World’s First Curved Auto-Darkening Welding Lens
The new 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet G5-02 marks a historic breakthrough in welding helmet technology, as it features the world’s first curved auto-darkening welding lens. Perhaps the most significant leap forward since the brand released the first auto-darkening welding helmet in 1981, Speedglas™ Curved Glass Technology has been in development for 20 years, and serves to maximise your natural range of vision by following the shape of your head to create a 100% wider field of view. This, when allied with state-of the art TrueView technology, takes the optics in the Speedglas G5-02 to a new dimension and creates a new world standard for precision viewing.
Designed Specifically For TIG Welding
The Speedglas G5-02 offers elite professional welders an all-encompassing view of their welds and surrounding work area. While in the past a larger field of view would involve the compromise of a larger, more cumbersome helmet shell, the G5-02 lens allows the best of both worlds – wider views in an incredibly slim, lightweight helmet. The curved shape of the welding lens arcs closely around the face to increase peripheral vision, improve overall weight distribution and narrow the profile of the helmet.
Industry Leading Arc Detection
In addition to its groundbreaking aesthetic, the Speedglas G5-02 lens also delivers highly advanced electronics, with four arc sensors that will detect an arc down to an industry-leading 1 Amp. This in turn ensures the lens can reliably react to the extremely stable arcs offered by the latest high-end inverter based TIG machines. Furthermore, the G5-02 is suitable across the entire spectrum of arc welding processes – after all, most welders can appreciate the superior colour and contrast of TrueView optics, a wider scope of vision, a light state of 2.5 and the comfort and mobility afforded by a slimmer, lighter helmet.
Flexible & Durable
The thin, flexible construction of the curved glass lens in the G5-02 does not come at the expense of its durability. On the contrary, the auto-darkening lens (ADL) is certified using the same standardised impact resistance tests used for traditional flat ADLs. As a result, the G5-02 welding lens and protection plate both meet AS/NZS1337.1 standards, meaning they are resistant to high speed particles at up to 45m/s (medium impact).
Finally, the Speedglas G5-02 is Bluetooth® enabled, so you can securely pair your smartphone to your welding lens via the 3M™ Connected App. You can then use your phone to program up to four memory modes, each with its own settings for dark shades, sensitivity, and delay. This option, when combined with the more intuitive, user-friendly control panel on the lens itself, means it has never been easier to adjust your lens settings to suit your requirements. The app also lets you record a maintenance log for your helmet, as well as access User Manuals and Parts Lists.