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Welding safety & comfort

18 September 2015

Kimberly–Clark Professional says that it has made a big leap forward in welding safety and comfort with the launch of the Jackson Safety WH70 BH3 Welding Helmet and the Jackson Safety R60 Airmax Elite Welding PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) Blower System.

The patented WH70 features what is claimed to be the best possible Auto-Darkening Filter. Made in Europe, the ADF uses Angular Dependence Compensation (ADC) technology, with variations that offer the highest optical classification 1/1/1/1.

"The result is improved eye comfort," says Vince McParland, product manager EMEA - apparel & welding at Kimberly-Clark Professional. "It reduces changes in light intensity caused by differing viewing angles, which means reduced fatigue."

Launched across Europe to the automotive, aerospace, metal manufacturing, pipeline and petro-chem industries, the new combination comes with a larger viewing area of 96x68.5 millimetres, which makes mistakes less likely and the operator safer. 

The welding helmet is complemented by the Jackson Safety R60 Airmax Elite Welding PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) Blower System with its ergonomic shape, low weight (just only 980g) and slim profile of the unit (only 65mm).

R60 Airmax Elite operates for up to ten hours with a new filter and airflow at 160 litres a minute. A short battery recharging time, less than three hours, means downtime is strictly limited. An audiovisual and vibrating alarm indicating low airflow and low battery charge helps operators make the most efficient use of the unit.