Product News: Safety & Security Equipment, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets feature flip-up design.

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Press Release Summary:

July 8, 2013 - With 5.88 in.² viewing area, Classic VSi features 3 independent sensors and variable shades from 8–13. X-Mode electromagnetically senses welding arc, eliminating problems in outdoor and obstructed-view applications where interference with welding sensors can prevent helmet from properly darkening. Classic FS #10 2x4 Flip-Up helmet features 2 independent sensors and 2 x 4 auto-darkening lens that darkens to shade 10. Both have flip-up panel on front that exposes clear integrating grinding shield.

Original Press Release

Miller Introduces New Classic Series Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets with Integrated Grinding Features

Press release date: July 3, 2013

Multi-featured helmets offer industrial welding protection and performance in a durable, cost-effective design. 

APPLETON, Wis. – Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced two new auto-darkening models to its Classic Series of welding helmets: the Classic VSi and the Classic FS #10 2x4 Flip-Up. Both provide cost-effective alternatives to users who have used passive lenses in the past and are looking for the performance and flexibility of an auto-darkening helmet. These new helmets also offer new flip-up design features that allow operators to grind and carry out other tasks without raising the welding helmet or switching over to a dedicated grinding mask, saving time and ensuring consistent protection of the face.

The Classic VSi is a variable shade (shades 8-13) auto-darkening helmet with a flip-up panel on the front that exposes a clear integrated grinding shield with 180 degrees of vision. The helmet also features X-Mode, a technology that electromagnetically senses the welding arc. This eliminates problems in outdoor and obstructed-view applications where interference with the welding sensors can prevent the helmet from properly darkening. The Classic VSi features a 5.88 square-inch viewing area and three independent sensors for optimal response time.

The Classic FS #10 2x4 Flip-Up helmet features two independent sensors and an industry-standard 2x4 auto-darkening lens that darkens to shade 10. The 2x4 lens flips up to expose a clear grinding shield that gives the user a clear view to the work area.

Both helmets are ANSI Z87.1+(2010) and CSA certified, and come with a two-year warranty from Miller. For more on these, and the entire line of Arc Armor® welding protection products, visit

About Miller
Miller Electric Mfg. Co., headquartered in Appleton, Wis., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding products and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW). For more information, visit Miller’s website at, call 1-800-4-A-Miller (800-426-4553), email, fax 877-327-8132 or write to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

Monica DeBrot
Two Rivers Marketing

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