Castolin, the European leader in welding and brazing equipment, has sealed a historic partnership with the innovative SME Bulane.
A subsidiary of the international Messer group, Castolin will exclusively market mobile soldering stations, using the dyomix® technology developed by Bulane in scientific collaboration with the CNRS.
This revolutionary and environmentally friendly technology allows a high-temperature torch flame to be powered from water and electricity instead of the gases usually used, including acetylene. Bulane’s technology uses electrolysis to break down water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce a clean fuel.
No more need for fossil gases to make fire. The process has many advantages: the stations’ noise level is reduced by 25 decibels compared to a traditional system due to the absence of CO2, UV and harmful fumes. Earplugs and dark glasses are no longer necessary. The storage and transport of flammable gas cylinders under pressure is no longer necessary. As a result, costs and working conditions are significantly improved.
Implemented in light and mobile equipment, the size of cabin luggage, this major innovation is intended for professionals and craftsmen such as refrigeration engineers, heating engineers, kitchen technicians or plumbers, but also all professions using the flame in their daily work. This new market represents a potential of more than one million users worldwide.
Barely begun, the partnership between Castolin and Bulane has already been recognized by building professionals: the oxy-flame station dyomix® OHM 2.4 has just received the Gold Medal at the last Batimat 2017 Innovation Competition, in the category of Construction, Tooling and Equipment Equipment. This competition is the essential springboard for launching an innovation on the market.
The dyomix® Mobile technology will be unveiled exclusively on Castolin’s stand at Batimat, which will be held from 6 to 10 November 2017 in Paris Nord Villepinte.
The Innovation Competition, the flagship event of the Mondial du Bâtiment, reveals trends in the sector and highlights the innovations of industrial exhibitors at Batimat, Interclima+elec and Idéobain.
OHM 2.4, incorporating dyomix® technology, and presented by Castolin, was awarded the Gold Award in the category “Construction Equipment, Tools and Equipment”.
A breakthrough innovation, the OHM 2.4 oxygen-hydrogen station allows professionals to use a high-temperature flame without carbon emissions, and without gas bottles, in their applications requiring a torch. This CleanTech makes it possible to produce a clean and efficient fuel from water and electricity, by transforming the oxygen and hydrogen naturally present in the water into gas. Having proven its worth with major industrial accounts, and after several years of R&D, the mobile version of dyomix® technology, intended for professionals, will be launched exclusively at Batimat 2017. Equal in size and weight to conventional oxy-gas stations, Castolin dyomix® OHM 2.4 is easily transported and moved thanks to its handles and wheels. Its ergonomic torch, with a rotating coupling connected to a single hose, allows unequalled freedom of movement.
Jerome Bonaldi, moderator of the ceremony, and Paul Duphil, Secretary General of OPPBTP, presenting the award, underlined: “The jury particularly appreciated this innovation.
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