Welder with Tandem Welding heads which was used for this project. The I-2000 is a high productivity machine for submerged arc welding. The machine has four welding heads and is operated with minimum of manpower.

ESAB also has ongoing business for OK Autrod 12.22 wire and OK Flux 10.71 with Severfield Reeve.

OK Autrod 12.22 is a medium manganese-alloyed, copper coated steel wire for submerged arc welding in medium and high strength steels. It is used in combination with OK Flux 10.71, which is specially designed for fillet welding and for the single, and multi pass butt welding. Applications include structural steelwork and pressure vessels.

The fabrication facilities throughout Severfield Reeve are second-to none, from expansive stockyard areas through inline cutting, fabrication, welding and painting to some of the largest finished goods storage areas in the industry.
ESAB Creates Virtual Trade Show Site For Schweissen & Schneiden 2013 Exhibit
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched a new microsite at www.esab.com/essen that provides a virtual trade show experience for its upcoming exhibit at SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN 2013, to be held in Essen, Germany, September 16 – 21.

The virtual trade show site highlights the advanced welding and cutting products and processes ESAB will exhibit at Hall 1, Stand D103 through an interactive booth display that details products to be demonstrated and provides links to more information. A number of new products will be on display, including ESAB's new multi-process Warrior™ welding machine, new Heliarc™ inverter-based machine for AC/DC GTAW (TIG) and SMAW (MMA) welding, as well as high-productivity welding automation technology, powerful plasma cutting packages, the latest in mechanized CNC cutting equipment, new welding consumables and more.
ESAB's virtual trade show provides visitors an easy way to register for the SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN show. It also offers the opportunity to enter ESAB's Weld & Win promotion for the chance to win a grand prize that includes a package of high-quality ESAB products and Personal Protection Equipment, including ESAB's Caddy® Mig 160i machine, PowerCut® 400 plasma cutting system, Warrior Tech helmet, flame-resistant jersey, MIG gloves, Warrior T-shirt and smoked safety glasses, as well as other second-chance prizes which will be awarded.

The site prominently features ESAB's show theme, At the Core, which captures ESAB's leadership position as a company whose welding and cutting technology is at the core of great projects around the globe – from world-class football stadiums to award-winning airport terminals.

As the trade show draws near, ESAB will continue to expand its virtual trade show site, and during the show will provide updates from the show floor, including demonstration videos, Facebook updates and more.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognized leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanized cutting and automation, ESAB's welding consumables, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe. For more information, visit www.esabna.com or call 1-800-ESAB123.
ICE™ - beyond belief! The coolest innovation in SAW technology
ESAB’s revolutionary new technology exploits the excess heat from the conventional submerged arc welding (SAW) process to melt additional wire. Same energy consumption, 50% higher deposition rate. One of many benefits.

The elegantly simple ICE™ concept (patent pending) exploits the excess heat generated by the welding process to melt an additional non-powered welding electrode – the Integrated Cold Electrode. This yields multiple productivity benefits, including boosting the deposition rate by up to 50% – from the same energy input.

Enabling tandem welding in root passes, ICE™ technology combines high penetration with high productivity. The High Deposition Root™ method can raise root welding productivity by up to 100%, depending on the application.
The increased deposition rate means higher welding speeds for greater productivity in a range of different applications. This productivity gain allows many applications to be completed with fewer runs. At a 50% higher deposition rate, this can reduce flux consumption by as much as 20%.

There are plenty of other savings too. Welding is highly energy-intensive. Any reduction in energy consumption offers significant environmental and financial benefits. The ability to achieve a dramatic increase in deposition rate with no additional energy input ensures an inevitable and substantial reduction in energy consumption.

Another productivity booster is the innovative Flat Cap Control™ feature. Fine adjustment to the ratio of ‘cold wire’ used for cap runs makes it possible to produce a flatter cap to the weld. The result: improved fatigue resistance and a reduction in the amount of post-weld treatment required. Yet another productivity gain!

The multiple gains offered by ICE™ technology stretch across a broad range of applications in many industries. These include major sectors such as the fabrication of on-and-offshore wind towers and other offshore components, pipe welding, general heavy fabrication and shipbuilding. The coolest innovation since the introduction of SAW technology, ICE™ puts excess heat to work – for greater productivity.

ESAB has made cold hot!
New Improved Packaging of MIG Wires
ESAB India has launched new improved packaging of MIG wires to meet growing customer expectations.

A New Crash Lock system has been incorporated in our boxes, which is a staple less and glue less locking mechanism that enables easier unpacking and re-use of boxes. A great effort has been put to improve the aesthetics of the packaging, to meet Customer Expectations.

All Solid wires shall be available in new design Pallets to help reduce transit damages.
  • Re-engineered Solid wire boxes with improved Strength to withstand and hold the load in both static and dynamic environments
  • Improved resistance to vibrations
  • New Crash Lock system (staple less and glue less) enabling easier unpacking and re-use of boxes
  • Improved Aesthetics
Buddy™ Arc 400i / 400i XC
Compact and Powerful Inverter MMA Welder
Robust and Powerful
The Buddy™ Arc 400i and 400i XC are heavy duty, fan cooled, IGBT based inverter controlled power sources meant for MMA / TIG (scratch-start) welding.
MMA Welding
A wide current range and powerful welding performance make the Buddy™ Arc machines suitable for a wide range of applications and electrode types such as:
- General purpose
- Low-hydrogen
- Stainless steel
- Cellulosic
The Buddy™ Arc 400i XC model has controlled welding dynamics that provides excellent weld properties for welding pipe root passes.
TIG Welding
The Buddy™ Arc machines are capable of performing TIG welding with precise current control. All you need is an optional TIG-torch with a gas valve, a gas regulator and a cylinder of gas. You can weld mild steel or stainless steel material with or without filler material.
Voltage Reduction Device – VRD
In some areas a voltage reduction device, or VRD, is required. VRD is a safety function that limits the open circuit voltage from the machine to less than 35V. The Buddy™ Arc are prepared for VRD and the function can easily be activated inside the power source.
Easy Settings
The simple control panel of the Buddy™ Arc makes it easy to optimise settings, reducing the time taken for achieving the best weld characteristics. These units are equipped with hot start and arc force with the possibility to adjust parameters during welding. Hot start helps to avoid starting problems while arc force sets the intensity of the arc for improved weld quality.

As an option the Buddy™ Arc can be equipped with a remote control unit.
Energy Efficient
The Buddy™ Arc machines are constructed to maintain a high power factor and efficiency, thus keeping the energy cost to a minimum without affecting the weld quality.
Safety and Reliability
The Buddy™ Arc machines conform to the International Standards that ensure the reliability and safe use of these machines.

These units are equipped with overheating and mains over/under voltage protection that will temporarily switch off the machines automatically to prevent any potential damage that the components might sustain.
  • General fabrication
  • Railways
  • Shipbuilding
  • Civil construction
  • Pipe workshops
  • Inverter controlled - more efficient power usage
  • Light weight - improved mobility
  • Easy-to-use control panel - quick setup
  • Adjustable hot start - easy to strike the electrode, helps you to avoid starting problems.
  • Adjustable arc force - sets the intensity of the arc for improved weld quality.
  • Wide mains voltage tolerance - stable welding controls
7 June, 2011
New AristoRod™ microsite shows how to boost MAG welding productivity
ESAB has developed a new microsite that will help users of MAG welding to increase their productivity and quality. Packed with useful information, the microsite explains the benefits of ESAB's popular non-copper coated OK AristoRod™ MAG wires, which have set the benchmark in European welding markets such as Scandinavia, Germany and France, and are quickly spreading into North America and developing markets such as South America and China. 

The microsite explains why OK AristoRod™ wires' Advanced Surface Characteristics (ASC) result in trouble-free, high-productivity welding in robotized, mechanized and manual applications. Included are video animations in 24 languages, high-speed arc recordings and scientific data. Users of MAG welding can therefore find out about the benefits in terms of productivity and quality, as well as accessing detailed information for the comprehensive range of wires for welding non-alloyed and low-alloyed steels. 

Additional details are provided about Marathon Pac™ bulk wire drums and ESAB's SAT™(Swift Arc Transfer) process that delivers very high productivity. Many of the OK AristoRod™ wires are available in the environmentally-friendly Marathon Pac™ bulk wire drums, and there is a broad range of accessories to aid handling and installation. For robotic and other highly mechanised welding applications, Marathon Pac™ can reduce substantially the time required for spool changes - or eliminate it altogether when the Endless Marathon Pac™ is employed. 
Swift Arc Transfer (SAT™ is an innovative high-speed MAG process variant for mechanised and robotic welding of fillet welds. It uses ESAB inverter power sources and the Robofeed 3004 wire feeder to achieve wire feed speeds of up to 30m/min. A stable SAT™ process is enabled by the excellent feeding properties of OK AristoRod™. Synergic lines are available for various wire sizes and shielding gases. Visit the OK AristoRod™ microsite now via the esab.com home page or the ESAB country website home pages to find out how to improve MAG welding productivity and quality.
Click here for Aristo Rod Global Site
1 March, 2011
ESAB Electrodes now comes in new Packing
ESAB India has introduced improved packing based on new aesthetic design followed globally by the ESAB group.  This comes into effect from 1st March 2011 and details as shown below:
Brand Movex Item Code Size Electrodes / Box, Pcs
ESAB Ferroarc 4641253V00 2.50S 900
ESAB Ferroarc 4641313V00 3.15S 570
ESAB Ferroarc 4641314V00 3/15L 555
ESAB Ferroarc 4641403V00 4.00S 375
ESAB Ferroarc 4641404V00 4.00L 375
ESAB Ferroarc 4641503V00 5.00S 255
ESAB Ferroarc 4641504V00 5.00L 255
ESAB Ferrospeed 4526253V00 2.50S 795
ESAB Ferrospeed 4526313V00 3.15S 585
ESAB Ferrospeed 4526314V00 3.15L 570
ESAB Ferrospeed 4526404V00 4.00L 345
ESAB Ferrospeed 4526504V00 5.00L 225
ESAB 28 4607253V00 2.50S 795
ESAB 28 4607313V00 3.15S 495
ESAB 28 4607314V00 3.15L 495
ESAB 28 4607404V00 4.00L 315
ESAB 28 4607504V00 5.00L 210
ESAB 36H 4838253V00 2.50S 555
ESAB 36H 4838314V00 3.15L 390
ESAB 36H 4838404V00 4.00L 270
ESAB 36H 4838504V00 5.00L 195
ESAB Ferroarc, ESAB Ferrospeed Plus,will now be available in these new packages only, ESAB 28 & ESAB 36H will also be slowly converted into these packages.
4 April, 2010
ESAB High Strength Steel wires gets new name
  • The new name follows the steel yield strength standard e.g. OK Tigrod 13.13 is renamed as OK Tigrod 55
  • The new and old names are clearly mentioned in the approval certificate, facilitating customers to switch easily from old to new product names
  • See changes, which is effective from 4th April2010
New product name Old product name Item No. A 5.28 ISO - EN 16834 (All weld metal) Approvals
OK Tigrod 55
OK Tigrod 13.13
4 Mn3NiCrMo (I1)
OK AristoRod 55
OK AristoRod 13.13
4 G Mn3NiCrMo (M21)
OK AristoRod 13.29
OK AristoRod 13.29
4 G Mn3Ni1CrMo (M21)
OK AristoRod 69
OK AristoRod 13.29
4 G Mn3Ni1CrMo (M21)
OK AristoRod 79
OK AristoRod 13.31
G 79
4 G Mn4Ni2CrMo (M21)
OK AristoRod 89
G 89
4 G Mn4Ni2CrMo (M21)
ESAB introduces new PPE & Welding Accessories