Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) has announced the launch of its new PurgEye Desk Weld Purge Monitor.
“Weld purging is the act of removing oxygen from the vicinity of a weld before, during and after welding metals such as stainless steel, titanium, zirconium and nickel alloys,” according to a press release from HFT. “Without weld purging, the weld would be left oxidised and discoloured, which could then lead to loss of corrosion resistance and metallurgical imperfections.”
HFT created its range of Weld Purge Monitors in order to accurately read the residual oxygen level inside a tube, pipe, welding chamber or enclosure during the act of purging. The company’s PurgEye Desk, launched in June, is intended for use with welding chambers and enclosures as well as orbital welding machines and other automatic welding systems.
Georgia Gascoyne, CEO for Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT, said: “The PurgEye Desk replaces the old PurgEye 500, but with new and innovative features. One huge addition is our revolutionary PurgeNet, for the in-line connection of several accessories that allows the Weld Purge Monitor to actually control welding systems based upon oxygen level.”
“PurgeNet controls welding power sources such as orbital welding machines and any other automatic welding systems, to switch them on and off according to oxygen levels. PurgeNet can be used with the integrated PurgeLog Software to transfer weld purge data for quality control of welds. PurgeNet connects with other smart accessories for weld purging, one of which is the Visual Purge Alarm which gives an indication during welding in case of rising or falling oxygen levels.”
The PurgEye Desk has automatic fault finding diagnostics which can report a range of possible faults, and it also features an OLED (organic light emitting diode) display giving brighter, sharper readings at longer distances. The instrument is capable of measuring oxygen levels from 1,000 down to 1 ppm, (accurate to 10ppm).
According to HFT, its range of Weld Purge Monitors are particularly suitable for use in ultra-clean conditions such as cryogenics, food and drink and pharmaceuticals.