Last updateWed, 20 May 2020 12am

Gesswein introduces new micro-welder & sink trap

Gesswein, supplier of precision tools and equipment for over 100 years, is pleased to introduce the next generation PUK® 5.1 Welder and the Jewelers’ Best Friend Sink Trap.

PUK® 5.1 Welder

Gesswein welder

The PUK® 5.1 Welder with SM5.1 microscope and flow regulator masters the welding of precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, copper, bronze, as well as all alloys suitable for welding; even material thicknesses of less than 0.2mm. The supreme discipline of creating and repairing claw settings with valuable precious stones in the immediate vicinity of the welding process, the PUK® 5.1 masters with ease.

The PUK® 5.1 is compact, versatile and boasts faster welding speeds than ever before, says Gesswein. As soon as the tip of the electrode on the handpiece touches the work piece, the welding process starts automatically. The inert argon gas forms a protective gas atmosphere around the welding spot and prevents disruptive external influences. The current pulse, which is specially shaped and tailored to suit the welding task, ignites an electric arc creating a controlled melting of the metal and it does so as often and as precisely as desired. Continuous flow of argon allows for rapid retractions of the electrode.

The PUK® 5.1 welder comes complete with Gesswein’s 10X magnification SM5.1 microscope. Eye protection system with integrated LED lighting and four adjustable brightness levels offers optimum illumination of the working area. Can also be used as a multi-purpose microscope by simply moving the handpiece holder away from the field of view. Complete with height and tilt adjustment as well as padded hand supports for fatigue free and ergonomic working. At the same time, a spacer sleeve assures the correct distance between the objective lens and the workpiece.

Package includes: the PUK 5.1, SM5.1 microscope, argon gas flow regulator, precision handpiece, 3m gas hose, power cord, alligator clip, fiberglass brass brush, diamond grinding wheel, and six 0.6mm Inostar electrodes

Jewelers’ Best Friend Sink Trap

Gesswein sink trap

Stop losing precious metal waste, which equates to money, down your drain. Refining your precious metal waste is made easier with the help of the “Jewelers’ Best Friend” Sink Trap. Gesswein reports this device is designed to capture/recover all precious metals from your waste water.

Note: Rinsing two spoonfuls of granulated chlorine powder (available at pool supply stores) into your trap once per week will help maintain sanitary trap conditions and minimize odor.

The system comes in 3 convenient sizes; 43-ounce, 64-ounce, and 128-ounce. Each Jewelers’ Best Friend comes complete with a pre-assembled main assembly with bottle and gasket, 1 replacement bottle and O-ring gasket. Piping to hook up under your sink is also included (8” - 203mm - tail extension and 90-degree elbow extension). Made in the USA.

For more information contact Gesswein at 800-544-2043 or visit www.gesswein.com.