For Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric company, 2020 was a strong year for its specialty gas sector with an increased demand for products such as its changeover systems. In the last 12 months, Harris also provided critical help in setting up temporary hospitals to treat overspill patients suffering from Covid-19 as it adapted working conditions to meet demands. To hear more about the company’s specialty gas operations, as well as a new product – DataSMART™, a gas system that utilises data to attain maximum efficiency – it has in store for 2021, gasworld got in touch with David Gailey, Manager of Specialty Gas Products at Ohio-based Harris.
Are there any Harris specialty gas equipment products which have performed particularly well this year, and what have been the driving factors behind that?
David Gailey, Manager of Specialty Gas Products, Harris Products Group (DG): Our changeover systems have been very successful products this year. Our model 905 switchover manifold primarily serves the specialty gas and high purity gas markets and is well priced. The regulators in this system, like all of our regulators, have encapsulated seats for maximum protection and designed to last a long time. In the industrial markets, we have had success with dome loaded regulators, especially our model 750. They are used in applications such as laser cutting, where the customer doesn’t want to see any change or fluctuation in the line pressure for a particular process.
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