Scorpion - Bobcat Center Fire
Once again rising above the ordinary, GTT has created the next generation of the standard torch, but there is nothing standard about it.
The Scorpion uses the mighty Cricket as the center fire for this 2-stage standard torch. The Cricket is well known for its efficiency on a 5 LPM concentrator and the great ability to work both soft glass and borosilicate glass with ease. The Scorpion has an 8-jet outer fire using our new patent pending 100% surface mix design that optimizes the available oxygen. The Scorpion makes the flame size of larger torches with fewer jets, owing the phenomenal performance to the newest GTT innovations in jet design.
The Scorpion produces flame sizes from a 2" pinpoint flame for detail work up to a flame of 1.25" wide and 16" long for wide beads and solid borosilicate work up to 3" in diameter. The Scorpion has excellent flame characteristics for soft glass and borosilicate glass that makes working easy and enjoyable. The colors of soft glass are easy to maintain and strike when necessary without burning or boiling. Borosilicate glass is easily worked by the penetrating heat of the Scorpion without waiting for the glass to get to working temperature. The Scorpion can completely melt through 3/4" solid borosilicate rod in 1 minute!
- Scorpion is available in a 2 stud or 4 stud version to optimize any setup. The 2 stud is used when the fuel and oxygen come from a single source (or concentrators "Y"ed together), and when there is no desire to use a foot pedal now or in the future. 4 stud allows for the most flexibility for any setup to be run. The primary use is for a foot pedal to be used to turn the outer fire on and off with the outer fire valves preset to the desired setting. Also, the 4 studs can make use of different oxygen sources such as a concentrator on the center fire and tanked oxygen on the outer fire. In this situation the fuel will "Y" together at the torch for simplicity. The 2 stud and 4 stud Scorpion both work identically in function, the only change is the way the fuel and oxygen are supplied to the torch. A foot pedal is NOT required for a 4 stud torch, the hoses can "Y" back together to use a single fuel source and a single oxygen source with the option to use a foot pedal in the future. Please visit the hose setup page for hose assemblies and accessories.
The Scorpion was designed with concentrators, low pressure and low consumption in mind. The Scorpion runs great on one 10 LPM concentrator or two 5 LPM concentrators with the optimal setup being two 8 LPM concentrators or tanked oxygen. Oxygen consumption is 11 LPM (22 CFH) at the maximum flame size. It requires as low as ¼ psi to 5 psi of natural gas or propane with a low consumption rate of 1.5 LPM (3 CFH) at the maximum flame size.
- Scorpion is now available with a custom colored manifold and valves, please check out the custom colors page. Also available are custom marvers in a standard or "L" marver version, and hose assemblies. "L" marver piece is also available separately to upgrade an existing GTT marver.