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Lincoln Electric Introduces the Next Generation of VIKING(TM) Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets

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Lincoln Electric Introduces the Next Generation of VIKING(TM) Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets

Press release date: April 16, 2014

The VIKING™-2 Helmets offer the best optical clarity in the welding industry today

Cleveland — Lincoln Electric has developed a new generation of VIKING™ auto-darkening welding helmets designed to deliver improved optics and superior comfort. Backed by a three-year warranty, these helmets offer better optical quality as well as durability in tough welding environments.

The auto-darkening cartridges in the VIKING™-2 series offer a top EN 379-1/1/1/1 optical clarity rating. The ratings correspond to four important categories. Each category is graded on a scale of 1-3, with a score of 1 representing the highest optical quality rating and 3 representing the lowest. The new VIKING-2 Helmets score a perfect 1/1/1/1 clarity rating.

New Features:
Improved optical clarity with a perfect 1/1/1/1 rating
Pivot-style headgear for greater comfort
Three-year warranty

The best-in-class optics, improved headgear  and three-year warranty are standard on the company’s VIKING 3350, 2450, 2450D and 1840 -2 Series helmets.

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 48 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at http://www.lincolnelectric.com.

Media Contacts:
Greg Coleman
greg_coleman@lincolnelectric.com
or 216.383.2462

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