The Startwel® Ignition System is a new, easy way for welders to ignite the weld charge to initiate the pour process of the Pandrol aluminothermic weld. It has been developed and patented by Pandrol to replace the traditional ‘sparkler’ igniter design.
The Startwel® Ignition System guarantees constant and reliable ignition.
Because the ignition point is always in the same place, welds are consistently precise.
Startwel® improves aluminothermic welding safety for track technicians.
It is lightweight and compact for technicians to carry on site and is easy and comfortable to use.
Its non-hazardous classification for transport means that it is safe for standard shipping.
Startwel® works with both the Pandrol One-Shot crucible and disposable crucible.
The system is activated by touching the prongs on the starter handle with those on the starter, initiating a small electrical charge.
Once activated, the Startwel® Ignition System thimble ignites and drops a small amount of liquid charge onto the top of the weld charge inside the crucible, safely and consistently initiating the pour process.
The system uses a reliable lithium-ion battery. Over 100 starters can be ignited on one battery charge.
The Startwel® handle has been designed for efficiency and comfort. The system is packed in a compact and lightweight suitcase.
Startwel® cannot be activated until the pin is removed. As a result, it has a non-hazardous classification.