The maker of the OptiGas, FastGas and ThermalCHECK intelligent gas filling and testing systems will now be offering Helantec GmbH’s advanced insulating glass pressure balancing systems in North America.
The Helantec ISO Altimeter Professional accurately and quickly sets the pressure of IG units to the average annual atmospheric pressure of the installation site. Widely used in Europe, the system eliminates bowing and pressure change breakage, enables the use of argon and krypton an requires no on-site adjustment.
“Anytime your IG fabrication location is more than 1,200 feet different than the installation location for a window or door, insulating glass can bow or even break unless you compensate for pressure differences,” said Mike McHugh, president of Integrated Automation Systems. “This system produces perfect flat appearance and high-performing IG at the installation location without special treatment or any additional steps for the installer.”
Current balancing solutions include using a breathing tube, which restricts fabricators to low-performance air-only fills, McHugh said, which can negatively impact Energy Star ratings.
The German engineered Helantec adjustor balances IG for final elevation using any mix of air, argon or krypton gas. It works for double and triple glazed IG including asymmetrics and special and large shapes made with all standard flat glass. It also automatically compensates for any local variation at the production facility.
The key to the Altimeter Professional’s performance is its proprietary valve. The valve is leak-free and compatible with all IG fabrication materials, including Intercept. The valve ensures the target pressure remains intact and designed performance is achieved without the need to close holes or any other steps at the installation site. The valve works so well, McHugh said, fabricators are using it for non-pressure balanced IG.
“The Altimeter Professional integrates readily with your production flow and systems,” said McHugh. “It fits perfectly with the other game-changing gas filling and testing systems from OptiGas.”
Integrated Automation Systems in March signed the agreement with Helantec GmbH to market the German company’s elevation pressure balancing system in North America under the OptiGas name. Based in Bruschal, Germany, Helantec is the leading provider of gas filling technology, analysis and process monitoring equipment for the European IG industry.
Helantec ISO Altimeter Professional features include:
- Highly accurate with minimum production times
- Balances to the average year-round conditions at the installation location
- Intuitive touch screen with clear user interface
- Documents data for each pressure treated unit
- Connects to your production database and system
- Barcode reading of production units
For more information, go to the Helantec page on www.optigasig.com or contact Mike McHugh at 330,954.3070 or email@example.com.
Integrated Automation Systems developed advanced award-winning gas filling and testing systems for the insulating glass industry. Solutions include the FastGas high-speed argon filling systems, the Optigas intelligent gas filling system and the ThermalCHECK and ThermalCERT testing and quality control systems. The company is based in Solon, Ohio, and can be found online at www.optigasig.com.