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R-Tech DC TIG Welder 160 Amp 240v

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R-Tech DC TIG Welder 160 Amp 240v
R-Tech DC TIG Welder 160 Amp 240v
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This is maximum weld with 1 pass, if you do multiple passes you can weld up to 10mm

5mm Max Weld

This is maximum weld with 1 pass, if you do multiple passes you can weld up to 10mm
Welds ALL steels in DC mode, will also weld brass, copper & titanium

Weld Steel

Welds ALL steels in DC mode, will also weld brass, copper & titanium
The R-Tech TIG160FPP is a feature rich 160Amp TIG Welder with 240V input, high frequency starting, pulse welding, slope up/down, LED display, high 35% duty cycle and optional foot pedal.
  • Built with class leading Siemens IGBT's - Not inferior Mosfets
  • Portable and lightweight - ideal for maintenance and fabrication work
  • Suitable for welding all types of steels plus brass and copper
  • 160Amp TIG and 125Amp MMA output
  • HF start - Enables easy starting of arc
  • Pulse TIG welding to allow greater control of heat into weld pool
  • 240v 13A input required - use anywhere with a 13A socket
  • Slope up, slope down and post flow gas
  • Optional foot pedal available
  • Package Includes, R-Tech TIG160FPP TIG welder, 4m WP17 Superflex TIG torch, earth lead, MMA Lead, gas hose, mains cable, argon regulator, owners manual, torch consumables kit including 1.6mm & 2.4mm red tungstens
  • 5 year collect and return UK warranty - What is this?in the unlikely event of machine failure, R-Tech will pay to collect, repair and return the Tig welder to you quickly- No quibble warranty

  • Buy with confidence - Free support by telephone or Livechat

  • Order by 3PM for FREE delivery to UK, Ireland & Channel Islands

Book a welding demonsratation

    Want to try before you buy? Book a demonstration at our Tewkesbury HQ - Available 5 days per week 9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.
 Amperage range  DC 10-160A, MMA 20-125A 
 Duty cycle  TIG 160A 35% - MMA 125A 35% 
 Input voltage/amps  240v 13A  - No load voltage 70v
 LED Display  Shows preset & actual amperage
 Pulse Frequency  0.5 - 250 Hz 
Slope up  0 - 5 seconds
Slope down  0 - 10 seconds
 Post flow gas  0 - 25 seconds
 HF Start  Yes
 2T/4T Trigger  Yes
 Gross weight  13KG
 Dimensions  425 x 195 x 310mm (L x W x H)
 Foot pedal option  Yes
 Insulation class  IP21S  
Cooling fan  Yes - Cooling fan with thermostatic protection 
 Max Thickness  5MM Single Pass
 Max Thickness Steel  10MM Multiple Passes


  • Generator Friendly - Generator must be minimum of 5KVA 240V and fitted with AVR (auto voltage regulation)


The R-Tech TIG160FPP carries the following warranty:-

  • TIG160FPP - 5 Year Warranty
  • Regulator - 1 Year Warranty
  • R-Tech TIG Torches - 3 Month Warranty
  • Earth and Electrode Leads - 3 Month Warranty
  • Optional FP7 Foot Pedal - 1 Year Warranty
  • Optional Water Cooler - 3 Year Warranty

R-Tech machines are designed to be robust, easy to use and highly reliable but in the unlikely event that your welder or plasma cutter requires attention, R-Tech promise to:-

  • Arrange collection via next working day UK courier [48hr offshore]
  • Quickly repair the machine at our Technical and R&D centre in Gloucester
  • Deliver back via next working day UK courier  [48hr offshore]
  • All costs covered by R-Tech - Yes, Collection, repair and delivery!

No questions, no hassle, just honest and reliable service - A true no quibble warranty

Most of our competitors only offer return to base [RTB] warranties - you have to pay and arrange to get it back to them which can be a hassle. Many others offer warranties that have clauses and if you don't have it serviced yearly by them, at your cost, the warranty will be void.

Other benefits of owning an R-Tech machine include:-

  • Free friendly and knowledgeable technical advice via phone and email
  • Free machine setup help always available - We want you to get the best from your machine
  • Ten year Duty-of-Care on all our machines, giving you piece of mind that spare parts will be available if needed
  • Video's to show how to use and setup your R-Tech machine.
  • 2 year extended warranties available at a minimal cost.

Don't just take our word for it - see our customer reviews page to see what real customers say about the R-Tech products and our service & support.

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R-Tech Welding Brochure Spring 2022
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Owners Manual R-Tech TIG Welder TIG160FPP

  • How long will it take to get my TIG160FPP?

    All orders for R-Tech welding equipment received by 3PM will normally be despatched the same day for next day delivery to the UK mainland, UK Isles may take 48hrs. 

    Once your order has been placed, will will email you an order confirmation, then a despatch confirmation with tracking number so you can track your order. We mainly use DHL who will often provide a 1 hour delivery time to you.

    Simply order on-line or by phone on 01452 733933.

    If you require any advice on which welding machine will best suit your requirements, please give us a all and one of our friendly sales/technical team will answer your questions.

  • How does the foot pedal work on TIG160FPP?

    This allows you to control the amperage when actually welding which is very beneficial especially when welding aluminium or exotic steels / alloys. It acts like a car throttle controlling the amperage.

    You simply unplug the torch switch plug from machine and plug in the foot pedal.

    You then set the main control amperage on machine front panel to the maximum you wish the foot pedal to go to on a maximum depression. So if you set the main amperage control to 100amps, when fully depressed the foot pedal will give 100amps. If set to 40 amps, it will go from minimum amps to 40amps allowing fine control of amperage. 

    Note: Some competitors foot pedals have the maximum amperage knob on the side of the foot pedal, so it can be hard to see what the maximum has been set and also easily knocked as on floor, this is quite an old fashioned way (we changed to machine control of foot pedal max amps over 17 years ago) 

    Once a weld pool is formed and you are moving along the weld as the heat transfers into the workpiece you may require less amperage as the weld pool width / penetration will get too hot, reducing the welding current with foot pedal will stop this happening.

    Over a 300mm long weld, you may need 100amps at the beginning and only 80 amps at the end of weld. Using a foot pedal will give you a uniform weld bead size.

    It also allows you to back off the heat from weld if you need to reposition torch / get new filler rod but don't want to stop the weld I.E When doing pipework etc which requires one continuous weld.

    Most experienced tig welders prefer to use a foot pedal especially on aluminium and exotic steels / alloys, unless the welding is not being done at a workbench i.e.  working on a car etc.

  • Why should I buy a TIG160FPP from R-Tech ?

    R-Tech provide you with high quality welding equipment with easy useable features, at exceptional value with un-rivalled direct customer support. 

    All our machines are robustly built using the latest ultra reliable IGBT inverter power components sourced from Siemens Infineon in Germany & USA.

    We give a 5 year collect and return warranty on all our R-Tech machines, a true no quibble warranty. We pay for and arrange collection, repair and return to you. General turn-around is 3-4 days, Can you current supplier offer such fast service?

    We also offer a free loan machine service to get you back qelding quickly and if arranged before 3pm, this can be delivered next working day for UK mainland.

    10 year duty of care on spare parts - We keep a large stock of spares in our Gloucester premises.

    We build our machines in a modular basis which ensures any future repair bills are kept to a minimum, unlike some manufacturers who build the internals of thier machines on just one or two P.C.B's. We ensure ours are designed to have internal components easily replaced ensuring cost effective repairs.

  • How do R-tech achieve such high duty cycles and why is it so important?

    At R-Tech we believe in building machines to last, with minimum down time to our customers, so we fit the most reliable power modules and IGBT's available coupled with oversized heatsinks. Therefore our machines are able to work harder for longer! 

    We also quote our duty cycles at machines maximum amperage unlike some manufacturers who sneakily quote duty cycles NOT at maximum amperage which can be quite misleading! 


    Competitors 200Amp welder with 60% duty cycle @140Amps.. So what is the duty cycle @ 200Amps?? 

    R-Tech Tig201 - 200Amps at 60% duty cycle - maximum output 200Amps!

  • What is an Inverter Welder and what are the benefits?

    Inverter welders use new silicon based technology to produce their welding power compared to older style welders that use heavy copper/aluminium transformers and rectifiers. 

      • Inverters use much smaller transformers, so they are a lot smaller, lighter and more portable.
      • Inverters use a lot less input power to get the same output power than the older transformer type machines, so they consume a lot less electricity and therefore are greener to run.
      • Because Inverters output power is controlled electronically, you have infinite power adjustment from 0 - 100% so you can really fine tune these to you needs. On MIG welders sometimes setting 2 is not enough power, but setting 3 is too much. You won't get this problem with infinite power control.

    Are inverter welders realiable?

      • Yes. When inverter welders first came out many years ago, like any new technology they did have their problems. Nowadays inverter technology is very reliable, cost effective and has many benefits over traditional welders.

        At R-Tech we use ultra-reliable Eupec Infineon IGBT Power Modules and power produced by American/German companies which are ultra reliable and allow us produce high duty cycle welding equipment.
  • I want to do some TIG Welding. Do I need a DC or AC/DC TIG welder?

    There are two types of TIG welding processes available.

    DC is used to weld mild steel, stainless steel, copper & brass, Inconel and titanium etc.

    AC is used to weld Aluminium and other alloys.

    You can buy either a DC TIG Welder or an AC/DC TIG Welder

    You will need to use 100% Pure Argon for shielding gas.

  • How are R-Tech welding machines built?

    As with all major manufacturers of welding equipment, the R-Tech range uses components originating from several countries. 

    The main part of our inverter range utilise 'Eupec (Infineon)' IGBT & power modules produced by American and German companies providing very high duty cycles with great reliability. With other components sourced from the Europe (internals) and the Far East (chassis and case components) from tried and tested high quality sources. 

    All final quality testing is carried out at our premises in Tewkesbury, UK.


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