The welding helmet as we know it today dated back to 1937. In the early 1980s, Speedglas released the first auto-darkening welding helmet in Sweden. This means the lens automatically darkens as soon as an arc was struck. This reduces exposure to ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light.
In this article, we’ll have a look at Speedglas helmets and Speedglas welding helmet parts. We’ll discuss the importance of replacing any faulty helmet part with genuine Speedglas parts. We’ll also indicate where you can find Speedglas parts in Australia.
Speedglas Legacy and Newest Models
The company which provides Speedglas welding helmets and helmet parts to the market released the first auto-darkening welding helmet in the early 1980s in Sweden. During the mid-1990s the company launched the original Speedglas 9000 series. The 9000 series combined the shape, size and weight of the welding helmet to effectively serve as a natural extension of the person who is welding. The basic 9000 series design is still provided to the market.
Since 2008 you can also purchase the Speedglas 9100 welding helmet. This helmet provides you with a large viewing area and has since become very popular. Later, the company launched the Speedglas 9100Xxi and the Speedglas 9100FX. In 2019 Speedglas launched the Speedglas G5-01 Flip-Up Welding Helmet with Heavy-Duty Adflo PAPR
Unique Features of Speedglas Helmets
To get an indication of the features of Speedglas welding helmets, let’s look at some of the features of one of the popular and newest Speedglas welding helmets.
Features of the Speedglas 617820 G 5-01TW Heavy-Duty Respiratory Welding Helmet include the following:
It provides you with
- a large viewing area,
- a clear grinding visor,
- climate control,
- longer Adflo battery runtime,
- Bluetooth technology, and
- extra head and neck protection.
It is also compliant with all relevant Australian standards.
Maintaining Your Speedglas Welding Helmet
Even if you use one of the best Speedglas welding helmets you have to maintain your helmet properly to utilize the features. You have to clean the helmet regularly with a clean soft cloth. First dampens the cloth in warm water with a mild pH-neutral detergent. If you use the helmet daily, you have to clean the inner cover plate at least once a month and the visor plate every two weeks. If the cleaning doesn’t improve the visibility, replace the visor and/or the inner cover plate.
Genuine Speedglas Welding Helmet Replacement Parts
You should always have genuine Speedglas welding helmet parts at hand to replace any damaged parts. Remember, your Speedglas welding helmet only stays “original” if you use genuine Speedglas spares to maintain your helmet.
Spares to have ready include the
- outer lens,
- inner cover lens, and
- visor plate.
Finding Genuine Speedglas Helmet Parts
All major welding retailers and outlets in Australia, such as Bilba Industries, can provide you with Speedglas helmet spares. If you don’t have a Speedglas retailer in your area, retailers such as Bilba Industries offer online buying options as well.
They will be able to provide you with speedy glass welding helmet parts. It is important to use reliable retailers to ensure that you always buy genuine Speedglas helmet spares.
When you use Speedglas helmets and replace faulty parts with Speedglas helmet spares you know that you are using equipment manufactured by a company who are providing the industry with welding equipment since the 1980s. The equipment is available in Australia either at reliable retailers or online, and, usually, Speedglas helmet spare prices are lower than many other brands.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1: Why should I choose Speedglas helmet parts?
A1: YourSpeedglas welding helmet only stays “original” if you use genuine Speedglas spares to maintain your helmet. Thus, if you use a Speedglas helmet always replace old parts with genuine Speedglas parts.
Q2: Where can I find genuine Speedglas helmet parts?
A2: Speedglas helmet spares are available at most welding retailers in Australia such as Bilba Industries and they are also available online from these retailers.
Q3: How do I replace Speedglas helmet parts?
A3:When you detect a fault (or potential fault) with any part of your Speedglas purchase the correct Speedglas part and fit it into the helmet according to the instructions on the packaging. There are also many online videos available explaining the replacement steps of every part.
Q4: How do Speedglas Helmets align with safety standards?
A4:Speedglas helmets adhere to all of Australia’s safety standards. The clear lens, for instance, meets ANSI Z87.1-2003 requirements for eye and face impact protection.