News & Case Studies

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

It's clear why Rivet made the big change to TECMEN

Posted by Shane Carroll on 25 June 2019

Rivet, New Plymouth - case study

'Now we can start and work right through the day comfortably with no problems'

We meet with Nana and Ganesh, two of the engineers at Rivet about what they think of the TECMEN TM1000 Flip Front Helmet with FreFlow Respirators 

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety

Action Engineering share their love for Tecmen Welding Helmets

Posted by Shane Carroll on 18 June 2019

Action Engineering, Dunedin - case study

' It's terrific!  I find it has more clarity than my old Speedglas™ helmet or my Sentinel helmet ..and I thought they were good!'

We meet with Matt Davidson from Action Engineering about what they think of the TECMEN TM1000 Flip Front Helmet with FreFlow Respirator 

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety

How select and fit earmuffs for hearing protection

Posted by Andy Thomas on 11 June 2019

When it comes to hearing protection, earmuffs are often thought of as the more comfortable option over earplugs, however concerns arise in terms of getting them to fit with other PPE such as helmets, hardhats and glasses.  The good news is, there's actually a wide variety of earmuffs in the market to suit most workplace situations.  Read on to find out how to select, and correctly fit the right earmuffs for your workshop situation.

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Topics: Safety

June July Update 2019

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 05 June 2019

 

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Topics: Insider