ARCAL with ALTOP
Top Performance in Welding
The ARCAL gas package integrates four key components, which provide unmatched benefits for safe, easy-to-use, cost effective, high quality welding.
- ALTOP valve guard. A shock-resistant 'top' that offers permanent protection of the pressure regulator-valve.
- Quick action on/off lever.
Designed so in the event of a knock or bump the lever automatically reverts to the off position. This turns off the gas supply instantly at the regulator outlet.
Your Assurance of Quality
- The ARCAL quality specification.
Every ARCAL gas is produced to exacting requirements. The gas mixture components are guaranteed by Air Liquide to be within a mixing tolerance of 10% on every gas component.
- Batch Certificates - quality confirmed in writing.
To support our claim of providing the highest quality products and to further improve your quality assurance programs and peace of mind, Air Liquide offers all ARCAL customers a Batch Certificate service.**
- Your quality gas is quality sealed.
With ARCAL shielding gases you can rest assured that the gas Air Liquide filled to its rigorous standards of quality will reach you as we intended it, unopened and factory fresh. The unique ALTOP "tamper evident tab" is your assurance of undisturbed quality.
Ease of Use
- Quick action on/off lever.
Enables easy opening of the cylinder and a rapid shut down when not in use. The position of the lever shows you clearly if the valve is on or off.
- Quick connector hose coupling.
Designed with the welding person in mind, it allows for attachment even with welding gloves on.
Improved weld bead appearance & quality
- ARCAL MS-2 improves the wettability of the molten weld pool and reduces the amount of surface oxides and spatter, which is essential to achieving weld beads with outstanding appearance. ARCAL gives you quality where it counts - in the weld. * Patent pending. ** Batch Certificates are supplied on request. A service fee applies.
- No more regulators to buy.
With ALTOP you no longer need to buy, maintain or replace broken or stolen regulators and flowmeters. Ongoing maintenance costs are eliminated.
- No more leaking regulators.
ALTOP eliminates poorly maintained regulators that leak and cause over consumption and wastage of your gas.
- Regulator changeovers - a thing of the past.
With no regulators to mount or dismount, cylinder change over and connection time is reduced dramatically.
is a world first*. A gas cylinder with a permanently attached, fully adjustable, built-in pressure regulator-valve, all encased by a protective valve guard "top".
- New ARCAL gas mixtures ARCAL gases are formulated to provide increases in productivity and cost efficiency. Less spatter, improved welding speeds, reduced-set up and clean-up times and the reduction in consumption costs, i.e. less gas and MIG wire used, are all factors that lower your overall operating costs.
- New "Gx" size gas cylinder The new "Gx" size high-pressure gas cylinder is designed for EXTRA gas capacity (> 10 m3) so you have fewer cylinder change overs and more time spent on those all-important jobs.
- Metal-based product names The ARCAL family of products has been designed with simplicity in mind, right down to the name, a name that tells you clearly what metal or application the gas is intended for and the appropriate thickness range.