Latest Weld Trailing Shield Offers Oxide Free and Zero Colour Weld

Press Release Summary:

  • Provides additional inert gas coverage during welding that prevent hot metal from coming into contact with air while it cools
  • Features clip design that can interchange different trailing shield sizes without having to change the welding torch
  • Comes with silicone gasket that can resistant to temperatures up to 230ºC

Original Press Release:

Protect Your Weld with the New Design Weld Trailing Shield®

Protecting titanium and stainless steel welds from coming into contact with air whilst they cool prevents oxidation, weld defects and rework.

Leaders in Weld Purging Technology, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have launched their re-designed Weld Trailing Shields®, which provide an additional inert gas coverage during welding, preventing the hot metal from coming into contact with air while it cools.

CEO Managing Director, Georgia Gascoyne said: “Along with the new sleek design, our Trailing Shields® have a NEW Unique clip design, which means the welder can interchange different trailing shield sizes without having to change the welding torch.”

“With our name and logo stamped onto every new Trailing Shield, you can be sure the Shield you are using is a HFT design. We manufacture our Weld Trailing Shields® right here in the UK so we can guarantee quality and 100% craftsmanship.“

The low cost, lightweight Argweld® Trailing Shields® will fit any make of TIG, MIG or Plasma (GTAW, GMAW, PAW) welding torch for welding flat sheet or plate and the OD or ID of tubes or pipes. For pipes and vessels the radiused versions are manufactured to suit diameters from 25 mm and upwards.

By using an Argweld® Trailing Shield® welds will be left bright and shiny and eliminate discolouration and oxidation. The silicone (side skirt) gasket is resistant to temperatures up to 230ºC.

Titanium and stainless steels are chosen for their corrosion resistant properties in particular and if they are then allowed to oxidise during the weld cycle, expensive post welding cleaning techniques become necessary. Using a Trailing Shield® guarantees an oxide free, zero colour, bright shiny weld, time and time again.

Made in Wales ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ and Welsh Business Awards – Exporter of the Year.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® are Weld Purging Innovators, Designers and Manufacturers with offices located globally.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® invented the ‘Weld Purge Monitor®’ in 1975 and own all international intellectual property rights and registered trademarks.

Weld purging is the act of removing, from the vicinity of the joint, oxygen, water vapour and any other gases or vapours that might be harmful to a welding joint. Such gases may combine with the metal to form undesirable compounds that may reduce corrosion resistance or may be instrumental in creating cracks or other structural defects in metals.

For further information, please contact:
Michaela Hess, Marketing and Social Media Manager
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®

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