Gas filling systems
with conventional technology

Series STANDARD, MINI, SMART

Conventional gas filling technology is based on the displacement of air. With this technology the heavier filling gas (e.g. argon / krypton / mixtures) is introduced into the IG unit from below and it displaces the lighter air.

Important in this regard

The gas must be filled into the IG unit as homogeneously as possible, otherwise turbulence and entrapped air can occur, (this would then be a purge process, for which at least 4x the quantity of gas is required). Additional consequences are a greater time requirement and unreliable gas concentrations!

HELANTEC is also a step ahead in the implementation of conventional gas filling technology:

  • All HELANTEC gas filling systems have our proven gas analyser that ends the filling process.

  • The desired gas concentration can be set individually.

  • HELANTEC gas filling systems have a display for the actual gas concentration.

  • HELANTEC gas filling systems are suitable for all standard gases and gas mixtures used in the insulated glass industry.

  • HELANTEC gas filling systems transport a gas sample to the analyser via a pump. This causes a faster and controlled escape of air, as well as shorter filling times.

  • To make the filling process safer at minimum gas consumption, some HELANTEC gas filling systems have additional intelligence.

HELANTEC offers gas filling systems that can fill as many as 5 IG units simultaneously. Thus – in spite of conventional gas filling technology – a high capacity can be achieved. We recommend that you install the conventional gas filling systems at the end of the production line.

The HELANTEC fast-fill technology should be used for larger units and to avoid bulging.

We would be pleased to advise you in the selection of a suitable gas filling system for your company. In this regard we particularly consider how the “gas filling” process can be most effectively integrated in your existing production structure.

EASY.FILL

The EASY.FILL is our smallest gas filling system.

It enables a reliable filling process with easy operation. The capacity is configured for 200 units1) with two filling lines.

The EASY.FILL gas filling system is suitable for

  • occasional gas filling
  • production of sample units
  • smaller production facilities

As soon as the set filling time is reached the filling process is ended automatically.

The EASY.FILL can be used for all gases and gas mixtures that are standard in the insulated glass industry.

The excellent price-performance ratio will convince you.

1) At 8 hours/day and for IG units with 0.8 m² / 14 mm spacers / 11.2 litre volume / argon / 90% gas concentration.

Note: This filling technology is primarily used outside of the production line (off-line) and is suitable for units up to 2.0 m² in size. For larger units there is danger of excessive bulging during the filling process. Consequently for larger units we recommend a gas filling system with fast-fill technology.

SMART 150

The SMART 150 is a small and handy gas filling system, equipped with the proven and high quality HELANTEC gas filling technology components.

It enables a reliable filling process with easy operation. The capacity is configured for 150 units1) with one filling line.

The SMART 150 gas filling system is suitable for

  • occasional gas filling
  • production of sample units
  • smaller production facilities

Gas concentration is measured continuously during the filling process by the integrated gas analyser. As soon as the set gas concentration is reached the filling process is ended automatically.

Through the use of a pump, as well as the optimised filling speed, an extremely low gas consumption is realised. The SMART 150 can be used for all gases and gas mixtures that are standard in the insulated glass industry.

The excellent price-performance ratio will convince you.

1) At 8 hours/day and for IG units with 0.8 m² / 14 mm spacers / 11.2 litre volume / argon / 90% gas concentration.

Note: This filling technology is primarily used outside of the production line (off-line) and is suitable for units up to 2.0 m² in size. For larger units there is danger of excessive bulging during the filling process. Consequently for larger units we recommend a gas filling system with fast-fill technology.

MINI

Our MINI is the top-selling gas filling system with conventional gas filling technology. It has proven itself for more than a decade and represents the latest state of the technology. Operation is intuitive thanks to the minimal number of operating elements. Nevertheless the MINI is versatile in application.

The capacity with 1 filling line is approximately 150 units1) and with 2 filling lines the capacity is approximately 300 units1).

The advantages of the MINI gas filling system

  • modular structure (a second filling line can be easily retrofitted)
  • each filling line works autonomously
  • integrated analyser with high accuracy and stability, per filling line
  • desired filling concentration can be set individually per filling line
  • individuell einstellbar
  • suitable for all standard gases and gas mixtures

The gas concentration is measured, per filling line, on-line and during the entire filling process by the integrated gas analyser. As soon as the set gas concentration is reached the filling process is ended automatically. Through the use of a pump, as well as the optimised filling speed, an extremely low gas consumption is realised. Thus, in spite of conventional gas filling technology, shorter filling times are enabled.

At the entry level, the gas filling system can be delivered with only one filling line; thanks to the modular structure a second filling line can be easily retrofitted at a later point in time. Systems with 2 filling lines have proven to be very effective for triple-glazed IG units, because the two chambers can be filled simultaneously. This is particularly advantageous for asymmetric structures.

1) At 8 hours/day and for IG units with 0.8 m² / 14 mm spacers / 11.2 litre volume / argon / 90% gas concentration.

Note: This filling technology is primarily used outside of the production line (off-line) and is suitable for units up to 2.0 m² in size. For larger units there is danger of excessive bulging during the filling process. Consequently for larger units we recommend that you use a gas filling system with fast-fill technology.

STANDARD

For the concept of the STANDARD gas filling system the focus was on an optimal capacity-price ratio in the area of conventional gas filling technology.

The STANDARD has 4 filling lines, this means that up to four IG units can be filled at the same time!

The gas concentration is measured by an integrated gas analyser during the entire filling process. As soon as the set gas concentration is reached, the filling process of all four filling lines is ended automatically. Consequently this gas filling system is particularly well suited for economical gas filling of the same formats.

Advantages of the STANDARD gas filling system

  • low acquisition costs and operating costs
  • integrated analyser with high accuracy and stability
  • desired gas concentration can be individually adjusted
  • suitable for all standard gases and gas mixtures

The capacity is approximately 400 units1) with four filling lines.

We would be pleased to advise you in the selection of a suitable gas filling system for your company.

1)  At 8 hours/day and for IG units with 0.8 m² / 14 mm spacers / 11.2 litre volume / argon / 90% gas concentration.

Note: This filling technology is primarily used outside of the production line (off-line) and is suitable for units up to 2.0 m² in size. For larger units there is danger of excessive bulging during the filling process. Consequently for larger units we recommend a gas filling system with fast-fill technology.

STANDARD S

The STANDARD S is a more convenient version of the STANDARD gas filling system. Up to 4 IG units can be filled simultaneously. Ideal for companies that want to fill glass after manual sealing, or for special filling stations.

The higher level of convenience is extremely advantageous for filling IG units with different formats, because during the filling process, the gas concentration in each unit is measured automatically according to a specified cycle. The filling lines work autonomously. Consequently the filling process for each IG unit is ended as soon as the set gas concentration is reached.

Advantages of the STANDARD S gas filling system

  • low acquisition costs and operating costs
  • integrated analyser with high accuracy and stability
  • internal changeover between the filling lines
  • desired gas concentration can be individually adjusted
  • suitable for all standard gases and gas mixtures

The capacity with four filling lines is approximately 500 units1).

This system also has additional operating and monitoring convenience that only HELANTEC offers: safety in operation, reliable gas concentrations, as well as low gas consumption. Only the STANDARD SL offers higher capacity for conventional gas filling technology.

1)  At 8 hours/day and for IG units with 0.8 m² / 14 mm spacers / 11.2 litre volume / argon / 90% gas concentration.

Note: This filling technology is primarily used outside of the production line (off-line) and is suitable for units up to 2.0 m² in size. For larger units there is danger of excessive bulging during the filling process. Consequently for larger units we recommend that you use a gas filling system with fast-fill technology.

STANDARD SL

With its 5 filling lines, the STANDARD SL offers the highest capacity and the highest level of convenience of the conventional gas filling systems. The gas concentration is continuously measured during the entire filling process by an integrated gas analyser.

The gas analyser changes over internally between the individual filling lines, measures the gas concentration and displays it. The filling process is ended automatically as soon as the set gas concentration is reached. The desired gas concentration can be set by the user himself.

Through the use of an additional pump per filling line, as well as the optimised filling speed, an extremely low gas consumption is realised at short filling times and with reliable gas concentration.

Advantages of the STANDARD SL

  • integrated analyser with high accuracy and stability
  • internal changeover between the filling lines
  • desired gas concentration can be set individually
  • an additional pump for each filling line
  • suitable for all standard gases and gas mixtures

The capacity with five filling lines is approximately 680 units1).

1)  At 8 hours/day and for IG units with 0.8 m² / 14 mm spacers / 11.2 litre volume / argon / 90% gas concentration.

Note: This filling technology is primarily used outside of the production line (off-line) and is suitable for units up to 2.0 m² in size. For larger units there is danger of excessive bulging during the filling process. Consequently for very large units we recommend that you use a gas filling system with fast-fill technology.