Welding equipment producer ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched its new Savage A40 automatic welding helmet.
Launched in July, the new Savage A40 automatic welding helmet provides ideal functionality for the occasional and professional welder at an attractive price.
"Savage uses ESAB's ultra-clear True Colour lens technology for a better view of the weld puddle and surrounding area," says ESAB research and development and global product manager Dr Azfar Kamal.
He adds that when precise bead placement counts, welders can count on the brighter view and enhanced colour definition with Savage.
Like Sentinel, the welding helmet that preceded the Savage, welders can stay more productive with Savage's externally activated grind button. Even while wearing a heavy glove, welders can activate a shade ‘4 Grind Mode’ on the left side of the helmet. Grind mode may be suitable for cutting processes as well.
Savage viewing technology is based on a 1/1/1/2 optical class lens (the same class as Sentinel), and with the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) 9 - 13 shade adjustment.
Optical class lens grades such as 1/1/1/2, govern the clarity of the optical filter, which have a notable impact on the quality of work that can be achieved.
This standard is concerned with auto-darkening filters that darken automatically when the welder strikes the arc, as opposed to the more traditional passive welding helmets that need to be repeatedly raised and lowered.
A 100 mm x 50 mm viewing area provides a wide field of vision and increased spatial awareness.
Four sensors provide a high response, especially when welding out-of-position.
"Helmets with a 1/1/1/2 optical class rating offer a sharp, clear and consistent view of the weld puddle without the extra cost to obtain the angle dependency 1 rating, a difference that most operators find difficult to perceive," notes Kamal.
"Our voice-of-customer research shows this class provides users with the best combination of performance and value."
Sensitivity and delay controls inside the helmet let users adjust the response to various welding conditions.
Sensitivity control is an adaptable feature useful when welding low amp tungsten inert gas for better reaction to darker arc light. Delay control enables the welder to set how long the lens stays dark after the welding arc stops.
Short delay helps get the job done faster during tack welding, while longer delay is useful for high amperage welding.
The high-tech, lightweight helmet – it weighs just 500 g – provides extreme comfort and protection in all processes. When safety precautions require a hardhat, use the Savage A40 optional hardhat adapter.