Gamma sets the new benchmark for welder's safety
The latest in personal protection for welders, the Gamma product family will be available from Kemppi Safety Products Dealers from the 1st of May this year. Offering the best protection for the eyes, face and respiratory system, Gamma also integrates work lights for clear vision and safety in low light working conditions. It reduces work fatigue, increases comfort, and protects from welding related health hazards. Gamma models now set the benchmark for welder’s safety and protection globally.
Health hazards in welding workshops are a major concern for both employers and employees. Intense light and heat from the welding and cutting arcs are obvious known hazards, but not so contamination of the surrounding breathing air.
Welding and cutting fumes are composed of elements dangerous to human health and are not necessarily visible to the naked eye. Typically, welders can breathe 4000 litres of air per 8-hour work shift, and if the respiratory system is unprotected, the contaminated air presents serious health risks, through both long and short-term exposure.
"However, it is important to remember that hazardous materials only present a health hazard when they come into contact with your body," says John Frost, Product Manager for personal protection equipment at Kemppi Oy.
"Our new Gamma product series is on its own level in terms of overall protection," Frost says. "When used together with the new powered filter unit, Gamma meets the highest European Total Inward Leakage (TIL) classification for respiratory performance, class TH3. This means that it protects users from 99.8 % of airborne fumes and particulate."
Cool, comfortable, and safe breathing environment
Gamma products are designed by welding professionals for welding professionals. Model options range from standard face and eye protection to advanced high-class respiratory solutions, including a model with integrated LED work lights. They can be used in all arc based processes, including welding, cutting, and gouging, as well as in grinding and inspection work.
Powered from either a battery powered filter pack or airline breathing source, the Gamma GTH3 welder's respirators work on the ‘positive air pressure’ principle. This means that positive air pressure excludes dangerous welding fumes, supplying clean and fresh breathing air into the breathing zone, making it safe, cool, and comfortable throughout the whole working day.
Meeting the highest filtration performance for respiratory protection, the belt mounted, battery powered PFU 210e filter pack offers total freedom of movement around the worksite, and the supplied air models can be connected to a known breathing air system meeting the local breathing air standards.
Gamma quality with large view areas
Gamma provides excellent optical quality and large view areas. LiFE+ Color auto-darkening welding filter technology enables greater clarity of vision, whilst lifting the welding visor reveals a 198 cm2 clear impact protection shield, providing superb worksite views. These combined features improve work accuracy, increase safety, reduce eye strain, and lower work based fatigue.
Gamma helmets featuring auto-darkening welding filters (ADF) include the ‘Remote-RC’ feature, making adjustment of the ADF extremely easy whilst wearing the helmet. The remote control buttons are conveniently located on the inside upper surface of the helmet shell, so protected from everyday knocks and damage.
John Frost from Kemppi Oy says that their primary focus in Gamma project is the protection the welder's health and improvements to their work based functions.
"Gamma models are designed entirely from the user’s perspective," he adds. "It includes unique usability features such as Axis regulation and GapView functions for fast and convenient adjustment of the viewing area for different working positions. For low light conditions the XFA models integrate 70 lumen LED work lights, reaching new levels of safety and comfort.”
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Kemppi is the pioneering company within the welding industry. It is our role to develop solutions that make you win business. Headquartered in Lahti, Finland, Kemppi employs over 800 welding experts in 17 countries and has a revenue of more than 150 MEUR. Our offering includes welding solutions - intelligent equipment, welding management software and expert services - for both demanding industrial applications and ready-to-weld needs. Local expertise is available via our global partner network covering over 60 countries.