Trailing Shields of a high quality by Huntingdon Fusion

Trailing Shields are a simple, low cost addition to any TIG (GTAW), MIG (GMAW) or Plasma (PAW) welding torch for oxide free welds.

Trailing Shields can be used for Circumferential TIG or MIG welds on Stainless Steel, Titanium, Nickel Alloys Chrome Steels and Magnesium tubes pipes and tanks as well as flat sheet metal.

Trailing Shields

Trailing Shields provide additional high quality inert gas coverage during the welding of reactive metals such as stainless steel, titanium and zirconium. They can also be used for Nickel Alloys, Chrome Steels and Magnesium. Trailing Shields are a great accessory for any Tube, Pipe or Tank TIG (GTAW) , MIG (GMAW) or Plasma (PAW) Automatic or Manual welder.

Trailing Shields

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® manufacture high quality Trailing Shields at a competitive price. They will fit any make of TIG (GTAW) Mig (GMAW) or Plasma (PAW) welding torch for manual or automatic welding.  On flat sheet or plate and the outside or inside of tubes and pipes and tanks.

Below is a comparison of a HFT Trailing Shield, verses another brand. The HFT Trailing Shield provides wider has coverage and produces zero colour welds that require no post-weld cleaning.

Trailing Shield Comparison

Comparison by Travis Field

The Trailing Shield® is connected to the argon gas supply, diffusing gas evenly without turbulence through the multi layers of stainless steel mesh built into the body of the shield. At each side, replaceable silicone rubber side shields provide a barrier to prevent the argon escaping sideways and remaining over the weld metal. As the welding torch is moved forward, the weld remains under an argon gas shield until the welded metal has cooled below its oxidation temperature.

Trailing Shields® are reusable, with a temperature resistance of up to 230ºC. They save time by preventing re-work, eliminating the need for an expensive purge chamber and allow for faster welding.

Argweld® Trailing Shields allow the user to weld faster, save money and produce bright shiny welds. By using a HFT Trailing Shields, welds will be left bright and shiny without discolouration and oxidation even when welding at faster speeds.

There are a number of video demonstrations available on our YouTube Channel.

HFT are a Quality Manufacturer of Trailing Shields, Innovators and Specialist.

If you would like additional information on this topic, or if you'd like To Understand Weld Purging & to Obtain Clean Weld Roots, contact Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, We'll Provide the Answers

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  1. Eddie Beaulieu March 9, 2019 Reply

    Do you have some sort of catalog?

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