Miller Integrates Titanium 9400i(TM) Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet into Its Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)


The Arc Armor® PAPR line has been expanded to now include the Titanium 9400i(TM) auto-darkening welding helmet as an option. Designed specifically for welding applications, the Arc Armor PAPR provides enhanced user comfort and convenience, while offering an OSHA assigned protection factor of 25.

APPLETON, Wis. - Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has integrated its versatile, heavy-duty Titanium 9400i auto-darkening welding helmet into its Arc Armor® Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). The PAPR is a self-contained personal respirator designed to protect the welder from hazardous welding fumes found in some environments. The addition of the Titanium 9400i to the popular PAPR offering, already featuring Miller's Elite(TM) auto-darkening welding helmet, provides maximum versatility for the professional welder seeking the ultimate in convenience and performance.

The Titanium 9400i helmet is ideally suited for heavy industrial welding and grinding applications. The auto-darkening cartridge is located in the visor that conveniently flips up to expose a clear, integrated grinding shield that provides nearly 180 degrees of ANSI Z87.1-2003 certified vision.

"We are meeting an industry need with the Titanium 9400i," said Eric Sommers, Arc Armor product specialist for Miller Electric Mfg. Co. "The feedback on the PAPR units from our customers has been extremely positive. Customers indicated that one option missing from the Miller PAPR was that of a welding helmet with the capability to have the welding lens flipped up to reveal a clear grinding shield; giving welders the ability to be protected under the hood while clearly viewing tasks performed between welding."

Titanium 9400i helmet

o Auto-darkening lens flips up to reveal the integrated grinding shield for nearly 180-degree field of view

o Auto-darkening lens provides 9.22-square-inches of viewing area and four sensors for increased vision and maximum arc detection

o Auto on/off power control for convenience

o Lens heat shield accommodates high amperage welding and shock-absorbing gaskets protect the lens from impacts

o Low amperage TIG rating (5 amps)

PAPR

o Hose features new quick disconnect and swivel connection

o Dual air flow speeds enhance welder comfort

o Ergonomically designed straps distribute weight for long-term comfort

o PAPR configuration provides an Assigned Protection Factor (APF) of 25

"Lack of comfort is the single most reported reason why welders don't use protective gear," said Sommers. "We strive to make Arc Armor protective apparel and equipment as comfortable and convenient as we can to encourage use, and therefore compliance."

For more information on Miller gloves and other Arc Armor Welding Protection products, visit www.MillerWelds.com.

About Miller

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., headquartered in Appleton, Wis., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding equipment and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW).

For more information, visit Miller's website at www.MillerWelds.com, call 1-800-4-A-Miller (800-426-4553), e-mail info@millerwelds.com, fax 877-327-8132, or write to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

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