Airgas, an Air Liquide company, will be exhibiting at North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event next month.

Held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, US, Airgas’ Advanced Fabrication Technologies team will debut the company’s newest welding, industrial gas and safety products at FABTECH 2018.

The new technologies, products and services on show will include:

  • Smart, user-friendly and safe cylinders - SMARTOP™ features a simplified residual pressure valve with on/off levers and a permanent content gauge. EXELTOP™ is a premium valve with built-in regulator, fitted onto ARCAL™ gas cylinders that provides maximum safety and ease of use with a quick connect port, precise flow rate and stable pressure.
  • A jobsite skid featuring an innovative gas mixer which provides accurate mixes at minimum to maximum flow levels and low to high temperatures. This new Airgas dynamic onsite mixer provides both accuracy and repeatability, along with portability - no power or on-site calibration equipment needed.
  • The latest robots and cobots from Miller® and Yaskawa Motoman, cutting tables from Machitech® with drilling stations featuring a Hypertherm® XPR300® EDGE® Connect CNC System, Avani Environmental fume extraction, along with guidance on how to integrate automation into workstreams.
  • Red-D-Arc Welderentals™, an Airgas company, will debut the K-TIG technology fully integrated on a Red-D-Arc Port-A-Weld manipulator system, a single-pass, full-penetration keyhole welding technology which performs a six-hour TIG weld in under three minutes - just 1% of the time normally required. Pipe welding systems and orbital welding rental equipment will also be on display.

FABTECH attendees are invited to register for Airgas’ ‘Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding’ seminar, featuring information on improving welding efficiency.

The programme helps customers assess the economics of their welding processes, highlighting ways to determine where savings in time and money can be achieved while concurrently enhancing product quality and reducing consumption of welding gases and related consumables.

Airgas will also offer a seminar on Implementing New Technologies: Integration and Retrofitting.

Attendees can stop by the exhibit to test the Lincoln® Power Wave S500 and Miller® Continuum™ 500 welders and have Airgas experts evaluate and perform a visual inspection of the weld.

Rob Tessier, Director of Advanced Fabrication Technologies at Airgas, said “Our customers are navigating continuing labour shortages, emerging supply and cost fluctuations and other daily challenges. We’re bringing 360 degrees of customer solutions to FABTECH to help our customers gain efficiencies, streamline suppliers, control costs and be as productive as possible.”

Eric Klein, Vice-President of Business Development, Industrial Markets and Advanced Fabrication at Airgas, added, “Our Airgas Advanced Fabrication Technologies team develops integrated solutions to help our customers succeed every day. We look forward to sharing our Airgas expertise and showcasing new technologies, products and services at FABTECH 2018.”