HUNTINGDON Fusion Techniques, represented in Australia by Pinches Consolidated Industries , has released the TEG-3 tungsten electrode grinder. The system is designed to save money and improve productivity by providing longer electrode life and consistent TIG and plasma welds.
The dedicated grinder is designed for tungsten electrodes. It is easier to use than standard workshop grinders and running costs are lower due to the specially produced diamond grinding wheel. The wheel is cheaper and longer lasting than many standard wheels. It grinds tungsten electrodes longitudinally and at a set angle to provide consistent angle and shape.
Well ground and polished tips are consistent and require less resetting or rewelding than joins produced with badly ground tips, which often require repositioning and cause preferential arcing. Circumferential lines and ridges on electrodes, often the cause of bad arcing, are eliminated. The machine has a high-torque motor that is not slowed or stalled by heavy grinding and carries a lifelong guarantee.
Sizes from 1.6mm to 4mm are available with the standard machine and other sizes can be catered for with an optional collet accessory. The TEG-3 is CE certified and available in 110V or 220V versions, 50Hz/60Hz. A version fitted with a dust extraction facility is available. The company recommends MultiStrike tungsten electrodes to prolong electrode life and eliminate thoria dust.