With taxes due, April is always a good time to think about saving money, so that’s our theme for the month: Savings.
Whatever your welding operation, at Arc-Zone we are always on the lookout for new products to improve your weld quality and services to save you time and to minimize the hassles involved in getting what you need to get the job done.
One of our most popular TIG Torch accessories is the Gas Saver™ series from CK Worldwide. The gas saver is a modernized version of the traditional gas lens collet and collet body, engineered with some real performance advantages which translates into some real savings in weld performance and gas usage.
Performance Advantages of the Gas Saver™
The TIG welding process by nature generates a certain amount of arczone spatter that over time can build up on the stainless steel screens in your traditional gas lens collet body.
Spatter build up will affect the flow patterns, and in some cases restrict the flow of shield gas—at that point (because the screens are not replaceable) you basically scrap the entire gas lens collet body and install a new one– which costs money and takes time.
The Gas Saver™ series is engineered as a modular assembly as opposed to the traditional gas lens with its machined components and series of screens pressed into place. The Gas Saver uses a replaceable tungsten screen adapter. In other words, if you damage the screens you can simply replace the screen component, saving you time and money.
Additionally, the Gas Saver design delivers an extremely efficient distribution of shield gas for a more consistent weld and, you’ll use less shielding gas which is the most expensive part of TIG welding.
With the Gas Saver’s efficient distribution of gas you’ll also experience better flow characteristics and less turbulence over the weld zone, which is highly beneficial when welding metals like titanium and stainless steel.
Additional Benefits of the Gas Saver™
Clear Pyrex® glass welding nozzle not only looks trick, it offers improved visibility. You can’t weld what you can’t see!
The Gas Saver kit and Pyrex® nozzle installed on your TIG torch is much lighter, when compared to a traditional gas lens collet body and alumina nozzle, the lighter weight makes it easier to handle and maneuver your TIG torch, which is critical to achieving consistent high-quality welds.
About CK Worldwide
They don’t make a big deal out of it, but the CK Gas Saver is patented and made in the U.S.A. That is to say that all the CK torch components are made in the U.S.A. – I recently spent two days at their Kent Washington manufacturing facility and met with their engineers, assemblers and technicians. Like Arc-Zone They run a quality operation focused on TIG welding solutions and innovative tools that you need to Weld Like A Pro™!