Lincoln Viking 3350 Auto Helmets
The Professional’s Choice
With the largest viewing area in its class.
The Viking 3350 series offers the largest viewing area in it’s class, 4 sensors, replaceable battery with solar assist, dual variable shade section 6 to 9 (for plasma cutting) and 9 to 13, variable sensitivity and delay, magnifying lens compatible, 2 year warranty and a DIN rating of 1/2/1/1.
Electronic (auto-darkening) helmets have been around for many years. They are now established as an invaluable addition to a welder’s kit. Offering both safety and productivity benefits to the operator and his employer.
Repetitive stress injuries can and do occur as a result of using traditional welding helmets. At an average of ½ kg each, combined with the nodding motion required to flip the helmet down can result in neck strain injuries. The use of auto-darkening welding helmets help reduce the instances of neck injury as well as arc flashed eyes. These benefits are more evident for welders who need to perform short , frequent welds, requiring them to flip the helmet up and down many times per hour.
Most auto-darkening helmets have a variable shade lens. This allows the operator to adjust the lens darkness from shade 9 to 13. Particularly useful when using different welding processes (MMAW, GTAW or GMAW), or a variety of welding amperages. The variable shade lens allows the operator to adjust the brightness of the arc to achieve the best view of the weld pool.
The advantages of electronic welding helmets go beyond the obvious safety benefits. Auto-darkening helmets deliver real increases in productivity. Particularly for applications such as piece work where the operator is required to move quickly from one weld to the next. Auto helmets help deliver more accurate starts where the operator is able to accurately point the welding torch at the exact starting point. Compared to traditional welding helmets which require the operator to position the welding torch, nod their helmet into place and then blindly strike the arc. This can lead to stray arc strikes
Key features to look for in an auto-darkening helmet are:
1. Optical Quality Makes the Difference. Optical quality is the most important performance characteristic of an Auto Darkening Filter lens. To maximise weld quality and increase productivity. A welder must be able to see clearly.
2. Variable shade lens with adjustment between shade 9 to shade 13
3. The number of sensors can be between two to four. The sensors detect the welding arc and switch the lens on and off. The more sensors means better coverage particularly when welding out of position or in tight access areas.
4. Adjustable delay control. The delay control allows the operator to adjust the time that the lens stays dark after welding has stopped. A long delay is used when welding at high amperages and protects the eyes from the harmful rays that are emitted while the molten weld pool cools. A shorter delay is useful for applications requiring a lot of tacking or short welds and can help get the job done faster.
5. Graphic designs. There are now many different graphic designs available to allow the welder to express his character. As opposed to the tradition plain black welding helmet
6. Magnifying “Cheater” lens capable. Some auto-darkening helmets have the option to take magnifying lens which allow welders who normally wear glasses to see the weld without the need to wear their glasses.
7. The DIN rating. What is the DIN rating? The DIN rating measures four categories of the Auto Darkening Filter lens. Each category is graded on a scale of 1 to 3. 1 being the best and 3 being the lowest quality
- Optical quality
- Light scattering
- Angular dependency
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