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Speedglas 9100XXi Customer Challenge

We were contacted by a welder on Facebook who said his helmet had better vision than a Speedglas. We called up the local Speedglas sales manager and put the new Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100XXi to the test. See his review below...

If you haven't tried it yet... Maybe it's time you put the new Speedglas 9100XXi Welding Helmet to the test!! 

 

Take me to the Helmet he tried...

I want the helmet he tried with the Adflo Powered Air Respirator  

 

See the Speedglas 9100XXi difference

Introducing the new 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet Series 9100XXi. The Speedglas 9100XXi offers True-View combined with the largest viewing area on the market* that includes SideWindow
peripheral vision. 

Below we show the vision that you'd be used to (right)... then we compare that view with the new 3M Speedglas 9100XXi Welding Helmet Series Vision (left). 

Thanks to improved optics, True-View allows you to more readily recognise colours and contours. Literally see the difference when you focus on your welding set-up, welding technique, precision grinding, and inspection of just-completed welds. 

Why can I now see colour? 

As you know a welding lens blocks UV & IR which are the harmful components of light. UV is UltraVoilet and IR is InfraRed. So, UV is at the voilet or blue end of the light scale and IR is at the red end of the light scale. By blocking the harmful parts of light, welding lenses would also block the blues and reds from reaching the welder. Hence why from the outside of the welding helmet a welding lens appears purple (Purple = Blue + Red being reflected).

With the new Speedglas 9100XXi Welding Helmet Series the welder benefits from the same level of UV/IR protection BUT also benefits from being able to see a much wider visible light spectrum. This results in more colour and more definition in every weld.    

Other Features of the Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100XXi

A new motion-sensor instantly turns the welding lens ON and with the advanced External Grind & Set-and-Forget feature you never need to touch the internal Welding Helmet control panel again. 

Experience the power of Speedglas 9100XXi, capable of detecting an arc down to an industry leading 1 amp.

Take me to the Speedglas 9100XXi Welding Helmets

Take me to the Speedglas 9100XXi Welding Helmets with PAPR

Watch Aussie Welders React to New Helmet From Speedglas!!

Watch this video from Speedglas that shows Aussie welders reacting to the new Speedglas 9100XXi Welding lens. 

 

View the new 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet Series 9100XXi in the Eweld Shop:

Helmet Only

Helmet with Powered Air 

Need more info? Just call us on 02 9437 6162 and we'll run you through the new True-View, Auto-on, One-Touch & Memory-Mode features!! 

3M Speedglas 9100 QR Safety Helmet

Previously, a widely used option available to welders working in areas with overhead hazards was the combination welding shield with safety helmet. However, since the welding shield and safety helmet are mechanically connected, this meant that when welders’ took off their welding helmet they also removed their overhead protection.

With the new 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 QR, welders never need to remove their safety helmet when they remove their welding helmet. This is particularly important for worksites across Australia and New Zealand where the wearing of safety helmets is compulsory at all times.

 

 

Once secured on the safety helmet the 3M™ Speedglas™ Quick Release Rail allows the welder to easily attach or remove the welding shield with a squeeze of a gloved finger and thumb. The ability to detach the welding shield independently of the safety helmet means it may be removed for non-welding tasks. 

On the other hand, if the welder prefers to keep the welding helmet attached, it may be quickly and easily parked in the raised position. This parked position creates a low centre of gravity, maintains a low profile and reduces the load on the wearers’ neck.

“Welders don’t weld one hundred percent of the time. So why should they wear a welding helmet during set-up and non-welding tasks?” says David Chippendale, Marketing Manager at AWS. 

“The new Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100 QR delivers continuous head protection with the flexibility of being able to attach and detach the top-of-the-line Speedglas auto-darkening welding helmet”.

The Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100 QR features the new Speedglas 9100XXi welding lens. When combined with the Speedglas SideWindows the Speedglas welding helmet 9100 QR gives welders the largest viewing area available on the Australian & New Zealand market.
  
Featuring the new feature packed Speedglas 9100XXi auto-darkening welding lens, SideWindows and a fog reduction vent, the new Speedglas 9100XXi QR welding and safety helmet is packed with features.

View the 3M Speedglas 9100 QR HERE

 

 

New Speedglas Welding Helmet Series Launches!!

Product Launch - New 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet Series 9100XXi

“Literally See the Difference”

We are happy to announce that Eweld now stocks the new Speedglas 9100XXi welding helmet series from 3M.

The new Speedglas auto-darkening welding helmet series 9100XXi from 3M is built on 30 years of expertise and sets a new benchmark in welding helmet technology. The 3M Speedglas 9100XXi series is designed for professional welders who require optimum comfort, trusted protection and ultimate performance.

The new top-of-the-line series features the largest Speedglas welding lens available. The Speedglas welding lens 9100XXi when combined with the peripheral Speedglas SideWindows gives welders the largest viewing area amongst auto-darkening welding helmets currently available on the Australian & New Zealand market.

The new “True-View” lens delivers a greater degree of definition and natural colour. Shades of blue and red as well as contours and edges are more visible due to improved welding lens optics. The new “Grab-and-Go” motion detector senses movement and instantly activates the welding lens to the welding setting that was last used.   

A “One-Touch” external button activates grind mode. Another quick push reactivates the auto-darkening welding settings.

Just like the programmed pre-set stations on a radio, the new “Set-and-Forget” feature allows welders to pre-set their most frequently used welding helmet settings. By holding down the external button, welders can seamlessly switch between different welding applications without having to re-set the welding helmet. Each memory mode has an individual setting for dark shade, switching sensitivity and dark-to-light delay. For example, by holding down the external button, the welder can switch between low-amp TIG and high-amp MIG welding in a matter of seconds.

The new 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet Series 9100XXi is available with flip-up functionality, head protection, hearing protection and with powered or supplied air respiratory protection. Featuring Speedglas’ legendary comfort and performance and the new True-View, Grab-and-Go, One-Touch and Set-and-Forget features, the Speedglas Welding Helmet Series 9100XXi is in a class of its own.

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View the Speedglas 9100XXi Welding Helmets with the Adflo Powered Air Respirator  

 

A change is as good as a holiday!

Eweld has launched its new responsive website that gives you optimal viewing whether you access the site from your desktop, mobile or tablet. The new website has been designed to make it extra easy to find the Speedglas welding helmet or the Speedglas spare part that you are looking for.

With this new look we have tried to make our most searched items available direct from the home page with over-sized links to our welding helmet database, spare part database and our welding safety products. Once inside the welding helmet shop you will find a navigation pane down the right hand side which will take you directly to whatever you are after.

This new look reinforces what we are always trying to do at Eweld: make it easier to buy welding helmets and spares online in Australia. As always we love hearing from you so if you have any questions about the new site just give us a call on 02 9437 6162. Also, if you have any other ideas on how we could improve your experience online send us an email at sales@eweld.com.au.

Thank you for all your support and we look forward to continuing to improve your online welding shop experience!  

See you in the shop soon!   

The Budget and How it Brings Savings on Welding Equipment!!!

Changes to the Budget mean buying welding helmets and equipment just got a whole lot cheaper!!! But you need to beat June 30!!! 

Thanks to changes in Tuesday night’s budget (2014/2015), small businesses, tradies, sole traders* etc can claim a100% tax deduction for any welding or safety supplies for their business. No longer will you have to claim yearly depreciation, you can claim the whole lot in your next tax return as a business expense (that's in a month's time!!!). Get in fast while stocks last because we’re expecting a run on all welding products before the end of this financial year; June 30th 2015. Don't miss the cut-off!!!
 
*Under $2,000,000 annual turnover

 

Take me to the best selling welding helmets that I can claim on tax!!

Important 5 Minute Cancer Warning that all Welders Need to Read

An Australian-first judgment linking a Melbourne man's deadly lung tumour to toxic welding fumes has opened the door to new compensation claims by former welders battling cancer.

Anh Tran, a 54-year-old ex-smoker whose right lung has been surgically removed, won WorkCover compensation last week after a court ruled that working as a welder had raised his risk of contracting lung cancer.

The Victorian County Court ruled in favour of Mr Tran in light of testimony from medical experts that former welders were 44 per cent more likely to contract lung cancer compared to people who have never worked in the field.

The court heard welders were 23 per cent more likely to develop Mr Tran's particular type of lung cancer - adenocarcinoma.

It is the first time in Australia that compensation has been awarded due to a link between lung cancer and welding fumes, which are formed when a metal is heated above boiling point and its vapours condense into fine particles. Welding fumes have previously been linked to bronchitis, asthma and welder's lung - a condition where iron particles are deposited in the lungs.

Law firm Maurice Blackburn said the ruling was significant for scores of present and former welders in providing legal precedence accepting the elevated risk of lung cancer in their line of work.

The Victorian WorkCover Authority and the federal regulator, Safe Work Australia, said they were not aware of any other cases where welders had received workers' compensation for lung cancer.

Courtesy of theage.com.au, Date August 16, 2014

 

This case underlines the need for welders and businesses that employ welders to understand the health risks associated with welding fume. Every welder should wear some form of respiratory protection. Below are some of the main options available to welders:

Disposable Respiratory Protection:

Disposable respirators are perfect for use under a welding helmet. They provide lightweight and comfortable respiratory protection. Disposable respirators can provide a Required Minimum Protection Factor (RMPF) of 10. Which simply means that, with the correct fit, the air you breath will be at least ten times cleaner than the air you’d otherwise be breathing*.

 View Disposable Respirators

 Reusable Respiratory Protection:

Reusable respirators only fit under some welding helmets (eg. 3MSpeedglasWelding Helmet Series 9100). They can provide protection against gases, vapours and particulates. Reusable respirators can provide a Required Minimum Protection Factor (RMPF) of 10. Which simply means, with the correct fit,  the air you breath will be at least ten times cleaner than the air you’d otherwise be breathing*.

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 Powered Air Respiratory protection:

With its smart, compact design, the award-winning Adflo Powered Air Respirator is specially designed to meet your welding needs when used with the 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 FX Air and 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 MP Air. Its continuous airflow (170 or 200 litres per minute) provides filtered air that takes much of the heat and sweat out of welding. The powered air respirator systems mentioned above have a RMPF of 50*.

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 Supplied Air Respiratory Protection:

The Versaflo™ Supplied Air Regulator V-500E is a lightweight, belt mounted regulator that allows you to adjust the airflow from 170 litres per minute to 305 litres per minute. The high, constant flow rate makes the V-500E regulator ideal for hot and strenuous welding conditions The supplied air respirator systems below have a RMPF of 100+*.

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 *Please note that this is only a general guide of respiratory protection that is available to welders. There may be a need to further investigate air quality to assess type and level of contamination. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure correct product selection for each application. Final determination of product applicability must be made by an appropriately qualified person. Do not use any of the products featured for respiratory protection against unknown atmospheric contaminants or when concentrations are immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) or in atmospheres containing less than 19.5% oxygen.

Free Premium Speedglas Bag!!!

For a limited time when you purchase a Speedglas 9100XX FX Air Welding Helmet with the Adflo PAPR from Eweld you will receive the following items for free!!

Don't miss out on this great deal!! Promotion finishes soon!

To view the Speedglas 9100XX FX Air simply click here!!  

We love hearing from our customers...

Dear Manager,

I'm a mother of a FIFO boilermaker and wanted to write to thank you for the great service which I received from Troy?? when he answered my enquiry on Tuesday.

My son had been trying to get a part for his welding helmet from a local supplier for 5 months and each time he arrived home (FIFO), they had the wrong part. He was having to duck-tape the hose on his helmet when working in confined spaces in the Pilbara.

Within two minutes of my phone call to Eweld, the salesman had provided the part number, gave me directions to the website and how to navigate it and advised that I could also order over the phone. The part was on its way within the hour.

I texted my son to let him know I had received the part today and he was blown away that it only took 2 days to Canberra !! ( he flys home on Tuesday)

I wanted to let you know that your service was absolutely outstanding and THANKYOU!

Warm Regards
TD of Queanbeyan

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  • Speedglas 9100XXi Customer Challenge

    We were contacted by a welder on Facebook who said his helmet had better vision than a Speedglas. We called up the local Speedglas sales manager and put the new Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100XXi to the test. See his review... Read more →

  • See the Speedglas 9100XXi difference

    Introducing the new 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet Series 9100XXi. The Speedglas 9100XXi offers True-View combined with the largest viewing area on the market* that includes SideWindowperipheral vision.  Below we show the vision that you'd be used to (right)... then we compare that... Read more →

Eweld is your #1 Australian online shop for buying welding helmets and spare parts.