Welding helmet delivers new wide-view auto darkening filterApril, 30 2012
Honeywell Safety Products introduces the Fibre-Metal brand Tigerhood Futura XXL welding helmet, which delivers a wide-view, distortion-free auto darkening filter (ADF) lens with high quality optics. With proprietary ADC (angular dependency compensation) Plus ADF technology and what the company claims is the highest optical rating of any wide-view format ADF welding helmet, this new model can improve the safety and productivity of industrial welders.
Engineered to perform across the spectrum of electro-arc welding processes, it is ideally suited for those working in the shipbuilding, heavy fabrication, mining, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries.
With a total viewing area measuring 10.2 square inches, the XXL model provides a 40 percent larger viewing area than standard auto darkening filters. ADC technology delivers uniform shading and distortion-free vision across the entire viewing area, even peripherally. As a result, welders can see clearly and work at awkward angles more easily. Decreased eye fatigue allows welders to safely perform better welds for a longer period of time. A 1/1/1/1 DIN rating – the highest optical quality rating achieved by any ADF lens – maximizes weld quality and productivity, and is crucial for welder comfort. The helmet’s Selectable Shade 9-13 delivers a versatile shade range that meets the demands of most standard welding operations.
The Tigerhood Futura XXL comes with the Tigerhood Futura Shell. Recognized for exceptional performance and long service life, it is among the industry’s lightest-weight full-size welding helmets. Constructed of high-performance material, the shell delivers outstanding heat resistance and dimensional stability at elevated temperatures. It is specially designed to accommodate spectacles and respirators.
The helmet’s standard outside cover plates, measuring 4 x 5 in., are simple, convenient and inexpensive to replace as an off-the-shelf size. The helmet comes ready to use with Fibre-Metal Quick-Lok or Speedy Loop helmet attachment systems to simplify combination PPE use for greater convenience, productivity and compliance.
Published in Welding Systems/Power Sources