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Gouging Torch K4000 2.1 Metre

Gouging Torch K4000 2.1 Metre

WGTK4000
  • Sold as Complete Torch
    K4000 Gouging Torch 2.1 Meter in length is used for carbon arc air gouging and cutting, this torch makes an ideal tool for heavy duty metal removal on a wide variety of jobs.
    This gouging torch accepts round electrodes from 4mm to 13mm and flat 10mm and 16mm.

    SPECIFICATIONS
    • Use with constant current power source of the appropriate rating
    • Air Requirement: 80 PSI - 5.6 KG/CM² - 550Kpa
    • Rated to 600 amps
    FEATURES
    • Reliable torch design
    • 15 degree torch angle for operator comfort
    • Positive grip handle
    • Durable front insulators
    • High quality cable hose
    • Flexible Mono cable
    • Power and air connection enclosed in rubber boot

    Air carbon arc cutting, also known as air arc cutting is an arc cutting process where metal is cut and melted by the heat of a carbon arc. Molten metal is then removed by a blast of air. It employs a consumable carbon or graphite electrode to melt the material, which is then blown away by an air jet.

    This process is useful for cutting a variety of materials, but it is most often used for cutting, and gouging aluminium, copper, iron, magnesium, and carbon and stainless steels. Because the metal is blown away by the air jet, it does not need to be oxidised. This process differs from plasma cutting operations because in air carbon cutting, an open, or un-constricted, arc is used, and the arc operates separately from the air jet.

    Air pressures for the jet usually vary from 60 to 100 psi. The carbon electrode can be worn away by oxidation from heat build-up. This can be reduced by coating the carbon electrodes in copper.

    The sharpened carbon electrode is drawn along the metal, an arc forms and melts the metal. The air jet is then used to blow away molten material. This can be dangerous as the molten material can be blown substantial distances. The process is also very noisy.

    Always wear appropriate safety gear/clothing and protect yourself, as well as others from molten metal and noise, GWS has all the safety gear requirements you may need.