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New and Improved Electric Power Drive by E. H. Wachs

New and Improved Electric Power Drive by E. H. Wachs

Lincolnshire, IL (August 21, 2014) - The Electric Power Drive (EPD) was designed as an alternative power source to pneumatic and hydraulic power supply for large field portable machine tools.  The EPD supplies a wider voltage range than its predecessor that includes 200-480 V, 3 phase or 220 V single phase.  This smart and flexible power source auto-lines with any power source, allowing it to be used worldwide.  It has an added continuous cooling fan that improves duty cycle, extending useful operating time.  And a new remote allows the operator to control variable motor speeds and comes with an auto trip for the LCSF (Low Clearance Split Frame)

The EPD is an excellent choice for fabrication shop applications and power generation industries.  It works with the LCSF and the EP424 End Prep machine. (Read more)

 

New LDSF Tool Slides and Tooling

New LDSF Tool Slides and Tooling

Lincolnshire, IL (August 12, 2014) - E.H. Wachs is pleased to announce a new system of tool slides and tooling used in conjunction with Wachs Large Diameter Split Frame (LDSF) series. Designed to cut, face, bevel, compound bevel and deep counterbore large diameter vessels and steam generators up to a 5in (127 mm) wall thickness in the 60in-120in (1524-3048mm) OD range, they're specifically engineered for application in the oil & gas and power generation industries. (Read more)

 

New ORBmax Oxygen Analyzer by Orbitalum

New ORBmax Oxygen Analyzer by Orbitalum

Lincolnshire, IL (July 29, 2014) - The new ORBmax Oxygen Analyzer, manufactured by Orbitalum, is a digital tool that accurately measures and monitors oxygen particle counts.  It is an essential instrument for high purity welding applications in semiconductor, pharmaceutical and aerospace industries.  The ORBmax accurately measures PPM levels in oxygen to provide oxidation free welds, time and time again, equipped with a maintenance free optical sensor. (Read more)

 

New E.H. Wachs Sales, Service and Rental Center in Pasadena, TX

New E.H. Wachs Sales, Service and Rental Center in Pasadena, TX

Pasadena, TX (July 24, 2014) - E. H. Wachs has moved its Houston sales, service and rental location to 3414 Lilac Unit E, Pasadena Texas 77505. The new location is closer for industrial customers in the oil and gas market and to refineries in the shipping channel located in the Houston area. This facility sells, services and rents equipment for pipe cutting and beveling that include Split Frames; End Prep machines; handheld valve exercisers; power units; and tooling. (Read more)

 

Cold Cutting: A Clean and Repeatable Technology

Cold Cutting: A Clean and Repeatable Technology

Lincolnshire, IL (September 30, 2013) - As published in Welding Journal magazine, Portable machine tools for cold cutting have many advantages for end prepping pipe and vessels prior to welding, including precision and inherent safety advantages. Machining eliminates the risks associated with open flame torch cutting, important wherever volatile hydrocarbons are present. The cold cutting method also eliminates the undesirable heat-affected zone (HAZ) created by thermal cutting. Wachs products utilize multiple technologies...one will be right for your project. (Read more)

 

Technology Drives U.S. Heat Exchanger Resurgence

Technology Drives U.S. Heat Exchanger Resurgence

Lincolnshire, IL (June 15, 2013) - As published in Welding Journal magazine, Orbital welding technology plays a key role in heat exchanger fabrication in the United States, and proper weld preparation is critical in the quality of finished welds for fabrications such as these. But, precision tube saws produce finished edges that prepare tubes for orbital welding applications quickly with quality preps. Completely square preps with burr free edges can be obtained with facing tools. The orbital torch mechanically rotates around the tube end while adding welding wire for strength. For more information on Orbitalum welding systems. (Read more)

 

E. H. Wachs Launches YouTube Video Campaign for Customer Support and Product Knowledge

E. H. Wachs Launches YouTube Video Campaign for Customer Support and Product Knowledge

Lincolnshire, IL (June 4, 2013) - Wachs is pleased to announce four new videos that are available for viewing on its YouTube channel. These videos highlight products and tools designed to help project managers, welding contractors and field machinists estimate production times, specify product and generally learn more about pipe cutting, beveling, and weld prep best practices (Read more)

 

Tools for Accurate Pipe Weld Preps And Cut Time Estimates

Tools for Accurate Pipe Weld Preps And Cut Time Estimates

Lincolnshire, IL (May 28, 2013) - Project managers, welding contractors, and field machinists will find that they will make their pipe welding more efficient by using weld prep tools. Quality, precision weld preps made with E.H. Wachs equipment ensures users that the welding process will consistently pass inspections time and time again, while avoiding any reprocessing of the weld prep. Wachs machine tools are built to cut, bevel, j-prep, counter bore, flange face and single point pipes from 2in to 72in O.D. and utilize a cold cutting process that eliminates the hazards related to torch cutting and grinding. This is especially important wherever volatile hydrocarbons are present. (Read more)

 

Wachs and Orbitalum Together in North America and Europe

Wachs and Orbitalum Together in North America and Europe

Lincolnshire, IL (September 12, 2012) - E. H. Wachs and Orbitalum Tools GmbH, (ITW companies, Illinois Tool Works), have joined forces. The two companies will now be identified as the ITW Orbital Cutting & Welding group with the same great products, built to the highest standards in the United States and Germany. This will give customers the most comprehensive assortment of weld preparation equipment and orbital welding systems in the market. (Read more)

 

Technology Test Drive - Built for the Field

Technology Test Drive - Built for the Field

Harvard, IL (December 5, 2011) - Infrastructure software is a powerful tool for municipal managers and engineers, but what about field crews? Software tools can make their work easier, too. That’s the idea behind infraMAP software from iWater, Inc. The company describes the application as “by field crews, for field crews.” It is a GIS-based application that work crew members can use to support water valve exercising, hydrant fire flow testing, hydrant flushing, pipeline tracing, and numerous other maintenance tasks on water, sewer and other municipal and utility systems. (Read more)

 

Why cold cutting is the hot technology

Why cold cutting is the hot technology

Lincolnshire, IL (October 27, 2011) - As published in North American Pipelines magazine, E.H. Wachs cold cutting machine tools including the LCSF and HDSF split frames are the preferred method of cutting and beveling pipelines prior to welding. Where volatile hydrocarbons have been introduced into a pipeline, Wachs flame free machining process is the Hot Technology. (Read more)

 

Practical Deepwater Pipeline Repair System

Practical Deepwater Pipeline Repair System

Houston, TX (September 6, 2011) - As published in Ocean News & Technology (ON&T) magazine, Wachs Subsea, Oil States and Chevron invent, design and builds a system including the Combination Tool, a multipurpose device powered by ROV and remotely controlled capable of pipe severing, OD bevel, ID bevel, weld seam removal and FBE removal in one deployment. (Read more)

 

Deepwater Pipeline Repair - Offshore Engineer

Deepwater Pipeline Repair - Offshore Engineer

Houston, TX (October 6, 2010) - As published in OE Offshore Engineer magazine, Chevron partners with Wachs Subsea, Oil States and others to develop their Deepwater Pipeline Repair System for emergency repairs on the ocean floor at depths up to 10,000 feet (3,000 meters). (Read more)

 

No Valve Left Behind

No Valve Left Behind

Harvard, IL (January 4, 2010) - As published in Municipal Sewer and Water magazine, proactive valve maintenance with Wachs Valve Maintenance Trailers pays big dividends in reduced labor, reduced leakage and better asset data for Rutherford County, Tenn. (Read more)

 

The Importance of Weld Preparation in High Integrity Welding

The Importance of Weld Preparation in High Integrity Welding

Lincolnshire, IL (May 21, 2009) - When the subject of high integrity welding is discussed, typically the topics revolve around the dramatic improvements in welding technology and the latest advanced materials used in pipe and tubing. New techniques that are capturing attention such as laser beam welding, and bold advances in semiautomated and fully automated orbital welding, are generating intense interest. (Read more)

 

Another Twist on the Stimulus

Another Twist on the Stimulus

Harvard, IL (May 20, 2009) - As published in Municipal Sewer and Water magazine, funding for "shovel-ready" projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act can include equipment for long-term infrastructure operation and maintenance. (Read more)

 

Proper Preparation: The Key to Successful Pipe Welds

Proper Preparation: The Key to Successful Pipe Welds

Lincolnshire, IL (May 10, 2009) - As published in Welding Journal magazine, proper weld preps are the critical first step in implementing a successful welding program producing high quality, repeatable welds with no heat affected zone. (Read more)

 

Maintaining product integrity through generations

Maintaining product integrity through generations

Lincolnshire, IL (October 27, 2008) - FROM the maker of the Trav-L-Cutter, since 1883 E H Wachs Company’s mission has remained the same: Superior equipment. Complete support. It started 125 years ago with the ideas and entrepreneurial spirit of a young German engineer named Edward H Wachs. From its founding in 1883, E H Wachs Company graduated quickly from steamfitting to manufacture of the Wachs Vertical Steam Engine. (Read more)

 

Recon Controller now available for Wachs valve operators

Recon Controller now available for Wachs valve operators

Harvard, IL (August 4, 2008) - The TDS Recon rugged handheld computer delivers maximum performance and reliability in a lightweight, extremely rugged design that's easy to carry. The waterproof Recon weighs just 17 ounces, meets military specifications for drops, vibration, and both high and low temperature operation, and runs Windows Mobile 6.0. The Recon works wherever and whenever you need it. (Read more)

 

E.H. Wachs Launches New Multi-Axial PowerDrill

E.H. Wachs Launches New Multi-Axial PowerDrill

Lincolnshire, IL (July 1, 2008) - E.H. Wachs launches a new high-performance industrial drill, the Multi-Axial PowerDrill, designed to articulate in five axes for a wide range of field service drilling applications. (Read more)

 

E.H. Wachs Company Among American Machinist’s 10 Best Machine Shops for 2006

E.H. Wachs Company Among American Machinist’s 10 Best Machine Shops for 2006

Cleveland, OH (September 7, 2006)  - American Machinist magazine today recognized E.H. Wachs as one of ten machine shops, large and small, that perform at consistently high levels relative to the key indicators derived from American Machinist's proprietary Machine Shop Benchmarking study. (Read more)

 

Cold Cutting Applications for Offshore Platforms

Cold Cutting Applications for Offshore Platforms

Houston, TX (July 19, 2005) - Recent changes in casing and pipe management have significantly improved the safety and efficiency in operating offshore platforms.  (Read more)

 

E.H. Wachs Company Helps Utilities Obtain Their VITALS

E.H. Wachs Company Helps Utilities Obtain Their VITALS

Wheeling, IL (June 6, 2005) – E.H. Wachs Company announced today the introduction of a new product designed to help utility customers maximize efficiency, save money and detect potential water distribution problems before they become critical. VITALS (Valve Information Tracking And Logging Systems) enables utilities to capture valuable information on the health of their distribution systems at the valve. (Read more)

 

E.H. Wachs EICC Casing Cutter Time Study

E.H. Wachs EICC Casing Cutter Time Study

Lincolnshire, IL (December 1, 2004) - A time study was commissioned to measure the advantages of cold cutting machine tools versus torch cutting and grinding, indicating the Wachs LCSF Split Frame and LCSF based EICC (External Internal Casing Cutter) yields clear savings in time with greatly enhanced safety. (Read more)

 

Keep the water flowing

Keep the water flowing

Harvard, IL (November 11, 2004) - The E.H. Wachs Company has served the Water Distribution industry since our invention of valve turning technologies. Starting in 1991 we have revolutionized the process of isolating and exercising important water distribution valves by providing a platform in which water utilities can quickly and effectively address their distribution valve turning requirements.  (Read more)

 

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