Since releasing the first auto-darkening welding helmet in 1981, Speedglas™ has emerged as the leading brand in welder’s PPE: setting the industry benchmark in vision, comfort, safety, and performance. This has culminated in Generation 5, the latest collection of Speedglas welding helmets that showcase a truly groundbreaking array of never-before-seen features.
A new world standard in precision viewing
The concept for the Speedglas G5-02 Welding Helmet originated from consulting professional welders. When it came to creating a helmet specifically for TIG welding, TIG welders rated a wide view significantly higher than a taller view.
The only way to achieve wider views without the compromise of making the helmet wider was to invent a curved welding lens: and now, after 20 years in the making, Speedglas have delivered the world’s first curved auto-darkening lens!
This lens follows the shape of your head to maximise your natural range of vision by 100% when compared to a conventional flat lens. It also provides four sensors with arc detection down to an industry-leading 1 Amp. Finally, the G5-02 is Bluetooth® enabled: so you can use your smartphone to program up to four memory modes, each with its own settings for dark shades, sensitivity, and delay.
While designed for TIG welding, 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 100% wider scope of vision, a light state of 2.5 and the comfort and mobility of a slimmer, lighter helmet.
The ultimate in heavy-duty protection
The 2017 IARC reclassification of welding fume as ‘carcinogenic to humans’ simply confirmed what was already known – welding fume is extremely bad for health and workplaces must protect their workers. There is no known level of safe exposure to welding fume: action is required.
However, while the risk posed by welding fume is serious, keeping yourself safe can be straightforward. This is where the Speedglas G5-01VC with Heavy-Duty Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) comes in.
With the right filters, the Adflo™ PAPR can protect against welding fume particles as well as a range of gases and vapours.
The Adflo respirator offers a Required Minimum Protection Factor (RMPF) of 50, meaning it will supply a minimum 50 times cleaner air than a welder would otherwise breathe unprotected. What's more, the Speedglas G5-01 comes standard with the 12-hour Adflo battery for continuous protection during longer shifts.
Other benefits include selecting a specific colour tone for your dark state with Variable Colour Technology, adjusting the airflow in your helmet with Climate Control, lighting up your workspace with an optional task light, or adjusting settings remotely via Bluetooth©.