OMG Roofing Products has introduced a RhinoBond tool with OptiWeld Technology, providing automatic calibration on membrane up to 80 mils. Its OptiWeld Technology optimizes the energy required to generate consistent bonds with installed OMG RhinoBond Plates.
In addition to OptiWeld, the tool features an LED touch screen interface that controls its functionality. From the home screen, contractors can set a preferred language (currently English or Spanish, with other languages to be added in the future), adjust the brightness of the display screen, set the sound level and desired tone, as well as review and adjust the OptiWeld settings if necessary.
The OptiWeld Tools can also track the daily weld-cycles completed, so that contactors can monitor use. In addition, contractors can trouble-shoot from the menu and access the on-line owner’s manual if necessary. Other updates for the tool include a newly designed handle grip that provides enhanced protection for the activation trigger and electronics for improved tool reliability.
The tool weighs 21 pounds and operates on 110V and 220V power sources for global use. Each tool comes with six magnetic cooling clamps, and a carrying case that protects the induction tool when not in use. Using a 12 gauge RhinoBond Power Cord (sold separately), the RhinoBond tool can be operated up to 100-feet (30 m) from the power source. The RhinoBond System is designed for use with TPO and PVC roofing membranes and approved by roof system manufacturers. The system uses induction welding technology to bond roofing membranes directly to specially-coated plates used to secure the insulation to the deck. The result is a roofing system with wind performance that requires fewer fasteners, plates, and seams, and zero penetrations of the new membrane. Since it was introduced in 1998, over 2.5 billion square feet (232 million square meters) of membrane has been installed with the RhinoBond System in 38 countries around the globe.