Welders can now obtain affordable protection from harmful particulate contaminants with the Jackson Safety Brand R60 Airmax powered air purifying respirator (PAPR). The PAPR features a NIOSH-approved HE filter for particulate contaminants that can be easily set and locked into place. It comes complete with fully adjustable headgear and a welding helmet featuring a Jackson Safety W40 series variable auto-darkening filter. The ADF automatically detects weld arcs and switches to weld shade, which can be adjusted to shade 9-13 with a light shade of 4. The variable ADF is ideal for MIG, TIG, and stick welding. A flame-retardant face seal around the welding helmet protects welders from sparks, and the helmet’s shape helps to prevent embers from sitting on the shell. The unit’s breathing hose is flame-retardant and extends approximately 35 inches for maximum flexibility. Powered by a lightweight, eight-hour lithium ion battery, the compact blower unit has a wide, adjustable waist belt. An audible alarm gives the user a signal when a new filter or battery charge is needed. The unit comes with a “smart” battery charger that indicates when charging is complete to avoid overcharging. An airflow indicator also is included for checking the unit’s airflow prior to use. For more information visit www.kc-safety.com or call (888) 346-4652.