Company News

News and press releases from the E.H. Wachs Industrial Division.

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.

E.H. Wachs at HRSG Users Group 2015

E.H. Wachs at HRSG Users Group 2015

Lincolnshire, IL (February 26, 2015) - E. H. Wachs will be exhibiting at the HRSG User's Group (Heat-Recovery Steam Generators) conference in Orlando, FL at the Caribe Royale Hotel March 9-11, 2015. Heat recovery steam generators utilize gas and steam turbines to create more power from the same fuel than a simple-plant cycle. The excess heat from the gas turbine is directed to the nearby steam turbine, which produces additional electricity, also known as a combined-cycle power plant.

Machines displayed will include power generation industry maintenance and repair equipment for industrial pipes and valves. The Wachs equipment line up at the event will include tools used in pipe cutting and beveling, flange facing, and portable valve operators. Visit John Gruntfest in booth # 112.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.