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HFT enhances its weld purging technology

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When welding metals such as stainless steel and titanium, it is essential to measure the oxygen level before, during and after welding. This analysis can be conducted using a Weld Purge Monitor® (oxygen analyser).

HFT enhances its weld purging technology

To remain at the forefront of weld purging technology, inventor of the Weld Purge Monitor, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT®) has announced that it is launching an updated hand held PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor with PurgeNetTM.

The portable PurgEye 200 is now manufactured with an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display, which gives brighter, clearer and sharper readings for viewing. These displays are primarily symbol based as opposed to text based. As a result, menus are easily understandable no matter what language the user speaks.

The PurgEye 200 will operate either on batteries or mains power. It can be charged via a dock (optional) allowing battery life to last much longer than its predecessor. Alongside louder, presettable audio alarms for rising or falling oxygen levels, the PurgEye 200 has a faster response long life sensor.

The updated model of PurgEye 200 has an integral electromechanical pump so it can be used to extract samples from a weld purge zone, where there is insufficient flowrate or positive pressure to activate the sensor correctly.

Georgia Gascoyne, CEO for HFT, said: “PurgeNet allows networking to standard accessories. Typically, one accessory allows direct interface to an Orbital Welder or any other automatic welding machine, so that the oxygen level in the vicinity of the weld can be monitored and the welding machine can be switched on or off according to preset oxygen levels. A second accessory is a warning lamp that can signal when oxygen levels are low and high according to preset levels.”

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