Supplied air respiratory system with lightweight, belt-mounted air-cooling valve
Improved optics allow welders to see more realistic colors
The 9100XXi silver front panel houses external controls, enabling fast and easy access to the grinding and memory modes
Two memory modes that allow you to set individual settings for dark shade, light-to-dark switching sensitivity, and dark-to-light delay
Grab and go with auto-on allows welders to work quickly and with confidence
External grinding mode activation
An improved user interface that is easy to understand
Ergonomic, adjustable head suspension for increased comfort, helmet stability and weight distribution
Meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 impact standard
Welding cap, carry bag, and starter kit included
3M Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100 Air with Fresh-Air Supplied Air System and V-100 Vortex Air-Cooling Valve is an auto-darkening welding helmet that provides a constant flow of clean, cool air for greater worker protection and comfort. With improved optics, the 3M Speedglas Auto Darkening Filter 9100XXi allows you to more readily recognize colors as compared to our other models. Welders will see a view that is less green. Colors, shades, tone as well as light and dark contrasts will all stand out with more vivid detail. Many welders will find they have better control of the weld puddle with a view that appears lighter, brighter and more realistic. This may help you focus on your welding set-up, welding technique, precision grinding, and inspection of just completed welds.
Switch Between Welding and Grinding in just 2 to 3 Seconds -- all with Your Gloves On
This helmet also comes with the 3M Speedglas Silver Front Panel 9100XXi, which offers the convenience of switching between welding mode and shade 3 grinding mode with a simple ""gloves-on"" touch of an external button on the silver front panel. There is no need to remove the helmet to change these settings. Memory modes allow accessing one of two pre-set welding modes. Both memory modes have an individual setting for dark shade, light to dark switching sensitivity and dark-to-light delay. An instant ""Grab and Go"" feature automatically turns the welding filter on to your most recent welding setting whenever you pick up the helmet. To save on power, it automatically shuts down after a period of inactivity.
Cooler, more comfortable breathing on the Job
The Fresh-Air III Supplied Air System with a V-100 Vortex air-cooling valve provides clean breathing air when welding. In addition to providing respiratory protection at an assigned protection factor of 25, the system offers high levels of comfort and ease of use, which can help improve productivity in the workplace. The V-100 cool-air valve is a lightweight belt-mounted valve that permits welders to lower temperature of air entering the headpiece by up to 50°F (28°C). This system can help provide comfort and relief in hot, strenuous working conditions.
Auto Darkening Filter Reacts Quickly After Striking an Arc
The Speedglas lens features user-selectable dark shades 5, 8, 9 through 13, and a light shade of 3.With a viewing area of 2.8 inches high x 4.2 inches wide (72 mm x 107 mm), the 9100XXi provides the largest viewing area available in the 9100 Series helmets, an expansive field of view that helps the welder to see the work in progress with minimal obstruction. Three sensors in the lens activate the auto-darkening filter when an arc is struck. The lens then switches from light to dark shade in approximately 0.1 milliseconds (1/10,000 of a second), giving the welder an instant transition from light to dark shade while maintaining an optimal view for torch placement and weld puddle control. When the weld is complete, the filter automatically returns to light shade 3 with a delay of approximately 40-1300 milliseconds, allowing almost immediate inspection of the weld pool and preparation for the next weld.
The auto darkening filter reduces the need to flip the welding helmet up and down between torch placements, which can help increase productivity by reducing the stop-and-start time needed with passive lens welding helmets. This feature also can help reduce neck stain from “helmet nodding,” while also increasing the accuracy of the weld torch placement. The helmet’s battery life is approximately 2,000 hours. The two CR2032 3V lithium batteries that power the Auto-Darkening filter are easily accessible and replaceable, extending the helmet life.
The 9100 series also includes an exclusive, innovative “tack welding comfort mode,” which can help reduce eye strain when performing large amounts of tack welding.
Viewing Area 2.8 inches x 4.2 inches
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