Welding Helmets

Sight for Sore Eyes

Clearly, the right auto-darkening helmet boosts productivity and quality. Here's how optical clarity defines helmet performance by providing users with vital eye protection and the ability to fully see the work . . . and that’s when work is done best.
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Welding Helmets: Articles

Improving Welder Safety and Comfort with New Head Protection Technologies

A PAPR is a powered air purifying respirator paired with a welding helmet that uses a blower to pass ambient air through a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to remove contaminants and supply purified air in a sealed welding helmet. This removes at least 99.97 percent of airborne particles 0.3 micrometers in diameter.
Recent technology advancements in welding helmets not only help to protect welders from lost-time or work-related injury, but they increase productivity by increasing comfort levels. Regardless of the type of head protection a welder chooses, it is critical to make sure that the helmet, PAPR or other such personal protective equipment (PPE) is properly suited for the welding application at hand and also provides the appropriate level of protection.

 

Welding Helmets: Industry News

Miller Announces Sweepstakes

The grand prize in the "New Year – New Build" Sweepstakes includes a Millermatic 211 MIG welder (left) and Spectrum 375 X-TREME plasma cutter (right) with an XT30 torch and storage case.
Their "New Year – New Build" Sweepstakes will award new welding equipment and gear to 23 winners over a 90-day period.

Optrel Launches New Web Shop

Welders in the U.S. and Canada are a click away from welding helmets and replacement parts.

Optrel Establishes New Operation to Serve North American Welding Shops

Operating as Optrel Inc., the East Greenwich, RI office and distribution center will manage all customer service, sales, marketing, and distribution for Optrel products in the United States and Canada.

 

Welding Helmets: Products

Welding Showcase

With the 9100XXi ADF from 3M, welders have a new level of visibility and control. They’ll have a vibrant, crisper view of the workpiece with a greater field of colors. With these improved optics, welders may experience better control of the weld puddle and more precise set-up and finishing operations. It also may make it easier to distinguish the colored control panels on welding machines.
Here is some of the latest welding equipment and accessories to help your shop become more competitive.

Auto-Darkening Filter Gives Welders Superior Visibility

With the 9100XXi ADF from 3M, welders have a new level of visibility and control. They’ll have a vibrant, crisper view of the workpiece with a greater field of colors. With these improved optics, welders may experience better control of the weld puddle and more precise set-up and finishing operations. It also may make it easier to distinguish the colored control panels on welding machines.
The Speedglas Auto-Darkening Filter Kit 9100XXi from 3M offers more realistic color and detail in both dark and light states.

More Flexibility for All

The unique “smart MIG” function on the Rebel EMP 215ic welding system from ESAB enables users to begin MIG welding with an extremely stable arc just by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. There is no need to enter information for shielding gas mix. The Rebel provides an industrial quality arc for MIG, flux-cored, Lift TIG and Stick welding, including excellent performance with difficult-to-weld E6010 electrodes. 
The search for a “one-size-fits-all” welding solution continues to uncover new equipment that increasingly offers more flexible welding solutions suited for both large and small shops, with better options to do better business.