The Professional’s Choice
With the largest viewing area in its class.
The Viking 3350 series
offers the largest viewing area in it’s class, 4 sensors, replaceable
battery with solar assist, dual variable shade section 6 to 9 (for
plasma cutting) and 9 to 13, variable sensitivity and delay, magnifying
lens compatible, 2 year warranty and a DIN rating of 1/2/1/1.
(auto-darkening) helmets have been around for many years. They are now
established as an invaluable addition to a welder’s kit. Offering both
safety and productivity benefits to the operator and his employer.
injuries can and do occur as a result of using traditional welding
helmets. At an average of ½ kg each, combined with the nodding motion
required to flip the helmet down can result in neck strain injuries. The
use of auto-darkening welding helmets help reduce the instances of neck
injury as well as arc flashed eyes. These benefits are more evident for
welders who need to perform short , frequent welds, requiring them to
flip the helmet up and down many times per hour.
helmets have a variable shade lens. This allows the operator to adjust
the lens darkness from shade 9 to 13. Particularly useful when using
different welding processes (MMAW, GTAW or GMAW), or a variety of
welding amperages. The variable shade lens allows the operator to adjust
the brightness of the arc to achieve the best view of the weld pool.
The advantages of
electronic welding helmets go beyond the obvious safety benefits.
Auto-darkening helmets deliver real increases in productivity.
Particularly for applications such as piece work where the operator is
required to move quickly from one weld to the next. Auto helmets help
deliver more accurate starts where the operator is able to accurately
point the welding torch at the exact starting point. Compared to
traditional welding helmets which require the operator to position the
welding torch, nod their helmet into place and then blindly strike the
arc. This can lead to stray arc strikes
Key features to look for in an auto-darkening helmet are:
1. Optical Quality Makes the Difference. Optical
quality is the most important performance characteristic of an Auto
Darkening Filter lens. To maximise weld quality and increase
productivity. A welder must be able to see clearly.
2. Variable shade lens with adjustment between shade
9 to shade 13
3. The number of sensors can
be between two to four. The sensors detect the welding arc and switch
the lens on and off. The more sensors means better coverage particularly
when welding out of position or in tight access areas.
4. Adjustable delay control. The
delay control allows the operator to adjust the time that the lens
stays dark after welding has stopped. A long delay is used when welding
at high amperages and protects the eyes from the harmful rays that are
emitted while the molten weld pool cools. A shorter delay is useful for
applications requiring a lot of tacking or short welds and can help get
the job done faster.
5. Graphic designs. There
are now many different graphic designs available to allow the welder to
express his character. As opposed to the tradition plain black welding
6. Magnifying “Cheater” lens capable. Some
auto-darkening helmets have the option to take magnifying lens which
allow welders who normally wear glasses to see the weld without the need
to wear their glasses.
7. The DIN rating. What
is the DIN rating? The DIN rating measures four categories of the Auto
Darkening Filter lens. Each category is graded on a scale of 1 to 3. 1
being the best and 3 being the lowest quality
1. Optical quality
2. Light scattering
4. Angular dependency
The Lincoln Viking™ 3550 Series range of auto darkening helmets have a DIN rating of 1/2/1/1.
The Lincoln Viking™ range of solar-powered auto darkening helmets are loaded with features, built to demanding standards,
packaged with a host of accessories and a 2 year warranty.
If you only want to invest in a top quality auto darkening welding helmet, that you want to contribute to the success of your
operation that offer
safety, comfort and productivity benefits to the welder. Then take a
close look at the marking’s on the ADF.
Look for the
Australian standards AS/NZS 1338.1, ANSi Z87.1, CE, EN 379 optical
quality certification and optical quality ratings and DIN independent third party quality assurance marking’s. The Viking™ range does.
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