HFT® launch an updated hand-held PurgEye 200 Weld Purge Monitor, now with PurgeNet™.

PurgEye 200 Weld Purge Monitor and case

PurgEye 200 Weld Purge Monitor and case

Source: HFT

Georgia Gascoyne, CEO for HFT, said, “PurgeNet™ allows networking to standard accessories. Typically, one accessory allows direct interface to an Orbital Welder or any other automatic welding machine, so that the oxygen (O2) level in the vicinity of the weld can be monitored and the welding machine can be switched on or off according to pre-set O2 levels. A second accessory is a warning lamp that can signal when O2 levels are low and high according to pre-set levels.”


The portable PurgEye 200 is now manufactured with a new organic light emitting diode (OLED) display, which will give brighter, clearer and sharper readings for viewing at greater distances than before and at wider angles.

The device can operate either on batteries or mains power and charging can also be carried out from a dock. Battery life will be much longer than its predecessor.

Along with louder, pre-settable audio alarms for rising or falling O2 levels, the PurgEye 200 comes complete with a faster response long life sensor and language options.

The updated model has an integral electro mechanical pump so that it can be used to extract samples from a weld purge zone, where there is insufficient flow rate or positive pressure to activate the sensor correctly.

The Monitor® reads down to 1 ppm and is IP65 rated, which means it can be used in very demanding areas where instruments are used on site, such as in desert or tropical conditions.

PurgeLog™ software also gives weld purging results to give quality control documents for each weld. The monitor also has the capability to switch between percentage O2 and parts per million shown on the display.