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New online tool: Welding gas selector

New online tool: Welding gas selector
Innovation

Air Products' innovative weld gas selector is an unique online tool designed specifically for welders. 

An easy to use website that lets welders of all abilities find the optimum gas mix for any welding application.

By following the on screen prompts, answer a few questions about your weld materials and process, and in just a few simple clicks you will find the recommended gases for your application, plus a corresponding gas datasheet and technical (SDS) file.

The site also features a comprehensive resource area with useful links, downloads and much more.

 

 

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The Integra® cylinder range

The Integra® cylinder range

The Integra® cylinder range

Our innovation for safer welding, cutting and brazing. Integra cylinders are smaller, lighter, easier to handle and often outlast conventional cylinders.

For more information please download our brochure here .

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Thermal Spray Cooling Technology

Thermal Spray Cooling Technology

Our innovative liquid nitrogen-based thermal spray cooling technology can also help you improve productivity. This novel technology can cool your parts more than two times faster than you can with shop air alone. Plus, with the advanced version of our thermal spray cooling system, you can maintain part temperature to within a +/–20 degree range during your thermal spray coating application.

For more information about our thermal spray cooling technology, download our brochure, here.

Air Products offers a variety of technical services, gas-based solutions and a full line of industrial gases — oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, argon, helium and various gas blends for small and large volume users.

Our application engineers can work with you to understand your thermal spray operation and recommend improvements that can help you optimise gas use and improve product quality.

For more information about our range of thermal spray solutions, visit our website, here.

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NEW! Gastrak service

NEW! Gastrak service

Optimise your gas use, save money and improve your productivity
…with Air Products' NEW Gastrak service - A cost-saving solution for all supply modes

Air Products’ Gastrak service is the complete package to reduce gas consumption and improve weld quality.

Whatever you’re welding, whatever your process, our Gastrak service can give you measurable savings by eliminating excessive weld process (shielding) gas flows. Whether you are supplied via a gas pipeline, packs or traditional cylinders there’s a Gastrak solution - and savings - waiting for you.

For more information visit: www.airproducts.co.uk/gastrak , or call 0800 389 0202 today.

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Maxx® weld process gases

Air Products' range of Maxx gases deliver the highest levels of performance - including better weld quality and faster welding speeds - to maximise productivity, reduce rejects and improve your working environment. All designed following rigorous testing, under real working conditions.

Air Products' Maxx® weld process gases range includes:

  • Ferromaxx® and Ferromaxx® Plus - For faster, cleaner welding of carbon steel. Purpose-designed for MAG welding carbon, carbon manganese and low alloy steels, the Ferromaxx® gases give superb weld quality and excellent penetration together with minimal spatter and low fume levels.
  • Inomaxx®, Inomaxx® TIG and Inomaxx® Plus - Maximum performance for welding stainless steel. The Inomaxx® range of gases has been developed to give high quality welds in stainless steel which have excellent surface finish and superb corrosion resistance.
  • Alumaxx® and Alumaxx® Plus - One gas that does it all for aluminium. Alumaxx® Plus shielding gas has been specifically designed as the only gas that you need for the high quality welding of aluminium and its alloys.

Available in a wide range of cylinder, cylinder pack and cryogenic liquid vessel sizes . Maxx gases can also be supplied in our revolutionary Integra® cylinder  that often lasts longer than a traditional cylinder and features a built-in regulator to make it easier and safer to handle.

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CryoEase® Microbulk Solutions

CryoEase® Microbulk Solutions

CryoEase® Microbulk is a cost-effective alternative to traditional cylinder supply .

If you use even as few as ten cylinders a month of the same gas, then CryoEase microbulk tanks could offer you an alternative and cost-effective gas supply solution.

Unlike the traditional method for smaller volume gas users where gas is supplied by swapping full for empty cylinders, CryoEase microbulk means your gas can be supplied by filling on-site. 

Microbulk deliveries can maximise safety at your site, help reduce costs and improve quality control.

CryoEase microbulk features specially designed tank trucks with integrated controls and flexible storage tank options. End usage can be provided as pure gases, cryogenic liquids or gaseous mixtures, via a blender installed at your site. Available in various tank sizes, pressures and configurations to suit all applications and operating needs.

For more information, visit: www.airproducts.co.uk/microbulk

 

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Online weld gas selector tool

Online weld gas selector tool

Air Products' innovative weld gas selector is an unique online tool designed specifically for welders. 

An easy to use website that lets welders of all abilities find the optimum gas mix for any welding application.

By following the on screen prompts, answer a few questions about your weld materials and process, and in just a few simple clicks you will find the recommended gases for your application, plus a corresponding gas datasheet and technical (SDS) file.

The site also features a comprehensive resource area with useful links, downloads and much more.

Try it FREE for yourself today - www.airproducts.co.uk/welding_selector

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Integra® gas control and gas safety equipment

Our unique range of high-quality gas control and gas safety equipment and accessories, including:

Our new innovation Integra® Flow Optimiser (IFO) - for MIG/MAG/TIG welding with Air Products' Maxx® gases , argon and standard weld process mixtures.Reduces gas consumption and saves you money. Eliminates the need for extra regulators or flow meters, simply change the connector and with one click you have the correct gas flow. Available in a range of flows: 8, 10, 12, 15 and 18 lpm.

> To see how it works, please watch our Integra® flow optimiser video, here.

Integra® dial-a-flow - for MIG/MAG/TIG welding with Air Products' Maxx® gases , argon and standard weld process mixtures. Pre-defined for best welding results, with an adjustable flow in steps from 4-6-8-10-12-15-18-22-26 up to a max.30 lpm.

Integra® purging assemblies - for TIG welding with Air Products' Maxx® gases , argon and standard weld process mixtures. Available with two (double) or one (single) flow tube and an adaptor. For flows from 2-14 lpm.

Integra® flash-back arrestors (FBA) - for oxygen and acetylene applications. Features a built in flash-back arrestor, non-return valve and thermal cut-off valve, plus a built in dust filter. BAM and ISO:5175 certified.

Plus, a number of complimentary accessories. For more information please see our full equipment brochure.

 

Company news

Air Products Receives Excellent Service Award on 30th Anniversary of Beijing Essen Fair in China

Air Products Receives Excellent Service Award on 30th Anniversary of Beijing Essen Fair in China

Company recognized for eight consecutive years reliable gas supply to the leading welding and cutting exhibition.

 

Air Products (NYSE: APD), a world-leading industrial gases company, has been presented the “Excellent Service Award” by the organizer of the Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair 2017 at its 30th Anniversary Celebration held in Shanghai today. Air Products has been the official gases supplier to this leading global welding trade fair for eight consecutive years and is the only gases provider among the seven companies recognized for their distinguished professional contribution to the Fair’s continuing success.

Since 2010, Air Products has supplied over 3,000 cylinders of its specially formulated Linx® shielding gases and conventional shielding gases to key welding and cutting OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) at the Essen Fair. This reliable gases supply has impressed both exhibitors and visitors by enabling a superior welding performance in live demonstrations.

“We are honored to receive this award as the official gases supplier of the Fair for eight consecutive years. This high recognition reflects the outstanding product quality, reliability and technical support we provide to welding and cutting manufacturers as well as end-users,” commented Brandon Fu, vice president, Asia Strategy, Marketing and Technology, Industrial Gases of Air Products. “With our differentiated offerings and profound expertise, we help today’s OEMs achieve the best results at the Fair and also in their daily operations. The ‘Made in China 2025’ industrial masterplan is fueling the further development of high-end manufacturing sectors including robotics, biopharmaceuticals, advanced rail, and maritime, while our optimized gases and solutions can enable OEMs to seize these growth opportunities with optimized product performance.”

For the past 30 years, Air Products has been developing innovative gas solutions as part of its commitment to supporting China’s metal fabrication industries. The carefully blended Linx® shielding gases, launched in China in 2009, help enhance the overall competitiveness of local manufacturers with improved product quality and welding efficiency. For easier, safer and more economical welding operations, the company introduced the GastrakTM economizers and Integra® cylinders in 2014 and 2016, respectively. At this year’s Essen Fair, Air Products’ supply of all shielding gases in Integra cylinders provide exhibitors with this brand new experience in their operations.

Visitors at the Fair are invited to stop by Air Products’ booth N3386 to learn more about its flexible gas supply modes, which cater to different volume requirements of China’s manufacturing industry. The company’s fabrication industry experts are on hand to demonstrate how its unique products work seamlessly together for an optimal welding performance.

The Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair attracts about 200 exhibitors and over 40,000 visitors every year from all over the world. At this year’s award ceremony, the organizer also presented another accolade, the “Best Exhibitor Award,” to 46 exhibitors including Panasonic, OTC, and Tangshan Kaiyuan for their continuous participation in this show.

 

Company news

Air Products to feature it’s range of Maxx® gases for high-quality welding and cutting production at S&S 2017

Air Products will feature its leading range of Maxx® weld process gases —designed to deliver high levels of performance, including better weld quality and faster welding speeds—at this year’s SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN show in Dusseldorf, Germany, from September 25-29.

Air Products’ range of Maxx® weld process gases can help welders achieve better results with fewer rejects when welding carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and high-performance alloys. The Maxx® range of gases includes: Ferromaxx® gases for faster, cleaner welding of carbon steel; Inomaxx® gases, which provide maximum performance for welding stainless steel; and Alumaxx®, a multi-purpose gas mixture specifically designed for high-quality welding of aluminum and its alloys.

The company will also be showcasing its new GastrakSM service –the complete service and equipment package that will reduce gas consumption and improve weld quality, and debuting its latest innovations, Flowtrak and Integra® II. More information about these products and services will be announced nearer to the show.

SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN attendees are invited to stop by Air Products’ stand, G24 in hall 11, to learn how Air Products is helping fabricators produce high-quality welds and precision cuts while optimising their productivity and improving their sustainability.

For more information about Air Products’ full range of high performance and industry standard gases for high-quality welding and cutting production, call 0800 389 0202 or visit www.airproducts.co.uk/welding.

 

Company profile

Air Products is a leading global industrial gas supplier with decades of experience in gas supply and safety that can help optimise your operational performance. We offer an unrivalled range of high performance and industry standard gases for high quality welding and cutting , designed to give better metal fabrication results in even the most demanding of applications.

We also offer a number of technical services and gas-based technologies to complement our gases. Our worldwide team of Application Specialists are always ready to share their years of industry expertise to ensure you have the best gas and method of supply for your individual needs - working with you to help lower your costs and improve your productivity.

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