WHEN IT COMES TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD (EMF) RADIATION GYS HAS ADDED AN ESSENTIAL LAYER OF SAFETY TO PROTECT YOUR SPOT-WELDING TECHNICIANS

No other welding manufacturer addresses EMF protection as seriously as GYS does

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There’s an abundance of personal protective welding equipment and clothing designed for your technician’s safety. From welding screens and hand shields to helmets, gloves, sleeves, and boots, to respirators, to fire-resistant clothing and aprons – they’ve got you covered.

But what about technician protection from the EMF generated from the spot welder itself?

A spot welder is an electromagnetic tool. However, many manufacturers of welding systems do not seem to be too alarmed about EMFs, nor do they exhibit any sense of urgency to look into the matter in greater detail – but Innovative Solutions & Technology has uncovered an exception.

GYS invented “BODYPROTECT” (BP) technology and has incorporated that technology’s EMF safety features into their spot-welding systems. These machines have been on the market for some time now – and we feel they’ve been under the radar for far too long.

Independent laboratory testing verifies that the GYS BODYPROTECT technology designed into the BP series of welders (which includes the BP.LG system featured a little later in this article) emits less than 2 inches of EMF around the double-sided weld gun. Compare this safeguard to the nearly 1 foot (11.81 inches) of hazardous EMF fields discharged from other squeeze-type resistance spot-welder manufacturers!

Independent laboratory testing verifies that the GYS BODYPROTECT technology designed into the BP series of welders (which includes the BP.LG system featured a little later in this article) emits less than 2 inches of EMF around the double-sided weld gun. Compare this safeguard to the nearly 1 foot (11.81 inches) of hazardous EMF fields discharged from other squeeze-type resistance spot-welder manufacturers!

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GYSPOT INVERTER BP.LG MULTIFUNCTION GUN

BP (BODYPROTECT) … Safety is even embedded into the name of the product!

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LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BUILT-IN SAFEGUARDS ON EVERY GYS WELDING SYSTEM…

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From the hoses to the gun to the torch, to the machine itself, all areas of a GYS spot-welding unit are specifically designed to protect technicians from harmful EMP exposure. No other welding manufacturer provides this level of technician protection.

SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR SPOT-WELDING TECHNICIAN’S EXPOSURE TO EMFs?

Let’s examine EMFs from a technician safety perspective and identify the potentially harmful effects that I believe have been “under the radar” for too long.

THE “HIDDEN HEALTH HAZARD”

Welding is among the highest-risk occupation for worker exposure to EMFs; some authorities refer to EMFs as a “little-known threat.” A growing body of research indicates that EMFs impact human health more than we realize.

WHY YOU NEED TO REDUCE HARMFUL EMF EXPOSURE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR SPOT-WELDING TECHNICIANS

Some experts believe EMF exposure can harm our cells and lead to a myriad of health risks. In fact, research by the International Agency for Research on Cancer has deemed EMFs a “possible human carcinogen.”

EMFs may be similar to that of pollution or toxin exposure. The body may be able to withstand some of the effects up to a certain threshold, but once that threshold is crossed, confusing and undesirable symptoms may occur without anyone realizing the root cause.

EMF exposure can cause a phenomenon called electrosensitivity. Electrosensitivity can affect individuals differently, depending on their own level of sensitivity. Symptoms of electrosensitivity include:

Insomnia

One of the most common symptoms indicating exposure to EMFs. Some studies suggest EMF exposure may negatively impact natural circadian rhythm function, interfering with quality sleep

Fatigue

EMFs can make you feel exhausted, even after you’ve had hours of sleep

Skin Reaction

EMF exposure may manifest itself as a skin reaction that can include redness, rashes, or even tingling of the skin

Changes in Mood

EMFs can affect the neurotransmitter functions of serotonin and dopamine, which are responsible for mood, memory, concentration, and focus

Fertility

EMFs may play a role in decreased sperm motility and viability.

Other symptoms of electrosensitivity caused by EMF exposure include changes in heart rhythm, depression, nausea, dizziness, and muscle aches.

TAKE YOUR TECHNICIAN’S SAFETY TO A HIGHER LEVEL

The good news is that you can invest in a spot-welding system manufactured by GYS that incorporates
BODYPROTECT Technology.

Their BP machines emit 0 (that’s Zero) EMFs. We know of no other manufacturer that can make such a claim. Technician safety is a top priority in every GYS product. That’s why Innovative Solutions & Technology is extremely proud to be an authorized distributor of all GYS products

CONSIDER THIS CORRELATION IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

An MRI cannot be performed on patients with implanted cardiac devices because these implants (which include both pacemakers and defibrillators) can be damaged by an MRI scan. The powerful magnets creating an EMF can trigger changes in a pacemaker's settings, and this may pose a risk for certain patients, such as those who are completely dependent on their pacemaker.

MRIs are also standard procedure for
diabetic patients with embedded insulin pumps… patients with internal metallic objects such as surgical clips, pins, plates, screws, metal sutures, or wire mesh… even for patients using certain intrauterine contraceptive devices, and due to the potential harmful increase in the temperature of the amniotic fluid, an MRI is also not advised for pregnant patients (we know there are women welders out there!)

All these precautions apply to spot welders with similar conditions as well. Why? For the same reason – the potential health hazards of EMF exposure.

GYSPOT INVERTER BP. LG 220 V GENIUS INNOVATION

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Product features include…

BODY PROTECTION

  • Protected against overvoltage and overcurrent
  • Sound signal for pressure drop or low current
  • Independently certified since 2013 as having no EMF emissions and conforms to standard 2013/35/UE
  • BODYPROTECT Technology to safeguard the user from magnetic fields

INTELLIGENT WELDING

  • AUTO mode: The machine automatically recognizes - steel type, sheet-metal thickness, Panel bond presence, and insulating material between HSS/VHSS/ UHSS/Boron sheet-metal
  • 7 Modes Available: Normal, Manual, Multi, Gysteel, Auto, Manufacturer, and Energy
  • Tracking: Recording feature saves the characteristics of each welding spot performed to the SD card provided
  • Easy transfer of saved reports to PC

HIGH PERFORMANCE

  • Welding current: 12,500 A (240 V)
  • Clamping force exceeds 1,235 lbs. of force
  • Watercooled power cables, electrodes, and caps
  • Maximized productivity thanks to the new G clamp ram concept and the welding algorithm
  • User-friendly navigation using a 5.7’’ LCD screen
  • Automatic adjustment of pressure between electrodes
  • Spot count feature to determine the caps lifetime
  • Special welding of bonded sheet metals or hard to weld coatings

ROBUST & MOBILE

  • Reinforced trolley which increases stability and maneuverability with an 8-gallon cooling tank. Compare that to the 2.5 gallons found on many competitors.
  • Highly resistant and double size stem (with or without extension)
  • Support across the full length of the overhanging arm
  • 6 arm-support integrated
  • Reversible clamp handle and support (suitable for right-handed or left-handed welders)
  • No cooling hoses
  • Compact and light clamp reduce the weight of weld gun
  • Easy-to-handle; lighter-weight gun to fight fatigue
  • Easy-on, Easy-off Arms you can lock with one hand and change in a matter of seconds (10 different arm sizes)  with up to 12 different configurations.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GYSPOT INVERTER BP.LG

Innovative Solutions & Technology is proud to be an authorized distributor of GYS spot welder systems.  GYS has been a manufacturer since 1964 – pouring R&D resources into designing products with an emphasis on product safety, ease-of-use, and high performance.

Before you buy a welder because of a brand name, or you like an old model they made. You owe it to yourself to get an in-shop demonstration of the GYSPOT INVERTER BP.LG. Then you be the judge or you decide. To get additional information from one of our sales representatives, please click here and just give us your basic information. We will be in touch shortly afterward to help in any way possible.

Beyond sales, we also offer service and product training.