Technology & Innovation

New Tool Enhances Contractor Productivity

Agawam, MA – OMG Roofing Products, a provider of induction-based fastening technology for commercial roofing applications, has introduced a new RhinoBond tool with OptiWeld technology, providing automatic calibration on membrane up to 80 mils. OMG’s exclusive OptiWeld technology optimizes the energy required to generate sound and consistent bonds with installed OMG RhinoBond Plates.

Patrick O’Connor, RhinoBond product manager, says, “OptiWeld technology eliminates the calibration process by automatically monitoring the temperature of the RhinoBond Plate during the welding cycle to assure the best bond possible, and in so doing saves valuable time and labor for contractors daily during the set-up process.”

In addition to OptiWeld, the new tool features an LED touch screen interface that controls the tool’s functionality. The new OptiWeld Tools can also track the daily weld-cycles completed, so that contractors can monitor use. In addition, contractors can trouble-shoot from the menu and access the online owner’s manual if necessary.  Other updates for the tool include a new designed and ergonomically friendly handle grip that provides enhanced protection for the activation trigger and more robust electronics for improved tool reliability.

The new tool weighs 21 pounds (9.6 kg), and operates on 110V and 220V power sources for global use. Each tool comes with six magnetic cooling clamps and a durable carrying case that protects the induction tool when not in use. Using a 12 gauge RhinoBond Power Cord, the RhinoBond tool can be operated up to 100-feet (30 m) from the power source.