Miller Auto Darkening Welding Helmets
Back in the 1920s, electric arc welding used large, expensive, three-phase motor generators with DC output. Three-phase electricity was normally only available in teh large cities. Therefore the blacksmiths in the rural areas remainedusing the old fashioned hammer and forge to weld metals.
This was changed in 1929 when Niels Miller realised what was needed. A small, affordable arc welder that would work with the type of electricity that was readily available in rural Wisconsin. Miller had no spare money for expensive manufacturing so he used scrap metal sheeting, iron core and copper coil materials to hammer together the first portable welder, in his basement. This was a simple, non-rotating AC welder. Much lighter significantly smaller than the existing DC welders. It was also considerably cheaper.
From those humble beginning and through the challanges of WW2, where the Miller factory worked around the clock to produce arc welders for use in teh shipyards and other manufacturing plants.
Today Miler is one of the leading companies supplying all welding related products including the Miller Auto Darkening Weding Helmets.
You can view some of the top selling Miller Auto Darkening Welding Helmets below. Click on the images to purchase or to get more detailed product information.
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Hobart Welding Products have been around for many years (more than 90 years, since 1917, to be precise) designing, testing and manufacturing professional welding and cutting products that are easy to use and of industrial quality. All products come with their 5/3/1 Industrial Warranty.
Hobart will definitely have the product to suit your needs whether you’re manufacturing, farming, doing maintenance or auto repair, or even a diy’er. Hobart Welding Products pride themselves on the extremely high level of customer service they provide. They are, and I quote them here “easy to contact, easy to work with and easy to get information from”. Basically they are there to help you.
In 2000 Hobart dramatically improved their product line by adding a range of welding accessoriesof including everything from auto-darkening helmets with state-of-the-art graphics, to rod and wire, to hardware, tools and more. Te idea being that yiu could purchase all your welding needs under one roof.
Some of their most popular Hobart Auto Darkening welding Helmets can be purchased below. Click on any of the images to get full specifications and detailed information
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Auto Darkening Welding Helmet
Nowadays welders are very much concerned about the protection of their eyes. As any type of welding works can damage the eyes due to the ultra violet flash of the weld, they use helmets to protect their eyes from corneal and retinal damages.
Most of these helmets include a dark lens, and so it is difficult to see through these lenses except for the actual light created when welding. Hence auto darkening helmets are gaining popularity.
auto darkening welding helmet
As its name indicates an auto darkening welding helmet can automatically darken when the welder strikes the arc. It offers great protection to the welders as it completely covers the eyes and protects the eyes from the irritating and harmful fumes produced at the time of welding and because it automatically darkens at the time of striking the arc it gives full protection against UV burn.
These helmets are of great help to workers who are working indoors or in poor lighting surroundings. Many companies now prefer these auto darkening helmets, as it can provide more protection than a traditional helmet to the eyes of the workers. While wearing a traditional helmet, the welders may experience a feeling of complete darkness when they suddenly stop the welding.
There are two types of auto darkening welding helmet such as battery powered helmets and solar powered helmets. Solar powered helmets are preferred for outdoor works and are ideal for farmers and other outdoor workers.
Battery powered helmets are more convenient for indoor and underground work. Both of these helmets are provided with sensors which are capable of passing only the right amount of light. It is advisable to check for damages and cracks in the lens, as it may expose the eyes to the harmful ultraviolet rays.
When purchasing an auto darkening helmet it is advisable to select one which has an adjustable shade (from 9-13). A helmet which possesses a 12 shade can be more comfortable while giving full protection for the eyes. Delay settings are an essential factor at the poor lighting welding conditions, as it can provide signal, before the eyes are getting flashed. Additionally consider selecting a lens shade which best suits to the requirements of the welder.
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