Lincoln Electric this week announced a helmet in its VIKING 2450 Series auto-darkening welding helmet line will feature superhero Thor. The movie, by the same name, opens tomorrow. The new, limited-edition Thor welding helmet features vivid authorized original graphics from Marvel Thor comics, including the logo and action shots of the legendary comic book hero.
The 2450 series helmets feature a 2.4 inch viewing area height in a U.S. standard 5.25- by 4.50-inch sized lens cartridge featuring four arc sensors. The shade level is adjusted with an internal continuously variable 9 -13 shade control. Variable delay allows the user to adjust the time required to bring the helmet from a darkened view back to the light state, while variable sensitivity controls the cartridge’s performance in varying environments.
An internal “grind mode” allows the helmet to be used as a grinding shield for weld prep or post-weld clean-up activities. Solar powered, the 2450 series features user-replaceable, reliable lithium batteries. For the GTAW (TIG) process, the helmet is rated to perform at a low three amps DC and five amps AC polarity.
In addition to the new Thor helmet, the 2450 series helmets are offered in standard black and four other graphic styles. All VIKING helmets meet ANSI Z87.1, CAN/CSA Z94.3 and CE Certifications.
For more information, visit www.lincolnelectric.com.
The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, designs, develops and manufactures arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume control systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.