This 3m SPEEDGLAS G5-01VC Respiratory Heavy-Duty ADFLO Air Papr Welding Helmet offers so much in one package. The elements of powered air respiratory protection, colour tone technology, high-grade welding lens, and heavy-duty ADFLO Papr make this helmet a great choice for every welding job. Welding is one of the most in-demand occupations at the moment, this career path offers the freedom to move between sectors without having to change jobs.
Whether it is general construction, automotive welding, maintenance, or manufacturing; there are a plethora of options within the welding industry. With no scarcity of work, it is important to decide on a reliable helmet that will last you for years. However, making this decision can be a tough one. Welding is one of the most dangerous things you can do in a workshop. You’ll need to use a good heavy-duty welding helmet to ensure your safety when welding.
The appropriate welding helmet makes the procedure safer and less time-consuming and allows you to interact naturally within your working environment.
At Electroweld, we have put in the time and effort to showcase one spectacular helmet that is on the market right now. These welding helmets are light, comfortable, and feature cutting-edge technology. In this blog post, we’ll be looking at the 3M SPEEDGLAS G5-01VC Respiratory Heavy-Duty ADFLO Air Papr Welding Helmet, and why this innovative G5-01 Helmet stands out from the rest of the helmets on the market.
Don’t Skip on Safety
At Electroweld, we never ignore the importance of safety. The fumes created by welding are toxic, and if you’re not wearing the right safety gear, you could end up with serious injuries. One of the most important pieces of safety gear for welding is a good welding helmet. Choosing the wrong helmet could be costly and even painful.
Welding will throw burning sparks and drip molten metal around the worksite.
A quality helmet will protect your eyes and face from sparks and flying debris, and it will also filter out the harmful fumes generated by welding. The helmet you choose should meet Australian Standards. This ensures that the helmet and lens have passed independent testing and can survive the high impact from flying objects, provide 100% ultraviolet and infrared filtering regardless of shade setting, and meet exceptional switching speeds from light to dark shades. The 3m SPEEDGLASG5-01VC Respiratory Heavy-Duty ADFLO Air PAPR Welding Helmet exceeds Australian Safety Standards, which is why we are showcasing this state-of-the-art device for your convenience.
The Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet Specifications
The 3M SPEEDGLAS G5-01 Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet features a 1/1/1/1 classification, the highest possible classification for optical clarity. This ensures that you can focus on the task at hand and see all the intricate details of your welding project.
Optical clarity is an absolute must when working with dangerous materials to perfect every little detail. Experienced welders who have used a 1/1/1/1 rated helmet report that can immediately tell the difference in optical clarity. They can see better; the workpiece is clearer, and the overall experience is much more comfortable than using any other helmet.
The 3M SPEEDGLAS G5-01 Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet features an amazing auto-darkening lens. With this helmet, the time it takes to switch from a light state to a dark state is 0.1 milliseconds, and the time from a dark state to a light state is between 50-1300 milliseconds. The rapid change between light to dark enables convenience while keeping your eyes safe from UV damage. It comes in a UV protection shade of 14 which is perfect for 250-500 high amperages.
The auto-darkening lens works by sensing the light and electronically activating a liquid crystal filter within the lens to darken to a preselected shade and protect the welder’s face and eyes from ultraviolet and infrared radiation. Failing to do so can result in something called “arc eye” or “welders’ eye” which is a term for the symptoms that occur when the membranes of the eye are damaged by an excess high-intensity light. Ensuring your safety is of utmost importance when welding, and this helmet does an exceptional job of keeping you safe.
Flip-up Grinding Visor
This helmet also sports the awesome function of a flip-up grinding visor. In terms of versatility, a helmet that incorporates a welding lens with a flip-up grinding visor is going to be hard to beat. A good visor should be able to flip up to reveal a huge clear, curved grinding visor. This is perfect for grinding as well as set-up and inspecting just-completed welds without having to completely remove the entire helmet. It also comes accompanied by face seals for extra protection.
Air Respiratory Protection
Welder’s lung is a rare occupational disease that is usually seen after chronic exposure to iron dust. When welding, there are heavy fume emissions, meaning that both respiratory protection and good ventilation in the workplace are necessary. A good duct system is vital for a welding helmet. PAPR (powered air-purifying respirator) systems offer 5 times more protection than a disposable or reusable half-face respirator.
The powered air-purifying respirator supplies air that is 50 times cleaner than you would otherwise breathe unprotected.
The SPEEDGLAS heavy-duty welding helmet supports outstanding respiration protection because of the ADFLO filter which protects against particles and fumes. The airflow can be directed at your face, your visor, or a combination of both. It even has the option of adjustable airflow coming from the top outlet, the two side outlets, or both. You have a lot of options with this helmet.
Variable Colour Technology
The new heavy-duty welding helmet G5-01 lens has introduced state-of-the-art Variable Colour Technology, allowing welders to choose between natural, cool, or warm colour tones in the dark state. Welders can now determine which colour tone provides the best contrast for their specific welding application and also decide which tone provides the most comfort for their eyes. You can use this helmet with ease and comfort by selecting your own preferred tone for each welding project!
TIG Sensor Technology
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding, also known as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) is an arc welding process that produces the weld with a non-consumable tungsten electrode. The SPEEDGLAS G5-01 Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet has an Advanced TST (TIG Sensor Technology) in which welding lens photo-sensors can detect an arc down to an industry-leading 1 amp, with the centre sensor for TIG applications.
3 Year Warranty
A good warranty agreement is something you should never skip. With 3 years warranty on this helmet, you’ll be sure to feel comfortable when using it and it assures you that what you are investing in is of good quality. This ensures you peace of mind and if you have any issues with your helmet, you can simply use your warranty to get a replacement.
Bluetooth and Smartphone Connectivity
Finally, this helmet also comes with Bluetooth connectivity, making it easy for welders to control all their lens settings directly from their smartphones. With this helmet, you can control all the welding lens settings, program up to four memory modes, review statistics of your helmet and easily keep track of your helmet’s maintenance straight from your smartphone. Convenience is an important factor when welding any materials; with this helmet, you can control every feature straight from your phone, ensuring you never have to take your helmet off.
This helmet has a lot to offer in terms of protection and versatility. It’s important to have a good ventilation system in place when welding, and this helmet delivers in that area. With its ADFLO filter, users can breathe easily without worrying about harmful fumes or particles. The respiratory system is one of the greatest assets of this helmet, protecting you from developing any health conditions that can be associated with welding.
Other features this helmet has such as the Variable Colour Technology and TIG sensor technology, flip-up grinding visor and Bluetooth connectivity make this helmet the perfect choice for every welder. Whether you are an industrial worker or a DIY welding hobbyist, you can’t go wrong with this outstanding piece of equipment. Outstanding exceedance in Australian Safety Standards should be a priority every person should look for when picking a new helmet; this bad boy ticks all the right boxes. Call or visit Electroweld today, we can help with any other further questions you may have.