Safety of workers at work is the most important task, and the profession of a welder is classified as dangerous, so working equipment and welding masks must be of the highest quality. Carelessness during welding work is costly – as is the wrong protective equipment. Therefore, before you choose and buy a welding mask in Ukraine, you need to find out what the temperature range will be work, and depending on the type of welding determine the appropriate type of filters.
How to choose a welding mask
Proper choice of welding mask affects the efficiency of the welder, helps to avoid retinal burns and other injuries. Filters used in modern welding shields are coated with a special coating that protects welders from ultraviolet and infrared rays, as well as protects against scratches, cracks and abrasion.
The material of the welding mask should be heat-resistant, as it will constantly be exposed to sparks, splashes of metal.
According to the type of blackout protection means are divided into:
Traditional inexpensive helmets with a lifting light filter. The filter is lifted to check the quality of the weld, and to return to welding, it is lowered manually or it is enough to nod your head.
Welder’s helmet with auto-darkening, it is more convenient if the welder himself has to carry out auxiliary work, and it is considered safer.
If you have to work in freezing temperatures, you should buy a welding mask that can be used at high minus temperatures, as not all products hold strong cold for a long time.
Dimensions and weight
The weight and size of the welding mask is important, because when working for a long time, a heavy helmet will cause discomfort to the worker, which can slow down the reaction time or distract attention.
At the same time the large size of the welding helmet allows you to protect not only the face but also the neck and the upper chest.
Quality modern welding helmets can be precisely adjusted to fit any head size, you can change the depth of fit – in this case the welder will be easier to work and maintain maneuverability. External adjustment allows you to adjust the helmet while working without removing protection.
Welding mask with automatic filter
Masks with automatic light filter, such as welding helmet Chameleon, are in great demand among welders. The filter is instantly dimmed when the working arc is ignited, and controls the degree of darkening of the shield depending on the brightness of the arc. Helmets with these filters do an excellent job in semi-automatic or manual welding. The level of dimming is adjustable, and at minimum dimming it is possible to make preparation before welding without removing the mask and without lifting the shield.
The price of the welding masks Chameleon and other products with auto-darkening is higher than for traditional masks. But they are convenient in that the worker does not have to ignite the arc at random, because the filter darkens only after it is lit. The proximity of other welding works also affects the degree of darkening.
How to buy a welding mask in Kiev
Prices of welding masks and helmets depend on the manufacturer, the material of which the body is made, the quality of attachment and the features of the lens. But this is not the element of equipment, which is worth saving, because properly selected filter is fraught with rapid visual impairment.
To decide what welding mask to buy, you must take into account the type of work to be performed by the welder, the welding duration. It is even worth considering the size of the room where the work is done not to buy too bulky helmet that will be difficult for the employee to get to the welding area.
On the site of online store PromSIZ you can read the instructions and look at photos of welding masks, and if you have any questions, they will be answered in detail by our specialists.