Victor® Previews EDGE™ 2.O ESS32 Medium-Duty Gas Regulators
November 6, 2017
Florence, S.C. – Today at the FABTECH 2017 Expo in Chicago, Victorâ, an ESAB brand, previewed its next-generation medium-capacity single-stage cylinder regulators. The EDGE 2.0 ESS32 regulators will be available late Q1 2018 for all common gases, including acetylene, L.P. (propane), oxygen, air, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and inert gases. After introduction, it will be become the featured regulator in Victor's Performer, Performer AF, Contender, Contender AF and Cutter ST900 outfits.
Like the EDGE 2.0 ESS42 high-capacity regulators launched early this year, EDGE 2.0 ESS32 medium-capacity regulators feature a large diameter 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, Victor made the gauge guard from a high-strength alloy. The modular gauge disassembles in about 30 seconds using a standard Torx driver, and an ultra-reliable O-ring seal eliminates messy Teflonâ 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 as good as the EDGE 1.0 elastomer diaphragm was required to endure.
All EDGE 2.0 regulators provide safer operation through three primary design functions:
- Patented SLAM™ (Shock Limitation and Absorption Mechanism)technology built into the adjusting knob, permitting the knob to absorb the impact in the event of a cylinder fall.
- Compact, patented design styling that integrates the gauge into the regulator body for superior safety and protection.
- Incorporating a patented particle trap so the regulator could pass ASTM G-175 promoted ignition test.
The Victor EDGE 2.0 regulator features an award-winning design that enables
users to instantly differentiate between the high and low pressure gauges, as
well as distinguish pressure settings from a distance