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3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator

3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator

Cooler, cleaner, comfortable welding

The new, upgraded Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator, with the latest welding helmets and faceshields from 3M, represents a big step forward in welding protection. To improve welding comfort further, the Adflo respirator now has Li-ion type of battery, making the complete device almost 20% lighter.

A slim, robust respirator designed specifically just for welders - and not merely carted over from some bulky industrial respirator design.

Since its launch 13 years ago Adflo has become one of the most popular powered air respirators in the world. With the new turbo design, we can now offer a special version, suitable for welders working at higher altitudes.

3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator

Features and Benefits:

  • Filter cover: holds the user-replaceable spark arrestor, which reduces the risk of filter fires.
  • Prefilter: increases the service life of the particle filter.
  • Particle filter: high efficiency particulate filtration.
  • Gas filter: (A1B1E1 or A2) captures organic, inorganic and acid gases and vapours. Gas filters sold separately.
  • Odour filter: removes unpleasant smells (not needed if a gas filter is installed); sold separately.
  • Li-ion battery: fully charges in 4.5 hours. Expected operating time is 8 hours with new particle filter, new fully-charged battery and a standard airflow.
  • Brushless motor: with an average life three times longer than conventional motors.
  • Filter Indicator: indicates the status of the particle filter.
  • Airflow Plus: for hot, humid jobs, you can increase the airflow from 170 l/min t0 200 l/min with the push of a button.
  • Breathing tube: self-adjusting or heavy-duty rubber.
  • Exclusive airflow pattern: evenly distributes filtered air throughout the entire breathing zone of the helmet. The intelligent turbo unit keeps the airflow rate at a constant, preset level. A diffuser spreads out the airflow pattern for your maximum comfort.
  • Soft, flexible face seal (removed here for clarity): creates a positive pressure environment within the helmet, keeping the surrounding pollutants at bay.
3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator

Take full advantage of our top-of-line products

The 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet Series 9100 brings the Adflo respirator systems to a new level, offering side windows, flip-up function, excellent optics and wider viewing angle. We now have helmets and faceshields for virtually every welder’s needs.

Click to view our Adflo™ training video

Adflo training video

Learn how to check airflow, change spare parts and take care of your welding respirator system - visit our YouTube channel.

Click to see our 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Safety Facebook page

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