News & Case Studies

September Update 2019

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 05 September 2019
 
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Topics: Insider

Troubleshooting Auto Darkening Helmets - Common Problems & Remedies

Posted by Liam Henry on 28 August 2019

Need some help troubleshooting your auto darkening welding helmet?  You're in the right place!  Below are some of the most common problems when getting to know your welding helmet, and remedies to fix them...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

The difference between 1/1/1/2 and 1/1/1/1 auto-darkening lens...

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 20 August 2019

If it ain't broke, why fix it? For a lot of welders it's normal to not see spatter and other things through their auto-darkening lens. You've got a good helmet - top brand, expensive - it's one of the best. But did you know some of the top rated helmets are actually not as good as they could be when it comes to visibility?

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Topics: Safety

5 Signs it's Time to Upgrade to Powered Air Respirators

Posted by Shane Carroll on 13 August 2019

Have you been dreaming of a welding helmet with powered air, but you're not sure if it's really a NEED or a WANT?  After all, combining a half-face respirator and a regular welding helmet provides all the protection you need right?....Wrong!  Welding helmets with PAPR are more than just a luxury item...  Here's 5 signs it's time to upgrade to an air fed welding helmet...

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Topics: Safety, Respiratory and Welding Safety

When do welding helmet & respirator parts need replacing?

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 06 August 2019

Keeping your welding helmet & respirator well maintained has great health and financial benefits!  You'll find your helmet will always be comfortable, perform at it's best, and you're unlikely to experience downtime in having to repair or replace your helmet.  Proper maintenance is really just giving your welding helmet a good clean after use, storing it in a clean place, and replacing consumable components when they are due.  Generally, better quality helmets will have components that not only perform better, but last longer and are replaceable.  Below is a guide for how to know when a part needs replacing, and how long you can expect TECMEN welding helmets & Freflow respirator parts to last.

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Topics: Safety, Respiratory and Welding Safety

How often should a respirator filter be changed?

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 30 July 2019

Whether you're using a disposable, half-face, full-face or powered air respirator, at some point you'll need to change the filter....but when, and how often should it be changed?  Here's all the info you need to know...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

How to achieve a superior brushed satin finish on aluminium

Posted by Andy Thomas on 23 July 2019

There's some really cool finishes you can get with aluminium, and one of the easiest ones to achieve is a satin brushed finish.  Keep reading below for all the steps and tools you'll need to achieve a superior aluminium satin finish.

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Topics: Metal Finishing

3 Step Satin Finishing on Stainless Steel Corners & Edging

Posted by Eddie Thomas on 16 July 2019

Corners and edging are an important part of any fabrication when it comes to finishing...a poorly finished edge will stick out like a sore thumb, but a great crisp finished edge is like icing on a cake.  Keep reading to find out how to achieve the best satin finish on stainless steel corners and edging in 3 steps...

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Topics: Metal Finishing

Why Bladerunner Boats gave up on welding fumes...

Posted by Clayton Thomas on 09 July 2019

Bladerunner Boats Ltd, Auckland - case study

'If you can make the environment better for the welder, a) they’re happier, and b) it’s easier, and there’s also the occupational health concept as well, which is a big thing these days.'

We talk to Greg Shine from Bladerunner Boats about why he's bought the TECMEN TM820 Auto-Darkening Helmet with FreFlow Respirators for his workshop. 

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety

Patchell's show how health & safety is more than just being compliant

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 02 July 2019

Patchell Industries, Rotorua - case study

'From a health & safety compliance perspective we would have no hesitation in recommending TECMEN...'

We catch up with to Amy Adler from the HR and Health & Safety Team at Patchell Industries on why they offer their engineers the option of TECMEN TM1000 Auto-Darkening Helmets with FreFlow Respirators

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety