ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched its new Savage A40 PAPR with Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) technology. Helmets such as the Savage A40 PAPR are essential for workers in situations where welding fumes and particulates are a concern, such as for some cored wires, working in confined or poorly ventilated spaces, and for protecting operators from hexavalent chromium fumes, which are generated from stainless steel, chrome alloys, and chrome-coated metals.
The Savage A40 PAPR combines exceptional performance and value. The unit has three settings that adjust airflow between 170 and 230 l/min. to suit the environment and application. It operates at a quiet 70 dB and features a high-capacity, lithium-ion rechargeable battery that offers up to 8 hours of performance between charges.
The high-tech Savage A40 PAPR helmet provides extreme comfort and protection in all processes. With a design inspired by the Sentinel™ A50 helmet, Savage A40 PAPR offers a 3.93- x 1.96-in. viewing area for a wider field of vision. Its 1/1/1/2 optical-class lens features ESAB’s ultra-clear true-color technology for increased weld pool clarity and enhanced definition. Additional features include four light sensors, providing a high response, especially when welding out-of-position, and a 9-13 shade knob.
Like SENTINEL, welders can stay more productive with Savage’s externally activated Grind Button. Even while wearing a heavy glove, welders can activate a shade 4 Grind Mode on the left side of the helmet. Grind Mode may be suitable for cutting processes as well.