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Automatic Helmets

Dynaweld are the Welding Supplies Experts, and in this how to series, join Andrew Bosco and learn the difference between TIG welding, MIG welding, the importance of safety and a range of other useful welding tips.

Whether you’re a welding pro, or a DIY enthusiast, these videos are a must. Here, Andrew demonstrates the features of automatic helmets.

At Dynaweld we have all your safety requirements for welding covered.

Welding Helmets have come a long way

Welding Helmets have come a long way

Modern welding helmets are automatic.

They now come with whizz bang features that enhance your welding experience.

Since coming on to the market in the 1990’s they have revolutionised how welders can now work.

They make the more traditional, passive helmets seem defunct in comparison.

Welding Helmets have come a long way
Confidence from the start

Confidence from the start

From the moment you strike that arc, your helmet will automatically change to a light or dark shade.

Just like transition sunnies change when you go out into bright sun. Automatic helmets will adjust to the weld you are working on.

Once you adjust the Sensitivity Dial, you set up how sensitive you want the helmet’s sensors to be.

For example, if they detect a large amount of light they trigger the lens to change to a dark state = Low Sensitivity. If you are welding with a higher, brighter amperage that would = Higher Sensitivity.

The Delay Dial adjusts the amount of time that the lens takes to switch. The sensor picks up that you have started to weld, the Delay adjustment then times how long it takes for the lens to change to a darker state. We’re talking milliseconds of difference here, very clever, very safe and well within Australian standards for eye safety.
It makes sense to set your delay time short and the sensitivity dial high.

The Shade Dial ranges from 5-9 for low amperage welding. And 9-13 for higher. The most commonly used shade is 11.

Some automatic helmets can be set to Grind Mode. This convenient option means that you can use the helmet as a face shield. You can do your grinding work without the shade lens turned on. Just be aware of setting the helmet’s dial to either Shade Mode for welding or Grind Mode for grinding.

Ease of access for professional welders … and DIY Enthusiasts

Ease of access for professional welders … and DIY Enthusiasts

The auto darkening lens means that you don’t have to lift the helmet between welds. This had been the case with the more old fashioned helmets. This element of convenience is great and offers more control and comfort to the welder.

Variable settings are best for workers with variable welding tasks. If not done safely, welding can be extremely hazardous.

This is an understatement.

Ease of access for professional welders … and DIY Enthusiasts
Sewing with fire ...why you need to be safe

Sewing with fire ...why you need to be safe

Welding has been likened to ‘sewing with fire’. Helmets keep the welder’s eyes, face and neck safe.

There is a whole spectrum of welding nasties to protect against: harmful ultraviolet, infrared and visible spectrum radiation, fumes and heat are all hazards of the job. They can cause burns, cancers and in some cases blindness.

‘Arc Eye’ or ‘Arc Flash’ can occur very quickly if the eyes are not protected adequately.

Bright light radiation can absorb into the cornea and lens and penetrate through to the retina at the back of the eye.

There are these sobering words from the Australian Cancer Council:

‘There are many different welding techniques; but most fall into the categories of electric arc welding or oxy-fuel welding. Welding activities produce many hazards through the production of contaminants in welding fumes and ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the welding arc. Both of these are Group 1 carcinogens, meaning that they can cause cancer in humans.

Exposure to these fumes or UV radiation can increase your risk of developing melanoma of the eye, lung and other cancers.’

Luckily, there are the right products on the market to protect you. Automatic helmets are very safe if purchased from a reputable supplier. Buying from experts is paramount.

Working together safely

Working together safely

The helmets work in tandem with other safety gear and precautions. You want to know the facts and find the right people to help you out with your welding products.

At Dynaweld you’ll find those people. With proper expert advice on all things welding – your jobs can run smoothly. Quality products increase safety on the job ensuring a quality weld and therefor much better productivity.

Great equipment plus caring advice goes a long way. Better safe than sorry. Yep, that old chestnut.

Working together safely
Electronic Welding Helmets

Electronic Welding Helmets

  • The BossSafe ECO series
  • Bossweld VR1 Electronic Welding Helmet
  • BossSafe Wide View Electronic Welding Helmets
  • BossSafe Trade Series Electronic Welding Helmets
  • BossSafe X-Sight Series Electronic Welding Helmets
  • BossSafe Pro Series Electronic Welding Helmets
  • BossSafe Focus Series Electronic Welding Helmets
  • BossSafe Mega View Electronic Welding Helmets
 Electronic Welding Helmets Lenses & Spare Helmet Parts

Electronic Welding Helmets Lenses & Spare Helmet Parts

  • BossSafe Clear Lens for various welding helmets
  • BossSafe Craft Series Electronic Welding Helmet Spares
  • BossSafe Eco Electronic Welding Helmet Spares
  • BossSafe Focus Series Electronic Welding Helmet Spares
  • BossSafe Megaview Electronic Welding Helmet Spares
  • BossSafe Pro Series Electronic Welding Helmet Spares
  • BossSafe Trade Series Electronic Welding Helmet Spares
  • BossSafe Wide View Electronic Welding Helmet Spares
  • BossSafe X Sight Series Electronic Welding Helmet Spares
Safety

Safety

  • Eye protection
  • welders’ apparel & clothing
  • Respiratory protection
  • Hand protection
  • welding curtains & blankets
  • student safety kits