Another new Lorch

  1. oliwb Member

    Got our brand new Lorch yesterday. So far very impressed. Waited a long time for an Oxford that never came and it caused a big backlog of customer POs. Thankfully this new machine fired straight up and started earning money within about 10 minutes of arrival and installation of a plug.

    So far very, very happy. Can anyone tell me where is good to buy new drive rollers? I need some for flux core but nobody seems to list them online.

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  2. EAZEE

    EAZEE Member

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    Nice bit of kit that bud. As for the rollers talk to @tomorrow
     
  3. arther dailey

    arther dailey Member

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    surely get the rollers from machine supplier? I would be putting a bit of perspex or similar over the front of the display area,just to keep it in good condition, errant hot metal is always attracted to any sort of digital display it seems..nice tool.
     
  4. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    I had your Oxford turn up at my place yesterday :clapping::D;)
    Lorch will serve you extremely well though, best place for the rollers is wasp or matt, I don't stock them unfortunately.
     
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  5. Richard.

    Richard. Forum Supporter

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    Nice purchase.
    You’ve got what I believe to be 250 amps on tap. Don’t be frightened to use it. Those welds look very cold for such a gage.
     
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  6. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    We have five 400 & 500A Lorch machines - one of the best manufacturers IMO.
    The rolls are generic. ESAB/Murex etc all fit. Order by OD/bore size and pin centres. Even get them on ebay.

    Grind the millscale off, whack the power up and lay some nice beads with it.
     
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  7. Jim Davey

    Jim Davey R H Davey Welding Supplies Ltd

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    Tech Arc do drive rollers for just about anything. And spares are something they get out the door same day mostly.
    Alternatively stick up a photo, I can probably ID them from that.
     
  8. Welderpaul

    Welderpaul Moderator Staff Member

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    These - Tech arc are on ebay
     
  9. oliwb Member

    Yes, well spotted. At the moment it's on a 16A socket (sparky coming next week). So I was only able to set it to 5mm on the Synergic settings. Normally would've stick welded that thickness (10mm to 15mm) but it's the base for my new pan folder so doesn't need to be particularly strong and I'm loving playing tbh.

    I'll try WASP for the rollers. Just couldn't see any on their website and was trying to avoid having to phone round places.

    Shame about the Oxford. TBH I was put off because I was first told they were very busy, then 2 weeks later it'll go out on Thursday (this was on Monday) then Thursday after chasing them they said they were waiting on parts. If they're like that supplying a brand new machine I hate to think what might happen with a warranty or break down. It's pretty poor that they've made you purchase the machine anyway Tom. It basically means they can give whatever level of service they feel like without any repercussions for them. Also, as I stated before you guys at Welding Supplies Direct were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Wouldn't hesitate to use you again in the future. Just a shame you had nothing else similar in your range.
     
  10. oliwb Member

    Unfortunately those rollers on eBay won't fit my machine. It has a keyway (bit weird as the photo on the Lorch website is drilled with a pin but mine is like the ESAB ones but a different diameter!).
     
  11. wyn

    wyn Member

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    I had the feed rollers off my m-pro 252 a couple of days ago to swap things for aluminium wire.
    The shaft looked 8 or 10mm....i'd measure them and match them up with what tech arc have in their catalouge.
     
  12. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Let me know how much wasp want I need to get some 1.2 knurled rollers.
     
  13. matt1978

    matt1978 http://www.uk.masters-of-speed.de/

    The rollers for the S/P machines which Brad and WelderPaul have are different to those on the M-Pro range.
     
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