Welding Lenses have auto-darkening feature.

Press Release Summary:

Speedglas® 9002 lenses offer 61 user-selectable combinations of shade/delay/sensitivity for comfortable welding experience. Delay settings let user determine how quickly lens changes from dark-to-light, and 4 sensitivity settings auto-darken lens from shade 3 to shades 9, 10, 11, 12, or 13. UV and IR protection is constant, whether lens is darkened or not. Models 9002V and 9002X have respective viewing areas of 3.57 x 1.68 in. and 4.09 x 2.13 in.

Original Press Release:

New Auto-Darkening Welding Lenses Provide Improved Versatility, Efficiency, Comfort

Greater Sensitivity, Control and User Choice

TWINSBURG, OH -February 5, 2004 - Hornell, Inc. today announced its newest auto-darkening welding lenses. The new Speedglas® 9002 lenses provide a greatly enhanced level of versatility to the welder by offering 61 user-selectable combinations of shade/delay/sensitivity. Greater choice and control mean the welder can have the most comfortable and efficient welding experience possible.

The Speedglas® 9002 lenses incorporate three new "Delay" settings which let the user decide how quickly the lens changes from dark-to-light. This added level of flexibility can improve efficiency. For example, if the welder is making a series of tack welds and wants to quickly check each weld before moving to the next position, he can reduce the time for dark-to-light switching. The Delay setting can also improve comfort. For example, if the welder doesn't want to see the brilliant glowing light from a high amp stainless steel weld pool (after the arc is off), he adds time before the lens switches from dark to light.

The Speedglas 9002 lenses also employ newly developed detectors, which increase sensitivity to a wide range of welding methods, even extremely stable arcs like those from low amp TIG inverters. Four user-selectable sensitivity settings are included. The Sensitivity function also improves performance when welding pipe or tube when arcs are partially obscured, or when the arc is partially blocked by the welder's hands. By selecting a greater Sensitivity setting. The lens provides reliable auto-darkening even with hidden arcs.

When the welder strikes an arc, the lens auto-darkens from shade 3 to the user-selected dark state: shades 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13. Ultraviolet and infrared protection is constant, whether the lens has darkened or not.

Two versions of the Speedglas 9002 lens are available. The 9002V has a 3.57" x 1.68" (91 mm x 43 mm) viewing area. The 9002X has an extra large 4.09" x 2.13" (104 mm x 54 mm) viewing area and solar panels which double battery life to 3000 hours on average. The lens comes with Hornell's exclusive Speedglas 9000 "breathable" helmet featuring aerodynamically-designed exhaust vents that reduce carbon dioxide, humidity, and heat.

Hornell, Inc. 2374 Edison Blvd., Twinsburg, OH 44087, USA.

Tel: 800-628-9218 or 330-425-8880 Fax: 330-425-4576.

E-mail: info.us@hornell.com Website: www.hornell.com

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