Regalia

 

The Regalia is a 10 LPM oxygen concentrator that powers all of the bead-sized torches beautifully, as well as the centerfires of the larger torches, for soft glass and boro. It is the perfect companion to a Minor, Mega Minor, Lynx, Bobcat, Mini CC, Cricket, Alpha, and many more torches. You can also use the Regalia to run mid-sized standard torches, like the GTT Scorpion and the Bethlehem Bravo, for working soft glass and some boro (more heat will require additional units). The Regalia can also run two small torches at the same time for bead work - great for when you want to invite a friend over to play glass or when you want to teach someone how to make beads.















What makes the Regalia Special?


Two-Bed System of Standard Concentrators vs the Regalia’s ATF


The Regalia stands out and above all other concentrators because of the technology behind it and the features it offers.  All concentrators operate by taking air and separating out the nitrogen from the oxygen, argon, and trace gases.  The nitrogen is purged back into the atmosphere and the oxygen, argon, and trace gases are produced as the output.  This is why oxygen concentrators do not give 100% pure oxygen without additional treatment.


Standard concentrators use a system of two sieve canisters and a process called pressure swing adsorption. Feed air is compressed to a high pressure and forced into a sieve canister, the sieve material, called zeolite, adsorbs the nitrogen from the feed air, and the oxygen and trace gases are moved to a storage tank. The pressure is released, the nitrogen leaves the zeolite and is exhausted from the machine, and the process begins again for that canister. To keep up production on standard machines, the same process is started in a second sieve canister. The oxygen is drawn out of each sieve canister and held in an internal storage tank, but there is a gap in that production due to switching from one canister to the other. The process involves a lot of valves and other parts and it also necessitates wide swings in the feed air compressor’s output, from high to low pressures.









The Regalia differs from standard machines because it uses a system of 12 sieve canisters with a rotating valve (the ATF module) instead of the traditional two-sieve system. There is not a gap in oxygen production. There are fewer parts to maintain. The feed air compressor is kept at a steadier pressure, without the wide swings from high to low.


















Easy to Use and Easy to Maintain


Another technological advantage the Regalia has is its ability to run whether the oxygen valve on the torch is open or shut, unlike standard concentrators and generators that alarm or even shut down when the torch oxygen valve is closed. You can run a torch on the Regalia very much like you would on tanked oxygen.  You don’t have to remember to open the valves of your torch when you aren’t running a flame.


Unlike other machines, including it’s predecessor, the Integra 10, the Regalia has a no-nonsense digital flow meter and control panel that ensures the unit is never accidentally run over it's rating - no more guesswork and no more watching the bouncing ball while you torch. You simply set it and forget it.  The flow meter keeps the flow steady and won’t let it creep up or down due to changes in temperature or humidity.


The Regalia is very easy to operate and very easy to maintain. There is an external cabinet filter that should be kept clean (wash and dry every couple of weeks, more often if your studio is dusty) and replaced as needed (every year or so). The internal compressor inlet filter should be replaced after about 4,000 hours of use. After 10,000 hours of use, you will want to get the compressor rebuilt.


Because of the technology behind the Regalia, it does not require as many parts as conventional machines. There are fewer parts to maintain and fewer parts to fail. Also,because of the ATF module, there is not as much stress on the compressor. The result is a great machine that when cared for properly will give you years of dependable service.



How to Order


The Regalia is $2095 plus shipping.  California orders are subject to sales tax.  Please contact Kimberly to order. We can send a PayPal invoice or take a credit card order over the telephone.  Shipping is $65 to the lower 48 contiguous United States.  For orders in Alaska and Hawaii or outside of the United States, please contact Kimberly for a shipping quote.

 



Check out these videos of the Regalia in Action: