Auto-darkening welding helmets introduced

April 10, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced two auto-darkening welding helmet lines—the Pro-Hobby™ Series and Performance Series™. The Performance Series replaces the previous Xli and Xlix helmet lines. The Pro-Hobby Series is an entry-level line.

Designed for professional and production welders who weld for extended periods nearly everyday, the Performance series helmets feature three arc sensors that darken the lens between shade # 8 in. and 13 in 1/20,000 of a second. The Performance line also has an auto-on/auto-off feature, which activates the lens shade without having to manually turn the helmet on, and grind mode, which stops the lens from darkening while grinding.

New features to the Performance Series, not previously available on the Xli Series and Xlix Series, are the combined features of a magnifying lens holder and a quick release front lens cover.

Designed for the light-duty welder who doesn't weld professionally but still appreciates high-quality welding equipment, the Pro-Hobby series offers many of the same features as the Performance and top-of-the-line Elite Series™.

Both new lines of auto-darkening helmets introduce a magnifying lens holder and a fixed #3 shade lens, for better visibility between welds.

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