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High-Capacity Gas Regulator Boasts User-Friendly Design

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Esab, Florence, SC, through its Victor brand has introduced the Edge 2.0 heavy-duty, high-capacity single-stage cylinder regulator, available for all common gases, including acetylene, propane, oxygen, air, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and inert gases.

It features a large 2.5-in.-dia. delivery gauge and uses a high-contrast, color-coded gauge face that enables operators to more easily see and set delivery pressure. The cylinder pressure gauge is smaller and offset to create a difference in depth perception. Even from a distance, operators can tell if they have sufficient cylinder contents and if delivery pressure is within safe and acceptable ranges. For further clarification, “HP” and “LP” are molded into the gauge guards.

Additional improvements include a sloping gauge guard that provides more clearance for wrenches between the cylinder nut valve and regulator body, as well as contoured edges that eliminate the risk of scraped knuckles on sharp corners when cracking open a tight cylinder valve. Instead of plastic, the gauge guard is made from a high-strength alloy. The modular gauge disassembles in about 30 sec. using a standard Torx driver, and a reliable O-ring seal eliminates the need for Teflon tape and pipe threads. EDGE 2.0 uses a stainless-steel diaphragm that has surpassed 50,000 endurance cycles, which is five times more than UL requires and twice what the Edge 1.0 elastomer diaphragm was required to endure.

The Edge 2.0 has won a 2017 iF Design Award in the Product-Industry/Skilled Trades category. Since 1953, Hannover, Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH has awarded the prestigious iF Design Award to highlight worldwide-best designs.

Esab: www.esabna.com



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