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New ORBmax Oxygen Analyzer by Orbitalum (PDF)
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. 

New E.H. Wachs Sales, Service and Rental Center in Pasadena, TX Location (PDF)
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.

Cold Cutting: A Clean and Repeatable Technology (PDF)
Lincolnshire, IL (September 30, 2013) - As published in Welding Journal magazine, Portable machine tools for cold cutting have manyy 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.

Technology Drives U.S. Heat Exchanger Resurgence (PDF)
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.

E. H. Wachs Launches You Tube Video Campaign for Customer Support and Product Knowledge (PDF)
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.

Press Release - Tools for Accurate Pipe Weld Preps And Cut Time Estimates (PDF)
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.

Press Release - Wachs and Orbitalum Together in North America and Europe (PDF)
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.

Why Cold Cutting Is the Hot Technology (PDF)
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.

Practical Deepwater Pipeline Repair System (PDF)
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.

Wachs Subsea Deepwater Pipeline Repair System (PDF)
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).

E.H. Wachs Utility Products and No Valve Left Behind (PDF)
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.

E.H. Wachs Utility Products and Stimulus Bill Spending (PDF)
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.

E.H. Wachs Highlights the Importance of Proper Weld Preps (PDF)
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.

E.H. Wachs Launches New Multi-Axial PowerDrill (PDF)
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.
 
E.H. Wachs Among American Machinist's 10 Best Machine Shops (PDF)
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.
 
Wachs Subsea Cold Cutting Applications for Offshore Platforms (PDF)
Houston, TX - Recent changes in casing and pipe management have significantly improved the safety and efficiency in operating offshore platforms.

E.H. Wachs EICC Casing Cutter Time Study (PDF)
Lincolnshire, IL - 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.

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