Oxygen analyser is improved

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 August 2004




(2004), "Oxygen analyser is improved", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/acmm.2004.12851dad.005



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Oxygen analyser is improved

Oxygen analyser is improved

Keywords: Orbimatic, Welding, Metering

Orbimatic GmbH, the technology leading manufacturer of Orbital TIG tube welding equipment has seen a major upgrade to its weld purge meter making it the most advanced weld purge meter available today (Plate 4). The new model is named the ORB1001 and has some major improvements over its predecessor.

Plate 4 Orbimatic weld purge meter

One of the major improvements is the redesign of the layout of the front panel of the unit which now includes two LED displays, one for the measured oxygen level and the other for an infinitely variable alarm level. The alarm can be set to allow the unit to warn the operator of raising oxygen levels in the weld purge gas. This alarm can be audible, visual or audio-visual and can also be turned of completely if not required.

The unit has two outputs which allows it to be interfaced to any type of welding equipment. The first output is an RS-232 and the second is a standard interface output which gives a NO/NC relay contact and arc and purge gas signal. The unit can be supplied with data logging software which allows details of weld cycles to be stored and recalled.

The ORB1001 has also seen the introduction of a gas flow pump which will draw gas from a static area and ensures an adequate gas flow over the integrated sensor. A gas stabilisation filter also ensures the monitor gives accurate oxygen level reading even during the welding cycle.

The unit also includes a simple mixed gas selection system which allows the monitor to be used with all popular purge gas mixes.

The whole unit is supplied in a tough ABS protective case which makes it ideal for site use and transportation. The ORB1001 is dual voltage and can be easily switched between 115 and 230 V input supply.

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