3M releases new welding safety solutions

AWS Global announces the launch of a new solution from 3M Speedglas designed to provide comprehensive head, eye and face protection to welders.

A combination welding shield with safety helmet is currently used by welders working in areas with overhead hazards. However, since the welding shield and safety helmet are integrated, removing the welding helmet means the welder also removes their overhead protection, exposing themselves to hazards.

The new 3M Speedglas 9100 QR welding helmet eliminates the need for welders to remove their safety helmet when they take off their welding helmet. This is particularly important for worksites across Australia and New Zealand where safety helmets have to be compulsorily worn at all times.

Once secured on the safety helmet, the 3M Speedglas Quick Release Rail allows the welder to easily attach or remove the welding shield with a squeeze of a gloved finger and thumb. The welder can detach the welding shield independent of the safety helmet for non-welding tasks. Alternatively, the welding helmet can be kept attached by easily parking it in a raised position.

According to David Chippendale, Marketing Manager at AWS, the new Speedglas welding helmet 9100 QR delivers continuous head protection along with the flexibility of attaching or detaching the Speedglas auto-darkening welding helmet. Since welders don’t weld all the time, there is no need for them to wear a welding helmet during set-up and non-welding tasks.

The Speedglas welding helmet 9100 QR features the new Speedglas 9100XXi welding lens. When combined with the Speedglas Side Windows, the Speedglas welding helmet 9100 QR gives welders the largest viewing area available on the Australian and New Zealand market.

Combining the new Speedglas 9100XXi auto-darkening welding lens, Side Windows and a fog reduction vent, the new Speedglas 9100XXi QR welding and safety helmet delivers a feature-packed performance.

AWS is the authorised representative for 3M Speedglas in Australia and New Zealand. 

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