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“Gasless” Super New Welding Machine Aims To Fill Acetylene Shortage From The March 2011 Louisville Chemical Plant Explosion

Citing the horrors of the acetylene plant explosion, in March 2011, Multiplaz North America announced it continues to woo potential resellers, as it is overwhelmingly winning consumers with its green technology, gasless, based Super New Plasma Welding and Cutting Machine, the Multiplaz 3500.

CEO, Patricia Lewis-Hansen said, “The Multiplaz 3500 could not have arrived in North America at any better time. Actually it would have been better to have been sooner than our January 2011 arrival, and the introductory price of $1995 certainly makes it an attractive purchase.

As predicted, both the United States and the Canadian consumers are appreciating our advanced technology, and their purchases show this. Now with the shortages created by the tragic explosion, and the cost of the gas that is available, more consumers are seeking our product. I have had customers call me and say the acetylene price they are paying now, is really hurting the overall cost of their work. They are also telling me that they feel that only the big guys are getting what acetylene gas is available”.

The Multiplaz 3500 uses just 3 ounces of alcohol and water, mixed per process requirement, and runs for 20 – 30 minutes without a refill. The inverter does not have to be turned off with its 100% duty cycle. It can do gas welding, stick welding, and TIG and MIG type welding, and the plasma cutter can cut to 3/8”.

Lewis-Hansen went on to say, “It is a tragedy that happened in Louisville, but Multiplaz is timely in picking up the need, and supplying the gas-free Super New Welding and Cutting Machine, the Multiplaz 3500, so North American customers can continue their work.”

CEO Patricia Lewis-Hansen will head operations and comes from 14 plus years in consumer technology. Ms. Hansen worked with Chairman Founder of Sega of America David Rosen, introducing Sega video game technology products to North America, and was CFO of Optical Disc Media, Inc., who pioneered and replicated the first DVD in the North American marketplace. Ms. Lewis-Hansen said, “We anticipate the North American market to appreciate the Multiplaz 3500 system technology. No other product offers so much for so little. People will feel today a technology of tomorrow. So far consumers are telling us this tool is too good to be true, and yes, it is true. We are very excited to introduce this new clean level to the welding industry”.

Lewis-Hansen went on to state that, “to purchase comparable products which provide what the 3500 provides, would be over $4,000, and the Multiplaz product is under $2000”. Products are now offered online through, and the company is in process of signing resellers throughout the US and Canada.

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Leading engineers of the Multiplaz had proposed to use plain water for different kinds of heat treatment such as welding, cutting, soldering, brazing and quenching.

For many years the Multiplaz was developing the first model of this new generation of welders. It was the prototype for all further models. This piece of equipment generates plasma from water vapor instead of air. It has a wide range of control for temperature and pressure. Design of this equipment was so unusual in its concept and so simple in its structure that it immediately became a leader of innovation in the world of welding. SeeUnique features 

It was awarded the Gold Medal at the international show in Warsaw, it received an additional gold medal in Brussels and the Grand-Prix award at the 26th Salon International des Inventions, 1998 in Geneva.

Multiplaz is the only company world wide that holds a patent on the technique of welding with a water-alcohol mixture and the only company that has perfected the process. See Patents 

As the Multiplaz continued to improve the design, they launched a more powerful model, the Multiplaz 2500 in 2003 to become the new standard in metal working. The increased power of 2500 watts allowed metals up to 5/16 inch (8 mm) thick to be cut.

The Multiplaz 3500 was introduced in 2008. This system is more reliable, easier to use and more powerful. The new composition of water and alcohol and new processing techniques for metal treatment have broadened the list of metals that can be welded with the Multiplaz 3500.

The Multiplaz 3500 can cut metals up to 3/8 inch (10 mm) thick.

This Advanced Portable Machine Earned the "Grand Prix Award" at the World Invention Show in Switzerland 

Here's why:

The innovation of Multiplaz starts with the idea of using the regular tap water as a basic working liquid. Its design is both amazing and simple.

Multiplaz is the only company worldwide that holds a Patent for this unique welding technology by use of a water-alcohol solution instead of shielding gas. It is the first company to utilize ordinary tap water for heating materials by turning the water into plasma 14400°F (8000°C).

Worldwide, Multiplaz 3500 is the only welder with such a broad range of applications.

Multiplaz 3500 can weld, solder, braze, harden, and cleanse metals including steel, aluminum, copper, cast iron, bronze and other metals.

Multiplaz 3500 can cut any metal, including high-alloy and stainless steel that can not be cut with oxygen cutting. Cutting ceramic tiles, quartz glass, bricks, concrete and other inflammable materials is another unique feature of the Multiplaz 3500.

Multiplaz 3500 can replace a variety of different tools: welding machine, gas torch, plazma cutter, nibble shears and scissors, industrial drying fan, electric jig saw, blow lamp, inverter welder… just to name a few.

Multiplaz 3500 is successfully used in many commercial, industrial, military and residential services: manufacturing, repair and maintenance, agriculture, household, entertainment centers, art projects, all kinds of ships, marine, Navy, rescue service, etc.

Multiplaz's Design allows for a 100% duty cycle, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Operational efficiency is a great advantage of this unit. Despite its low power consumption, Multiplaz 3500 can concentrate the plasma stream into a small diameter jet like a laser.

This feature allows you to melt even thick 12 inch (300 mm) metal to the depth of up to 7/16 inch (10 mm), weld thin plates of 1/64 inch (0.5 mm) to thick ones, surfacing metal on bulk parts and solder tool steels.

The absence of expensive consumables, including special electrodes and gas bottles with propane, acetylene or oxygen, allows for significant savings.

There is no need for costly and bulky additional equipment such as compressors, transformers and pressure regulators. The operational process has become more effective and less expensive.

The simplicity of using the Multiplaz 3500 lets beginners master the skill of plasma welding, cutting and soldering quickly and easily.

After just a few minutes of working with Multiplaz, experts realize the value and uniqueness of this tool.

Multiplaz 3500 is a compact system that you can put in a tool bag and carry it anywhere.

The unique properties of Multiplaz-3500 jet allow it to cleanse metal corrosion and to precisely heat only the specific part of a complex unit, for instance, to heat a bolt without affecting the nut.

The tool can cut holes of any shape in tiles without any dust during cutting.

The ray of light from nozzle makes it possible to use the tool in total darkness.

This unit’s weight and size make it the best in its class.

The absence of expensive consumables, including special electrodes and gas bottles with propane, acetylene or oxygen, allows for significant savings.

The pride of our company is the ecological purity of the operational process. This was unachievable in heat treatment before the Multiplaz. The Multiplaz R&D engineers of have reached an ecological breakthrough for welding, cutting and soldering.

The vapor shield that surrounds the plasma jet protects the cut or the welding puddle from the air, meaning hazardous pollutants, including nitrogen oxide, are not an issue. This vapor shield covers the whole domain under the heat treatment and also becomes a barrier for the dangerous dust that can arise from the processing surface of metal.

This Advanced Portable Machine Earned the “Grand Prix Award” for New Super Technology at the World Invention Show in Geneva Switzerland.

Two torches are included with the Multiplaz 3500 allowing you to easily switch modes between cutting and welding or vice versa.

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