Lincoln Electric has introduced the Viking 3350 XG powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) helmet, complete with exterior grind control, often preferred by welders.
When choosing a PAPR for a fabrication environment, its respiratory performance, versatility and optic quality are three important variables to consider — all of which the Viking 3350 XG PAPR helmet provides, Lincoln Electric says.
The Viking 3350 XG PAPR features a low-profile external button to switch between weld and grind mode, a smart blower system and an extra-large 12.5 sq.-in. auto-darkening lens with Lincoln Electric’s exclusive 4C Lens technology. Featuring a lens with superior 1/1/1/1 optical clarity, extreme color accuracy, light weight and an even shade from any angle, this feature increases operator comfort for long hours of welding, the company says.
“When welding must be performed in enclosed or other areas where it’s difficult to access effective ventilation or control exposure to welding fume, one option is personal protective equipment for the individual operator,” says Chase Rutti, Lincoln Electric product manager, accessories.
“Our new Viking 3350 XG PAPR system, with a popular exterior grind control, helps the operator save time with easy access to the most common fabricator activities — welding and grinding for pre- or post-joint preparation,” Rutti says.
Offering comfort and safety for the welder, the company says the helmet also features a unique, patented airflow design. The airduct is integrated into the top of the headgear and features two air flow baffles, which the user can adjust to change the direction and distribution of the set air flow. This feature maximizes operator comfort and helps prevent eye dryness.
With the system’s battery life, operators can work a full shift without interruption, improving efficiency. While the Viking 3350 XG PAPR comes with a battery that outlasts competitor battery lives, Lincoln Electric also offers an extended battery which can operate for up to 16 hours, providing flexibility when working overtime and functioning as a safeguard if the battery is not charged overnight.
Lincoln Electric says the Viking 3350 XG PAPR bundle includes the following equipment:
- 3350 XG PAPR welding helmet
- Blower unit
- Lithium Ion battery
- 120V battery charger
- Padded Belt (29-52 in.)
- Shoulder straps
- 2 HEPA filters
- Spark screen
- Hose with cover
- Head covering
- Duffle bag