18 August 2014
Sign up to our newsletterWant more news like this? Sign up to our newsletter.

Welding helmet features powered purifying

Welding and cutting specialist ESAB has launched a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) for its Warrior Tech 9-13 auto-darkening welding helmet, part of its comprehensive line of personal protection equipment.

The Warrior Tech helmet with Eco Air PAPR is a full-face respiratory system designed to provide the highest safety and comfort for the welder. Manufactured and tested to meet stringent EN12941 standards, the helmet with PAPR provides a high protection rating of TH2P and uses a high performance P3 main filter to remove particulate matter, the maker claims.

PAPRs operate by filtering air through a battery powered unit, which is then supplied into the breathing zone inside the helmet. The Eco Air PAPR delivers the maximum fresh air flow and offers protection against dangerous welding fume particles, ESAB claims air movement over the face and head also keep the welder cool and comfortable.

The apparatus is lightweight and low profile to be easy to manage. It provides a comfort pad to help reduce welder fatigue and muscle strain over time. This unit also includes audible and vibrating alarms that notify the user of low battery or restricted airflow.

Designed for use in all welding applications, this new helmet meets the needs of welding professionals requiring a high specification, ergonomically designed, lightweight helmet that provides protection from dangerous UV/IR radiation, heat, and spatter.

Warrior Tech's four welding arc sensors provide high response levels and a wider sensory coverage than many alternative helmets of this type. Its large viewing area (98 mm x 48 mm) coupled with a wider than normal field of vision, apparently increase spatial awareness.

ESAB tells us that the helmet features shade adjustment between DIN 9 and DIN 13 with automatic shade darkening filter (ADF) lens and optical class 1/2/1/2. The lens also gives the welder optimal viewing clarity and excellent optical quality.

The helmet has been ergonomically designed for high operator comfort, the headband is fully adjustable and there are three longitudinal adjustments to increase field of vision. For enhanced comfort, the angled front pad sits flat on the forehead, reducing frontal lobe pressure.

Author
Paul Gay

Related Websites

http://www.esab.co.uk

Related Companies

ESAB Group (UK) Ltd

Similar Articles

All's well with lightweighting

As automotive OEMs continue their drive towards the ultimate combination of lightness, structural strength and durability, news has emerged that FAST Live exhibitor Telsonic has ...

Monitor the welding

World leading manufacturer of resistance welding technology, Sciaky Electric Welding Machines, is using Kistler piezoelectric strain sensors to meet the demands of the aerospace ...

Compound for laser welding

Laser transmission welding – also known as laser welding – is a method employed for joining plastic parts. Here FAST looks at a new range of compounds that have been specifically ...

ACETYLENE SAFETY REGULATIONS

The latest revision of the Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) and the Acetylene Safety (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2014 (ASR 2014) come into force in November ...

tesa makes sure sound is no

When a leading global supplier of engineered noise control products and testing services experienced a problem in the manufacturing process of its sound-proof doors, tesa was ...

Nelweld N1500i Inverter- Light

From its launch the Nelweld N1500i Inverter Stud Welder has become the stud welder of choice across all industries. Weighing in at only 32Kg and with its capability of welding a ...

EJOT to unveil ‘light-weight t

EJOT has selected the Manufacturing & Engineering North East Exhibition to unveil its much talked about EJOWELD® assembly process. Five years in development, the EJOWELD® process ...