Professional Bench/Tool Tips
New technology for eye protection when tack-, fusion- and
pulse-arc-welding enhances safety at the bench
To protect your eyes, ABI introduces solar-powered auto-darkening filter technology for use with its line of tack-, fusion- and pulse-arc-welding equipment.
The ABI Opti-Saver features a solar-powered auto-darkening filter. The filter is rated at 3 (on a scale of two to 12) in its clear stage, allowing easy viewing for jewelry making.
When sensors detect a flash from the welding process, it automatically switches to a darkened mode of 10/11 at a speed of 0.8 milliseconds. ABI offers three Opti-Saver product options for jewelers, as described below.
By Mark B. Mann
This installment on welding technologies is sponsored by ABI, Cranston, RI. For general information on ABI equipment and procedures or for a list of distributors, call Janet Kirk at (888) 494-2663.
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