The new 3M™ Speedglas™ Auto-Darkening Filter Kit 9100XXi offers a suite of improved features. The filter’s optics allow welders to see more details — so they can can better focus on their welding set-up, welding technique, precision grinding, and inspection of just-completed welds. With 3M’s most natural coloured ADF, welders should be able to more readily recognize colors in their working environment: for example, the coloured control panels on their welding machines.
“We meet with welders on a daily basis to hear their needs,” says Stefan Henriksson, Product Manager at 3M. “We are proud to say that we have addressed many of those needs in this new, upgraded auto-darkening filter and silver front panel.”
Grinding Mode: one quick push on the button of the external silver front and the filter is locked into its shade 3 light state for grinding. Another quick push reactivates the auto-darkening mode, and you are ready to weld again.
Memory Mode: a new function that allows you to quickly switch between two different welding filter set-ups of your own choice. Each memory mode has an individual setting for dark shade, switching sensitivity, and dark-to-light delay. For example, with just one long push to the button on the external silver front, you can go from low-amp TIG to high-amp MAG welding. The slim, streamlined, external silver front button has no burdensome cables and can be activated while wearing welding gloves.
Auto-ON/OFF: a motion-sensor instantly turns on the filter when you pick up the welding helmet for “Grab & Go” efficiency.
any current owner of a Speedglas welding helmet 9100/9100 Air or 9100-QR can upgrade and benefit all of these new features. Users of Speedglas welding helmets 9100 FX/9100 FX Air/9100 MP can benefit from the 9100XXi filter’s new improved optics and Auto-ON/OFF; however, they will not be able to use the external grinding or memory modes since those helmets have different silver front panel designs.
The product has already been introduced to Australian welders, here some customer reactions shared by AWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTi7aUtKHt8
There are local differences regarding launch timing, please contact 3M in your country for further details.
Link to Speedglas information at 3M website: www.speedglas.com
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Local information can be found at www.speedglas.com.