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SAVE 50 % GAS WITH
GASIQ OPTIMATOR
®
!
If you work with welding, you know only too well how much welding rods cost per kilo. But have you
checked how much shielding gas costs per metre of weld run? It is just as expensive as rod. With
Optimator®, you have a unique regulator and you reduce shielding gas consumption by up to 50 %.
An investment which pays for itself in less than six months – the rest is pure profit.
Optimal flow right from the start
Every time you start a traditional regulator, a large amount of
gas disappears for no benefit. Optimator
®
gives you an
optimal start flow right from the first second – just one quarter
as much as a traditional regulator.
The more stop-start welding you do, the more gas you lose
and the more money you will save by switching to Optimator
®
.
Higher quality welds
Optimator
®
gives a steady start flow, which, in addition, gives
you higher quality welds, since it avoids the turbulence which
can interfere with the welding process.
Available in different versions
Optimator
®
is available in two different basic versions. One is
for connection to gas cylinders and the other for use on
systems for GasIQ outlet points. Optimator
®
can also be
equipped with lockable gas flow. A real advantage if you want
to ensure a high and even level of weld quality.
Excellent welding economy
We have sold previous generations of Optimator® since the
beginning of the 1980s, and in tens of thousands of examples
throughout the world, and we know that it delivers what we
promise. We suggest that you total your costs for shielding
gas and welding rods and contact your nearest authorised
distributor of GasIQ gas equipment. They can help you cut the
cost of your welding.
Proven lower gas consumption
To check how much gas it was possible to save using
Optimator
®
, Volvo Buss in Uddevalla carried out the following
test: At one of the company’s welding stations, a recurring
welding cycle which takes around 60 minutes is carried out.
The test involved the welder first working through one cycle
with the existing outlet point, and the next welding cycle using
Optimator
®
. A mass flow meter with digital counter was
connected to measure gas consumption during the two
welding processes. Checks were carried out at the welding
torch using a flow meter to ensure that the gas flow was the
same for both outlet points. The gas flow was recorded at 18 l
per minute.
Result
Consumption of gas at existing outlet point: 838 l.
Consumption of gas at Optimator
®
outlet point: 429 l.
The test proved that Optimator
®
consumed a full 49 % less
gas. To make absolutely sure, an error margin of 10 % was
added to the measured value at the flow meter. This verified
that Optimator
®
generated gas savings of at least 43 % in this
welding cycle at Volvo.
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