Geotek Projects India Pvt Ltd. is one of the leading companies in the aquaculture industry in India. Here, one of their main tasks is covering areas of up to 100,000 m² with LDPE, HDPE and PVC geomembranes. For illustration: 100,000 m² is approximately the area of 14 football fields.Geotek places special value on first-class service, quality and professionalism, which form the foundation for their strong position in the national and international market.
Since 2008, Geotek has worked together successfully with Leister Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. on the welding of various membranes. Over the years, Leister India has provided Geotek with different wedge welders. Geotek now has over 7 sets with the following welders: Twinny, Comet, Fusion, hot air hand tools etc.
A great challenge: Because with an area of 60,000 m² – roughly equivalent to the area of 8 football fields – and very thin material, it is especially difficult to weld a perfect and tight seam. For this reason, the professional support of Leister India was once again required.
Miniwelder tex2 proves itself in testing
Jaganath, Regional Sales Manager with Leister India, provided Geotek with professional advice, and for this project, recommended the Weldy miniwelder tex2: “Welding 0.3 mm thin HDPE geomembrane at a size of 60,000 m² is truly a challenge, but with our miniwelder tex2, it was no problem. After all, the machine was specially developed by Leister to weld thin geomembrane with a thickness of 0.3 to 1.5 mm.”
In order to demonstrate that the Tex2 miniwelder was ideally suited for this project, the miniwelder was tested by Leister and Geotek near Calcutta. The result was – as Jaganath had expected – perfect, and convinced Geotek.
Miniwelder tex2 in action
For this welding, the miniwelder was adjusted on location to the required temperature and speed. Specifically, on this day it was set to 340 °C with a speed of 4 m/min, and at night to 410°C and a speed of 7m/min. The welders from Geotek were particularly impressed by the smooth and continuous operation of the miniwelder tex2 throughout the entire welding process.
Main advantages of the miniwelder tex2 during this operation
Among other advantages, the low weight of the miniwelder tex2 – it weighs 4 kg – and its good speed – 8 m/min – mean that even thin membranes can be welded well.
Geotek is very satisfied with the Tex2 miniwelder, the services and the good advice provided by Leister India. As a result, Leister and Geotek will continue to work together successfully in the future. The next large project for Geotek will not be long in coming.
About miniwelder tex2
The miniwelder tex2 is particularly suited to thin materials. Thanks to an optimized wedge geometry, thin membranes of 0.3–1.5 mm can be welded perfectly. Starting the welding process is easy thanks to the revolutionary film guide system. This makes the tex2 perfect for use with thin films. Device operation is simple and intuitive. The heating can be turned on and off at the press of a button. The welding temperature and the speed can be set easily using two knobs.
- Lightweight (4 kg)
- Welding speed of up to 7.5 m per minute
- Revolutionary chainless drive technology
- Ideal for thin membranes
- Good performance at an affordable price