Types of Welding Helmets: Some Types

The construction and manufacturing industry is one that makes use of a lot of protection gear. The reason behind this is simply because their job is risky. People make use of full-body gowns, goggles, and helmets, in order to keep themselves protected from a lot of the materials they use that could cause bodily harm. Of all these construction jobs, the type that needs the most protection is welding. This is because the process of fusing metal parts through high heat would entail exposure to sparks, radiation, and infrared rays, all of which have harmful effects on the body, most especially the eyes, as exposure to these elements on a perpetual basis could cause damage to the cornea or iris, thereby damaging eyesight and causing permanent blindness. wia-blue-helmet_600_600

Some Tyes of Welding Helmets

 Different kinds of welding jobs entail different mechanisms, and therefore, different things one has to look out for against exposure. In line with this, there are different kinds of welding helmets created, with differences mostly on the extent of protection it gives. While there are several other types, here are some of the more intricate ones:

Auto-Darkening Filters

Invented in 1981, these auto-darkening filters are equipped with electronic shutters that instantaneously darken when the helmet’s sensors detect brightness from the welding arc. These filters reduce the amount of preparations and adjustments that are otherwise required of the users when using the helmets, thus apart from ensuring safety, would be more convenient on the part of the welder. Auto Darkening Welding Helmets make use of these filters.miller-classic-vsi-welding-hel_10982918

MannGlass

The Mannglass makes use of HDR to improve the over-all view of the welder on the material he or she is working on, as it adds darkness to bright areas, while lightening up the dark ones through the implementation of Computer-mediated reality.

 

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