Victor, a Victor Technologies brand, has launched its new 400 Series of oxy-fuel torches. The 400 series is a two-piece torch that incorporates innovative handle and cutting attachment designs that offer better ergonomics, a clearer view of the cutting path, visual cues for easier use, and enhanced safety. The new torch is available in medium- and heavy-duty models and also is sold as part of the Medalist 250 and Medalist 350 outfits. Outfits include the torch handle, cutting attachment, welding tip, G Series regulators, and hoses.

The handle uses an engineered zinc-aluminum alloy called Zamak that has three times the tensile strength of brass, so it better resists deformation. The handle is lighter than brass, yet it balances naturally when hoses and attachments are connected. To simplify use, oxygen and fuel valves are labeled and color-coded for instant identification and easier operation by indicating directions for open and closed valve positions. These features can be especially valuable for inexperienced and multi-lingual workforces. (