Get a Taste of Superhero Action with a Captain America Auto-Darkening Helmet
Lincoln Electric, Automation Division Posted 08/15/2011
Super Soldier Captain America Appeals to Comic Fans and Welders Alike
As Captain America™ fans hit up the box office this summer, they can get a taste of superhero action by scoring a limited edition Lincoln Electric Captain America VIKING™ 2450 Series welding helmet. Captain America himself is featured on the latest auto-darkening helmet model in his authentic costume, bearing an American flag motif and armed with his signature shield.
The graphics of this authorized Marvel®comic super soldier look so authentic comic enthusiasts will think he came right off the pages of their favorite comic books. Welders sporting these character-themed helmets may feel as though they can take on archenemy Red Skull™, but these helmets don’t have superhero powers; instead, the helmets are solar powered. VIKING helmets are also battery assisted with user-replaceable, reliable lithium batteries.
The 2450 Series helmets have a generous 2.4-in. viewing area height in a U.S. standard 5.25- x 4.50-in.-sized lens cartridge with four arc sensors. The shade level is adjusted with an internal continuously variable 9 -13 shade control. Variable delay allows the user to adjust the time required to bring the helmet from a darkened view back to the light state, while variable sensitivity controls the cartridge’s performance in varying environments.
An internal “grind mode” allows the helmet to be used as a grinding shield for weld prep or post-weld clean-up activities. For the GTAW (TIG) process, the helmet is rated to perform at a low three amps DC and five amps AC polarity.
The 2450 Series helmets are lighter in weight than many auto-darkening helmets, weighing in at 21 oz. (602 g). Additionally, all VIKING helmets include extra inside and outside cover lenses, a Lincoln Electric bandana and a sport-pak style helmet bag. The helmets are magnifying “cheater” lens and hard hat adapter capable.
In addition to the new Captain America helmet, comic book enthusiasts can score a VIKING Thor™ auto-darkening welding helmet featuring the legendary superhero. The 2450 Series helmets are also offered in standard black and three other graphic styles, including Foose® Hemisfear™, Patriot™ and Street Rod™. The black helmets include a decal sheet, allowing the user to customize their helmet with flags, logos or letter characters.
All VIKING helmets meet ANSI Z87.1, CAN/CSA Z94.3 and CE Certifications.
For more information on Lincoln Electric’s VIKING 2450 Series Captain America auto-darkening welding helmet, call (888) 355-3213 or visit www.lincolnelectric.com to obtain bulletin MC11-48.
The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume control systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.