striker 160 TIGClick image to enlargeWeldcote's Striker 160 welding inverter for TIG and stick welding is a compact, dual voltage single-phase inverter unit.

Digital readouts automatically identify the power grid voltage and the unit operates accordingly.

Weighing only 21.4 lb., it features power factor corrector (PFC), which increases power efficiency, reduces input power requirements, and stabilizes the welding current, maximizing efficiency on extension cords and generators.

As a safety precaution, it has a voltage reduction device (VDR) that reduces the voltage across the outputs when idling.

It works with a wide range of input voltages, from 98 volts to 265 volts, making it an ideal option for use with generators.

Direct current welding uses coated electrodes of diameters from 1/16-in. to 5/32-in. and it is 6010 electrode-capable. A hot start function provides easy ignition of the weld arc, while arc force prevents the electrode from sticking to the workpiece. A power-saving smart fan feature reduces dust and improves the life of the fan.

The Striker 160 comes ready to stick weld with a 230-volt to 115-volt adaptor, electrode holder, ground clamp and cables. An optional TIG torch with 12-ft. cable can be purchased separately, as well as a flow gauge regulator and gas hose.

Round reversable toolholders

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Cryogenic coolant technology

Rego-Fix has introduced Cryo-powRgrip cryogenic coolant technology, based on its powRgrip system.

Easy-to-use parts leveler

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On-the-go air plasma system

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IMTS Spotlight: 5 axis machining centre

Exhibitor: Hurco   Booth: S-8319

The VMX42SRTi machining centre is equipped with a direct drive C axis flush rotary torque table that provides a larger work cube.

Mobile welding fume filtration

Translas is offering a line of mobile filtration units under the name ClearO2.

IMTS Spotlight: Shoulder milling solution

Exhibitor: Seco Tools  Booth: W-1564

The Square T4-08 is a new shoulder mill with pocket seats and multi-edge inserts for cutting stability and for clean 90° walls.

IMTS Spotlight: Modular quick-change tooling

Exhibitor: Exsys Tool   Booth: W-1671

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New series grinding steady rests

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Thinnest parting off and deep grooving tools

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