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The Book of Welding

Lorch Schweisstechnik GmbH

D-71547 Auenwald

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For the workshop and building site 2006 and 2007

91 3. 10 00.1/2 The Book of Welding Lorch Schweisstech nik GmbH D-7 1547 A uen

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Electrode welding

  • CL Page 30

Electrode welding TIG welding

H

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ISI5 CL

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TIG welding

HT

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17

HandyTig

Page 20

MIG-MAG welding

A

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M

2000

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M

3000

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MIG brazing

A CuSi

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M

3030

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Plasma cutting

Z

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Helmets/accessories

 

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Data

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Our day-to-day work is all about putting the best possible instrument in your hands. As you see, we share a joint ambition:

Top quality workmanship

Our day-to-day work is all about putting th e best possible instrument in yo ur hands.
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Full 3-year warranty

Which adds up to 8,760 working hours. 365 days a year - times three. This is the period for which we guarantee the functional char- acteristics of our products. We are confident that nothing can go wrong with a system or a unit bearing the name Lorch. But in the unlikely event that a fault should occur, we undertake to repair it and to shoulder the cost. As you will appreciate, this does not apply to wearing parts.

3 times longer than the statutory requirement.

The law currently requires a fixed warranty on material and produc- tion defects in commercially used products of 1 year. Given our out- look on quality, for us this stipulation goes without saying. Subject to correct treatment in line with the operating instructions provided, we will grant you not just 1 year’s warranty from the date of pur- chase, but another 2 years on top. But please do tell us where your equipment is being used and who you are.

Please return the warranty card ... to Lorch, Postfach 1160, D-71547 Auenwald. Otherwise we will NOT be able to fulfil our three-year warranty pledge. The warranty card is enclosed with your unit. You can also register online on www.garantie.lorch.biz. As soon as you have registered, you will receive your binding warranty certificate guaranteeing three years of cover from the date of purchase.

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Process k

Electrode welding
Electrode welding
Stick electrode Coating Core wire Gas/Slag Arc Melt zone Base material
Stick electrode
Coating
Core wire
Gas/Slag
Arc
Melt zone
Base material
MIG-MAG welding
MIG-MAG welding
Shielding gas nozzle Contact tip Electrode Shielding gas Arc Melt zone Base material
Shielding gas nozzle
Contact tip
Electrode
Shielding gas
Arc
Melt zone
Base material
MIG brazing
MIG brazing
Shielding gas nozzle Contact tip Soldering electrode Shielding gas Arc Soldering material Base material
Shielding gas nozzle
Contact tip
Soldering electrode
Shielding gas
Arc
Soldering
material
Base material

Basic knowledge: Electrode welding The electric arc burns between the material and melting electrode. The electrode simulta- neously supplies the filler metal. The stick electrode is clamped in an electrode holder and positioned by the welder. Stick elec- trodes are generally coated. The coating also melts and protects the molten pool and arc against outside air by releasing gases and slag. The slag is removed after the molten pool cools. Devices marked with an (S) can also be used under higher electrical risks. Inverter welders have very good welding properties and are thus also suitable for special elec- trodes. Nearly all weldable materials can be welded with stick electrodes, e.g. structural steel, boiler steel, steel tubes, cast steel, stainless steel, hard facing steels, etc. Electrode welding is simple and safe. The compact devices are easy to handle and transport. Since no gas is needed, welding can be performed outdoors, even in wind. Electrode weld machines are used in all lines of business, from industry through to craftsmen.

Basic knowledge: MIG-MAG welding With the MIG-MAG method (MIG = Metal Inert Gas/MAG = Metal Active Gas) the elec- tric arc burns between the melting, automat- ically supplied welding rod (= electrode) and the material. A separately supplied gas pro- tects the arc and welding zone against out- side air. The shielding gas and welding rod must be matched to the base material. Weldable materials include:

Aluminium, aluminium alloys

Method: MIG Wire electrode: matched to the material to be welded Welding shielding gas: Ar, He or mixtures General structural, boiler, tubular steel Method: MAG Wire electrode: SG 1-3 Shielding gas: mixed gas (Ar/CO 2 ) or CO 2 Stainless steel, high alloy steel Method: MAG Wire electrode: matched to the material to be welded Shielding gas: Mixed gases (e.g. Ar/CO 2 or

Ar/CO 2 /O

2 )

MIG/MAG welding is the most popular weld- ing method nowadays on account of its enor- mous advantages. The high welding speed, minimum reworking and low distortion ensure high efficiency. The great weld seam strength, excellent thin-sheet properties and simple and safe handling with steel, alumini- um and stainless steel make the method uni- versally acceptable.

Basic knowledge: MIG brazing Called MSG (Metal Shielding Gas) brazing according to international standards - is a hard-soldering procedure. The electrical arc burns between the melting, continuously applied brazing wire electrode and the work- piece. The added shielding gas protects the arc and the liquid brazing metal against the influences of the ambient air. The applica- tion is as simple as MIG-MAG welding. MIG brazing offers clear advantages for the join- ing of galvanised sheets compared to MIG- MAG welding. Only a fractional zinc melting loss occurs in the immediate brazing zone (zinc melts at 419°C, evaporates at 906°C) due to the low melting temperatures of the brazing wire (approximately 1000°C). The soldering seam features a high corrosion resistance and enables easier surface treat- ment. The soldering wires consist of copper based alloy with a component of, for exam- ple, silicon or aluminium. There is minimal distortion, even on very thin sheets, due to the low heat input. Coated (galvanised, phos- phated, aluminised) and uncoated steel sheets, stainless steel and steel/stainless steel compounds (black/white compounds) may be soldered. Soldering seams provide excellent assembly strength. Shielding gas:

pure argon or argon with minor additives. Galvanised thin sheet is used in the automo- tive engineering and building industries, in air conditioning technology, household appli- ances and in the furniture industry. MIG brazing is ideal for these applications.

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nowledge

TIG welding
TIG welding
Gas nozzle Tungsten electrode Shielding gas Arc Melt zone Base material
Gas nozzle
Tungsten
electrode
Shielding gas
Arc
Melt zone
Base material
Plasma
Plasma
Electrode Cutting gas Cooling gas Plasma nozzle Plasma arc Base material
Electrode
Cutting gas
Cooling gas
Plasma nozzle
Plasma arc
Base material

Basic knowledge: TIG welding With the TIG method (TIG = Tungsten Inert Gas) the electric arc burns between the non- melting tungsten electrode and the workpiece. The arc is very intense and can be very easily controlled. A separately supplied argon shield- ing gas protects the arc and the welding zone from the atmosphere. Filler metals can be fed by hand or with a special cold wire feed if necessary. Steel, stainless steel, copper, titani- um, etc. are welded with direct current. The electrode is connected to the negative pole and ground to a point. Aluminium, magnesium and their alloys should only be welded with alternating cur- rent to break open their oxide skin. The elec- trode is blunt. During welding it can assume a round or crowned shape. With modern inverter power sources, a pointed tungsten electrode can also be used. The advantages of TIG welding: its easy handling and good control over the arc enable very comfortable and clean working. The low oxidisation of the workpiece, small welding zone, omission of fluxing agents and non-spattering arc ensure clean, precise seams with no slag inclusions and no rework- ing.

Basic knowledge: Plasma cutting When plasma cutting, the electrical arc burns between the non-melting electrode and workpiece. The arc is additionally con- stricted by a nozzle and applied compressed air, which increases the intensity and stabili- ty considerably. Due to this constriction a highly heated gas with high energy content originates in the torch, whose electrical ener- gy is converted into heat. This ionised gas which transfuses the arc onto the workpiece is called plasma. Cuttable materials:

By using the plasma-cutting procedure mate- rials such as steel, stainless steel, alumini- um, copper, cast, brass, etc. can be cut. The special advantages:

Due to the energy density of the plasma arc a high cutting speed is obtained. The cuts are steep, flash- and distortion free and of high economic efficiency. Trouble-free handling and use of simple com- pressed air as a cutting gas offer unlimited possibilities. Used in the steel industry, installation, container construction and many other areas.

Einstein
Einstein
nowledge TIG welding Gas nozzle Tungsten electrode Shielding gas Arc Melt zone Base material Plasma Electrode

Basic knowledge: E = mc 2 ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... .....................................................................

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We present: the better inverter.

Drop it? Yes you can.

Standards specify that an inverter welding device must be capable of withstanding a free drop of 25 cm. But let’s be honest: If a unit falls off a table or out of your hand it will be travelling a good 80 cm before it hits the ground. An H from Lorch is capable of surviving this degree of drop and will still go on working as reliably as ever. We don’t know of any other product which can make a similar claim. Statistics show that a unit is bound to be dropped 4 times over its useful life. So your choice of pro- duct is already looking a little clearer. Otherwise what’s to stop that clumsy apprentice sneaking a damaged unit back on the shelf and you shouldering the blame?

Inside coating.

This special coating of the electronic circuitry helps protect the inner workings of the inverter against failure due to high or low temperatures, dust, chips and moisture.

Consistent HighTec

An inverter’s job is to chop the current it takes from the mains. 100,000 times per second. Power off, power on. And if a part gets out of step by just 100,000th of a second (which is one switching cycle), you are on course for trouble.

Digital current controller

It takes a perfect microprocessor to regulate the arc correctly. All the better - and all the finer and

more controlled the droplet transfer and the spatter formation. Its adaptive behaviour compensates for handling errors and helps stabilise the welding result. Even with difficult electrodes and in awk- ward confined spaces. It is a Bestseller or a Flop.

We present: the better inverter. Drop it? Yes you can. Standards specify that an inverter welding

Do please measure the duty cycle at 40°C

The dutycycle (DC) is the measurement variable which determines the loading capacity of a welding unit. In reality, many suppliers are willing to deceive their customers with exaggerated data - or theysimply quote the value at just 20°C.

Energy-saving inverter technology

Minimal power loss - high efficiency. Standby function for minimal energy consumption during breaks.

Overvoltage and undervoltage protection

Safeguards the unit against damage or defects caused by mains fluctuations within a broad tolerance range. Featuring generous extension cables for convenient use on site.

Thermocontrol sensors

Reduce the ingress of dirt bycontrolling the fan only as and when required.

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The H CRASH A TEST PROOF Best Winner Lorch Handy H150 will survive any drop from
The H
CRASH
A TEST
PROOF
Best Winner
Lorch
Handy
H150
will
survive
any
drop
from
height
80
A) cm.
Extremely
good
welding
properties.
Maximum
welding
current,
100%
duty
cycle.
The
only
a system
in of which DC.
all
specified
values
were
correct.
Awarded
top
marks
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by
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Electrode
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New: H140 Ideal for electrodes up to 3.25 mm. 140 A and an outstanding duty cycle.
New: H140
Ideal for electrodes up to 3.25 mm.
140 A and an outstanding duty
cycle.
Super lightweight. High duty cycle of 30% at 140 A. Simple to operate.
Automatic adaptive hot start for perfect ignition. Anti-Stick system prevents electrode
sticking. Arc force regulation provides support for difficult electrodes. Durable assembly
design, insensitive to knocks, safety due to protection class of IP 23. High mains voltage
tolerance, troublefree with long extension leads and good generators. Bears the S label
denoting suitability for use in atmospheres subject to higher electrical risk.
The standby system reduces fan noise, soiling and energy consumption.
H 140, with mains cable, shock-proof plug, transportation belt
Order no. 105.0140.0 (PG 12)
Method
Electrode diameter
Material electrode
Recommended material thickness
Welding range
Duty cycle at max. current (40°)
Current at 60% duty cycle (40°)
Mains voltage
Weight
Electrode welding
1.5-3,25 mm
Steel/stainless steel
up to 8 mm
5-140 A
30 %
110 A
230 V
4.5 kg
Electrode
H 140 assembly pack
All neatly tucked inside. With everything you need for electrode
welding. H 140, with mains cable, shock-proof plug, transporta-
tion belt, 3 m electrode - and ground cable 16 mm2, slag hammer,
wire brush, protection shield EN 166, welding glasses DIN 4646-
47. Complete in a sturdy case with handy compartments.
Order no. 105.0141.1 (PG 12)
Model 2004 unit: 5.2 kg
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New: H150 Ideal for electrodes up to 4 mm. Higher powered with 150 A. Good for
New: H150
Ideal for electrodes up to 4 mm.
Higher powered with 150 A.
Good for TIG welding.
High performance reserves. Duty cycle of 40% at 150 A. Simple to operate. Automatic
adaptive hot start for perfect ignition. Anti-Stick system prevents electrode
sticking. Arc force regulation provides support for difficult electrodes. Switchover to
TIG welding with ContacTIG ignition for good TIG welding. Durable assembly
design, insensitive to knocks, safety due to protection class of IP 23. High mains volt-
age tolerance, troublefree with long extension leads and good generators. Bears the S
label denoting suitability for use in confined spaces in atmospheres subject to higher
electrical risk. The standby system reduces fan noise, soiling and energy consumption.
H 150, with mains cable, shock-proof plug, transportation belt, order no. 105.0150.0
(PG 12)
Method
Electrode diameter
Weldable material
Recommended material thickness
Welding range
Duty cycle at max. current (40°)
Current at 60 % DC (40°)
Mains voltage
Weight
Electrode welding
1.5-4.0 mm
Steel, stainless steel
up to 10 mm
5 – 150 A
40 %
135 A
TIG welding
1.0-2.4 mm
Steel, stainless steel, copper
1-4 mm / copper 1-3 mm
5 – 150 A
40 %
135 A
230 V
5.2 kg
Electrode
TIG
H 150 assembly pack
H 150 TIG assembly pack
Everything you need for electrode welding
on the move. An H 150, with mains cable, shock-proof plug,
transportation belt, 3 m electrode - and ground cable 25 mm2,
slag hammer, wire brush, protection shield EN 166, welding
glasses DIN 4646-47.
Complete in a sturdy case with handy compartments.
Order no. 105.0151.1 (PG 12)
With everything you need for TIG and electrode welding.
An H 150, with mains cable, shock-proof plug, transportation belt,
3 m electrode - and ground cable 25 mm2, slag hammer, wire
brush, protection shield EN 166, welding glasses DIN 4646-47.
Additionally with TIG set comprising: TIG valve torch WLV 17,
4 m; tungsten electrode, pressure reducer with volume and con-
tent manometer. All in a sturdy case with handy compartments.
Order no. 105.0152.2 (PG 12)
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New: H180c Enough power for electrodes up to 4 mm. Better TIG welding: 30 A more
New: H180c
Enough power for electrodes up to 4 mm.
Better TIG welding: 30 A more current
plus gas management.
Professional electrode and TIG welding. High performance reserves with 150 A electrode and 180 A
TIG current. High duty cycle of 40% at 150 A (electrode) and 30 % at 180 A (TIG).
Automatic parameter system for simple operation: The microprocessor controls the ambient settings
on the basis of the welding current and process status. Operator prompting using illuminated symbols.
During electrode welding, automatic adaptive hot start for perfect ignition. Anti-Stick system
prevents electrode sticking. Arc force regulation provides support for difficult electrodes.
Switchover to TIG welding with ContacTIG ignition.
Convenient TIG logic operation: The welding current and shielding gas are switched on and off using
keys on the torch. No more breakaway of the arc at the end of welding. Automatic gas pre/post flow
protects tungsten needle and welding seam from oxidation. 2 and 4 stroke logic for quick tacking and convenient
seam welding. Automatic down-slope prevents quality impairing “end craters” at the end of the seam. Fast down-slope
using 2nd torch key prevents fall-through of the seam in case of workpiece overheating. Durable assembly
design, insensitive to knocks, safety due to protection class of IP 23. High mains voltage tolerance, troublefree with long exten-
sion leads and good generators. Bears the S label denoting suitability for use in confined spaces in atmospheres subject to higher
electrical risk. The standby system reduces fan noise, soiling and energy consumption. Remote control facility.
H 180c, with mains cable, shock-proof plug, transportation belt, order no. 105.0180.0 (PG 12)
Method
Electrode diameter
Weldable material
Recommended material thickness
Welding range
Duty cycle at max. current (40°)
Current at 60 % DC (40°)
Mains voltage
Weight
Electrode welding
1.5-4.0 mm
Steel, stainless steel
up to 10 mm
5 – 150 A
40 % / 150 A
135 A
TIG welding
1.0-2.4 mm
Steel, stainless steel/copper
1-6 mm / copper 1-3 mm
5 – 180 A
30 % / 180 A
150 A
230 V
5.7 kg
Electrode
TIG
H 180c assembly pack
H 180c TIG assembly pack
With everything you need for electrode
welding on the move. An H 180c, with mains cable, shock-proof
plug, transportation belt, 3 m electrode - and ground cable 25
mm2, slag hammer, wire brush, protection shield EN 166, weld-
ing glasses DIN 4646-47. Complete in a sturdy case with handy
compartments. Order no. 105.0181.1 (PG 12)
With everything you need for TIG and electrode welding. An
H 180c, with mains cable, shock-proof plug, transportation belt,
3 m electrode - and ground cable 25 mm2, slag hammer, wire
brush, protection shield EN 166, welding glasses DIN 4646-47.
plus TIG set, comprising: TIG torch WLT 17K, 4 m; tungsten elec-
trode, pressure reducer with volume and content manometer,
plug-in gas hose. Complete in a sturdy case with handy compart-
ments. Order no. 105.0182.2 (PG 12)
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New: H180t HighEnd. Enough power for electrodes up to 4 mm. Even better TIG welding due
New: H180t
HighEnd. Enough power for electrodes
up to 4 mm. Even better TIG welding
due to no-contact HF ignition.
Everything the H180c is capable of, plus no-contact HF and contacTIG ignition. Optimum
TIG ignition. The tungsten needle makes no contact with the workpiece. Simply pressing a
button ionises the arc channel and initiates the arc. Seams free of tungsten inclusions. Long
service life of tungsten needles. Performance pure - 150 A electrode - and 180 A TIG current.
Super duty cycle of 40% at 150 A (electrode) and 30 % at 180 A (TIG). Automatic parameter
system for simple operation: The microprocessor controls the settings on the basis of the welding
current and process status. Operator prompting using illuminated symbols. Convenient TIG
sequence: Automatic gas pre/post flow protects the tungsten needle and welding seam from oxidation.
2 and 4 stroke logic for quick tacking and convenient seam welding. Automatic down-slope prevents
quality impairing “end craters” at the end of the seam. Fast down-slope using 2nd torch key prevents fall-through of the seam in case of
workpiece overheating. Automatic adaptive hot start for perfect ignition. Durable assembly design, insensitive to knocks, safety due to
protection class of IP 23. High mains voltage tolerance, troublefree with long extension leads and good generators. Bears the S label
denoting suitability for use in confined spaces in atmospheres subject to higher electrical risk. The standby system reduces fan
noise, soiling and energy consumption. Remote control facility.
H 180t, with mains cable, shock-proof plug, transportation belt, order no. 105.0185.0 (PG 12)
Method
Electrode diameter
Weldable material
Recommended material thickness
Welding range
Duty cycle at max. current (40°)
Current at 60 % DC (40°)
Mains voltage
Weight
Electrode welding
1.5-4.0 mm
Steel, stainless steel
up to 10 mm
5 – 150 A
40 % / 150 A
135 A
TIG welding with HF ignition
1.0-2.4 mm
Steel, stainless steel/copper
1-6 mm / copper 1-3 mm
5 – 180 A
30 % / 180 A
150 A
230 V
6.5 kg
Electrode
TIG
H 180t TIG assembly pack
With everything you need for TIG and electrode welding stowed
away neatly. The H 180t, mains cable with fitted shock-proof plug,
operating manual. Additionally with 3 m electrode and ground
cable 25 mm2, slag hammer, wire brush, protection shield EN
166, welding glasses DIN 4646-47, plus TIG set, comprising: TIG
torch WLT 17K, 4 m; tungsten electrode, pressure reducer with
volume and content manometer, plug-in gas hose. Complete in a
sturdy case with handy compartments. Order no. 105.0187.2
(PG 12)
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Accessories

Accessories in detail

Assembly wire feeder for all H models, empty Sturdy assembly wire feeder to hold the unit and one set of welding equipment. Order no. 610.0806.0, (PG 12)

Autoprotect X 10+11, protection level DIN 10. Converts to DIN 11. MIG-MAG /Electrode welding. Order no. 550.5311.0 (PG12)

Autoprotect Flex 9-13

Protection level DIN 9 to 13. Electrode/MIG-MAG/

TIG. Dark/light switching. Sensor bar. Order no. 550.5312.0 (PG12)

Autoprotect Multiflex 5-13

Protection level DIN 5 to 13. Electrode/MIG-MAG/TIG. Daylight filter, sensitivity regulator. Goes on where normal helmets give up the ghost. Order no. 550.5313.0 (PG12)

What you need for TIG welding

H 150 TIG lift arc set WLV 17, TIG valve torch WLV17, 4 m Tungsten electrode, pressure reducer Order no. 104.9002.0 (PG12)

TIG wearing parts Material Mat. thick- Dia. mm Welding Size ness, mm tungsten current, ceramic electrode
TIG wearing parts
Material
Mat. thick- Dia. mm
Welding
Size
ness, mm tungsten current, ceramic
electrode
amperes
gas nozzle
Steel
1.0
1.0
10-60
4
and
1.5
1.0-1.6
40-80
5
st. steel
2.0
1.6
70-120
5
3.0
1.6-2.4
90-150
6
4.0
2.4
140-180
7
Copper
1.0
1.0
60-80
4
and copper
1.5
1.6
100-150
5
alloys
3.0
2.4
150-180
6
Ac cessories Accessories in detail Assembly wire fe eder fo r all H models, empty St

Ceramic gas nozzles for TIG torch WLV/WLT17/26

To determine the correct size, see the explanation provided above.

Size Pack Order no. 4 5 pcs. PG2 535.8003.4 5 5 pcs. PG2 535.8003.5 6 5
Size
Pack
Order no.
4
5 pcs.
PG2
535.8003.4
5
5 pcs.
PG2
535.8003.5
6
5 pcs.
PG2
535.8003.6
7
5 pcs.
PG2
535.8003.7

Collets for TIG torch WLV/WLT17/26

To determine the correct size, see the explanation provided above.

Ac cessories Accessories in detail Assembly wire fe eder fo r all H models, empty St

H 180c and H 180t TIG equipment WLT17

TIG torch WLT17 K, 4 m Tungsten electrode, pressure reducer, gas hose, ground cable 25 mm2, 4 m. Order no. 105.9001.0 (PG12)

TIG supplement H 180c and 180t

as above, but without ground cable Order no. 105.9002.0 (PG12)

Foot remote control FR 35

with 5 m lead, switches welding current on

and off, controls welding current intensity and down-slope. Order no. 570.1135.0 (PG14)

Ac cessories Accessories in detail Assembly wire fe eder fo r all H models, empty St
Ac cessories Accessories in detail Assembly wire fe eder fo r all H models, empty St

Size

Pack

Order no.

1.0

mm

5 pcs.

PG2

535.8000.1

1.6

mm

5 pcs.

PG2

535.8000.2

2.4

mm

5 pcs.

PG2

535.8000.3

Collet body for TIG torch WLV/WLT17/26 To determine the correct size, see the explanation provided above.

Size

Pack

Order no.

1.0

mm

2 pcs.

PG2

535.8001.1

1.6

mm

2 pcs.

PG2

535.8001.2

2.4

mm

2 pcs.

PG2

535.8001.3

Tungsten electrode gold New-style, lathanised, with excellent ignition properties.

Environmentally friendly. 100% radiation free, 175 mm.

Size Pack

 

Order no.

1.0

mm

10 pcs.

PG2

535.8006.1

1.6

mm

10 pcs.

PG2

535.8006.2

2.4

mm

5 pcs.

PG2

535.8006.3

Ac cessories Accessories in detail Assembly wire fe eder fo r all H models, empty St
Ac cessories Accessories in detail Assembly wire fe eder fo r all H models, empty St

Equipment kits in case for TIG

Kit 1 for 1.6 mm - WLT 17/26, 3 collets and collet bodies, 5 ceramic gas nozzles size 5;1Welectrode Order no. 551.3051.0 (PG2)

Kit 2 for 2.4 mm - WLT 17/26, 3 collets and collet bodies, 5 ceramic gas nozzles size 6;1Welectrode Order no. 551.3052.0 (PG2)

Clamping cap WLV/WLT17/26 short Replaces the standard torch cap in restricted spaces at the welding position. Order no. 535.8004.1 (PG2)

Ac cessories Accessories in detail Assembly wire fe eder fo r all H models, empty St

Clamping cap WLV/WLT17/26 long (standard) Replacement torch cap. Order no. 535.8004.2 (PG2)

Ac cessories Accessories in detail Assembly wire fe eder fo r all H models, empty St
TIG professional TIG Electrode 17
TIG
professional
TIG
Electrode
17
The new HT 180 AC/DC. TIG Electrode TIG Inverter HT 180 AC/DC. With transportation belt. Order
The new HT 180 AC/DC.
TIG
Electrode
TIG Inverter HT 180 AC/DC. With transportation belt. Order no. 250.0181.1 (PG12)
Available from September 2006
AC/DC: TIG for steel, stainless steel, aluminium and electrode welding.
Despite the unmistakably handy design, the compact dimensions do nothing
to compromise operating simplicity.
Just ignite – immediate response – using minimal current, without touching the workpiece.
Can be switched over for ContacTIG ignition. For an intensive, focused, quiet arc, minimal heat input,
narrow seam. 2-stroke/4-stroke/spot function. Pulsing operation –FastPulse, even. Down-slope func-
tion using the 2nd torch button helps prevent “fall-through”. The welding current is now conveniently
controlled directly at the torch. Simply connect the UP/DOWN torch. The variable alternating current
frequency and balance take care of optimum aluminium results – something only big units have been
able to offer in the past. Finally just a few words about adjustment.
3 inputs are all it takes – and the automatic parameterization system sets the optimum values for you.
Fine tuning any time. From a perfect start to a perfect finish - a flawless seam without end craters.
Method
Electrode diameter
Weldable material
Recommended material thickness
Electrode diameter
Welding range
Adjustment
Duty cycle at max. current (40°C)
Welding current at 60% DC (40°C)
Protection class
Mains voltage
Weight
TIG and electrode welding
TIG 1.0 – 3.2 mm
Steel, stainless steel/copper/aluminium
1 - 8 mm/ 1 - 3 mm/1 - 8 mm
Electrode 1.5 – 4.0 mm
3 - 180 A, DC + AC
Infinitely variable
35 %
140A
IP23
230 V
13 kg
Scope of delivery: HT 180 AC/DC with mains cable, shock-proof plug, transportation belt.
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The new HT. More advantages.

The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-
The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-
The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-
The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-
The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-

Crash proof

The unit is sitting on the workbench, someo- ne knocks it down. Broken. A working day written off. Units which have adequate protec- tion are not immediately recognizable. The stan- dard stipulates 20 cm. Ever seen a 20 cm high table? We protect the HT at 9 crash points. Which is enough. After all, no- one wants to tote a strong box.

Design – for practical purposes only.

Appearing with a Lorch T under your arm says something about your professional attitude. Compact dimensions, recessed control panel. Logical functions and clearly arranged dis- plays. Nothing to detract from the effective, ergo- nomic styling.

Just one of many use-

ful details. A dedicated space for the cable, inte- grated in the handle and closed using Velcro tape. An end to cable spaghet- ti. And that irritating cable waiting to trip you up just in front of your foot has now gone. A detail – maybe. But these are just the points which add up to turn a good unit into a great one.

Dust is death to wel- ding equipment. To some maybe – but not ours.

We consider this classic trick to shorten the ser- vice life of a welding unit to be somewhat below the belt. Dust spells the end for the power electronics. Inside coating, an extra cooling channel for the assem- blies and the visible top filter are three answers which make for impro- ved durability.

The trolley. It places the welding unit at a safe and comfortable working height, while those generous and highly sta- ble wheels make for optimized transport. Order no. 570.3035.0 (PG 12)

The maxi trolley for additional 50l gas cylinders.

Order no. 570.3036.0 (PG 12)

The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-
The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-
The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-
The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-

TIG equipment kit WLT 26 DD

Complete equipment for TIG welding, comprising TIG torch WLT 26 DD, with

The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-

Hand remote control HR 30

For remote adjustment of the welding current. Complete with 5 m lead. Order no. 570.1031.0 (PG14)

Extension cable set

For extending the hand remote control lead.

KSF 75, 7.5 m long. Order no. 570.9033.0 (PG14) KSF150, 15 m long. Order no. 570.9036.0 (PG14)

Foot remote control FR 35

double pushbutton. Ground cable 25 mm2, 4m; Pressure reducer with volume and content manometer, gas hose 1.8 m.

SET WLT 26DD, 4 m long Order no. 569.2610.4, (PG 12) SET WLT 26DD, 8 m long Order no. 569.2610.8, (PG 12)

Complete equipment kit for TIG welding with remote control function at the torch. Comprising TIG torch WLT 26 UD, with double push button und up-down function for remote control of the welding current at the torch. Ground cable 25 mm 2.4m; Pressure reducer with volume and content manometer, gas hose 1.8 m.

SET WLT 26 UD, 4 m long Order no. 569.2620.4, (PG 12) SET WLT 26 UD, 8 m long Order no. 569.2620.8, (PG 12)

The new HT. More advantages. Crash proof The unit i s sitting on the workbench, someo-

with 5 m lead, switches welding current on and off, controls welding current intensity and downslope by means of a foot pedal. Order no. 570.1135.0(PG14)

Assembly case HT

Sturdy transport case. Protects the unit and equipment. Order no. 610.0808.0 (PG12)

More accesoires on page 23

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No one packs so much power smaller. The HANDY-TIG.

     

TIG

 
 
 

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20
20
HAND Y-TIG 21 0 DC HAND Y-TIG 21 0 AC /DC The truth we ighs just

HANDY-TIG 210 DC

HAND Y-TIG 21 0 DC HAND Y-TIG 21 0 AC /DC The truth we ighs just

HANDY-TIG 210 AC/DC

The truth weighs just 8000 g, is 35 cm long, 13.8 cm wide and 32 cm high. That's all you need to know. Don't be fooled by any- one. You are looking at the smallest "fully professional TIG machine in the world" with some remarkable performance figures. Of course, we could have built it a bit heavier, bigger, with three knobs more and a handle to throw it away with. We would then have been deliberately fooling you, and you would have had to cart it around with you for the rest of your life, assuming it lasted that long. Its operation would also have been a little more difficult thanks to the (extra) knobs and you would have lost not only money but something much more important too: pleasure in your work. So HANDY-TIGs have all the essential qualities of the best TIG welders. Non-contact HF ignition, comfortable TIG sequential logic, 180 A welding output and a duty cycle which allows even the longest of seams. Thanks to our secret SinePowerManagement, you won't lose this inverter output on a 230 V power supply because the mains fuse has blown. The arc is perfect. With steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminium and all conceivable alloys. Whether on a cable drum or generator. Naturally, our two HANDY-TIGs also permit welding with stick electrodes. Four basic settings, that's all you need, and this new friend will open up the world of TIG welding. Learn how to use it in only five minutes by simply turning the page. A glance at the accessories will only serve to whet your appetite.

Technical data

HANDY-TIG 210 DC

HANDY-TIG 210 AC/DC

Method

TIG welding

TIG welding

Electrode welding

Electrode welding

Electrode diameter TIG

1.0-2.4 mm

1.0-3.2 mm

Weldable material

Steel, stainless steel / copper

Steel, st. steel / copper /alum

Recommended material thickness

1-6 mm / 1-3 mm

1-6 mm / 1-3 mm/1-5 mm

Electrode diameter

1.5-4.0 mm

1.5-4.0 mm

Welding range

3-180 A, DC

3-180 A, DC + AC

Setting

inf. variable

inf. variable

Duty cycle at max. current (25°/40°)

30 % /15 %

40 % /25 %

Welding current at 60% DC (25°/40°)

135 A/100 A

135 A/100 A

Protection class

IP23

IP23

Mains voltage

230 V

230 V

Weight

8.3 kg

11.1kg

Protection class

IP23

IP23

Order number (PG12)

254.0210.0

254.1210.0

SCOPE OF DELIVERY: System complete with torch WLT 17 DD, 4 m; ground cable 25 mm2, 4 m; pressure reducer with volume and contents manometer, 4 m mains cable with shock-proof plug, fitted gas hose, operating manual

HAND Y-TIG 21 0 DC HAND Y-TIG 21 0 AC /DC The truth we ighs just

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The operation panel, 1:1

This is where the professional user will find all the necessary functions to optimise the work process. First time users will quickly get the hang of it too. Just 4 settings. And perfect “TIG welding” will soon become routine.

1. Welding current: 2. Simple program selection with the Lorch inching logic system and LED display
1. Welding current:
2. Simple program
selection with the Lorch
inching logic system
and LED display
3. Ignition current:
Infinitely variable
from 3 to
180 amperes.
infinitely variable
from 7 to 180
amperes.
4. End current
down-slope:
Program controlled
with correction
controller.
Programm-Anzeige. Und los geht’s.

Program display. And off you go.

Carefully engineered functions for optimum convenience. Direct current welding with 2- stroke and 4-stroke control. Alternating
Carefully engineered functions for optimum convenience.
Direct current welding with 2-
stroke and 4-stroke control.
Alternating current welding (HANDY-TIG 210 AC/DC) with 2-stroke
and 4-stroke control.
In DC operation, lift-arc contact ignition and HF ignition.
In AC operation, (210 AC/DC) HF igni-
tion.
Automatic preflow and postflow.
Down-slope using second torch button as a standard fea-
ture (prevents fall-through of the molten pool.)
Programmed end current down-slope with correc-
tion controller for end crater filling.
Optimised AC balance with perfect cleaning effect during
aluminium welding.
Automatic switchover to stick electrode welding when the TIG torch is
unplugged. Program storage when changing between TIG and stick electrode welding.
Polarity
changeover by pressing a button for stick electrodes (210 AC/DC).
Remote controllable.

SinePowerManagement for maximum output at 230-V mains.

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The operation panel, 1:1 This is where th e professional user will fi nd all th

Foot remote control FR 35

with 5 m lead, switches welding current on

and off, controls welding current intensity and down-slope. Order no. 570.1135.0(PG14)

The operation panel, 1:1 This is where th e professional user will fi nd all th

Hand remote control HR 30

for remote adjustment of the welding current, complete with 5 m lead. Order no. 570.1031.0 (PG14)

Extension cable set

complete with cable plug and socket. For extending the hand remote control lead. KSF 75, 7.5 m long, Order no. 570.9033.0 (PG14) KSF 150, 15 m long. Order no. 570.9036.0 (PG14)

The operation panel, 1:1 This is where th e professional user will fi nd all th

Assembly case HANDY-TIG.

Study transport case. Protects the unit and equipment, even space for the Autoprotect helmet. Order no. 602.1227.0 (PG12)

The operation panel, 1:1 This is where th e professional user will fi nd all th

Accessories for die HANDY-TIG

Autoprotect helmets. Electronic protective helmets for welders with high-speed darkening. Clear view for posi- tioning the torch and welding wire. Darkens immediately on ignition. For details see page 68.

Autoprotect Flex 9-13, Protection level DIN 9 to 13. Electrode/MIG-MAG/TIG. Dark/light adjustment. Sensor bar. Order no. 550.5312.0, (PG12)

Autoprotect Multiflex 5-13

Protection level DIN 5 to 13. Electrode/MIG-MAG/TIG. Daylight filter, sensitivity regulator. Goes on where normal helmets give up

the ghost. Order no. 550.5313.0, (PG12)

Ac cessories fo r die HAND Y- TIG Autoprotect helmets. Electronic protective helmets for we lders
Ac cessories fo r die HAND Y- TIG Autoprotect helmets. Electronic protective helmets for we lders

TIG welding rods are what make the actual joint. Their quality is fundamental to your welding results. Ensure that your welding rods match the material. All rods are 1000 mm long and packaged securely in a tube.

Aluminium AlMg 5

Filler metal for aluminium magnesium alloys.

The welding seam area must be metallically bright. Suitable for base materials AlMg 3, AlMg 5, AlZnMg 1, cast alloys with Mg as the main alloy component.

  • 100 rods, AlMg 5; 2.0 mm,

Order no. 590.5020.4 (PG 12)

Aluminium Al 99.5

Top-quality TIG glove

Supple leather for an optimum feel. Lightweight. Once you have worn them,

you won’t want to take them off.

Ac cessories fo r die HAND Y- TIG Autoprotect helmets. Electronic protective helmets for we lders

Size M

Order no. 535.8220.0 (PG 12)

Size L

Order no. 535.8220.1 (PG 12)

Filler metal for pure aluminium. The welding seam area

must be metallically bright. Suitable for base materials Al 99.5, Al 99.

  • 50 rods, 2.0 mm, order no. 590.5120.4 (PG 12)

Aluminium AlSi 5

Filler metal for aluminium silicon alloys and for joining aluminium alloys of different types. The welding seam area must be metallically bright. Suitable for base mate- rials AlMgSi 0.5, conditionally for AlMgSi 0.8 and AlMgSi 1 and for aluminium cast alloys up to 7 % Si.

  • 100 rods, 2.0 mm, order no. 590.5220.4 (PG 12)

Electrode welding cable with electrode holder

25 mm2, 4 m long, with electrode holder and 13 mm connecting plug.

Is required to weld electrodes. Order no. 551.0220.0 (PG 14)

Ac cessories fo r die HAND Y- TIG Autoprotect helmets. Electronic protective helmets for we lders

Stainless steel 1.4576

Filler metal for welding unstabilised and stabilised cor-

rosion-proof Cr Ni-Mo steels for operating temperatures

up to appr. 400°C. Suitable for base materials 1.4401, 1.4404, 1.4435, 1.4436, 1.4437, 1.4571, 1.4573, 1.4480, 1.4581, 1.4583

  • 50 rods , 1.6 mm, order no. 590.5416.3 (PG 12)

  • 50 rods , 2.0 mm, order no. 590.5420.3 (PG 12)

Ground cables with ground clamp and plug

Steady, reliable current transmission is imperative to a neat, tidy job. Defective or worn ground cables should be replaced in good time. The original HANDY-TIG cable is available as a spare. 25 mm2, 4 m long, plug 13 mm, order no. 551.0120.0 (PG14)

Ac cessories fo r die HAND Y- TIG Autoprotect helmets. Electronic protective helmets for we lders

Stainless steel 1.4370

Filler metal for joints between non-alloyed and low-

alloyed steels for operating temperatures up to appr.

300°C, cold tough to appr. –120°C. Suitable for joints between e.g. St 37-3 with 1.4301.

  • 50 rods , 1.6 mm, order no. 590.5816.3 (PG 12)

  • 50 rods, 2.0 mm, Order no. 590.5820.3 (PG 12)

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Torch and wearing parts for HANDY-TIG

The original Lorch torch and original Lorch spares are essential components of a HANDY-TIG. There are people who think it is a good idea to produce copies of them. At first glance, you may well save a good 20 - 40% by buying these counterfeit copies. But you can rest assured they are made of cheaper basic materials. Otherwise there would be no profit margin for the plagiarists. After all, our spare parts are just as valuable and complex to produce as the system itself. You will pay for those cheaper spare parts by higher wear, more working time and substandard welding results. Those are the facts.

To rch and we aring parts fo r HAND Y- TIG The original Lorch to rch

TIG wearing parts

To ensure optimum welding results, electrode diameters, welding current and gas nozzle must all be adjusted in line with the thickness. On the right is a table containing the relevant guideline values.

Material

Thickn.mm Dia. mm

Ampere

Gas nozzle

Steel

1.0

1.0

10-60

4

and

1.5

1.0-1.6

40-80

5

st. steel

2.0

1.6

70-120

5

3.0

1.6-2.4

90-150

6

4.0-6.0

2.4-3.2

140-180

7

Copper and

1.0

1.0

60-80

4

copper

1.5

1.6

100-150

5

alloys

3.0

2.4

150-180

6

Aluminium

1.0

1.0

10-60

4

1.5

1.6

40-80

5

2.0

1.6

70-120

5

3.0

2.4

90-150

6

4.0

3.2

140-180

7

5.0

3.2

170-180

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TIG torch for HT and HANDY-TIG

Torch WLT 26DD, with 4 m hose set. Order no. 507.2640.0 (PG2) Torch WLT 26DD, with 8 m hose set. Order no. 507.2680.0 (PG2)

TIG-UD torch with remote control only for the HT

Torch WLT 26UD, with 4 m hose set. Order no. 507.2646.0 (PG2) Torch WLT 26UD, with 8 m hose set. Order no. 507.2686.0 (PG2)

To rch and we aring parts fo r HAND Y- TIG The original Lorch to rch

Tungsten electrodes, gold

New-style, lathanised, with excellent ignition properties. Long service life. Suitable for DC and AC. Environmentally friendly,100 % radiation free. Length: 175 mm. For match- ing diameters, see above table.

To rch and we aring parts fo r HAND Y- TIG The original Lorch to rch

Diameter Pack Order no.

  • 1.0 10 pcs.

535.8006.1

mm

PG2

  • 1.6 10 pcs.

535.8006.2

mm

PG2

  • 2.4 5 pcs.

535.8006.3

mm

PG2

  • 3.2 5 pcs.

535.8006.4

mm

PG2

Ceramic gas nozzles for TIG torch WLV/WLT17/26

To determine the correct size, see the explanation provided above.

PG2 PG2 PG2 PG2 Size Pack 4 5 pcs. 5 5 pcs. 6 5 pcs. 7
PG2
PG2
PG2
PG2
Size
Pack
4 5 pcs.
5 5 pcs.
6 5 pcs.
7 5 pcs.
Order no.
535.8003.4
535.8003.5
535.8003.6
535.8003.7

Collets for TIG torch WLV/WLT 17/26

To determine the correct size, see the explanation provided above.

Pack

Size

Order no.

  • 1.0 5 pcs.

mm

PG2

535.8000.1

  • 1.6 5 pcs.

mm

PG2

535.8000.2

1.6 5 pcs. mm PG2 535.8000.2
  • 2.4 5 pcs.

mm

PG2

535.8000.3

  • 3.2 5 pcs.

mm

PG2

535.8000.4

Tungsten electrodes, green

Pure tungsten, for welding aluminium materials with AC. Good arc shape, very stable arc. Not for DC. Length 175 mm. For matching diameters, see above table.

535.8005.2 PG2 535.8005.4 mm 3.2 5 pcs. PG2 535.8005.3 mm 2.4 5 pcs. PG2 Diameter mm
535.8005.2
PG2
535.8005.4
mm
3.2 5 pcs.
PG2
535.8005.3
mm
2.4 5 pcs.
PG2
Diameter
mm
1.6 10 pcs.
PG2
535.8005.1
..
mm
1.0 10 pcs
Order no.
Pack

Clamping cap WLV/WLT 17/26 short, for restricted space conditions. Order no. 535.8004.1 (PG2)

To rch and we aring parts fo r HAND Y- TIG The original Lorch to rch

Clamping cap WLV/WLT 17/26 long, standard torch cap, spare. Order no. 535.8004.2 (PG2)

To rch and we aring parts fo r HAND Y- TIG The original Lorch to rch

Collet body for TIG torch WLV/WLT17/26

To determine the correct size, see the explanation provided above.

Pack

Size

Order no.

  • 1.0 2 pcs.

mm

PG2

535.8001.1

  • 1.6 2 pcs.

mm

PG2

535.8001.2

1.6 2 pcs. mm PG2 535.800 1.2
  • 2.4 2 pcs.

mm

PG2

535.8001.3

  • 3.2 2 pcs.

mm

PG2

535.8001.4

TIG accessory kit in case, for

  • 2.4 mm- WLT 17/26, 3 collets and

collet bodies, 5 ceram. gas nozzles

size 6, 1 T electrode Order no. 551.3052.0 (PG2)

To rch and we aring parts fo r HAND Y- TIG The original Lorch to rch

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The Peak

Tungsten electrodes which are not pointed and precision ground develop magnetic disturbance. Ignition problems and a migrating arc are the result.

IMPORTANT: The Lorch Teg 4.0. The tungsten carbide grinding machine.

After all, you don’t use an axe to sharpen your pencils.

810.8603.5 810.8603.0 12 810.8603.1 12 810.8603.2 12 810.8603.3 12 810.8603.4 12 1.0 mm 12 810.8604.0 12
810.8603.5
810.8603.0
12
810.8603.1
12
810.8603.2
12
810.8603.3
12
810.8603.4
12
1.0 mm
12
810.8604.0
12
810.8608.0
12
810.8605.0
12
Clear view of the
grinding process.
Diamond grinding
wheels with 3
longlasting grinding
surfaces. Adjusted
by means of a
handle.
810.8601.0
Grinding dust is removed by an integral
filter unit, ensuring the health and safety
The grinding angle can be varied from 15° - 180°.
Only 0.3mm of material surface is removed.
All electrode sizes with diameters of 1 to 4mm can be ground.
Electrodes which are as short as 15mm, or are badly eroded or damaged with spatter,
can be handled.
of the operator.
Speed infinitely variable 28,000 rev/min. power 850 W,
230 V, diamond wheel 40 mm dia., weight 2.8 kg.
Complete assembly
in a neat carrying case.
Order no. 810.8600.0 (PG 12)
Stationary arrest mechanism
Order no. 810.8606.0(PG 12)
Order no.
PG
Grinding wheel dia. 40 mm
Electrode holder
Precision grinding finish. Accurate electrode guidance.
12
810.8602.0
12
Collet chuck dia.
Collet chuck dia.
Collet chuck dia.
Collet chuck dia.
Collet chuck dia.
Collet chuck dia.
Filter cassette
Viewing window
Disposable filter bag
4.0 mm
3.2 mm
2.4 mm
2.0 mm
1.6 mm

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TIG-

knowledge

A very intense and focused arc is produced during TIG welding. The advantages are a minimum introduction of heat, narrow seam and welding without filler metals. Only the base material fuses with itself lea- ding to perfect quality visible welds. Very small currents can be set with good TIG inverters, thus enabling the welding of very thin materials.

Industry and trade have been making money with the advantages of TIG wel- ding for a long time.

Whenever demands such as leakproof, safe for foods, visible, etc. are placed on a weld seam, irrespective of whether stainless steel or aluminium are used, TIG is the solution. TIG machines used to be big and

cumbersome. Moreover, their setting was complicated and their purchase price high. However, the increased use of stainless steel and aluminium means that metalwor- king companies are having to turn to TIG welding – including on building sites.

TIG welding for you.

Which is why we have developed our HANDY inverters to spare you any pro- blems. Small, lightweight and handy. Therefore easy to use, because a lot of what you previously had to set has been integra- ted during their development as “artificial intelligence”.

Each machine is designed for welding from a 230 V lighting mains. Since anything which is good sells easily, we have consi- stently been able to lower the price.

But what do you get out of this technology?

Mobility. For workshop and construction. Final assembly of stainless steel railings, aluminium facings and similar tasks can be performed “outdoors” without any pro- blems. Nor do you have to mask off large areas, spattering is a thing of the past. Everything is lighter, smaller and easier to handle. Convincing advantages over the “heavyweight” rivals. You drastically redu- ce finishing work, because the look and quality of your seam is perfect. As we said:

TIG earns you money.

What else do you have to know.

There is a choice of DC and AC welding. DC

welding is used for steel, stainless steel and copper, AC for aluminium and magne- sium. A further important difference is the ignition method: you choose between non- contact HF ignition and contact ignition, also called lift-arc ignition. During contact ignition the tungsten electrode is placed on the workpiece - a low current flows, the system switches over to the welding cur- rent by raising the electrode slightly, the arc is ignited. The advantages of this method are a low purchase price and no interference with other electronic devices through HF. However, there is the risk that tungsten impurities will remain on the workpiece, which can lead to corrosion. During HF (= High-frequency) ignition the tungsten electrode is kept at a distance. Short HF pulses ionise the air gap between electrode and workpiece. The arc ignites. An absolutely professional ignition method. When all is said and done, anyone who does without TIG technology today is not doing himself a favour, because TIG wel- ding has become simpler.

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Ano ther handy tip fo r ev eryday TIG we lding A frequent mistake people make

Another handy tip for everyday TIG welding

A frequent mistake people make is incor- rect handling of the tungsten electrode. With direct current (DC) welding, the elec- trode must be ground to a point lengt- hways relative to the current flow direc- tion. Even grinding ridges should be polis-

Ano ther handy tip fo r ev eryday TIG we lding A frequent mistake people make
Ano ther handy tip fo r ev eryday TIG we lding A frequent mistake people make

hed away. Anyone omitting to do this will experience magnetic faults leading to con- siderable ignition problems and an insta- ble light arc. For alternating current (AC) welding, up to a diameter of 1.6 m, electrodes do not require grinding, although for electrodes over this diameter, a chamfer is required, naturally also in the longitudinal direction.

This is the only way to ensure a narrow light arc and a neat seam which is not too wide. The Lorch Teg 4.0 tungsten electrode grinding machine is the ideal way to keep your electrodes in tip-top conditi- on. Guaranteed to eliminate ignition problems and arc instability. For details, turn back a page.

Shielding gases used for TIG welding

For all melting materials

Argon 4.6 / 99.996% Argon

I1 as per DIN EN 439

For all melting materials

Argon 4.8 / 100 % Argon

I1 as per DIN EN 439

Nickel-based alloys, copper, aluminium

argon-helium mixtures

I3 as per DIN EN 439

  • 30 % He, rest Argon

  • 50 % He, rest Argon

  • 70 % He, rest Argon

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Anyone who needs to weld with 5 mm thick electrodes opts for the ISI. Switchover facility from 230 V to 400 V.

   

Electrode

 

TIG

 

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ISI 5 CL
ISI 5 CL

There are lighter, smaller electrode inverters than the ISI 5 CL, some are even cheaper. But is there a better one?

Order no. 115.0051.0 (PG12)

A milestone in the history of converter construction. The ISI 5 CL combines the “ideals” of electrode welding like no other machine we make. This inverter miracle has maximum voltage reserves thanks to the generously dimensioned Power-Mos power module and high-speed arc control, combined with a complex ripple filter. This all adds up to a very stable DC arc, which in turn means better welding than many others! Every location and position. Not forgetting the 6 selectable current programs, an extra- ordinary thin sheet pulse from 0.8 mm and a patented power circuit. This is very unusual for an inverter, but unbelievably use- ful: it allows you to switch from 230 to 400 V. A feature which knows no limits. Make it ISI – buy ISI.

Method

Electrode welding/TIG welding

Electrode diameter (electrode/TIG)

1.5-5.0 mm/1.0-3.2 mm

Material

Steel/stainless steel

Rec. material thickness (electrode/TIG)

up to12 mm/1-6 mm

Welding range (electrode/TIG)

3-200 A/3-220 A

Current at 60% duty cycle (25°/40°)

200A/170A

Setting

stepless

Mains voltage

230/400V

ISI 5 CL There are lighter, smaller electrode in verters than the ISI 5 CL, some

Scope of delivery: Unit with mains cable with CEE-16 plug, mains adaptor 230V/400V with shock-proof plug, operating manual.

High no-load voltage, infinitely variable current adjustment, 6 different welding programs: normal, soft, hot start 1 + 2, arc-force, thin sheet pulse. Dropped seam-proof, patented mains switchover 1~230 V/3~400 V, compensation of mains fluctuations, remote- controllable. S mark, approved for use in small rooms with a higher electrical risk, sturdy construction with a dust-proof encapsulated control area, conforms with EN 60974-1, CE mark. TIG welding with additional TIG valve torch and pressure reducer:

manual gas control via valve in torch handle.

Accessories

Welding accessories

SPA 35 mm2/ plug 13, professional welding equipment, 35mm≈ highly flexible welding cable (2 x 4 m)

with electrode holder and ground clamp, protection shield EN 166, welding glasses DIN 4646-47, wire brush and slag hammer Order no. 550.5504.0 (PG14)

What you need for TIG welding

TIG lift arc set WLV 26/3550, comprising TIG valve torch WLV 26, 4 m; tungsten electrode 2.4 mm, pressure reducer with volume and content manometer. Order no.104.9005.0 (PG12)

ISI 5 CL There are lighter, smaller electrode in verters than the ISI 5 CL, some
ISI 5 CL There are lighter, smaller electrode in verters than the ISI 5 CL, some

Transportation belt

Simplifies transport on site. Complete set with fixings. Order no. 570.4100.0 (PG12)

Hand remote control HR 30

for remote adjustment of the welding current, complete with 5 m lead. Order no. 570.1031.0 (PG14)

Extension cable set

ISI 5 CL There are lighter, smaller electrode in verters than the ISI 5 CL, some

complete with cable plug and socket. For extending the hand remote control lead. KSF 75, 7.5 m long, Order no. 570.9033.0 (PG14) KSF 150, 15 m long,

Order no. 570.9036.0 (PG14)

Accessories for TIG on page 41

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Revered as a legend among welding machines. The CL.

 

Electrode

 

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CL 4 P-F just
CL 4 P-F just
CL 4 P-F just CL 5 P-F just Our classics. A blueprint fo r our riva

CL 5 P-F just

Our classics. A blueprint for our rivals and equipment used by over 100,000 men on this continent. For business, workshop and building site – to date we have built a total of 177,021 units. However legends only arise by constantly paying tribute to the truth. This, as we all know, is found on the inside of welding machines. Ours contain all of our experience. It would have been stupid to alter the housing, you would only have had to pay for this, and it would only have misled you. Because there’s nothing wrong with the ergonomics and a fibreglass-reinforced polyester housing is indestructible, never rusts and is fully insulated. The hous- ing will never be “live” in the event of defects or if dropped or incorrectly connected on building sites. The CL today is as good as it ever was. As the transformer and inductor are of copper, the only way to achieve the right ignition and welding properties. The working point can be ideally set for both machines. This is guaranteed by 11 settings for the CL 4 P-F and an infinitely adjustable control with toroidal core inductor in the CL 5 P-F. This allows a fast and comfortable adjustment to changing welding positions. The excellent duty cycles are achieved with a powerful intensive fan cooler. The ergonomically arranged controls are always within reach and easy to read from a distance. The thermocontrol, an overload protection with warning display, provides addi- tional safety. Every CL can be switched over from 230 V lighting mains to 400 V 3-phase mains and the welding cables can be removed with a quick-action coupler. We hope that this meets all of your needs.

 

CL 4 P-F

CL 5 P-F

Method

Electrode welding

Electrode welding

Electrode diameter

1.5-4.0 mm

1.5-5.0 mm

Material

Steel/stainless steel

Steel/stainless steel

Rec. material thickness

1-10 mm

1-12 mm

Welding range

20-175 A

25-200 A

Duty cycle at max. current (25°/40°)

60%/40%

60%/40%

Current at 60% duty cycle (25°/40°)

175 A/145 A

200 A/170 A

Settings

11

Infinitely variable welding current setting in a single revolution

Mains voltage

230/400 V

230/400 V

Order no. (PG12)

106.5005.0

106.5007.0

Scope of delivery: Unit with mains cable with CEE-16 plug, mains adaptor 230V/400V with shock-proof plug, operating manual.

CL 4 P-F just CL 5 P-F just Our classics. A blueprint fo r our riva
To match: Complete set o f we lding accessories. SPA 25 mm / plug 13, professional

To match: Complete set of welding accessories.

SPA 25 mm 2 / plug 13, professional welding accessories 25 mm 2 , highly flexible welding cable (4 m + 3 m) with electrode holder and ground clamp, protection shield EN 166, welding glasses DIN 4646/4647, wire brush and slag hammer, order no. 550.5503.0 (PG14)

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Important! Wh of weld seam

Important! Wh of weld seam 32 Labour Wage s and salaries account for 76 cm of

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Labour

Wages and salaries account for 76 cm of the overall costs

at does1metre really cost?

Gas Electric Wire Unit power 9 cm 6 cm 4 cm 5 cm is what your
Gas
Electric
Wire
Unit
power
9 cm
6 cm
4 cm
5 cm is what your
welding unit costs.
Acquisition, depre-
ciation, interest.

This is something we should all give some thought to. Compared to the costs of labour, fuel and consumables, the purchase of a new welding unit pales into insignificance. But the tendency is to concentrate on the price of the machine and forget what hap- pens next. Particularly if we look at labour costs, which can be pushed through the roof by choosing the wrong, cheap welding equipment. Think about it: At Lorch we build welding machines designed to make your work and your life easier. And for this we charge you a whole 5 cm.

Realistically 76 cm working time

As a rule, a “talented welder” will put in a good 1,907 hours a year. If he uses a less

talented welding unit which reduces his work input by just 8%, that makes 152.56 hours lost. But if we assume an hourly wage of 17.90 an, that adds up to 2,730.80 every year. And the fact that this type of welding equipment is written off on average over five years means the whole deal will cost you 13,654.-- on top. Not to mention the effect on your nerves.

So perhaps now you are closer to under- standing a typical Lorch precept: Better good and sound than bad and unreliable.

at does1metre really cost? Gas Electric Wire Unit power 9 cm 6 cm 4 cm 5

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One for all

   

TIG

 
 

MIG-MAG

 
 

Electrode

 
 

MIG-brazing

 
One fo r all TIG MIG-MAG Electrode MIG-brazing 34

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The A and the ACuSi. All in one. 3 steps to perfect welding. SmartBase guides you easily through all tasks. Up to 4 processes run easily through your hand.

Faster, more mobile, lighter and better than the rest.

Once you own one of the new A series from Lorch, you will be able to forget needing a B or indeed any other system.

Because these models will supply you with the perfect workshop MIG-MAG unit which you can take around and about with you without even thinking. 19 kg of high-end inverter technology certainly won’t weigh you down. And it can withstand some pretty rough treatment. In the past there were two options when it came to working on site: Either “costly” welding using electrodes which meant swallowing higher additional material costs, more work chipping slag and slower welding speeds - or else the inconvenience of lugging a heavy workshop unit or even the precious pulse inverter with you. The tough competitive climate means you can’t afford option one, option two is impracticable. Which as far as we are concerned, just leaves the A.

Really good MIG-MAG welding with infinitely variable adjustment from bottom to top. The wire speed is automatically adjusted. Steel, stainless steel or aluminium.

Really good MIG-MAG welding without gas. Thanks to its amazingly simple equipment, MIG-MAG welding works in the open air using gasless wire. Just like a normal wire spool. Forget scaling the scaffolding clutching a gas cylinder. These wires contain a special powder which generates gas and slag in the same way as with electrode welding.

Really good TIG welding. Outstanding ignition and welding characteristics for TIG-DC with steel and stainless steel.

Really good electrode welding. The welding characteristics are perfect for electrode welding too. Because of the high output, the A 1700 is easily capable of welding with 4 mm electrodes. And the A 2200 even copes with 5 mm electrodes.

And with the ACuSi:

Really good MIG brazing. At long last here is a method of professionally joining galvanised and steel sheet without damaging the corrosion protection. MIG brazing is a process which takes place only at 800°C. Minimal heat, negligible voltage, practically no

distortion. And the ACuSi is ideal for use on brazing robots too.

Digitally with TIG pulsing 3. 1. speed adjustment For TIG down-slope stroke displayed diameter of welding
Digitally
with TIG
pulsing
3.
1.
speed
adjustment
For TIG
down-slope
stroke
displayed
diameter of
welding wire
tungsten needle
Intervention in
the automatic
system for
individual fine
voltage setting
Precision wire
TIG
electrode
stroke
Current and
Select
MIG-MAG,
tuning
2-
digitally displayed
Spots
Infinitely variable MIG-MAG inductor for steel stainless steel aluminium
2.
TIG
Press once for
slower up-slope
and down-slope,
perfect seam start
no end craters
Select
4-
Interval

stick electrode

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The A offer TIG, MAG-MAG and electrode

The A of fer TIG, MAG-MAG and electrode A 1700 0.8 wire MIG-MAG, 15 0 A

A 1700

0.8 wire MIG-MAG, 150 A TIG, electrode 4 mm.

230V. 19 kg on site Order no. 201.1700.0 (PG 12)

The A of fer TIG, MAG-MAG and electrode A 1700 0.8 wire MIG-MAG, 15 0 A

A 2200

1.0 wire MIG-MAG, 200 A TIG, electrode 5 mm.

230/400V. 20 kg on site Order no. 201.2200.0 (PG 12)

A

MIG-MAG without gas.

These wires contain a special powder which generates gas and slag. A simple resetting job.

The A of fer TIG, MAG-MAG and electrode A 1700 0.8 wire MIG-MAG, 15 0 A
 

A 1700

A 2200

Welding range MIG-MAG infinitely variable

35 - 170 A

35 – 220 A

  • DC at max. current (40°)

25 % / 170 A

15 % / 220 A

 

120 A

170 A

Current at 60 % DC (40 °) Mains voltage

230 V

230 V / 400 V

1 Ph

Weldable wires steel/aluminium

0.6-0.8 mm / 1.0 mm

0.6-1.0 mm / 1.0 mm

Material MIG-MAG

Steel / stainless steel / aluminium

 

Recommended material thickness steel / aluminium

0.8-5 mm / 2-3 mm

0.8–8 mm / 2-5 mm

Welding range TIG/electrode

5–150/25-150A

5-200/25-200A

  • DC at max. current (40°) TIG/electrode

35 %/30%

35 %/30 %

 

130/120 A

170/170 A

Current at 60 % DC (40 °) TIG/electrode Electrode diameter TIG/electrode

1.0-2.4/1.5-3.25 mm

1.0-3.25 mm/1.5-5.0 mm

Weldable material TIG/electrode

Steel, stainless steel, with TIG also copper

 

Recommended material thickness for TIG

1-4mm/copper 1-3 mm

1-6 mm/copper 1-4 mm

Recommended material thickness for electrode

up to 10 mm

up to 12 mm

Weight

19 kg

20 kg

Scope of delivery: Torch ML 1500, 4 m Torch ML 2400, 4 m Shock-proof plug, Shock-proof plug, CEE-32 plug Ground cable 25 mm2, 4 m; pressure reducer, basket coil adapator, mains cable 4 m, gas hose.

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The A offer TIG, MIG-MAG, electrode and MIG-brazing

The A offer TIG, MIG-MAG, electrode and MIG-brazing A 17 00 CuSi 0.8 wire MIG-MAG, 15

A 1700 CuSi 0.8 wire MIG-MAG, 150 A TIG, electrode 4 mm. 230 V. 19 kg on site. Order no. 201.1710.0 (PG 12)

The A offer TIG, MIG-MAG, electrode and MIG-brazing A 17 00 CuSi 0.8 wire MIG-MAG, 15

A 2200 CuSi 1,0 wire MIG-MAG, 220 A TIG, electrode 5 mm. 230/400 V on site. Order no. 201.2210.0 (PG12)

ACuSi

The A offer TIG, MIG-MAG, electrode and MIG-brazing A 17 00 CuSi 0.8 wire MIG-MAG, 15
 

A 1700 CuSi

A 2200 CuSi

Welding range MIG-MAG infinitely variable

35 - 170 A

35 – 220 A

  • DC at max. current (40°)

25 % / 170 A

15 % / 220 A

 

120 A

170 A

Current at 60 % DC (40 °) Mains voltage

230 V

230 V / 400 V

1 Ph

Weldable wires steel/aluminium

0.6-0.8 mm / 1.0 mm

0.6-1.0 mm / 1.0 mm

Material MIG-MAG

Steel / stainless steel / aluminium

 

Recommended material thickness steel / aluminium

0.8-5 mm / 2-3 mm

0.8–8 mm / 2-5 mm

Welding range TIG/electrode

5–150/25-150A

5-200/25-200A

  • DC at max. current (40°) TIG/electrode

35 %/30%

35 %/30 %

 

130/120 A

170/170 A

Current at 60 % DC (40 °) TIG/electrode Electrode diameter TIG/electrode

1.0-2.4/1.5-3.25 mm

1.0-3.25 mm/1.5-5.0 mm

Weldable material TIG/electrode

Steel, stainless steel, with TIG also copper

 

Recommended material thickness for TIG

1-4mm/copper 1-3 mm

1-6 mm/copper 1-4 mm

Recommended material thickness for electrode

up to 10 mm

up to 12 mm

Weight

19 kg

20 kg

Scope of delivery: Torch ML 1500, 4 m Torch ML 2400, 4 m Shock-proof plug, Shock-proof plug, CEE-32 plug Ground cable 25 mm2, 4 m; pressure reducer, basket coil adapator, mains cable 4 m, gas hose.

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MIG-MAG accessories A 1700, A 2200 and CuSi

Ergonomics, a highly flexible hose set, wear-proof torch neck and optimum current transmission all interact in these torches to ensure optimum welding characteristics and a service life that pays dividends.

A 1700 torch

  • ML 1500, 3 m long, order no. 503.1500.3 (PG2)

  • ML 1500, 4 m long, order no. 503.1500.4 (PG2)

When using for MIG brazing, brazing torch set order no.

  • 551.2015.0 is additionally required

A 2200 torch

  • ML 2400, 3 m long, order no. 503.2400.3 (PG2)

  • ML 2400, 4 m long, order no. 503.2400.4 (PG2)

When using for MIG brazing, brazing torch set order no.

  • 551.2015.0 is additionally required

MIG-MAG accessories A 1700, A 2200 and CuSi Ergonomics, a highly flex ible hose set, we

A 1700 PowerMaster torch

  • ML 1500 PM, 3 m long, order no. 503.1501.3 (PG2)

  • ML 1500 PM, 4 m long, order no. 503.1501.4 (PG2)

When using for MIG brazing, brazing torch set order no.

  • 551.2015.0 is additionally required

A 2200 PowerMaster torch

  • ML 2400 PM, 3 m long, order no. 503.2401.3 (PG2)

  • ML 2400 PM, 4 m long, order no. 503.2401.4 (PG2)

When using for MIG brazing, brazing torch set order no.

  • 551.2015.0 is additionally required

MIG-MAG accessories A 1700, A 2200 and CuSi Ergonomics, a highly flex ible hose set, we

PowerMaster torch. Regulate power and speed by remote control in the torch itself.

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MIG-MAG accessories A 1700, A 2200 and CuSi Ergonomics, a highly flex ible hose set, we
MIG-MAG accessories A 1700, A 2200 and CuSi Ergonomics, a highly flex ible hose set, we

Conversion kit aluminium, 1.0 or 1.2 mm. Combination teflon liner with flange- mounted brass spiral to extend the current transition zone in the torch neck, O-ring, collet and brass support pipe. For torches up to 4 m. Order no. 551.2014.0 (PG2)

Conversion kit stainless steel, 0.6/0.8/1.0 mm Combination carbon - teflon liner with flange-mounted brass spiral to extend the current transition zone in the torch neck, O-ring, collet and brass support pipe. For torches up to 5 m. Order no. 551.2015.0 (PG2)

MIG-MAG accessories A 1700, A 2200 and CuSi Ergonomics, a highly flex ible hose set, we

Liners ML 1500, ML 1500 PM Liners ML 2400, ML 2400 PM

MIG-MAG accessories A 1700, A 2200 and CuSi Ergonomics, a highly flex ible hose set, we

Liner for steel wire 0.6 - 0.9 mm, colour code blue For 3 m torch, (PG02), order no. 535.8300.1 For 4 m torch, (PG02), order no. 535.8300.2

Liner for steel wire 1.0 - 1.2 mm, colour code red For 3 m torch, (PG02), order no. 535.8300.3 For 4 m torch, (PG02), order no. 535.8300.4

Contact tips for torch, ML 1500 + ML 1500 PM, PG2

Design

 

Pack

Order no.

Design Pack Order no.

0.6

mm

M6

5

535.8101.1

0.8

mm

M6

5

535.8101.2

1.0

mm

M6

5

535.8101.3

For aluminium wire

 

1.0

mm

M6

5

535.8101.5

1.2

mm

M6

5

535.8101.6

Contact tips for torch, ML 2400 + 2400 PM, PG2

Contact tips for torch, ML 2400 + 2400 PM, PG2

0.6

mm

M6

5

535.8106.1

0.8

mm

M6

5

535.8106.2

1.0

mm

M6

5

535.8106.3

For aluminium wire

 
Fo r aluminium wire

1.0

mm

M6

5

535.8106.5

1.2

mm

M6

5

535.8106.6

Retaining springs for gas nozzles, PG2