R-Tech Blog - Welding News and Events

Catch up on the latest welding equipment and plasma cutting news from R-Tech Welding Equipment Ltd


  • Posted on February 9, 2018 by admin

    RED VICTOR Returning to Bahrain in March 2018 to go for world record attempt

    RED VICTOR RACING is returning to Bahrain in March after their successful run in January
    2018 where they achieved 1/4 Mile in 6.022 Seconds at a massive 250.92 Mph
    Imagine how that must feel!

    With what they learned in the January run and some new parts they are well placed to go for
    the sub 6 second 1/4 mile and break the current record for a street legal car with 4000 BHP!

    The R-Tech are supporting the British RED Victor team with driver Andy Frost via sponsorship
    and we look forward to the running in March.

    To keep up to date with how its going, you can visit thier Facebook Fan page via link below.

    RED Victor 5 Seconds Fan Club

  • Posted on January 25, 2018 by admin

    New Combat Robot from Robo-Challenge Team "Spectre" for King of Bots, China Challenge.

    Robo Challenge
    , builders of the new house robots for Robot Wars using R-Tech Welders have built a robot to compete over in China's King of Bots series. Here is the first of their behind the scene's video of the journey. We look forward to seeing more of the build and the engineering that goes into making this battle robot.

    King Of Bots continues today in China. Over the course of the competition we hope to bring you this little documentary series charting the build from the first clicks in CAD to the very first fight and all the fun in between. If you like engineering, robots, and tight deadlines this is the mini-series for you!

  • Posted on October 27, 2017 by admin

    R-Tech 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

    From October 1st 2017 the R-Tech 2 year warranty has been increased to a 3 year warranty providing you with even more peace of mind & confidence in your purchase.

    We promise to do the following quickly with minimum of fuss :-

    Collect machine by UK Courier
    Repair machine at our Gloucester Technical Department
    Return machine by UK courier

    All covered under your R-Tech warranty - No Fuss - No Cost - No Delays

    Being a R-Tech customer you also benefit from our customer care promise, Including:-

    Free Technical advice over phone, email and LiveChat
    Free Welding advice to help you get the best from your R-Tech machine
    10 year duty of care - we will stock spare parts for your machine for at least 10 years.
    Product specific instruction videos

    Red full details of our 3 year warranty here

  • Posted on October 27, 2017 by admin

    SSC Controls TIG Foot Pedals at R-Tech

    We are very proud to be the UK supplier of SSC Controls TIG remote foot pedals

    SSC foot pedals are made in the U.S.A features a low profile design for better comfort with ultra smooth operation and are tested to 1 million lifecycles, they are made for the discerning TIG welder.

    These are now standard issue with our Digital EXT range of TIG welders

    SSC Foot pedal features:-

    Includes a 4/8M heavy duty cable and plug, ready to use.
    Patented design is tested to one million lifecycles
    Non-slip 3M traction pads
    Durable steel case
    Low profile design with ultra smooth operation giving very fine control.
    Designed and manufactured under a quality system certified to ISO 9001
    Made in the U.S.A

    We also stock SSC foot pedals for Miller, Lincoln, Esab, Lorch, Thermal Arc and Kemmpi Tig Welders with cable and plug.

  • Posted on April 29, 2017 by admin

    Win 2 Free Tickets to the BTCC and Clio Cup at Thruxton on the 7th May

    Win a pair of tickets for the Clio Cup racing at Thruxton on May 7th 2017

    This will include:-

    2 Entry tickets & Renault hospitality including breakfast and lunch.

    Winner will be announced at 1pm May 4th 2017

    Good Luck!

    The R-Tech Welding Team

    To enter the competition click link below



  • Posted on April 28, 2017 by admin

    R-Tech Welding Equipment Sponsorship of Ash Hand in Renault UK Clio Cup

    We are extremely proud to announce that we are sponsoring Ash Hand in the 2017 season of the Renault UK Clio Cup.

    With just days before the season started Ash confirmed his return to the championship after narrowly missing out on the championship title in 2015.
    Ash is a dedicated and determined driver who is hungry to be back on the podium this year.

    To celebrate our sponsorship of Ash Hand in the Renault UK Clio Cup this season we will be giving away tickets for each racing Sunday. That’s right, free tickets to every Clio Cup race weekend!
    We will run individual competitions for each race weekend so keep an eye on our social media pages for your chance to win.

    The whole R-Tech team would like to wish Ash the very best of luck for 2017.

  • Posted on March 8, 2017 by admin

    R-Tech 'How To' Welding Videos Now available

    We have created a comprehensive range of 'How To' videos to instruct you on how to set up and weld a variety of materials and different thicknesses in both our Analogue and Digital range of TIG welders.

    These videos take you through step by step how to set up your R-Tech TIG Welder for each process.

    Digital Machines (TIG170EXT/210EXT/260EXT/320EXT/400EXT)

    Analogue Machines (TIG161, 201, 251)

    They are all available via link below
    How to TIG & MIG weld video guides - complete welding video guides

  • Posted on February 2, 2017 by admin

    MIG Welding Charts Now Available

    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 welder and have added them to our MIG owners manuals.

    These are now available individually as a printable PDF for:

    or you can download the full manuals 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 by admin

    R-Tech Sponsor Red Victor for World Record Attempt

    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-Vic-LH-Side-BaW background

    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.


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  • Posted on December 7, 2016 by admin

    R-Tech Welding Equipment Meets Robo Challenge

    net-and-ben-with-house-robotsRobo 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.

    sir-killalot-head-and-tig210 Sir Killalot with the R-Tech TIG210EXT that helped to create him

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