Leister Geostar Wedge WeldersCHICAGO — February 17 — Leister Technologies AG, the worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot air equipment, will debut its new GEOSTAR wedge welder to the North American geosynthetics audience at Geosynthetics 2015 in Portland, Ore.,  February 17 – 18.
Faster, lighter, smarter –the new GEOSTAR wedge welder produces the perfect weld of thermoplastic sheets. “Fast and economical plastic welding” now enters a new dimension. Compact and astonishingly light, the new GEOSTAR handles “long-distance welding seams” without difficulty. According to Steve Hobbs, Leister’s geo systems manager for North America, “The GEOSTAR is a game changer.”  With its nominal output of up to 2800 Watts and peak welding speeds of up to 39 feet per minute, it truly is a game changer.
Wedge replacement in under a minute and the adjustable chassis height―with which it masters even rugged terrain without difficulty―make it the unbeatable partner in civil engineering applications.
Operating convenience
The operating unit (“eDrive”) ensures convenience: The large monitor with digital real-time display of the three key parameters―joint pressure, speed and wedge temperature—as well as integrated voltage display enables permanent monitoring of welding parameters and voltage throughout the work process.
The GEOSTAR also scores points for its ergonomic qualities: One-hand operation, integrated clamp/handle engagement and three parking and maintenance positions supplement the well-thought-out design. Generous spatial conditions for material input were taken into account in the design of the cast aluminum frame in order to accelerate the starting process. The new wedge geometry enables smooth gliding of the geomembranes over the wedge.
The GEOSTAR is available in two models. Stop by booth No. 523 to see the new GEOSTAR wedge welders, and speak with company representatives about your applications. Product demos will be available.
About Leister Technologies AG
Leister Technologies AG (www.leister.com), part of the Leister Group, is a Swiss company with global market presence that has consistently dedicated itself to customer satisfaction. It guarantees this by offering the best product quality, high rate of innovation, broad collective employee experience and above average services.
Leister has been the world leader in plastic processing with hot air, hot-wedge and handheld extrusion welders for more than 60 years. Leister Technologies AG offers solutions for professional applications with its product portfolio. The company develops and produces all products and accessories in Switzerland so that customers can rely on the veritable Leister quality, and it is certified under the strict requirements of ISO 9001 Norm. Leister maintains and updates a dense network of over 120 sales and service points around the globe. This network consists of independent sales partners and the national companies associated with the Leister Group. It ensures and guarantees consistent quality and competent service all the way to the end customer.
About Leister USA
Located in Chicago, Leister USA (www.leisterusa.com) is a subsidiary of Leister Technologies AG. It supports the sales and service of Leister’s full line of process heat, plastic welding, laser and Axetris microsystem products through its network of distribution partners across North America.