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What is the purpose of each plasma consumable?

The Consumable Stack Besides the torch or torch body a typical mechanized plasma system has upwards of seven components that make up what is commonly referred to as the consumable stack. Each manufacturer may call these items by a different name, but for purposes of this article we will [...]

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MIG Issues And How To Correct Them

Over the years, MIG welding processes have been improved with better welding equipment. With the more advanced equipment available today, it is possible for many operators to forget essential steps when performing the weld. Here are some common welding problems and some simple solutions.

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The Importance of Coolant

The Reason For Coolant Coolant is very important to plasma, it prevents the electrode and nozzle from melting due to the high temperature of the plasma arc. Some units can use air to cool these consumables but those are the smaller units cutting below 100 amps. When cutting at [...]

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Downdraft vs. Water Table

Downdraft table basics Let’s start the discussion by explaining how a downdraft table works. A downdraft table is a simple concept, a blower pulls air out of an enclosed table while a plate is being plasma cut. This works because most of the plasma smoke is pushed below the [...]

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The Importance of MIG Maintenance

The Importance of MIG Welder Maintenance Proper maintenance of welding equipment is essential to its efficiency and lifespan. Maintenance, done on a regular basis, can extend the service life of your equipment and reduce the cost of rework or replacement of equipment and consumables. Below are some recommended maintenance [...]

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Cable Trouble

Troubleshooting a poorly performing cable is an essential part of any MIG welding operation The cable is a key part of any MIG welding operation as it makes up the majority of the cost of the welding gun. It is surprising what goes into the MIG cable and where [...]

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Ask About our Torch Replacement Conversion Program.

Ready to increase the lifetime of your consumables and the quality of your cuts (or welds) by switching to American Torch Tip? We are so sure you will love our products that we will replace all of your torches – for free – with lifetime warranties when you become a regular customer. Reach out to learn more.

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