Leading international welding equipment manufacturer, Kemppi, has unveiled its new range of welding helmets – the Beta 90 FreshAir, Delta 90 FreshAir and the Delta+ 90 FreshAir.
The helmets have been specifically designed to provide the utmost protection against welding, grinding and associated airborne fumes and dust contamination – and to ensure user comfort while meeting Australian standards.
The lightweight Beta 90 FreshAir helmet provides users with maximum flexibility and can be worn by welders working in any position whether undertaking arc welding, plasma cutting, gouging or grinding operations.
It provides excellent safety and protection for the eyes, face and lungs.
The Beta 90 features a 3-stage flip lens to protect against welding, tacking and grinding operations.
In the case of overhead welding applications, the Beta 90’s shield incorporates a perimeter deflection rim to offer additional protection.
The helmet also boasts a dual-skin hatch design to reduce the transfer of heat to the welders face.
To ensure that any harmful airborne welding fumes and dust contamination are eliminated, the Beta 90 design incorporates the “positive pressure” principal.
The Beta 90 FreshAir can be combined with either a battery powered FreshAir filter pack or a locally supplied airline.
Cool and clean breathing air is channeled through a filter and directed over the welder’s face.
The positive pressure design also ensures that breathing is effortless.
Plus, the Beta 90’s adjustable fabric face seal creates a safe and easy breathing zone to deliver all day comfort for the welder.
The air-flow reduces weld lens misting and a multi-point head harness ensures maximum adjustment and comfort for the welder.
The Delta 90 and Delta+ 90 FreshAir helmets have been specifically designed for those working in extreme conditions such as shipbuilding, heavy fabrication, and mining and construction sites, where hardhat protection is advised or essential.
Both the Delta 90 and Delta+ 90 incorporate many of the features of the Beta 90 but provide all round head protection.
The Delta 90 FreshAir helmet integrates head, face and respiratory protection in one strong model to deliver maximum protection and comfort for welder.
This model can also incorporate optional hearing protection.
For additional protection and safety, the Delta+ 90 includes a separately hinged welding visor that can be raised independently from a large and clear impact grade face shield.
This provides the user with exceptional vision of the work area for both pre and post welding and fabrication as well as a safe and clean breathing environment.
Plus, the welding visor can be easily removed when welding protection is not required but high quality respiratory, head, face and hearing protection are essential.
Both the Delta and Delta+ 90 FreshAir models can be combined with either a rechargeable, battery powered FreshAir filter pack or a local air source to ensure the welder has access to cool, clean breathing air.
The FreshAir Flow control comes standard with an alarm.
It’s intelligent warning system provides both visual and acoustic signals if the battery is drained, the filter is clogged or the airflow is insufficient, to help protect the user.
The rechargeable battery powered system also provides total freedom of movement in the workplace, particularly when compared to a static airline fed option.
This unrestricted mobility allows the welder to complete the task at hand efficiently.
For user comfort, the welder can adjust the airflow from 140 1/min up to 210/min and the filter separates no less than a considerable 99.998% of the airborne particles to help keep the user safe.
Plus, the rechargeable NiMH battery is operational for up to 10 hours, ample time for welders to complete their tasks.
All three FreshAir welding helmets have been rigorously tested and meet Australian and New Zealand standards.
The Beta helmet meets AS/NZS 1337.1 for welding and grinding.
When combined with the FreshAir Flow control it has been rated to AS/NZS 1716.
The Delta and Delta+ 90 meet standards rating AS/NZ 1801 and AS/NZS 1337.1.
Together with FreshAir Flow control it is rated to AS/NZS1716.
Mr David Green, Managing Director of Kemppi Australia, said the helmets were thoroughly tested in Australia and Europe by SAI Global, leaders in risk management and compliance.
“These helmets comply with the strictest safety standards,” he said. “They offer the ultimate in worker protection for welding and grinding operations.”
Mr Green says the FreshAir range not only provides a comfortable working and breathing environment for workers, it protects against the ‘flash’ from the brightness of the welding spark.
They are also ideal for ‘hard hat’ areas where objects can fall from heights.
Mr Green says one of the main advantages with the new range is the lightweight design.
“They are 30% lighter than anything else on the market, which means they are extremely comfortable to wear.”
The helmets also come with the convenience of an auto-darkening lens with a unique clip on the lens.
When the welding job is finished, users can flip the lens and it becomes a full face helmet for grinding operations.
The new range of Kemppi FreshAir welding helmets is now available nationally through all Kemppi dealers (subject to availability).
Kemppi Australia Pty Ltd
Ph: 02 8785 2000