Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an Airgas Company, to Unveil New Weld Automation Products at International Tradeshow in Essen, Germany,

  Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an Airgas Company, to Unveil New Weld Automation
  Products at International Tradeshow in Essen, Germany, September 16-21, 2013

Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa. -- September 3, 2013

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) announced today that Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an
Airgas company, will exhibit at the International Trade Fair: Joining,
Cutting, Surfacing presented by the German Welding Society in Essen, Germany,
September 16-21, 2013. Red-D-Arc will display its proprietary line of
weld-positioning equipment, including several new products which will be
unveiled at the tradeshow.

“The German Welding Society tradeshow in Essen is a unique opportunity to meet
with our international customers and colleagues, and this year’s tradeshow
coincides with the opening of our Red-D-Arc retail location in Essen,” says
Mitch Imielinski, President of Red-D-Arc Welderentals. “As a leader in
high-quality and fully-certified weld automation equipment, our welding
experts are honored to exhibit and unveil exciting new products at one of the
industry’s largest tradeshows and to bring Red-D-Arc’s full-service offering
to the German welding market for the first time.”

Red-D-Arc’s new products include the Tank Growing Line which enables quick and
easy alignment of cans when assembling multi-cylinder applications via
independently-adjustable rollers to compensate for out-of-round cans. The line
includes assembly-staging carriers for safe handling of components during the
assembly process.

Also on display will be Anti-Drift Rotators, used with various types of
conventional and self-aligning rotators to prevent pipe from spiraling out of
position. With 80mm wide, deep groove weld, the drift of a 10m diameter work
piece could be reduced to 6mm during 12 hours of continuous rotation.

Additionally, the Automated Cladding System is available for both horizontal
pipe cladding and vertical valve cladding. The system may be used with either
a standard TIG power source for cold-wire TIG (GTAW) welding or a pulsed TIG
power source for hot-wire TIG (GTAW-P) welding when increased deposition rates
are preferred. The turn-key system is complete with specified power sources,
wirefeeders, and control systems.

These new products and Red-D-Arc’s full line of welding positioners,
manipulators, turning rolls, and other weld automation products are available
for sale, lease, and rent through Red-D-Arc’s global distribution network.
Red-D-Arc also designs and builds turn-key weld automation packages based on
customers’ needs and provides a team of engineers for best-in-service
expertise and consultation.

More information on the new Red-D-Arc products and rental opportunities will
be available at the Red-D-Arc exhibit (Hall 6, Booth A112) from September
16-21, 2013 in Essen, Germany. For more information on the International Trade
Fair: Joining, Cutting, Surfacing, visit

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation’s
leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods,
such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S.
producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading
producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest
U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of
refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. More than 15,000
employees work in approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail
stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities, and
distribution centers. Airgas also markets its products and services through
e-Business, catalog, and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong
local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For
more information, please visit


Airgas, Inc.
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Barry Strzelec, 610-902-6256
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Sarah Stockton-Brown, 610-263-8260
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