· Arc Equipment
Covering all the popular welding processes including Gas, MMA, MIG and TIG along with plasma and oxy-fuel cutting Afrox is able to provide welding and cutting solutions for almost all scenarios our customers may encounter.
Afrox is proud to be the Southern African distributor for Miller welding and plasma equipment for the past 35 years. They also distribute Thermal Dynamics Plasma equipment as well as the Transarc range branded welding equipment.
Industrial Gas Equipment
A range of both multi-stage and single-stage regulators are available to suit most applications.
Because of their inherent safety features, multi-stage regulators should always be used as the product of choice. Their flat outlet characteristic, irrespective of changes in cylinder pressure, make them the obvious choice. All regulators are subject to a rise in outlet pressure as inlet pressure drops. This aspect can be minimised by good design in a single-stage but cannot be eliminated. Multi-stage regulators do not display this characteristic!
The Saffire® Universal® cutting torch is a versatile, well-balanced torch capable of cutting steel up to 300 mm thick.
The torch provides excellent flame control and exceptional handling for all industrial cutting applications.
Saffire® Universal® cutting torches feature nozzle mixing technology for added safety and for protecting the torch and operator from accidental backfires. They can be used with Acetylene or LPG, depending on the type of nozzle fitted.
Nozzles and Tips
Our range of nozzles utilise the nozzle-mix principle whereby the fuel gas and preheat oxygen are kept separate right up to the nozzle and are only mixed once inside the preheat orifices.
This system keeps the volume of mixed gas to an absolute minimum and therefore reduces the magnitude of a backfire. Injector-mix systems have far larger volumes of mixed gases in the torch and nozzle. Should a backfire occur, far more extensive damage to equipment, or operators, can result.
Nozzles are made of copper for good heat dissipation. Nozzle faces can be dressed back by using a fine file and orifices cleaned with appropriate cleaners. The flame shape and nozzle performance depend heavily on orifices having sharp, square edges – they should never be bell-mouthed by using pieces of wire to clean them out – use only approved nozzle cleaners.
Core to our gas equipment safety offering is the Afrox flashback arrestor range.
Our flashback arrestors are precision-manufactured, assembled and individually tested to the most stringent world-wide manufacturing standards. The superior quality of our flashback arrestors makes them one of our most widely used products. A flashback is a flame travelling at supersonic speed in the opposite direction to normal gas flow in oxy-fuel gas equipment.
A flashback is a flame travelling at supersonic speed in the opposite direction to normal gas flow in oxy-fuel gas equipment. The backfeeding of gases, that promotes flashbacks is generally caused by one of the following:
- Excessive pressure. If the flow rate exceeds the nozzle capacity, the gas at the higher pressure then flows into the lower-pressure gas line. This will occur if incorrect pressures are used or if nozzles, cutting attachments and welding torches are incompatible.
- Lighting up incorrectly with both torch control valves open but one cylinder closed. In spite of better equipment, flashbacks remain a problem in oxy-fuel gas systems. There are many reasons for this, including the growing use of welding and cutting equipment by unskilled or semi-skilled persons who sometimes short-cut safety procedures in order to save time.
- A drop in pressure of either gas due to leaks in the regulator, hose or connections. This results in backfeeding into the low pressure line.
- The reverse flow of gases during temporary storage or shutdown, incorrect closedown procedures or malfunctioning valves or regulators.
Hoses and fittings
The welding and cutting hose is a high quality product, meeting and carrying SABS 582 for use with oxygen and acetylene.
Construction of the hose comprises a black SBR compound liner with a double braided synthetic yarn as the reinforcement, and a natural rubber compound cover having excellent weather and abrasion resistance.The hose is available in red for acetylene and blue for oxygen. We also supply an LPG neoprene hose which is coloured orange and exceeds the requirements of SABS 1156 of 1978, Part 2.
Spares are available with full fitting instructions for all peripheral items.
A wide range is available, complete with shade 4 glass filter lenses meeting and carrying BS 679.The cover lenses are clear polycarbonate. Shade 6 lenses are available as a loose item.
Item number W005913, double roller guide is a very handy cutting aid for the Universal or Type 2 cutting torches. The cutting nozzle height is kept absolutely constant, thereby producing superior cuts as well as extending cutting nozzle life! The operator can either run it along a straight guide for straight cuts, or steer it for complex shapes.
Spares are available with full fitting instructions for all peripheral items.
Trolleys, Cylinders and Spanners
The PortaPak is the ideal welding and cutting set for those difficult-to-get-to jobs - Item number W005771
Light and robust, with a mass of only 29kg yet still having man-sized capabilities, it is easily moved by one person, and can be lifted through hatches or into service vehicles. Because of its small size and portability, the set is ideal for emergency vehicles or on maintenance duty in industry where portability is a must.
Welding and cutting capabilities
The PortaPak will fusion weld, braze weld, silver solder, heat and cut. Nozzles provided will fusion weld steel up to 4mm and cut steel up to 6mm thick. The cutting capability can be extended to 20mm by using the AFN 1,2mm or to ± 35mm using AFN 1,6mm nozzle available as an optional extra.
Continuous operating times
Brazing and welding with No. 5 nozzle - six hours. Cutting with 0,8mm nozzle - 45 minutes.These times are for non-stop operation.The average job requires a fair amount of preparation and welding and cutting is normally intermittent, which in practice extends these times considerably.
Saffire® Type 2 Economy Outfit
The Saffire® Type 2 Economy Outfit is designed to get you started on general oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, with the flexibility to add accessories specific to your personal and job requirements – creating your own specially customised kit. The ecomomy outfit is presented in a useful toolbox.
The Series 8500 regulators in the outfit feature unique encapsulated valves, which provide extremely stable control of gases. The versatile and robust Saffire® Type 2 shank and cutting attachment are constructed from solid brass forgings and have silver-brazed joints for extra strength.
A flexible outfit that is ideal for oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, but can be customised to suit your needs
Saffire® Type 2 Professional Outfit
The Saffire® Type 2 Professional Outfit is a top-of-the-range premium outfit – the supreme kit for professionals and all welding, brazing, heating and cutting operations, presented in a reusable toolbox. The outfit is capable of cutting up to 75 mm and welds up to 5 mm.
The Series 8500 regulators in the outfit feature unique Afrox encapsulated valves, which provide extremely stable control of gases. The versatile and robust Saffire® Type 2 shank and cutting attachment are constructed from solid brass forgings and have silver-brazed joints for extra strength.
A premium outfit for welding, brazing, heating and cutting application
- Electrode Holders
- Welding Cable and Connectors
- Earth Clamps
- Wire Brushes and Chipping Hammers
- Cleaning and preparation products
- Gouging Torches and Electrodes
- MIG Torches and Consumables
- TIG Torches and Consumables
- TIG Electrodes
Better welding with our Arc Accessories. We have a comprehensive line-up of welding accessories
The welding cable is available with a choice of rubber and PVC insulation. Rubber insulated cable is recommended for use outside and is available in different amperages and duty cycles. PVC-insulated cable is used indoors only and is also available in a choice of amperages
The offer jaw and twist lock type electrode holders. The electrical capacity of the electrode holder must always be greater than the amperage in use – for instance, to carry 300 A, the electrode holder capacity should be at least 400 Amps. Damaged electrode holders can cause electric shock and even death and must be carefully maintained.
The offer two main types of earth clamps - crocodile and screw type - available in capacities of 200, 300 and 500 Amp capacities. If not properly secured to the work piece they can cause arcing, heat generation, damage to the earth clamp and shock to the welder. Cable Lugs and Cable Connectors Two types of cable lugs and cable connectors are available - crimping and fixing hole, and male and female cable connectors. Connector quality is important as bad connections result in inferior welding characteristics.
Welding Cable Connectors
Our welding cable is available with a choice of rubber and PVC insulation. Rubber insulated cable is recommended for use outdoors and is available in different amperages and duty cycles. PVC-insulated cable is used indoors only and is also available in a range of amperages.
Gouging Torches & Electrodes
The Transarc ® range of carbon gouge electrodes are designed for the air carbon gouging metal removal process which melts metal with an electric arc, then dynamically removes it with a jet of compressed air. The carbon electrodes contain a precisely formulated blend of carbon and graphite that produces the most efficient metal removal performance.
Afrox is the leading supplier of welding consumables in Southern Africa
With our extensive product range which cover most material that can be welded, from your normal carbon steel to the more specialised type of material such as Stainless Steel , Nickel based alloys, hardfacing alloys to mention but a few.
Whatever material you are welding, you are sure to find a consumable within the Afrox range that will cater for your needs. Our extensive product range covers all the welding processes (MIG, TIG, MMA, SAW, FLUX CORED AND OXYFUEL WELDING).
- Aluminium Alloys
- Carbon Steel
- Cast Iron
- Copper Alloys
- Creep Resistant Steel
- Hardfacing Alloys
- Low Alloy Electrodes
- Nickel Alloys
- Pipe Welding
- Problem Steel Electrodes
- Stainless Steel Wires
- Silver Brazing Alloys
Afrox is also a supplier of a huge variety of Safety Products such as:
- Head and Face Protection
- Respiratory Protection Equipment
- Hearing Protection
- Hand Protection
- Protective Clothing
- Protective Footwear
- Safety Belts and Harnesses