The only thing that the Optrel Panoramaxx range have in common with conventional welding helmets is that it is still a welding helmet. The Optrel Panoramaxx series takes welding helmets into a new dimension of vision and comfort which enables the wearer to perform tasks that had previously seemed unthinkable. Traditionally when it came to enlarging the welder’s field of vision, the norm was to increase the size of the viewing area. The down side to a larger ADF was it would make the welding helmet larger and this in turn would increase the physical weight of the helmet. Optrel’s solution to producing a larger viewing area whilst still keeping the physical size and weight of the helmet down to a minimum, was to bring the actual viewing area closer to the wearers eyes. With traditional welding helmets this could never be achieved because the wearers nose would inevitably get in the way. The Panoramaxx range overcomes this problem by using a technological advancement in lens design. The redesigned shape of the ADF lens and a cut-out in the display has resulted in an extremely impressive, 600% enlargement of the wearers field of vision without increasing the weight and physical size of the welding helmet. An additional benefit is a clear separation from the nose and mouth area, this resulted in the wearer no longer exhaling onto the ADF display and thus prevents the anti-glare window from tarnishing.
The Panoramaxx range also comes fitted with the ‘Bar Raising’ Optrel IsoFit ® headgear, which ensures the wearer unprecedented levels of comfort. By simply turning the micro-adjustable rotary wheel, the IsoFit ® headgear will adapt in seconds to perfectly fit on to most head shapes and sizes, from S to XL. Thanks to the ergonomic design of the perfectly fitting Optrel IsoFit ® headgear, the Panoramaxx range of welding helmets feel feather-light making them fatigue-free. With the IsoFit ® headgear fitted, the Panoramaxx welding helmet series really does fit “like a glove” and ensures a perfect fit even in the most extreme working positions. Despite their light weight construction the Panoramaxx series are highly robust and will protect the wearer against external mechanical influences and are rated to medium energy Impact (120m/sec) Grade 1.
During arc welding, grinding and many other dust-intensive processes, an operatives airways are constantly exposed to harmful fume, fine dust particles and often toxic gases. Wearing RPE (respiratory protection equipment) is therefore essential, no matter how well ventilated the working environment may be. The Optrel E3000X PAPR system offers the maximum in protection, safety and comfort, with no compromises, when compared with most other TH2 PAPR systems on the market. When accompanied by a Panoramaxx Quattro the E3000X PAPR system ensures the user the maximum TH3 protection from welding fume/ fine particulates and grinding dust. The Optrel E3000X also offers the user a highly modular breathing protection solution that you can adapt to your protection needs in seconds. Should unpleasant odours or increased ozone concentrations start to cause mild nausea or headaches, then the Optrel mountain breeze Odour/Ozon Filter is the perfect solution. Working in an environment where you have to rely on comprehensive protection against gases? Then not a problem. In a matter of seconds, you can expand the E3000X with the A1/B1/E1 filter – which immediately eliminates certain harmful gases.
Panoramaxx Quattro Features:
The Panoramaxx Quattro is a heavy-duty welding helmet designed for extreme use. In addition to its panoramic field of vision the Quattro also offers optimum protection even at difficult viewing angles. It’s extremely good visibility is confirmed by the optical classification 1/1/1/1 according to DIN EN 379. this means the lens ensures a perfect view, free of defects and distortion.
Shadetronic ® The patented Optrel Shadetronic technology feature is on all of the Panoramaxx range of welding helmets. Selecting the correct shade level to ensure the optimum protection for the eyes is most important, at the same time it’s also the most neglected function. More often than not the shade level on a welding helmet is never adjusted. With the Shadetronic feature a highly developed light sensor permanently measures the intensity of the welding arc and regulates the level of protection fully automatically during the reactive state from protection level 4 to the maximum protection level of 13. It’s now possible to achieve optimal protection without the need to constantly keep adjusting the welding helmet, This allows for uninterrupted working with any welding light intensity up to shade level 13. The Shadetronic technology is ideal for hot start at the beginning or during the crater fill and slop out function at the end of the welding process or simply when welding with different current strengths.
Fadetronic, with the patented Optrel Fadetronic technology the change from dark to light of the ADF display can be continuously regulated after the welding process is complete. This eliminates the unpleasant afterglow associated with high-ampere applications or slope out applications. Eye fatigue for the wearer is significantly reduced thanks to the fluid opening of the display, this allows the eye’s to adapt back more gradually.
The Optrel Panoramaxx range have integrated in to them an intelligent detection sensor control system made up of 5 sensors. Thanks to highly developed software and a clever positioning of 4 sensors at the corners and 1 sensor in the upper centre, this ensures that the glare protection is switched on and off perfectly, even in areas with difficult lighting conditions and difficult welding applications.
The Panoramaxx range of welding helmets also comes equipped with an easy to activate grinding mode. The grind mode can be activated without the need to remove the welding helmet. This is achieved by simply pressing the robust and well-protected pressure switch, which is situated on the outside of the welding helmet. Once activated the ADF display remains deactivated in light state, this allows for trouble-free execution of some grinding applications. With another push of a button the glare protection is immediately reactivated and is ready once again for welding applications.
The Panoramaxx range have the unique and environmentally friendly Optrel re-charge energy concept, this ensures that the welding helmet always has enough energy to react. Using the latest solar technology, the rechargeable lithium polymer battery is constantly charged by either the welding light or by the ambient light in the work place. In addition to this the lithium polymer battery can also be charged directly using any USB charger via a micro-USB interface. The annoying changing of the batteries is no longer necessary and is much kinder to the environment.
Sensitivity Function, the ADF lens can be activated prematurely in certain lighting environments or if a number of welders are working in close proximity. Thanks to the stepless sensitivity control, the sensitivity of the sensors on the Panoramaxx range can be adapted to suit each individual environment and workplace conditions. The Super High “sensitivity setting is used if the welding current is extremely low and therefore the ADF will not darken.
The shells of the Panoramaxx range of welding helmets are designed using the latest ergonomic and aerodynamic technology. Due to their smoke and particle repellent shape, the Panoramaxx range of welding helmets can also be used during overhead welding applications.
The specially developed UV / IR filter on the Panoramax Quattro enables a realistic colour perception and brings true colours into the world of the welder.
The Panoramaxx Quattro is super lightweight at only 745 grams.
Panoramaxx Quattro Specification:
Protection levels: Inactive protection level 3.0
Active in manual mode, protection level 8-13
Shadetronic protection level regulation over the protection level range 4 – 13 with individual calibration option of ± 2.
Power supply: Solar cells charging Li-polymer battery which can also be charged via micro USB cable.
Battery Life: 300 to 500 charging cycles.
Sensors: Five sensors
Switching time: light to dark: 0.090 ms at room temperature
0.070 ms at 55 ° C
dark too light: 0.1 s to 2.0 s (with Fadetronic )
Field of view Depending on the headband setting: 2.3 to 6.3 times the field of view compare to that of a 100 x 50 mm industry standard anti-glare cassette.
Classification EN379: Optical class: 1
Stray light class: 1
Homogeneity class: 1
Angle dependency class: 1
Dimensional stability: Protective welding mask: up to 220 ° C
Front lens: up to 137 ° C
Eye protection: Ultraviolet / infrared protection with maximum protection in the entire protection level range.
Operating temperature: -10 ° C to + 55 ° C / 14 ° F to 131 ° F
Storage temperature: -20 ° C to + 70 ° C / -4 ° F to 158 ° F
Total weight: 745 grams.
X-tended Performance: Optrel have managed to double the efficiency of the E3000X by combining a performance-optimised design with the latest Li-ion battery cell technology. With up to 18 hours of battery life and 240 litres of air per minute available at the touch of a button, the new E3000X is the perfect choice for the most powerful ventilated breathing protection system available on the market.
X-tended Safety: The new E3000X displays you the battery charge level at the touch of a button, it then calibrates the air flow automatically, so that you can continue to work through the day safely. The E3000X also has the no filter detection feature, unlike other PAPR systems available. If the E3000X detects that the main filter is missing, an acoustic alarm will sound and if ignore the system will stop working for enhanced safety.
X-tended Productivity: As soon as the filter in the respective air flow level is saturated, you receive an acoustic alarm and the new E3000X‘s intelligent alarm function switches fully automatically to the next lowest air flow stage without you having to interrupt the work process.
X-tended Application Possibilities: The new Optrel e3000X PAPR system protects you reliably from particles like smoke, aerosols or dust. Furthermore, the mountain breeze odour filter keeps you free from awkward smells and insanitary ozone. In environments with hazardous or toxic gases the new A1B1E1 gas filter will be available from Q2/2020. The new e3000X adapts to your requirements.
The E3000X offers the highest class of protection (TH3) from respirable particles (smoke, aerosol, and dust), the breathing air becomes cleaner by a factor of up to 500 and can be evenly distribution around the PAPR welding helmet or visor.
Before using any make of PAPR system it should be checked to ensure that the adequate flow rate is being delivered. On other makes of PAPR systems a manual air flow check has to be undertaken. By the means of a built in sensor, the E3000x alleviates the need for a manual check by self-calibrating every time that its switched on making it safer and more productivity.
The maximised particle filter area of 0.25 m2 accompanied by efficient prefilter helps to reduce the number of particle filter changes compared with other PAPR systems available. With its lower consumption of particle filter over its life time, lowers the total cost of ownership of the E3000X.
Blower: High Quality Ball Bearing Long Life Brushless Motor.
Flow rates: Level 1: min. 170 l/min
Level 2: min. 210 l/min
Level 3: min. 240 l/min
Battery: Li-ion Rechargeable 14.8V/3.5AH
Charging time: Standard Battery: 5h
Run Time: Level 1 – 170 l/min: 18h
Level 2 – 210 l/min: 16h
Level 3 – 240 l/min: 13h
Noise Level maximum: 70dbA
Alarm Type: Optical and audible alarm for low battery, clogged filter, no filter fitted and low air flow.
Filter Type: TH3P R SL for TH3P system (EU)
Hose length: 0.7 m elastic up to 1.3 m
Dimensions (L x W x H): 222 x 213 x 92,6 mm
Weight: 1615 g (incl. filter, belt and battery)
Standards: EN 12941:1998/ A2.2008 + A2:2008,
EAC TP TC 019/2011
Notified body: CE 1024, SAI Global
Included as Standard: Panoramaxx Quattro PAPR welding helmet, Micro USB charging cable, Spare Front cover lens, E3000X blower unit with hose, TH3P R SL Filter, 18h Li-ion Battery and Universal Charger, Leather belt, Storage bag, Operating instructions, Guarantee cards.
Guarantee 2 years from date of sales for manufacturing and material defects, 6 months warranty for battery. 1 year warranty extension (excluding battery) on the Panoramaxx CLT, if the product is registered within the first 6 months.