A welding helmet protects the eyes, face and neck from flash burn, sparks, heat, ultraviolet and infrared light. It includes a window covered with a filter called a lens shade that is a screen allowing the wearer to see clearly, even when the mask is pulled down to cover the face. Passive lenses and auto-darkening lenses are different types of protection offered against ultraviolet and infrared light. There are also options for fixed or variable shade, the number of sensors used, and viewing size, all of which can increase welding productivity, weld quality and operator comfort.
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More comfort. Improved safety. Higher productivity. Better weld quality. Reduced costs. Increased bottom line. This is only the beginning of the reasons why metal fabricators should stay updated on new helmet technologies. There’s more.
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.
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.
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WALTER Surface Technologies launches its first ORBIT welding helmet with features such as three high-definition auto-darkening lenses and a 3-year warranty.
Advanced, high-definition optics provide the most realistic view that’s clearer and brighter — before, during and after every weld.
Welding Industry News
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