The decision around which welding helmet to purchase was effectively turned on it's head for ever, following HSE's announcement in Febraury 2019 that welding fume was now considered a carcinogen.
With air fed welding helmets now effectively out-selling conventional shields, Foster has moved to expand it's clean air range. We can now offer you a variety of solutions from a range of manufacturers. From the Foster Prem-Air & Esab G50 air to the Weldtek Navitek S4 & the Adflo 9100 systems we have a helmet for you.
We have worked alongside Speedglas for over 25 years and watched as they’ve grown to be the number one welders mask provider in the UK. Through research and development and the constant strive for new innovations, the 3M Speedglas auto darkening welding shield offering, which we stock, has evolved into three distinct ranges; 3M Speedglas, Speedglas Adflo & 3M Versaflo.
The 3M Speedglas Adflo System provides clean filtered air to the welding hood for up to 12 hours & is renowned for it's build quality and longevity. Whilst the 3M Versaflo range allows you to combine a number of different headtops for dusts, chemicals, spraying and welding with the powered air Versaflo system. There’s the Speedglas 9100 range of helmets which incorporate the best auto-darkening lenses on the market along with a multi adjustable head band to allow the user to set up the head shield for maximum comfort. We also have the 3M Speedglas 100 range of helmets which incorporate class leading lens optics combined with up to the minute individual shield designs. Of course with all 3M welding helmets, we stock the spares parts and consumables you may require to keep this vital piece of equipment in A1 condition.
We musn't forget the Miller Infinity & Elite Digital auto darkening welding helmets with their remarkable three year warranty. The Miller Elite was upgraded to the digital version in 2012 and boasted a number of distinctive features; digital control, comfy headgear and X-MODE, which deals with light sensitivity. The launch of the Infinity model in 2017 added a couple of new features; Infotrack which records arc time & the largest viewing lens yet seen in the industry of 13.4 square inches.
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