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    What's New — Auto Welding Lenses

    The New Adflo Powered Air Respirator System

    The Upgraded 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator - Super Light & Rapid Charge

     

    The upgraded Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator has been reduced in weight by over 15%. The new Adflo lithium-ion batteries (standard & heavy duty) charge from 0 to 80% of their full capacity in approximately one hour.

     

     

    Hot Working Conditions

     

    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 Air, 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 FX Air and 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 MP Air. Its continuous airflow provides filtered air that takes much of the heat and sweat out of welding. By using the Adflo respirator, you get both increased protection and comfort all day long.

     

    An Adaptable System that Saves Money

     

    With the right type of filter, the Adflo respirator effectively protects against both particles and gases. Because you can selectively replace either the particle or the gas filter as needed: you don’t need to change both filters at the same time.

     

    Full mobility with adaptability

     

    The slim profile is perfect for use in tight spaces. Its ergonomics are based on the welder´s need for lightweight, adaptable and easy-to-use respiratory protection.

     

    Constant Flow of Clean Air

     

    The airflow is always a constant nominal rate of 170 litres per minute, regardless of the battery’s charge or the particle loading of the filter. For hot, humid jobs, you can increase the airflow to 200 litres per minute by simply pushing the ON button a second time. The Adflo complies to Australian and New Zealand standard AS/NZS1716 for powered air respirators and delivers a Required Minimum Protection Factor (RMPF) of 50 for mechanically and thermally generated particles.

     

    Click the image below to find out more!! 

     

    Care and Maintenance: Welding Helmets

    You only have one pair of eyes and one set of lungs. A welding helmet with suitable respiratory protection for your specific application will go a long way in protecting these valuable organs. But, is buying a welding helmet and respirator system all you need to do and what steps can you take to protect the equipment that protects you? 

    Most auto welding helmets have cover lenses to protect the inside and outside of the auto-darkening lens. You will notice a purple coating on almost all auto-darkening lenses. This purple coating is a UV and IR filter which means it blocks Ultra Violet and Infra Red light from reaching your eyes. The only light that passes through this filter is visible light that can be controlled by way of variable shade selection. Therefore, if the purple coating is damaged or scratched in anyway it takes away that UV/IR protection and this will allow harmful light to pass through which will lead to arc eye and many other painful conditions. Damaging the coating on the auto darkening welding lens through misuse will also void your warranty with many welding helmet suppliers. Therefore it's important to always monitor the condition of your inside and outside cover lenses - keeping them clean and changing them regularly.

    Welding powered air respirator systems also need a regular consumable change program in place. Most of these welding respirator systems will come with a particle filter and pre-filter as well as gas filters if required. It is essential to monitor the load on these filters regularly to maintain the desired level of protection. Many systems come with particle filter indicators which is a good place to start but nothing beats opening up the system and doing a manual check. If you see break through in the particle filter - change it immediately. Not only will breakthrough ruin the powered air respirator it can cause serious issues for the welder if left unprotected from particles and fume. What kind of issues? Here's just a quick list of diseases or ailments linked to welding fume (if you want more info on this - click on the relevant blog tag):

    • Bronchitis, asthma and pneumonia
    • Emphysema and siderosis
    • Ulcers & kidney damage
    • Heart and skin disease
    • Damage to the central nervous system 
    • Brain damage  

    The pre-filter on your powered air respirator system should be changed regularly to maintain the life of the particle filter. In basic terms: replace the cheap bit to prolong the life of the more expensive bit. The pre-filter will pick up the particles that could lead to breakthrough in your particle filter. Both pre-filter and particle filter must be used at all times in most systems.  

     

    Here we have created a suggested change frequency guide for the Speedglas 9100 welding helmet product series that we feature and supply on this site. Now every welder's application is different and trying to put something like this together is like asking how long is a piece of string. But as an example, a welder who welds 4 hours a day should be looking at replacing his or her gear at the suggested time intervals below. Again, it could be more frequent or less frequent, really depends on you. Our advice would be to use this as a guide and tinker where required.

     

    If you have any questions or would like a change frequency guide for one of our other products - let us know!!  

     

     

    Outside Cover Lenses Part Number Change
    OUTER COVER LENS STD 9100 PK=10 526000 Once-twice a week
    OUTER COVER LENS HC 9100 PK=10 527000 Once a fortnight
    OUTER COVER LENS HT 9100 PK=10 527070 Once-twice a week
    VISOR PLATE 9100 FX PK=5 523000 Once a month (occasional grinding), Once a fortnight (daily grinding)
    VISOR PLATE ANTI-FOG 9100 FX PK=5 523001 Once a month (occasional grinding), Once a fortnight (daily grinding)
    Inside Cover Lenses
    INNER COVER LENS 9100V PK=5 528005 Once a month
    INNER COVER LENS 9100X PK=5 528015 Once a month
    INNER COVER LENS 9100XX PK=5 528025 Once a month
    Sweatbands
    SWEATBAND 9100 MP PK=2 168010 Once a month
    Adflo PAPR System
    PRE-FILTER ADFLO PK=5 836010 Once-twice a week
    PARTICLE FILTER ADFLO 837010 Once a month
    OUTER COVER LENS STD 9100 PK=10 526000 Once-twice a week
    OUTER COVER LENS HC 9100 PK=10 527000 Once a fortnight
    OUTER COVER LENS HT 9100 PK=10 527070 Once-twice a week
    VISOR PLATE 9100 FX PK=5 523000 Once a month (occasional grinding), Once a fortnight (daily grinding)
    VISOR PLATE ANTI-FOG 9100 FX PK=5 523001 Once a month (occasional grinding), Once a fortnight (daily grinding)
    Inside Cover Lenses
    INNER COVER LENS 9100V PK=5 528005 Once a month
    INNER COVER LENS 9100X PK=5 528015 Once a month
    INNER COVER LENS 9100XX PK=5 528025 Once a month
    Sweatbands
    SWEATBAND 9100 MP PK=2 168010 Once a month
    Adflo PAPR System
    PRE-FILTER ADFLO PK=5 836010 Once-twice a week
    PARTICLE FILTER ADFLO 837010 Once a month

    New Speedglas 100 Welding Helmet - Trojan Warrior Graphic

    Eweld launches the..

    New Trojan Warrior 3M Speedglas 100 Graphic Welding Helmet 

     

    Eweld has just launched the new Speedglas 100 Trojan Warrior Graphic. The Trojan warrior has always been one of our more popular helmets but now it's even better. 

    Speedglas welding helmet series 100 allows you to take advantage of Speedglas' excellent optical quality and reliable light to dark switching at a highly affordable price. Speedglas 100 auto darkening helmet delivers impressive performance and protection with distinctive graphic designs - Image is Everything.  

    Speedglas 100V Trojan Warrior Auto Welding Shield Features - 

    • Advanced TST (TIG Sensor Technology) reacts down to 10 amps
    • New shade 3 grind setting
    • Premium graphic options
    • High impact to Australian Standards AS/NZS 1337
    • Speedglas optical quality and comfort
    • Made in Sweden with five adjustable dark shades 8-12
    • New Smooth ratchet head harness
    • Switching speed of 0.1ms
    • Viewing area 45 x 93mm
    • Dark shade can be increased to 13 or 14 using upgrade plates
    • New three year warranty

    AND when you purchase this helmet from Eweld you receive a free welding helmet bag and fast delivery to anywhere in Australia. 

     

    View the new Trojan Warrior Graphic Welding Helmet HERE 

    Why are Welding Lenses Green?

    When you look through a welding helmet's welding lens everything appears green. To understand why this is the case we will start with what a welding lens does to the different elements of light created by an arc.

    The light created by a welding arc is made up of ultra-voilet (UV), infrared (IR) and visible light. UV and IR are very harmful and are what cause "welder's flash" and damage to your eyes. Every auto-darkening welding lens has a purple coating, this is a UV/IR filter and it blocks out UV/IR light. This protection remains constant, whether the welding lens is on, off, dark or light. The only light that passes through the welding lens is visbile light. Because this visible light can still strain your eyes auto-darkening welding lenses come with variable shade selection. Based on your application and the amps you can select the correct shade for your weld.

    But why is the visible light that passes through the welding lens green?  

    Below is a light tranmission curve. Apart from illustrating that UV and IR light is completely blocked this light transmission curve also shows that the visible light that passes through the lens is dominated by green light. The blue and red ends of the light spectrum are blocked. This is why everything appears green through a welding lens.

     

     

    Eweld Gift Card for Christmas!!

    Coming into the festive season Eweld has just launched their very own gift card. If you know someone who welds why not purchase the Eweld gift card for them this Christmas. They can redeem the gift card for anything in the shop including the Speedglas 9100 welding helmets, Speedglas 100 Welding helmets and all the Speedglas spare parts and accessories. The Eweld gift card is available as a $25, $50, $100 & if you are really generous a $500 value card.

    Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees.

     

    To view our gift cards follow this link

     

    Please note that standard delivery charges apply - $15 for orders under $150 & free for all orders over $150.