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Celebrating a half century of joining technology


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January 26, 2017

The “wrap around” effect of a TurboTorch Extreme Swirl tip is designed to distribute heat on all sides of a joint.

TurboTorch, an ESAB brand, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. TurboTorch was the brand name for the air-fuel products introduced by Wingearsheek, Inc., of Peabody, MA. The products featured a patented air-swirl technology invented by company co-founder Alex Wormser. Burning hotter than other air-fuel torches, TurboTorch’s Extreme line of self-lighting and standard torch tips create a “wrap around” flame effect to heat pipe evenly and quickly. By the early 1970s, air-swirl technology became popular for brazing and soldering.

“TurboTorch Extreme air-acetylene torches set the highest industry standards for performance, reliability, durability and safety,” says Paul Eckhoff, director, product line management, ESAB. “Contractors have trusted TurboTorch to help them to earn their livelihood for 50 years.” www.esab.com


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