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Safer Welding with FlexView and Respiratory Protection
3M's Enhances its Range of 3M Speedglas 9100 Series Welding Shields / Schweisstec 2011, Stuttgart, 06. to 09. June, Hall 6, Booth 6104
New Generation Enhanced with FX Feature
The successful range of premium 3M Speedglas Series 9100 Welding Shields has now been extended with the 9100 FX, 9100 FX Air and 9100 Air models. The new models have been enhanced with the "FX" function, where FX stands for FlexView, designating the flip-up mechanism of the shield's filter assembly, beneath which there is an additional clear, wide-view grinding visor. When using conventional products not equipped with flip-up mechanism, the welder usually tends to raise the whole welding shield immediately after the welding arc extinguishes, or even take it off entirely, which leads to two undesirable side effects. One is that the welder often just "nods down" the raised shield with a jerk of the head before beginning the next welding operation. This puts significant strain on the muscles and vertebrae of the neck. The second is that when the welder needs to grind the workpiece after welding is finished, this is often done without putting on extra protective eyewear, which involves a very high risk of eye injuries. With the FX welding shields, these undesirable side effects no longer occur. The welder's work becomes safer and more comfortable.
FX Air Models Combine Perfectly with Respiratory Protection
The new Speedglas 9100 Series Welding Shields are now available also combined with two industry-proven 3M respiratory protection systems: the 3M Adflo Powered Air Turbo and 3M Fresh-air C Supplied Air respirator systems. Both solutions produce an overpressure of clean breathing air inside the sealed welding shield, which effectively and reliably ensures TH3-rated respiratory protection. The eye, face and respiratory protection of these complete systems plays an even greater role with the FX flip-up models - full protection is still maintained even when the filter is flipped up for grinding work!
Heat, moisture and dirt are the detrimental factors to which Speedglas products are regularly subjected. To make welding work as safe, productive and hygienic as possible, also under cost aspects, 3M, with its many years of competency in the development of long-lasting welding safety equipment, supports users through a professional service concept: certified, authorized service partners come with a fully equipped vehicle directly to the customer's site to perform regular maintenance work on Speedglas products, and inspect workers' personal protective equipment. Alternatively, customers can send their Speedglas products to the partner's workshop for regular maintenance.
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