Fast-inflation purge system
Aquasol Corp. has introduced the Opti-Purge®
fast-inflation purge system for welding pipes
48 to 84 in. dia. The one-piece system comprises two outer rings and a hollow connector that
inflates to create an impermeable seal within
the pipe wall.
To facilitate rapid purging of large pipes, the unit is
equipped with a tri-flow tubing system. This configuration
includes a main hose that inflates the bladders with inert
gas. An additional hose expedites gas, and an exhaust con-
nection hose monitors gases to ensure an oxygen-free en-
The exterior of the unit’s hollow connector can be exposed to temperatures up to 1,004 degrees F to accommodate HAZ. A reflective strip on the hollow connector indicates the center of the system to simplify alignment.
2-k W fiber laser cutting system
Amada America Inc. offers the ENSIS
3015 AJ 2-kW fiber laser cutting system that provides 4-k W cutting capabilities.
Amada reports that it is the first
manufacturer of advanced metalworking machinery to develop its
own fiber laser oscillator. Joint development between Amada and JDSU
has resulted in this high-powered fiber laser source designed specifically
The machine is designed to provide the optimal beam configuration
based on the material being cut. Solid-state technology does not require
laser gas to generate the laser beam,
thereby reducing environmentally
harmful emissions. In addition, the
power requirements for the system
are substantially less than with CO2
systems, the company states.
The oscillator is designed as an integrated unit, resulting in a size reduction of 50 percent. There are no optics
to keep cool.
Amada America Inc.
Cutting wheels with
Walter Surface Technologies has extended its product portfolio of patented narrow-crown technology to all
4.5- and 5-in. Zipcut, Zip+, Zip Stainless, and Zip ALU cutting wheels.
The Type 27 narrow-crown technology combines the extended life of a
flat Type 1 wheel with the extra stiffness of a depressed-center cutting
wheel. A refined metal cladding in
the center hub helps increase safety
by preventing contact with the workpiece and allows operators to reach
deeper cutting depths.
Walter Surface Technologies
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