3M™ Speedglas™ Heavy-Duty Respiratory Welding Helmet G5-01

Take Control

Adjust your welding helmet, not yourself

Based on extensive input from welders working at high amperages who need to grind frequently, the 3M™ Speedglas™ Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet G5-01 is created to be adaptable to an individual’s needs and situation.

Watch the Speedglas G5-01 video


Speedglas TrueView now with Variable Colour Technology

The 3M™ Speedglas™ Auto-Darkening Welding Lens G5-01VC offers 3M™ Speedglas™ TrueView Technology in the light state with your choice of colour tone in the dark state. Control how you view your weld.

Literally see the difference

Imagine what more realistic-looking colours and details could do for you:

  • Provide better control of your weld puddle – with a view that appears lighter, brighter, and more realistic.
  • Help you focus on your welding set-up, welding technique and inspection of just-completed welds
  • Give you a clearer view of coloured welding machine controls – even with your helmet in the safe, down position..

Choose how you see your weld

To provide better vision and more control of your weld puddle we now introduce 3M™ Speedglas™ Variable Colour Technology: choose between natural (A), cool (B) or warm (C) tones for your dark state.

Natural ____

Dark state 8 at variable

color level A

Cool ____

Dark state 8 at variable

color level B

Warm ____

Dark state 8 at variable

color level C

You determine which colour tone provides the best viewing contrast for your welds, and the most comfort for your eyes.


Our Largest Lens Ever!

  • Our largest viewing area
  • New shade 14 for high amps
  • Arc detection to 1 amp
  • 4 sensors
  • 1/1/1 optical classification
  • Australian & NZ Compliant
  • TrueView light state
  • Variable colour dark state
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • MMAW (Electrode)
  • TIG > 1 Amp
  • Plasma welding & cutting
  • Hidden arc
  • Tack welding
  • Grinding
  • Memory modes

Flip-up for clear vision

Flip-up functionality allows you to seamlessly switch between welding and grinding tasks. Set-up, inspect and move around the workplace with perfectly clear vision while maintaining your eye, face and respiratory protection

16% larger than the FX Air Grinding Visor

Light up your workspace

A new, optional helmet-mounted task light provides hours of powerful lighting and runs off the Adflo battery pack, enabling welders to enter and work in poorly lit spaces.

  • Task light specifically designed for welding
  • Light weight – powered by the Adflo battery
  • Positioned to cast a wide light on the workpiece
  • Designed for even light distribution at normal welding distance
  • Configurable light intensity


Heavy-duty powered air respiratory protection

  • The Award winning Adflo PAPR
  • At least 50 times cleaner air
  • Protect against particles
  • Protect against gases
  • 1/1/1 optical classification
  • Rapid 1 hour charge (0-80%)
  • 170-200 litres per minute
  • Heavy duty 12 hour battery
  • New Quick-Change face seal

A slim design offers increased coverage

Streamline profile gives more coverage for welders’ ears, head and neck.

Configure Your Coverage

Built for heavy-duty welding environments, the G5-01 provides a number of configurable coverage options, so the welder can customise the helmet to their individual needs and preferences.

Helmet comes standard with rigid neck protection and fabric head protection as shown here.

For increased visibility at all times, add the fuorescent yellow extended head protection 169021

To better enable you to weld when looking down, remove the rigid neck protection and replace with the smaller fabric neck protection 169041

When you need the durability of leather, attach the leather head protector 169022 and the leather neck protector 169043

Increase coverage of your head, neck and chest by adding the larger fabric head cover 169023 and/or the extended fabric neck protection 169042

To maximize coverage from sparks, add the fabric shroud 169030 and the extended, larger fabric head protection 169023. Also available as a kit, 169035

Always protected

Flip-up the lens to reveal a huge 170 x 104mm clear visor giving you perfect vision without the need to remove your eye and face protection or break the positive pressure respiratory seal.


Don’t go with the flow

For more control over your comfort, the innovative G5-01 helmet duct system lets you direct the airflow to either your face 1 your visor 2 or a combination of both.

You can even adjust the amount of air coming from the top outlet 3 vs. the two side outlets 4, or choose a blend of both.

All airflow adjustments can be made while you’re wearing the helmet, maintaining your eye, face and respiratory protection.

Completely remove the welding visor for non-welding applications

For extended non-welding work, just unscrew the two dials to completely remove the welding visor and re-attach the dials again, reducing the helmet weight by over 35%.

Tailor to fit your preferences

New headband design

Improved, self-adjusting comfort paddles along your forehead.

Adjustment options

Control the distance and angle from your eyes to the clear visor and welding lens.

Extra-large back pad

Delivered with an optional, extra-large, back head pad for enhanced comfort.

Adjustable functions are labelled on the helmet, and adjustments can be made while wearing the helmet and your gloves.


There is an app for that

Opt-in by securely pairing your smartphone to your G5-01 welding lens using the 3M Connected Equipment App

Control all your welding lens settings directly from your smart phone

Program up to four memory modes (settings for dark shades, sensitivity and delay)

Review statistics, including: when your ADL was first activated; hours on; hours in the dark state; hours in the light state; and the number of on/off cycles

Easily record your welding helmet maintenance log to the App.

Have instant access to User Manuals and Parts List.

Speedglas Welding Helmet G5-01VC
Complete powered air system Helmet G5-01VC with welding lens, heavy duty Adflo respirator.
Part No 617830
Upgrade your old system Upgrade Kit: Helmet G5-01VC with welding lens.
Part No 611130
With supplied air regulator Helmet G5-01VC with welding lens and V-500E supplied air regulator.
Part No 618830

When you order a complete G5-01 powered air system, it comes standard with our new Welder’s storage bag.

What’s in the kit

Watch the Speedglas G5-01 unpacking video

Technical Info

Technical Information

MMAW (Electrode)
TIG (>20A)
TIG (1A-20A)
Plasma (welding and cutting)
Risk of hidden arc
Tack welding
Viewing area (Welding lens) 73 X 109 mm
Viewing area (grinding visor) 170 X 104 mm
3M™ Speedglas™ True-View Technology Yes
3M™ Speedglas™ Variable Colour Technology Yes
Bluetooth enabled Yes
Battery lifetime 1500 hours
Classification 1/1/1
Dark state Shade 8-14 with Variable Colour
Cut mode Yes shade 5
Light state Shade 3 with True-View Technology
UV/IR Protection Shade 14 (permanent)
Auto ON Yes
Switching time, light -dark 0.1 ms (+23° C)
Memory mode Yes, via mobile device app
Delay (switching time, dark-light) 50 – 1300 ms
Two step recovery Yes (shade 7)
Number of sensors (arc detection) 4
Standards Compliance (AS/NZS)
Eye Protection AS/NZS1338.1
Face Protection AS/NZS1337 (high impact)
Powered Air Respiratory Protection AS/NZS1716 / RMPF1 50
Supplied Air Respiratory Protection AS/NZS1716 / RMPF1 100+

1) Required Minimum Protection Factor (RMPF): for mechanically and thermally generated particles.

Technical Data Heavy Duty 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator
Standards Compliance Conforms to AS/NZS1716
Required Minimum Protection Factor (RMPF)1) 50
   Airflow Plus

170 litres/minute
200 litres/minute
Battery Operating Hours 12 Hours
Charging time Li-ion with rapid charge (0-80% in an hour)2) 5.5 hours full charge.

Gas and odour filters are available as an optional extra.
1) For mechanically and thermally generated particles.
2) Heavy duty battery will be 80% charged (9.6 hours run time) in approximately one hour.