The Orion mPulse is widely known as a premier permanent jewelry welder. And for good reason. The mPulse provides all the power a permanent jewelry artist will ever need, is safety certified, super simple to use, backed by a two-year warranty, built in the USA, and every customer is supported by a professional customer service team.
However, the reign of the mPulse is ending soon – in a friendly transfer of the crown, according to Sunstone, designer and manufacturer of high-tech micro welding and engraving solutions.
The all-new Orion PJ, having been designed specifically for permanent jewelry from the ground up, is everything the permanent jewelry artist wishes they could change about the mPulse: better energy control, better cord management and customized branding capabilities.
Let’s take a closer look at each.
Better Energy Control
The Orion PJ has an energy range that starts at one joule and tops out at 15 joules. The start range is what should catch your attention. For extremely fine chain, being able to dial power down to one joule is much welcomed flexibility. On the high end, 15 joules are more than enough for the typical permanent jewelry artist.
Hand in hand with the energy range is the much-welcomed energy control you’ll find in the Orion PJ. You’re able to adjust power up or down in half-joule increments, which is a big deal. When four joules may be too much energy for a certain chain, but three joules are not enough, 3.5 joules is probably the perfect amount.
Better Cord Management
The Orion PJ stylus cord has two new key features. First, it comes standard at 36 inches in length, which is six inches longer than what you find on the mPulse. But, more importantly, the stylus cord can be connected to a six-foot extender providing as much as 9½ feet of cord. A longer cord makes anklets and other challenging welds much easier.
The stylus cord, like the power cord, can be completely disconnected from the Orion PJ. Cord management becomes simplified when you can place the cord anywhere you like. Packing the Orion PJ for a pop-up will be easier than packing the mPulse.
Better Digital Touchscreen Interface
The energy wheel is gone, leaving only two over-sized icons: One for decreasing energy and one for increasing energy. For permanent jewelry welding, changes in energy levels are usually small, meaning you rarely increase or decrease energy by more than five or six joules. The energy wheel, while a great feature for creating or repairing jewelry, has little use in permanent jewelry.
You’ll also find a handy lock icon that prevents inadvertent energy changes that could harm you or your customers. The Weld On/Weld Off button is another feature that makes the Orion PJ a safe welder.
Better Branding options
Many permanent jewelry artists really don’t care for Sunstone’s signature orange. While orange is bright, fresh, and energetic, most of the time it doesn’t compliment the artist’s brand.
Now you can choose from nine different color backgrounds, from Wild Rose to Ocean Blue, from Spring Sage to Love Pink. Sunstone Orange is still available along with black on black for a bolder look. There are nine background colors to choose from, suitable for any look and mood.
In addition to the ability to change the background color, Sunstone now offers a vinyl cover to wrap the Orion PJ and make it look less industrial and more cute. Visit the Sunstone website to see what designs are available. Custom wraps are also available.
The Orion PJ is backed by a two-year warranty, has all the necessary safety certifications to keep you and your customers safe, and is supported by an outstanding customer service team. The Orion PJ is argon ready, an ideal match for Sunstone’s new Argon Mini tank.