Rainsville, Alabama — July 21, 2015 — Urethane Supply Company is set to reveal its new 6066-CG Nitrocell Nitrogen Plastic Welder at booth No. 961 at NACE, currently taking place at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Urethane Supply introduced the first commercialized nitrogen plastic welder to the collision repair industry in 2006, and the company says the new 6066-CG Nitrocell is the most advanced generation of nitrogen welder yet.
A statement from Urethane Supply Company says nitrogen welding is the fastest and most efficient way of repairing damaged thermoplastic vehicle body panels, and the new 6066-CG Nitrocell is now the most advanced nitrogen welder on the market. The 6066-CG is designed to generate its own nitrogen gas from shop air and requires no onboard air compressor. The company says that, compared to other welders, the new 6066-CG is lighter in weight, easier for technicians to maneuver into position and features an easy-to-handle welding torch that can get into tight spots without causing user fatigue.
“Repair shops want to minimize repair times and maximize profits, and we’ve designed the new 6066-CG Nitrocell Nitrogen Welder to help them do just that,” says Kurt Lammon, President of Urethane Supply Company. “The new unit will help collision specialists reduce cycle times and increase their opportunities to do more profitable labour-based repair of plastic components.”
Nitrogen gas welding creates a strong material bond, because it eliminates oxidation of the plastic during the welding process. Using the shop’s own common air supply, the 6066-CG Nitrocell employs a three-stage filter to clean impurities from the air, and then uses sophisticated membrane technology to extract an endless supply of nitrogen. The resulting welding mechanism creates the strongest plastic welds possible in today’s repair environment.
The 6066-CG’s intuitive yet precise analog instrumentation features a control regulator combined with an output pressure gauge and a flow gauge to give the operator total control over the amount of gas used in the welding process. A low-pressure safety switch automatically cuts power to the heating element, protecting it from overheating if the flow drops too low.
“Our flow meter allows shops to achieve and maintain a high-quality, repeatable result when repairing virtually all types of plastic components,” says Lammon. “Consistent results help shops meet key performance indicators, and that, in turn, drives more business from insurance companies.”
The 6066-CG Nitrocell Welding System is also engineered with an integrated airless welder for smoothing out welds and repairing thermoset polyurethane. The system comes fully assembled and ready to use right out of the box. The unit comes with a variety of accessories and the industry’s widest selection of plastic welding rods.
“The 6066-CG Nitrocell Welding System gives shops more flexibility in the estimating process, helps save total losses and gives owners an edge on their competition,” Lammon said. “The added repair capability provided by the new Nitrocell welder also provides shops with a bargaining tool to use when working with insurance adjusters.”
Unlike common two-part plastic repair systems that employ separate materials to create a bond and require a long curing time, nitrogen plastic welding reunites the original plastic material to itself, forming a superior molecular attachment that can immediately be primed and painted.
“Two-part repair systems are like putting a permanent bandage on top of plastic damage,” says Lammon. “Our nitrogen welding system actually heals the material, removes the scar and does so in much less time than two-part systems, and all at a fraction of the cost.”
With the 6066-CG Nitrocell, workers can also do repairs that are not possible with adhesives, such as mounting tabs, grille bars, high-stress areas, flexible tabs and fender liners. Urethane Supply Company says it is suitable for virtually all plastic component repairs.
The 6066-CG Nitrocell Nitrogen Welder’s features also include a melt-proof silicone and fibreglass braided hot air welder hose; a heavy-duty welding cart with built-in holders for heating elements; tools and supplies; and an air manifold with auxiliary outlets for air tool attachments. The nitrogen generator can also be used to fill tires or supply gas to other apparatus requiring nitrogen.
The standard 6066-CG Nitrocell Nitrogen Welder product package includes the following: one EZ Weld 3.0 Hot Air Plastic Welder; one Nitrocell Nitrogen Generator; one tear drop airless welding tip; one standard airless welding tip; one 10-inch (25 cm) by 10-inch (25 cm) by 3/32-inch (2.4 mm) polypropylene sheet; one stainless steel wire brush; one roll of aluminum tape, 2-inch (5 cm) by 10-yards (9.1 m); and one hand seamer tool as well as a variety of polyurethane, polypropylene, ABS, TPO, nylon and polycarbonate welding rod starter rolls.
For more information, please visit urethanesupply.com.