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    What's New — Eweld Press Release

    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*.

     View Reusable Respirators

     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*.

     View Powered Respirators

     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+*.

     View Supplied Respirators

     *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.

    3M Launches Low Cost Welding Helmet

     

    If you just want a super light welding helmet that's simple to use at a price that won't break the bank Eweld have just launched the perfect solution - the new 3M Welding Helmet 10V.

    It's as easy as 3, 2, 1. 

    • The 3 most commonly used dark shades for welding with a super light shade of 3. Why pay for shades you’ll never use?
    • Only 2 sensitivity settings. Spend more time welding and less time setting up your welding helmet.
    • A quality, comfortable and robust welding helmet from 3M, the number 1 brand in welding PPE.

    With the longest warranty in its class (2 years) it's a helmet you can trust from a brand you can always rely on.

     

    View or buy the 3M Welding Helmet 10V Today - Click Here

     

    Which Welding Helmet? A How To Guide to Choosing a Welding Helmet.

    With so many different welding helmets out on the market it's tough to understand how they differ. They all seem to be similar in some areas and completely different in others. But how do you know what's important and what isn't? How do you know what you should spend your hard-earned on and what is simply a marketing gimmick. While no price can be placed on the personal safety of you or your employees, an auto-darkening welding helmet offers the added incentive of increasing the efficiency of the welder for a more productive work environment. Not only can you work faster when you can always see but you also move more efficiently, placing electrodes more precisely.

    When you select a welding helmet you should concentrate on the things that actually matter:

    • Your view of the arc
    • Detection of the arc
    • Level of protection and of course...
    • Will the helmet last?  

    Sounds fairly simple right? So based on the things that actually matter we have put together a list of features to consider when selecting a welding helmet.                                          

    • Optical quality: Auto-darkening lenses are rated for optical quality - look for a 1/1/1 rating.
    • Viewing area: Select welding helmets with large viewing areas including the lens and SideWindows.
    • Detection sensitivity: Auto-darkening lenses are rated on sensitivity. For reliable switching the more sensitive the better - look for a lens rated to 1A.
    • Standards Compliant: Ensure your selection of PPE is compliant with all relevant Australian & New Zealand standards (AS/NZS).  
    • Respiratory protection: All welding fume is bad for you. Investigate your respiratory protection needs and remember your needs may change over time.
    • Warranty: The warranty period is a reflection of quality - the longer the better.
    • Brand: Look for trusted brands known for manufacturing auto-darkening welding helmets.

    So there you go. Using this process should help you find the welding helmet you'll actually want to use.

    Before we go, we thought we might let you know a few things we call 'traps & gimmicks for young players' to look out for when selecting a welding helmet:

    • Solar powered: You may have heard it before. This helmet is solar powered so you never have to change the battery. That's correct you never have to change the battery because once the battery dies (and don't let them tell you there is no battery - pull it apart and have a look for yourself) you have to buy a new helmet. You actually want to look for helmets that have replaceable batteries. They cost around $9 bucks and changing your batteries every 2,000 hours or so will mean that you'll have a helmet for years to come. Ps. Solar assist is fine.
    • Number of sensors: How many sensors does your welding helmet have? Your answer should be... who cares!! Remember, we are looking for sensitivity and all quality helmets have a sensitivity rating. So ask the right question: how sensitive is the lens? Look for helmets with a sensitivity rating rated down to 1 amp. If you're doing a lot of low amp TIG always select a welding helmet with a centre sensor so it never loses sight of the arc while you have both your hands at work!

    Hope this helps!! If you have any questions feel free to call us on the number top right of screen for a chat. If you'd like to see our list or recommended welding helmets then please - follow this link   

        

    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!!