News & Case Studies

Frewza Boats say switching to TECMEN was a 'no-brainer'

Posted by Shane Carroll on 12 November 2019

Frewza Boats, Invercargill - case study

'With the cost savings in both the unit itself, and the consumables, the decision is a bit of a no-brainer. '

We caught up with Brendon Frew (owner) and Reuben Haigh (engineering) from Frewza Boats about what they think of the TECMEN TM1000 Flip Front Helmet with FreFlow Respirator 

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety

5 Top Reasons For Cutting Disc Failure

Posted by Ray Wallace on 05 November 2019

Ever experienced an exploding cutting disc?  While it might sound exciting, hopefully it hasn't happened to you - it can be very dangerous!  Whether you're having trouble with cutting discs failing, or you've seen some of the more...gruesome...injuries caused by one and want to know how to avoid it - read on to see the top 5 reasons cutting discs fail. 

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Topics: Metal Cutting & Removal

What happens if you use an expired cutting disc...

Posted by Ray Wallace on 29 October 2019

Expiry dates on cutting discs are not like the expiry dates on a bottle of milk.  Unlike milk, that may, or may not go off by the used by date, cutting discs should NEVER be used beyond their expiry.  There could be serious consequences, and it is definitely not worth the risk to yourself or those around you.  Read on to learn more...  

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Topics: Metal Cutting & Removal, Safety

Wire Brushes Troubleshooting Guide

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 22 October 2019

There are a few common reasons your brushing application may not be achieving the desired results.  Keep reading for some of the most common issues and how to resolve them...

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Topics: Metal Finishing, Metal Cutting & Removal

Operational & Safety Instructions for Wire Brushes

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 15 October 2019

Like most things that involve power tools, there's a right and a wrong way to operate wire brushes and wheels if you want to stay safe and get the best results from your efforts.  Believe it or not, wire brushes and wheels can generate dangerous situations and/or create accidents if not use correctly. Read carefully the following information to ensure the safe use of these products at all times.

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Topics: Metal Finishing, Metal Cutting & Removal

How to select the right brush for metal fabrication

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 09 October 2019

Wire brushes are great for removing coatings from the metal surface, without damaging the base material.  They're also a lot more flexible than bonded or coated abrasives, making them ideal for cleaning hard to reach areas.  If you're in the market for a wire brush, but not sure which kind you need...keep reading, and we'll give you a hand.

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Topics: Metal Finishing, Metal Cutting & Removal

Oct-Nov Update 2019

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 01 October 2019

 

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Topics: Insider

How to check a powered air respirator before each use

Posted by Andy Thomas on 24 September 2019

Like any item of protective equipment, your powered air respirator should be tested to make sure it is working correctly before each use.  After all, you don't want to end up in a cloud of dangerous welding fumes before finding out something's not quite right!  Here's a quick run through of how to self check your PAPR before each use...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Troubleshooting Your Powered Air Respirator

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 17 September 2019

Having trouble with your PAPR unit?  Is it not quite working like it used to?  Or not working at all?  You've come to the right place!  Here's some of the most commonly found problems with powered air respirators and how to fix them...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

How to keep your PAPR clean & maintained

Posted by Clayton Thomas on 10 September 2019

If you want maximum functionality and long life from your powered air respirator, you need to keep it clean and well maintained.  The good news is, it's pretty simple to do and won't take much effort as long as you make it a regular thing.  Here's a so quick, so easy guide to keeping your PAPR clean and maintained...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety