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Complemented with the optrel swiss air TH3 respiratory protection system, the helix becomes your optimal welding equipment. The system meets all requirements for eye and respiratory protection and leaves nothing to be desired in terms of comfort.
A light sensor permanently measures the intensity of the welding arc and continuously regulates the glare protection over the entire shading level range.
Uninterrupted work at any welding light intensity.
The patented nose cutout brings the glare shield closer to your eyes. The result: a much larger field of vision and a clear separation between the mouth and eye area, which also prevents tarnishing of the protective lens.
With the helix CLT, optrel offers a welding helmet for work under the most difficult conditions. A slide-up helmet with internal ADF that has all the technical features of an optrel helmet:
- Panorama XXL field of view,
- rechargeable battery unit with charging via welding arc and
- 5-point multi-detection sensor technology.
The helix clt is ideal for you if you need the convenient slide-up function to switch between different tasks, and also want a large field of view with extremely bright and true color vision when welding.
The optrel helix CLT is available with integrated IsoFit® headgear and optionally with hardHat according to EN397 industry standard.
With the helix quattro, optrel offers a welding helmet for work under the most difficult conditions. A slide-up helmet with internal ADF that has all the technical features of an optrel helmet:
- Panorama XXL field of view,
- EN379 classification 1/1/1/1,
- Shade levels 4-14,
- rechargeable battery unit with charging via welding arc and
- 5-point multi-detection sensor technology.
The helix quattro is designed for extreme performance. With a protection level range from 4 to 14 and the optically highest classification according to EN379 of 1/1/1/1, it is the ideal protection for heavy and most difficult welding tasks even in extreme forced positions or viewing angles.
The optrel helix quattro is available with integrated IsoFit® headgear and optionally with hardHat according to EN397 industry standard.
With the helix 2.5, optrel offers a welding helmet for work under the most difficult conditions. A slide-up helmet with internal ADF that has all the technical features of an optrel helmet:
- Panorama XXL field of view,
- rechargeable battery unit with charging via welding arc and
- 5-point multi-detection sensor technology.
With the helix 2.5, you are equipped for all welding tasks that require a large field of view and frequent switching between clear and protective filters. With a brightness level of 2.5 during welding and a shading level range from 5 to 12, it is the ideal choice for a wide range of applications.
The optrel helix 2.5 is available with integrated IsoFit® headgear and optionally with hardHat according to EN397 industry standard.
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What does ATEX actually mean?
ATEX stands for "ATmosphere EXplosible" and refers to the safety of equipment and systems such as the e3000X PAPR system. ATEX-certified equipment and systems must be used when explosive atmospheres can occur.
What are explosive atmospheres?
An explosive atmosphere is one in which materials such as gases, vapours or dusts reach a concentration which, together with air or oxygen, can trigger an explosion.
Natural processes, industrial activities or human error can all cause explosive atmospheres. Explosive atmospheres mostly occur indoors, but are also found outdoors, for example in mines.
Examples of explosive materials are:
- Flammable gases such as methane, propane and butane
- Flammable vapours such as petrol, diesel and alcohol
- Combustible dusts such as wood, metal and plastic dusts
How do you know that you need ATEX-certified equipment?
There is always reason enough for a PAPR system with ATEX Zone 2 and 22 certification.
But if your safety officer or any national or industry legal regulations require ATEX-certified equipment, you must check whether a unit for Zones 2 and 22 is sufficient.
A1B1E1 gas filter for maximum safety
The A1B1E1 filter protects the user from organic, inorganic and acidic gases and vapours. This optional filter makes the e3000X the perfect companion for any welder who has to work in heavily polluted, smelly or even toxic environments.
Fresh Air for Dusty Environments.
The optrel respiratory protection softhood is based on the principle of overpressure relative to the environment and prevents contaminated air from entering the respiratory tract. It protects against dust and spray mist during various non-toxic operations and is optimal for use in manufacturing, woodworking, food and pharmaceutical production, mining or agriculture.
The softhood protective hoods from optrel.
The optrel softhood is available in both a short and a long version. The short softhood is ideal when the focus is on acoustic perception, while the long version additionally covers the entire neck and shoulder area in case of increased dust exposure.
Perfect in combination
Both versions are used with optrel’s respiratory protection systems, depending on the application: the optrel e3000X blower respiratory protection system or the optrel suppliedair compressed air system.
Made of ultra-lightweight nylon fabric, the headgear fits quickly and easily to all head sizes thanks to the comfortable elastic band. This makes it very comfortable to wear even over long periods of time. Its wide panoramic visor with anti-fog coating ensures an unrestricted view of the work at all times.
- Superior, ultra-lightweight respiratory protection
- Versatile, even in toxic environments thanks to optional A1B1E1 gas filter
- Wide visor with anti-fog coating
- Individual headgear customization (adjustable circumference and distance from the visor)
- Comfortable to wear thanks to generous cut and lightweight, durable material
- No masks Fit test required
- Can be used with facial hair or beards
Protection for painting work
In addition to particles, organic gases and vapors also emerge during paintwork. Therefore, the painter should use masks with a high protection level and filters for organic gases and vapors. The softhood in combination with the e3000X offers just that: Protection level TH3 and an A1B1E1 gas filter.
In addition to respiratory protection, the optrel softhood also provides head, face and eye protection. With the long softhood version, even the shoulder area is spared from the spray mist.
Under the protective hood, a breathing space is created that helps you breathe thanks to positive pressure and eliminates tiring breathing resistance.
During wood processing, fine wood dust can enter the sinuses or lungs, irritate the respiratory tract and cause allergies. optrel softhoods not only protect your airways, but also your eyes, as the hoods are worn over the entire head.
Together with the e3000X, the respiratory protection system also filters out elements such as tannic acids, unsaturated aldehydes or molds, which also pose a health risk during wood processing. Thanks to the additionally available A1B1E1 gas filter, secondary substances such as varnishes, stains or paints are simply filtered out.
Agriculture, viticulture and fruit farming
The optrel softhood provides protection not only during mixing, but especially during application of pesticides. It protects not only the respiratory tract (with A1B1E1 filter) but also the eyes and face from the spray mist. Its lightweight design makes it comfortable to wear all day.
Suitable respiratory protection is essential, especially when handling pesticides. The softhood protects against hazards that can be caused by disinfectants, solvents and pesticides.
Demolition and building works
During demolition and renovation works, substances that are harmful to the respiratory tract may be released. It is not always known which insulation and damping materials have been used. The optrel softhood provides all-around respiratory protection that also protects the eyes and face from the fine dust. In combination with the e3000X, no matter how much dust there is, you will always be supplied with fresh air. The slight positive pressure supports breathing and eliminates tiring breathing resistance.
swiss air Protection respiratoire applications
Welcome to the Swiss Alps. Welcome to optrel swiss air.
Breathing means life. The optrel swiss air breathing protection system brings clean breathing air into your environment and lets you breathe as freely as you can otherwise only enjoy outdoors in nature.
Many workplaces and public spaces generate pollutant emissions such as smoke, soot particles, particulate matter, or viruses that can enter the lungs through the nose, throat, and trachea, causing asthma, chronic cough, bronchitis, or other respiratory diseases, including lung cancer. With the optrel swiss air respiratory protection system you enjoy fresh air, completely independent of your activity and your other protective equipment. It lets you perform hazardous work independently and freely.
The core element of the optrel swiss air blower respiratory protection system is a ventilated half-mask that completely covers the mouth and nose area and supplies it with purified air. A breathing space is created in the mouth and nose area which, thanks to positive pressure, supports the user in breathing and eliminates tiring breathing resistance.
Made of high-tech fabric, the half-mask is designed to provide excellent individual fit thanks to a freely adjustable headband. This concept eliminates the need for time-consuming fit tests, which are common with conventional halfmasks.
The clean air is delivered via a Y-hose from a miniaturized blower system, which is conveniently attached to a carrying unit worn on the back. In this way, the user is supplied permanently via an "overpressure air system", which permanently protects the respiratory tract against contaminated air.
The optrel swiss air is ideally suited for use in welding and cutting operations in polluted and toxic environments.
The optrel swiss air half-mask gives you all the freedom you need. Whatever you're up to. Flexible to use and completely independent of the helmet system used.
The optrel swiss air can be used completely autonomously, allowing maximum versatility in combination with the appropriate manufacturer-independent work protection.
It can be used independently of the helmet or other equipment and is therefore the most versatile optrel respiratory protection system available.
The optrel swiss air also reliably protects you and your environment from bacteria and viruses during food production.
It increases the performance and endurance of users thanks to the positive pressure principle, which supports breathing and does not cause any breathing resistance.
Due to the elimination of time-consuming adaptation tests (no fit test) as well as massive savings on paper masks and their disposal, investment costs and running costs which are reduced.
Respiratory diseases such as asthma, "farmer lung" and other ailments, caused by dust and particles, can be easily prevented through the use of optrel swiss air respiratory protection.
The integrated high-performance battery enables an uninterrupted daily usage of up to 14 hours. This allows the swiss air to be used always and everywhere. Thanks to the lightweight design at only 550 g, it is also hardly noticeable. The only thing you will feel is the fresh, clear air.
swiss air permanently protects the respiratory tract and the lungs against pollutants in the air, regardless of the current activity in the working day. This prevents the development of diseases affecting the respiratory tract and lungs.
swiss air helps to reduce pain in the neck and back due to a significant reduction in the weight of head, face and eye protection systems. This makes a heavy combination helmets no longer necessary.
The ideal work companion.
Fresh ex works
Always enough fresh air, less fatigue. Thanks to breath-supporting technology and the ultra-flat and lightweight backpack principle.
- Ventilated half mask made of flame-retardant material covers mouth and nose area completely. Positive pressure supports breathing and avoids fatigue.
- Infinitely adjustable headband for all sizes from XS to XL.
- Y-hose with adjustable neck strap and flexible hose elements guides the air directly into the half mask.
- Shoulder harness for ergonomically perfect weight distribution of the super-light filter system (only 550 g).
- Powerful TH3 filter unit with innovative, ultra-flat design. Lightweight and comfortable to carry, highly efficient in use.
- Blower unit with automatic air flow calibration and 14h high performance battery for an uninterrupted working day.
From the central control panel, securely positioned on the chest section of the shoulder strap, you always have all functions under control:
- Overview of filter contamination and battery charge status
- Stepless air flow control and on/off switch
- Altitude and temperature compensation
Trees are definitely the best suppliers of fresh air on our planet.
For the sale of every single optrel swiss air respiratory protection system,
optrel therefore plants a tree as part of a global reforestation project,
which will compensate for the swiss air's carbon footprint.
Because fresh air is important for all of us.
Your benefits with an optrel swiss air PAPR system
- Permanent protection of the respiratory tract and lungs against pollutants in the air, regardless of the current activity in the working day. This prevents the development of respiratory and lung diseases.
- Reduction of pain in the neck and back due to a significant reduction in the weight of head, face and eye protection systems. Heavy combination helmets are no longer necessary.
- Increase the performance of users thanks to positive pressure system, which supports breathing and does not cause any breathing resistance.
- Lowering investment costs due to the elimination of costly fitting tests (no fit test).
- Reduction of running costs due to massive saving of paper masks as well as their disposal.
Security of supply
- Thanks to a reusable half-mask system, supply is guaranteed at all times, even in the event of a shortage in times of crisis
- swiss air can be used completely self-sufficient, which allows maximum versatility in combination with the appropriate manufacturer-independent occupational health and safety.
- swiss air is as versatile in application as the tasks in industry, trade, construction, medicine or agriculture.
- By planting a tree for each swiss air system sold, optrel compensates more than just the climate footprint of the respective system.
Always the best breathing air
When working in toxic environments, in closed rooms or in extremely cramped situations, such as in boiler or vessel construction, a sufficient supply of clean fresh air is essential. The optrel suppliedair system forms the interface between the compressed air- carrying case air vessel and the fresh air helmet. It ensures a sufficient and regulated supply of fresh air and warns you with its integrated alarm of deviations in the target air volume.
An individually adjustable belt with quick-release fastener ensures a comfortable fit and ideal support of the system on the body.
optrel consistently avoids any air turbulence inside the helmet that could irritate your eyes. The purified air is led directly to your mouth and nose in an internal air flow channel. After all, this is the only place we need this valuable breathing air. We have also thought of a pleasant cooling. In the forehead area a continuously adjustable air outlet offers you the option to let up to 20% of the air flow onto your forehead. Pleasantly soft! No more eye irritation!
The new optrel e3000x reliably protects you from particles such as smoke, aerosols and dust. In addition, the mountainbreeze Odor/Ozon Filter protects you from unpleasant odours and harmful ozone. In environments with harmful or even toxic gases, the A1B1E1 gas filter reliably protects you from organic, inorganic and acid gases. The new e3000x easily adapts to your needs.
Efficiency is achieving as much air output as possible with as little energy as possible. We have managed to double the efficiency of the new e3000X by combining a performance-optimized design with the latest battery cell technology.
With up to 18 hours of battery life and 240 litres of air per minute available at the touch of a button, the new e3000X is the perfect choice for the most powerful ventilated breathing protection system available on the market.
Closer. Further ahead.
A nose cutout changes everything.
Without a doubt, the nose is one of our most important organs and takes our senses into the fifth dimension. But when it comes to enlarging the welder's field of vision by positioning the anti-glare display, ergonomically optimal, closer to the eye, the nose gets in our way.
So we threw all conventions overboard and dared the technological chin-up to give the display a nose cutout. The result is impressive. More than 600% enlargement of the field of view without increasing the weight and shape of the welding helmet. The practical additional benefit is, due to the clear separation from the mouth area, you no longer breathe on the display and thus prevent the anti-glare window from tarnishing.
Our pragmatic approach is so new and innovative that several patents have been granted for it - and guarantees its uniqueness.
In addition to the large field of vision and crystal-clear optics, which form an actual assistance system, all members of the panoramaxx series are equipped with the latest digital electronics. The patented Shadetronic and Fadetronic technologies in combination with the 5-point sensor system and the re-charge energy concept are the core elements.
They enable welders to focus on their work and allow them to work without interruption. This results in quality and efficiency. Thanks to the ergonomic design of the perfectly fitting optrel lsoFit® headband, the panoramaxx is light as a feather and fatigue-free. All panoramaxx welding helmets are highly robust at the lowest weight and protect users against external mechanical impacts such as high speed particles which hit the helmet at up to 120 m/s. And thanks to grinding mode, which can be easily operated externally, and the incomparable appearance, even grinding work is more fun.
The patented optrel ShadeTronic® technology automatically adjusts the protection level to the changing light conditions of the welding arc. This allows welders to work without interruption.
A sophisticated Shadetronic sensor continuously measures the light intensity of the welding arc and regulates the glare protection progressively from SN 4 to a maximum of SN 13 fully automatically.
With the patented optrel Fadetronic technology, the opening of the anti-glare display can be continuously adjusted after welding. The unpleasant afterglow is faded out – especially for high ampere applications. Eye fatigue is significantly reduced thanks to the display opening smoothly and being adapted to the eye.
The unique and environmentally-friendly optrel re-charge energy concept ensures that welding helmets always have enough energy. Thanks to the latest solar technology, a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery is recharged either by the welding light or by the ambient light. In addition, the battery can also be charged directly with any USB charger via a micro-USB interface. The tiresome changing of batteries is no longer necessary and the environment is protected.
The optrel 5-point detection integrated in the panoramaxx series is an intelligent sensor control with five sensors. Sophisticated software and clever positioning of four sensors at the corners and one sensor in the upper centre ensures the glare shield is switched on and off perfectly, even in the most difficult lighting conditions and in constrained positions, as well as permanent dark level adjustment (Shadetronic®, patented) during welding.
Like most optrel welding helmets, the products in the panoramaxx series have a grinding mode. It can be conveniently operated externally by means of a robust and well-protected pressure switch. Once activated, the anti-glare display remains deactivated, which guarantees trouble-free grinding work. At the touch of another button, the glare shield is then immediately ready for welding work. Your optrel welding helmet becomes a true multifunctional work safety device.
Luke D., 23 years old
„After completing my apprenticeship as a metalworker, I have decided I want to work with professional equipment. I simply love the versatility of my job. Welding, grinding, straightening. The panoramaxx2.5 is as versatile as my field of activity. The sublime field of vision helps me to master the various tasks easily and safely.“
Welcome to the top league. The panoramaxx2.5 combines the enormous field of vision with optrel's well-known 2.5 technology and offers excellent visibility in every working situation – whether for welding, cutting, grinding or straightening work. Whatever you want, the optrel panoramaxx2.5 automatically follows your versatile field of activity.
Alex S., 49 years old
„I weld complex structures in steel construction. Given that the heavy components cannot be moved, I have to weld a lot in constrained positions. Then in these positions, I always had uneven brightness levels in the corners of the ADF. These differences are completely gone in the new quattro. And thanks to the large field of vision, I can move safely through the structures and work without interruption. The panoramaxx quattro gets right to the point.“
The panoramaxx quattro was developed for use in heavy metal construction, where work is often carried out with a lot of energy and in a wide variety of welding positions. Especially in constrained positions, there is no straight view of the welding point. Perfect viewing angle dependence, confirmed by the best test mark of 1 according to the EN 379 standard, guarantees that panoramaxx quattro welders always have the best view of the welding process without manual adjustment of the protection level. This results in uninterrupted and fatigue-free working and improved performance.
Karl-Friedrich, 46 years
„I weld safety-related components made of stainless steel using the TIG process. Every weld needs to fit right away, otherwise it will be very expensive. Control over the weld pool and the uncompromising clear view of the colour gradient is absolutely crucial for me. That's why I decided on the panoramaxx clt.“
The world famous Crystal Lens Technology 2.0 is now also available in the panoramaxx clt version. optrel engineers have thus once again pushed the limits of what is possible to a new level.
Anyone who has ever welded with CLT technology will barely be able to believe their eyes.
The colour perception in the light state comes very close to the view through the clear window glass and in the dark state you get a detailed and high-contract view of the welding pool in a clarity never seen before. Unlock your true potential – with the panoramaxx clt.
During arc welding, grinding and many other dust-intensive activities, your airways are always exposed to harmful smoke, dust and often toxic gases. Wearing a personal breathing protection system is therefore essential – no matter how well ventilated your working environment may be.
That‘s why the new e3000X offers you a highly modular breathing protection solution that you can adapt to your protection needs in seconds.
99.8% cleaned air. Perfect protection.
Compared to the widely available TH2 systems, TH3-certified breathing protection systems filter 10 times more dirt out of the air, or in other words: 99.8% of the harmful particles are filtered out of the air.
Continuous workflow – up to zu 6 batteries charged simultaneously
Organised energy management – always the perfect overview
No more cable clutter
Smart construction for standing and wall mounting
LED display for each battery
Compatible with all batteries of the e3000 / e3000X Series
True colour vision –
directly when welding.
For the first time in the history of welding you as a welder see the joining process as it actually takes place. How the weld pool melts, how the weld seam is created. You can see how the filler material is immersed in the welding pool and gain complete control over your work.
CLT offers you brilliant vision, like through a window pane. Crystal clear. And thanks to optrel Autopilot always with the right protection level.
As far as always the distinction can be seen upon taking a closer look. With the crystal lens technology you will recognize the difference immediately when putting it on.
The color perception in light state is almost like looking through clear window glass and in dark mode you enjoy a detailled and high-contrast view of the welding pool with a never-seen-before clearness.
Welcome to the comfort zone.
optrel clearmaxx – things are clear!
Unlimited clear view of your workspace, filtered and clear air with adjustable air distribution make the clearmaxx the unique face and respiratory protection system with the highest safety level.
Adjustable air distribution:
A rotary switch can be used to feed 20% of the air cooling the forehead area. Direct air draft crossing the eyes leading to dry eyes is avoided by the air distribution system.
Multi function system
Combining it with the optrel e3000 PAPR system with mountain breeze filter the clearmaxx becomes the perfect buddy on countless types of work. The easy-to-change DIN5 front cover lens expands the system to the perfect protector for efficient plasma cutting.
Thanks to a minimized weight of only 330 g (PAPR version: 495 g) and an ergonomic fit the clearmaxx sets new benchmarks in wearing comfort.
So wide. So light. So true color.
You’ve never seen welding this way before.
With panoramaxx optrel introduces a never seen before world of viewing to the welder. The nose cut-out brings the ADF closer to your eyes. As with eyeglasses, the ADF‘s frame becomes almost invisible to the welder, increasing the field of view by more than 6 times. Nevertheless, the panoramaxx is a real lightweight at only 550 g.
The Fully Automatic Machine in Ultra-HD Quality.
True Color View
A special UV-/IR-Filter developed by optrel enables the typical real color view of the optrel ADF and brings colors into the world of the welder.
4 Times Highest Class
The optrel e684 ADF proofs the highest level of image quality in all 4 classifications:
- Optical Class: Class 1
- Scattered Light: Class 1
- Homogenity: Class 1
- Angular dependence: Class 1
Especially the extremely good angular dependence proofs the quality of the optrel ADF and makes working with the optrel e684 so comfortable.
The adaptive shade level adjustment puts on the optimum shade level fully automatically in between the range of 5 to 13.
This is done by an additional brightness sensor, measuring the intensity of the welding arc.
You are always perfectly protected, whatever welding parameters you are using.
Manual adjustment isn’t necessary, but sure also possible at the tip of your finger.
* The autopilot can be shut off on demand and the shade level can be adjusted manually if favorded.
Shade Level: automatical.
Comfort: all inclusive.
Perfect View at Welding process – Only from optrel:
- Fully-automated Adjustment of the Shade Level to every Welding Application in between Shade Level Range 5 to 13.
- True Color View in all Shade Level Range.
- Ultra-HD Quality at Optical Classes 1/1/1/1
Up to 4 times lighter view in light state and in grind mode. A real world record! optrel redefines the viewing experience for welders. Discover the lightest ADF in the vegaview2.5.
The vegaview2.5 opens up a whole new visual experience to you in light state. The much brighter view of your working environment increases both safety and efficiency in the workplace.
Thanks to optrel’s latest optic technology, you can enjoy a detailed and true-colour view of the welding process at shade levels 8-12.
The optrel liteflip autopilot
Super lightweight flip-up welding helmet with automatic shade level adjustment makes welding much more comfortable and easy.
- Autopilot with shade level 1 / 4 / 5 to 14
- True color view due to special developed UV-/IR-filter
- Patented twilight function opens the ADF slowly from dark to light state
- With only 530g weight one of the lightest flip-ups on the market
- Perfectly combined with optrel e3000 PAPR System
- Register your optrel product now and get 1 additional year of warranty free
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A classic with newest ADF technology.
The optrel p550 is one of the best-selling welding helmets from optrel. With its new ADF technology it now gets even better.
True Color View
The specially developed UV/IR filter allows a realistic perception of colors, at long last bringing color into the world of the welder.
New Energy Concept
With its radically more energy efficient electronic system including a „Super-Sleep-Mode“ the neo p550 stays ready to use for approximately 3,000 hours without changing batteries.
The weldcap® - an automatic welding cap, that combines the comforts of a leisure hat with the advantages of a full welding helmet. Predestined for users whose area of responsibility includes not only welding but also other metalworking tasks. You are performing changing working steps where the welding protection must be quickly put on and taken off? Then you will be enthusiastic about our weldcap® line .
- Shade level 3 / 9 to 12
- 2.7 times the field of view of a standard industry welding helmet
- super light and super comfortable
- simply cool
The weldcap bump RCB 3/9-12
On demand of variuous professional welders: the weldcap® new with integriated bump cap according to EN812/A1.
The revolutionary optrel weldcap® RC 3/9-12, that combines the comfort of a baseball cap with the advantages of an automated welding helmet (ADF), is now available in a new extended version: the optrel weldcap® bump RCB 3/9-12.
Where at normal ADFs the head is only protected in parts, the weldcap® bump now offers a complete protection of the upper head part against painful strikes. Even more, the bump cap gives the weldcap an additional stability and a safety feeling like a full face helmet to the welder, without getting noticeably heavier.
The easy to remove textile part is made from washable and non-flammable material. You can buy it separately, which means you can turn any existing weldcap® into a weldcap® bump and vice-versa.
Dr. Ramon Hofer Kraner – Head of R&D: „With the weldcap® bump we extended the scope of application of the weldcap® measurably. With the bump cap it's also fitting welders’ needs about higher safety standards“.