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Bright, Clean, High Quality Welds !

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are designed for high quality gas coverage of titanium and stainless steel during welding to prevent oxidation.

They will fit any make of TIG (GTAW) or Plasma (PAW) welding torch for manual or automatic welding, on flat sheet or plate and the outsides or insides of tubes or pipes

Along with the new sleek design, our Weld Trailing Shields® have a new unique clip design, which means the welder can interchange different Weld Trailing Shields® sizes without having to change the welding torch.

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

HFT® owns the Weld Trailing Shields® copyright and full Intellectual Property rights for more than 45 years.

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By using an Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® welds will be left bright and shiny and eliminate discolouration and oxidation.

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® will reduce gas consumption, save re-work and eliminate wasted material costs due to oxidation.

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® can be used for welding stainless steels, duplexes as well as titanium and any other weldable metal where discolouration or oxidation needs to be eliminated.

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Eliminate Oxidation and Weld Fast

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Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® allow the user to weld faster, save money and produce bright, shiny welds.

Suitable for welding titanium, zirconium, nickel, and cobalt alloys, stainless and duplex steels and other reactive metals.

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® save re-work, reduce gas usage and save wasted material costs by avoiding rejected welds due to oxidation.

Flat models for sheet or plate work are available as well as profiled models for the welding of both internal and external pipes, vessels and tanks.

By using Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields®, welds will be left bright and shiny without discolouration and oxidation even when welding at faster speeds.

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are kept in stock for most popular sizes of pipes and vessels.

 

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Save Time, Money, Gas and Materials

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Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are designed for use with any brand of TIG (GTAW), MIG (GMAW) or Plasma (PAW) manual or machine mounted welding torches.

These Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® provide high quality gas coverage when welding the following materials:

• Titanium, zirconium and cobalt alloys
• Duplex steels
• Stainless steels
• Other reactive metals while welding

While welding, Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® will:

• Reduce gas consumption
• Save re-work
• Eliminate wasted material costs and rejected welds due to oxidation

Each profiled Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® is manufactured to suit a specific diameter of pipe, tube, vessel or tank.

They can be configured for either external or internal welding.

The flat Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® for plate, sheet and rectangular tanks and fabrications are available in:

• Small lightweight versions for manual welding torches.
• Larger, slightly heavier versions, for attaching to automatic/mechanised welding torches.

Both manual and machine mounted torches permit faster welding while maintaining a perfect gas shield.


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Technical Data and Specification

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Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are available in 'flat format' for sheet metal welding or in curved format for welding circular items such as tubes, pipes and vessels.

For manual welding, there is one 'flat format' version.

The 'curved format' versions are for all radii of tubes pipes and vessels up to 2000 mm (80") diameter.

Curved versions are radiussed for welding on the outside of tubes, pipes and vessels and for welding on the inside of large diameter tubes pipes and vessels.

For automatic welding systems, where the welding torch is being carried by a mechanism, the Weld Trailing Shields® can be longer and wider to cater for the faster welding speeds of an automatic system. These are made to specification (made to order).

Non-stock curved versions are also manufactured to specification (made to order) to suit the appropriate radius and shape for inside welding.

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are suitable for use on all brands of TIG/GTAW, MIG/GMAW** and Plasma/PAW manual or automatic welding torches.

Separate leak tight gas hose connections are provided with the Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields®, single ones for smaller sizes and double or triple ones for larger sizes. (See individual size specification)

The insides of the Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are manufactured with several layers of mesh with different hole sizes so that the welding shield gas is dispersed widely, evenly and slowly over the surface being welded, to avoid turbulence and the creation of low pressure areas that would otherwise allow oxygen to enter from the outside.

Consumable side wall seals manufactured from flexible silicone rubber are fitted to each Argweld® Weld Trailing Shield® and can easily be replaced when burnt or damaged.

Silicone rubber is resistant to temperatures up to 200ºC (392ºF). However, it will burn and harden when welding slowly at high currents, so the side wall seals must be regarded as consumable.

The replacement seals can be purchased cut to size for each Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields®, or the replacement material can be purchased as continuous strip, at lower cost, for users to cut their own side wall seals to length when required.

** Some high current MIG/GMAW welding applications might be too hot for practical use of the Weld Trailing Shields®.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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1.0 What are the benefits of using an Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields®?

There are several reasons, some of which are:

A. The chance of a weld defect is dramatically reduced due to the wide gas coverage held over the weld for a longer period during welding, while the heated metal is cooling below the oxidation temperature.

B. Welds are finished in a bright and shiny condition, minimising or eliminating post weld grinding and cleaning.

C. The heat affected zones of a weld are left clean when using an Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® because of the extra wide gas coverage.

D. Welders can weld faster because of the extra time that the weld remains covered with inert gas when using an Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields®.

E. Significant reduction of manufacturing costs due to the reduction of post weld cleaning and the reduction of defects when using an Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields®.

2.0 Can I use Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® for stainless steel as well as titanium and zirconium?

Yes, Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are extremely valuable for all stainless steel, duplex steel and other alloy steel as well as titanium, zirconium and all of the nickel and cobalt alloys.

3.0 Can I buy an Argweld® Weld Trailing Shield® which is longer or wider?

Yes. Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are designed for two methods of use:

A. For manual welding where they are light in weight and easy to manipulate by the manual welder when he has an Argweld® Weld Trailing Shield® attached to his welding torch.

B. For automatic welding machines.

For automatic welding machines, where weight and size is less of a concern, Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are available in longer and wider dimensions to allow for much faster welding speeds and much hotter welds where greater gas coverage is necessary for obtaining clean defect free welds.

4.0 Can Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® be used on any welding torch?

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are designed and delivered with a universal worm drive circular clip that will open and close around any shield gas nozzle on any TIG (GTAW), MIG (GMAW) or Plasma (PAW) manual or machine torch.

5.0 Can I weld flat sheet and plate with Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields®?

Yes, one of the the Argweld® products is a flat Weld Trailing Shields® which is available as an accessory for manual welding torches and another flat version for machine mounted welding torches.

6.0 Can I weld on the outside of pipes and vessels with Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields®?

Yes, Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® are kept in stock for most popular sizes of pipes and vessels. Simply tell us the diameter of your pipe or vessel and we will provide an exact match.

7.0 Can I weld on the inside of pipes and vessels with Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields®?

Yes, for those people making welds on the insides of pipes and vessels we manufacture the Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® with an internal radius to suit the exact diameter of the weld being made.

8.0 What are the side shield gaskets made of and what temperature will they withstand?

The side shield gaskets are made of silicon rubber which is temperature resistant up to 200˚C (392˚F). These are low cost, consumable items and once burnt, can be replaced.

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Shipping Information, Weights and Dimensions

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Customs Tariff:

European Customs Tariff: 8205 5980
International Customs Tariff: 8205 5980 00
United States Customs Tariff: 8515 90 2000
Canada Customs Tariff: 8515 90 2000

Product Codes and Sizes:

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® from 1" through to 8" (excluding 7") are available for immediate delivery.

Large quantities are manufactured in batches and are usually available from stock at all times.

Specify sizes (") when ordering.

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® in sizes above 8" (including 7") will be made to order and are subject to a 5 to 10 working day delivery.

 

 

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ATS100(")
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ATS200(")
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ATS300(")
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Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® for manual welding OUTSIDE pipes and vessels.
State required diameter, price each for all diameters.

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® for manual welding INSIDE pipes and vessels.
State required diameter, price each for all diameters.

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® for AUTOMATIC welders.  FLAT or CURVED to suit a nominated diameter.
 (Weld Trailing Shields® are longer and wider.)
State required diameter, price each for all diameters.

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® FLAT for manual welding torches.

Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® FLAT SMALL for manual welding torches 40 - 50 mm long.

 

Spares and Accessories

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Silicone rubber gaskets, one size fits all, either hard or soft as required.
Price by the metre.

 

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Certificate of Registration - all rights reserved Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® was established in 1975 and is now in its 45th year of existence at the time of writing.

ALL Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights are the sole property of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® for Weld Trailing Shields since 1975.  

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® coined the phrase and developed the name Weld Trailing Shields. We own full Copyright © protection and ownership, including and not limited to, the phrase of terms related to it and as such is registered with the Intellectual Property Office.

Along with all of our other Registered Trademarks, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® created the name “Weld Trailing Shields” for its products that directly attach to welding torches to prevent air from coming into contact with the molten weld pool until after it has solidified.  An example of our renewal notice is shown below at the Certificate of Registration dated 2013.

Accordingly HFT holds Registration Certificates from the UK, EU and USA authorities for the terms “Argweld®”, “Trailing Shields®”, “Weld Trailing Shields®”, “Argweld® Weld Trailing Shields® and ALL Copyright © belongs to Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®.

In the event that any company provides you with, or attempts to provide you with a product for attaching to a welding torch to protect a molten weld pool from being exposed to air to prevent oxidation and discolouration, please check that it carries the HFT® authentic original branding on the product as well as the packaging.

If the product has not been supplied by HFT directly or one of our ‘Authorised Distributors’, as found on our web site, please report such an incident to us, so that we may take the appropriate legal action.

 

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