Ian Melin-Jones

Ian Melin-Jones

Sunday, 08 September 2019 16:13

Oxygen Monitor for Welding

Inert gas welding requires the elimination of oxygen from the weld zone during the welding of reactive metals including stainless steel.

2019 09 08 160752Before the welding process begins, the oxygen level must be reduced to a required minimum, which is less than 100 ppm when welding stainless steel.

The low cost, hand held, battery operated PurgEye® 100, designed and developed by Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® is perfect for obtaining zero colour, oxide free welds in stainless steel, reading accurately from atmospheric oxygen level (20.94%), right down to 100 ppm (0.01%).

The PurgEye® 100 is IP65 rated and comes with long life sensor, leak-tight push buttons, auto calibration and a vacuum-sealed leak-tight probe assembly. The monitor has a clear, easy to read LCD screen with features such as a low battery icon as well as the low sensor icon. When the monitor is not in use, an automatic sleep mode activates to conserve battery life.

2019 09 08 160815The Weld Purge Monitor® was invented by HFT® in the 1970s and with over 40 years of innovation, design and manufacturing experience, the company now has a Family of PurgEye® Weld Purge Monitors® to measure oxygen levels from atmospheric content (20.94%) down to 1 ppm (accurate to 10 ppm).

Ron Sewell, Chairman for HFT® said: “All of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®’s Weld Purge Monitors® and Inflatable Tube, Pipe and Pipeline Weld Purging Systems are manufactured in the UK. We do not sacrifice on quality. We guarantee to help you achieve zero colour welds, time and time again.”

It is important not to use alternative low cost oxygen analyzers or other oxygen safety monitors as they are calibrated under ambient conditions and therefore unsuitable for measuring purge levels down to 0.01% as the PurgEye® 100 does.

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Doosan, the leading manufacturer of robust high performance forklift trucks, will be bringing the toughest and strongest to IMHX 2019 with live displays from four GB Taekwondo champions – including double Olympic Gold medalist, Jade Jones MBE, and three-times World Championships Gold medal winner, Bianca Walkden. 

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Visitors to the Doosan stand (Hall 19, Stand 19G80) will be treated to three, thrilling live demonstrations a day, throughout the show, together with photo opportunities with the athletes. Also taking part in the live displays will be Lutalo Muhammad, two-time Olympic medalist and Mahama Cho, Olympian and huge prospect for a medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. Those feeling agile and courageous will even be given the chance to have a go themselves, with the very real possibility of becoming a champion for the day. There will be daily prizes for the highest scoring men and women.  

Brian Grady, Sales and Marketing Director at Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK, says: “As sponsors of the recent World Taekwondo Championships 2019 in Manchester, Doosan are delighted to bring some of the top GB athletes from this exciting and dynamic sport to the IMHX for a series of live demonstrations that are sure to amaze, surprise and entertain. Taekwondo is a wonderful sport that shares three key traits with Doosan’s design ethos – those of strength, toughness and agility. It’s going to be quite a show – onlookers can’t help but be inspired.”

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Alongside the live Taekwondo displays will be the very latest of Doosan’s counterbalance and warehouse truck models, from the new feature-rich B15R-7 three-wheel and B45X-7 four-wheel series of electric forklift trucks, right up to Doosan’s powerful, heavy-lifting diesel and gas models – including Doosan’s giant 25 tonne capacity counterbalance forklift, the DV250S-7, which will be hard to miss. However, there will be more than just counterbalance trucks to see. 

In advance of the highly anticipated launch of its new range of warehouse trucks, Doosan will be offering a tantalizing glimpse of what’s to come by debuting three new models in the walkie and stacker powered pallet truck range – the BPL18/20S-7 with lateral drive, the BPM20S-7 with middle drive, and the BDL13S-7(H) double stacker. All three pedestrian operated trucks reflect Doosan’s renowned design characteristics of compact functional form, high maneuverability, durability and rugged, reliable performance. 

Doosan’s huge 658 sq m stand – one of the largest at the show – will be set out in six industry zones, displaying Doosan’s best-in-class solutions for each sector, spanning Manufacturing, Construction, Agriculture, Transport, Warehousing and Aviation. Visitors will have the advantage of seeing the optimum handling solutions for enhancing performance in each industry.

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from North American Stainless for renewal of cold strip line #1 at the Ghent, Kentucky plant.

The scope of supply and services includes engineering and delivery of a new chemical processing section, major modifications to the entry section of the line, new mist cooling section after the furnace, as well as the electrics & automation, and commissioning of the upgraded line. The modernization work is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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North American Stainless (NAS) is the largest fully integrated stainless steel producer in the U.S. and a member of the Acerinox Group.

This order once again confirms the extensive and successful business relationship between ANDRITZ and the Acerinox Group.

ANDRITZ Metals is the technology and global market leader in forming equipment through the Schuler Group, in which ANDRITZ has a stake of more than 95 percent. Schuler offers presses, automation solutions, dies, process know-how, and services for the entire metal forming industry. Its customers include car manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as companies in the forging, household appliance, packaging, energy, and electrical industries. Schuler is also the market leader in minting technology and offers system solutions for various high-tech segments.

In addition, ANDRITZ Metals is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and processing of cold-rolled strip made of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other non-ferrous metals. The lines comprise equipment for pickling, cold rolling, annealing and heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and regeneration of pickling acids. The business area also supplies turnkey furnace systems for the steel, copper, and aluminum industries, burners and refractory products, welding systems, as well as comprehensive services for the metal working industry.

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