optrel welding helmetoptrel inc., the global innovator of autodarkening technology for welding helmets, announces the addition of the e684 helmet to its e3000 powered air purifying respiratory (PAPR) system. This new helmet/PAPR combination marries the most advanced autodarkening filter (ADF) lens technology and optics with a highly innovative, ergonomically designed PAPR system.

Launched in November 2014, the optrel e684 helmet features the exclusive Adaptive Shade Autopilot technology which automatically adjusts the e684 ADF to the appropriate shade level between 5 and 13 as one welds. As the intensity of the arc changes so does the shade level of the e684 ADF — hands-free — and in high definition viewing. This new level of clarity not only keeps welders better protected, it enables them to perform more efficiently, with greater accuracy and precision every time.

The e3000 PAPR offers two-channel air distribution inside the helmet for a high level of comfort and an innovative HEPA filter design that protects against exposures to smoke, dust, and other particulates. It is the only NIOSH-approved PAPR / helmet system with an automatic air flow check at start up, which ensures that welders receive the correct flow of air, eliminating manual inspections and mitigating additional risks.

“In an environment filled with significant respiratory hazards, welders do not have an option to remove their helmets to make adjustments,” said Renee S. Bessette, Vice President of Marketing and Operations for optrel inc. “Our new e3000 / e684 combination ensures that welders can work more comfortably, efficiently, and accurately over a long period of time.”

The e3000 PAPR with e684 helmet retails for approximately USD $1,860.00 and is now available through welding and personal protective equipment distributors in the United States and Canada, and through optrel’s new web shop www.optrel.com/usa.

About Optrel Inc.

Optrel Inc. is the global innovator of auto-darkening filter technology for welding helmets. Focused on worker safety, health, and productivity, optrel helmets and protective shields are used by welders and metalworkers worldwide who rely on smart technology to get the job done. optrel is headquartered in Wattwil, Switzerland, and maintains its North American operations in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. For more information, visit www.optrel.com/usa or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OptrelUSA.