Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an Airgas Company, to Unveil New Weld Automation Products at International Tradeshow in Essen, Germany, September 16-21, 2013

Tue Sep 3, 2013 8:30am EDT

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Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an Airgas Company, to Unveil New Weld Automation Products at International Tradeshow in Essen, Germany, September 16-21, 2013

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) announced today that Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an Airgas company, will exhibit at the International Trade Fair: Joining, Cutting, Surfacing presented by the German Welding Society in Essen, Germany, September 16-21, 2013. Red-D-Arc will display its proprietary line of weld-positioning equipment, including several new products which will be unveiled at the tradeshow.

“The German Welding Society tradeshow in Essen is a unique opportunity to meet with our international customers and colleagues, and this year’s tradeshow coincides with the opening of our Red-D-Arc retail location in Essen,” says Mitch Imielinski, President of Red-D-Arc Welderentals. “As a leader in high-quality and fully-certified weld automation equipment, our welding experts are honored to exhibit and unveil exciting new products at one of the industry’s largest tradeshows and to bring Red-D-Arc’s full-service offering to the German welding market for the first time.”

Red-D-Arc’s new products include the Tank Growing Line which enables quick and easy alignment of cans when assembling multi-cylinder applications via independently-adjustable rollers to compensate for out-of-round cans. The line includes assembly-staging carriers for safe handling of components during the assembly process.

Also on display will be Anti-Drift Rotators, used with various types of conventional and self-aligning rotators to prevent pipe from spiraling out of position. With 80mm wide, deep groove weld, the drift of a 10m diameter work piece could be reduced to 6mm during 12 hours of continuous rotation.

Additionally, the Automated Cladding System is available for both horizontal pipe cladding and vertical valve cladding. The system may be used with either a standard TIG power source for cold-wire TIG (GTAW) welding or a pulsed TIG power source for hot-wire TIG (GTAW-P) welding when increased deposition rates are preferred. The turn-key system is complete with specified power sources, wirefeeders, and control systems.

These new products and Red-D-Arc’s full line of welding positioners, manipulators, turning rolls, and other weld automation products are available for sale, lease, and rent through Red-D-Arc’s global distribution network. Red-D-Arc also designs and builds turn-key weld automation packages based on customers’ needs and provides a team of engineers for best-in-service expertise and consultation.

More information on the new Red-D-Arc products and rental opportunities will be available at the Red-D-Arc exhibit (Hall 6, Booth A112) from September 16-21, 2013 in Essen, Germany. For more information on the International Trade Fair: Joining, Cutting, Surfacing, visit www.schweissen-schneiden.com/en/schweissen_schneiden.

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. More than 15,000 employees work in approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities, and distribution centers. Airgas also markets its products and services through e-Business, catalog, and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For more information, please visit www.airgas.com.

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