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Posted on February 2, 2017
Need to know how to set up your R-Tech MIG welder for different materials and thicknesses?
We are here to help on the phone as always, however the office isn't always open. So we have created MIG Welding Charts to assist you in setting up your MIG and have added them to our MIG owners manuals.
These are now available via our Download Machine Owners Manuals page for your convenience. We hope that you will find these an invaluable tool.
Posted on January 24, 2017
Andy Frost and his team are working towards reclaiming the World Record for the fastest street car over a 1/4 mile at Bahrain International Circuit with Red Victor.
Red Victor 3 is a modified, heavily tuned version of Vauxhall's original 1967 Victor FD. First built by Andy Frost in 1981 after buying the car for just £60 Red Victor has gone through many changes and evolution's to the car that it is today.
R-Tech Welding Equipment is proud to support Andy with his relentless and uncompromising determination to take back the title. His and his team’s passion paid off in the first round that they attended at Santa Pod in May 2017, were they ran a person best 6.37 @ 234mph.
The next test meeting in September at Santa Pod for the Euro Finals saw them have a cylinder head issue, and the engine had to be rebuilt to get the car to Bahrain. The team worked assiduously and managed to get the car ready to be shipped to Bahrain in time for the Bahrain Drag Racing Club’s 3rd round. The team suffered more bad luck when they arrived in Bahrain to find out their truck had been broken into, items stolen and the car had been trampled over causing damage to the paint work. This only made Andy and the RV team’s resolve stronger.
Posted on December 7, 2016
Robo Challenge invited us to come and meet the team and the house robots ahead of filming for the second series of Robot Wars. We spent the morning chatting with the Robo Challenge team and having a look around their workshop.
The family run company is based in Birmingham and make one-off creations for a number of media clients. Recent projects include a working replica of a gun from ‘Titanfall 2’ video game and a full size Mack (robot dog) from the game ReCore. Robo Challenge use a range of technologies during the build including robotics, welding, plasma cutting and 3D printing. There were over 1,000 hours of 3D printing to make Mack!
The BBC asked Robo Challenge to create the house robots for the re-launch of Robot Wars which aired earlier this year. Robo Challenge also designed the new battle arena to accommodate the new bigger, badder robots.
Robo Challenge and a number of the teams that compete in the Wars use R-Tech Welding TIG’s, MIG’s and plasma cutters to create their robots.
Posted on August 30, 2016
R-Tech Welding Equipment is sponsoring Ben Davis in the Renault UK Clio Cup at the BTCC weekend at Silverstone. We are giving away 2 tickets to 1 lucky person for Sunday 18th September 2016! As well as a full day of racing you will get to meet Ben and have a tour of the paddock. To be in a with chance of winning this incredible prize you need to go to our Facebook page and like the pinned post at the top. You will also need to comment with who you would like to bring with you. 1 winner will be selected at random after the closing date 13/09/16 11.59 PM. The winner will be announced and contacted on Facebook.
Terms and Conditions:
Facebook post must be liked and commented on before 13/09/16 11.59 PM. Winner will be selected at random (via Fan Page Karma). Winner must be available on 18/09/16 to attend the event. Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available. Prize includes entry to the circuit for the event of BTCC on 18/09/16 only and to meet Ben Davis and have a tour of the paddock at a time agreed with Ben Davis.
Posted on August 23, 2016
R-Tech Welding Equipment is sponsoring Ben Davis at the Silverstone round of the UK Clio Cup. But how did this come about and 'Who is Ben Davis'?
Ben approached us a couple of years ago regarding obtaining funding for sponsorship. Ben is a local lad from Ledbury and wanted local companies to sponsor him. He approached us as he knew of both our interest and supply in motorsport (we are petrolheads!) After long discussions we agreed to get him to Silverstone.
We caught up with Ben to get a bit of background on his career.
Height: 5ft 8in
Weight: 10st 5lb
Favourite colour: RenaultSport liquid yellow
Favourite circuit: Snetterton 300
Q.How did you get into racing?
Back in 2003, aged 10, at a simple kart track in southern Spain! My brother (two years older) and I both took to the track for the first time, minimal safety/rules/supervision, and were absolutely hooked from the outset. From then on, we looked at ways to do it competitively and I began a junior karting championship at Castle Combe aged 13
Q.Tell us a bit about the car that you will be driving at Silverstone this year.
It is a Renault Clio Cup (gen 4) race car, built from scratch as a race car (as opposed to converted road car) by RenaultSport in France. Each car comes direct from the factory and all parts are homologated and/or sealed to ensure performance parity. It uses a 1.6l turbo engine with around 225bhp. More impressive than that is the cornering and braking ability; full race suspension, very powerful diff, ‘paddleshift’ Sadev gearbox, Dunlop racing slick tyres and fully stripped out with roll cage etc. The actual car was the car used by last year’s championship challenger Ash Hand who won the most races in it in 2015.
Q.Do you do this full time?
Posted on August 5, 2016
R-Tech Welding Equipment is proud and excited to announce that we are sponsoring Ben Davis to race in the Silverstone round of the Renault UK Clio Cup 16th-18th September 2016.
Ben has a real passion and tenacity for what he does. We will be following Ben’s journey in the lead up to and during the race weekend.
Stay posted for regular updates and a chance to win some tickets for the Sunday with the chance to meet Ben and a look round the paddock...
Posted on July 29, 2016
R-Tech Welding Equipment were delighted to be invited to attend Sussex Coast College for their 1st Welding Skills Challenge. We have been supplying the college with welding machines for a number of years and it was a great opportunity for us to meet and greet the staff and students to obtain an even greater understanding of their needs. The college has fantastic workshop facilities and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Once we had set up in the morning we were briefed as to the itinerary for the day. Throughout the day we ran Plasma Cutting demonstrations and let everyone have a play at cutting things up! We were also there to speak to the students about our range of machines and offer advise on setting up.
The competition ran from 12-4 pm. They ran 2 skill levels on the day.
Posted on July 14, 2016
R-Tech Welding caught up with Robo Challenge to discuss the building of the updated house robots for the up-coming new series of Robot Wars. Robo Challenge purchased an R-Tech MIG180, MIG250 and TIG210EXT to construct these huge robots.
Q - It has been 12 years since the last series of Robot Wars was filmed. What upgrades have you given the house robots to keep up with the changes in technology?
In the last 12 years, technology and materials have improved significantly. These include ultra-lightweight and powerful Lithium Polymer batteries giving increased performance and more spare weight to dedicate to weapons and armour. Motor technology has improved significantly in the recent years with small lightweight and powerful brush-less motors, these can be up to 10x lighter than older brushed motor technology.
With this in mind we knew the House Robots needed more drive power, more weapon power, more armour and also a lot more weight behind them. The drive on Matilda and Shunt are around 12x the power of their predecessors.
Shunts axe is immensely more powerful than it used to be, running at higher CO2 pressures and a much larger weapon overall. Every single element of each robot has been improved to take on the ever increasing power of the competitors.
Q - How did Robo Challenge get involved with Robot Wars?
Robo Challenge are contacted regularly with regards to creative engineering projects for TV shows and PR campaigns. Our reputation of high quality work, fast turn arounds and friendly family run business means we are the go-to company for a lot of exciting projects such as this.
Q - What metals are the robots made from?
Posted on June 22, 2016
Here at R-Tech Welding we love to interact with our community of welders. We enjoy seeing your work, whether you are a fabricator, an artist, a hobbyist or a structural welder we want to see what you are welding. We have now created an Instagram account to make it even easier for you to share you work with us. Simply use #rtechwelding on your posts and follow our Instagram page here.
Posted on June 15, 2016
We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest MIG welder into the R-Tech range of machines.
The MTS450SWF Inverter MIG, MMA & DC TIG welder features a high 60% duty cycle, separate wire feed unit with 15KG reel capacity, heavy duty trolley and MIG wave adjustment for fine control of welding arc. Ideal for maintenance, automotive and heavy fabrication welding.
The MTS450 has a separate 4-Roll geared wire feed unit which provides a consistent weld bead. It also provides very smooth low splatter welds on all steels and aluminium due to its inverter technology.
It will weld from as low as 40 Amps in MIG mode all the way up to 450 Amps, and then from 20 Amps to 450 Amps in TIG DC mode making it extremely versatile.
The R-Tech MTS450SWF MIG-TIG-ARC Welder comes as a complete package with a 3M MB36 Air Cooled MIG Torch, an earth lead, an MMA lead, a gas hose, mains cable, a gas regulator and a torch consumables kit.
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