Optrel Panoramaxx auto darkening welding helmet combined with the E3000X 18 hours PAPR system for a ready to weld package

by Admin 16. January 2020 11:34

The Panoramaxx combines the latest Optrel innovations of the most recent product ranges with an unprecedented panorama view.

Maxximize your horizon.

  • 6-times larger field-of-view compared to standard helmets
  • Fully automated shade level adjustment
  • True Colour View
  • Shade level 2.5 in inactive mode
  • New energy concept with Lithium-polymere battery

So wide. So light. So true colour.

You’ve never seen welding this way before.

The nose cut-out brings the ADF closer to your eyes. As with eyeglasses, the ADF‘s frame becomes almost invisible to the welder, increasing the field of view by more than 6 times. Nevertheless, the Panoramaxx is lightweight at only 550g.

True colour view

A specially developed UV/IR filter allows the realistic colour perception typical of Optrel, bringing colour to the welder’s world.

Autopilot

Detection of the arc brightness and fully automated shade level adjustment from 5 to 12.

* Autopilot can be deactivated for manual shade level selection.

State-of-the-Art power technology

With its rechargeable power-pack, changing batteries is no longer necessary. 

Multi-Sensor Detection

The completely redesigned controls of the 5-sensor array ensure the perfect regulation of the auto-darkening filter.

CE and EAC certification applied. 

e3000X Powered Air Purifying Respirator - The new league for fresh air and breathing protection. X-tend your possibilities!  

  • Highest safety class (TH3) respiratory protection
  • Protects reliably from smoke, aerosols and dust
  • Ready for A1B1E1 gas filter
  • Integrated, automatic air flow control and calibration
  • Expandable with mountain breeze odour filter

X-tended Performance

Optrel have managed to double the efficiency of the new e3000X by combining a performance-optimised design with the latest 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 shows you the battery charge level at the touch of a button and calibrates the air flow automatically, so you can get through the day safely.

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.

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For more information on this helmet, or any others, don’t hesitate to contact the Rapid Team! Either call +44 (0)23 92 214 214, email webenquiries@rapidwelding.com or ask Andy through the Rapid Website.

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Kemppi's Gamma Range - TOP LEVEL PROTECTION FOR WELDERS AND FABRICATORS

by Rapid Welding 16. January 2020 07:22

TOP LEVEL PERSONAL PROTECTION FOR ALL KINDS OF WELDERS AND FABRICATORS

Kemppi's Gamma range is built to provide the highest possible standard of EU classification in terms of respiratory TH3 performances (filters 99.8% of airbourne fumes and particles), and is constructed from a user’s perspective to ensure top specification meets optimum comfort.

Designed for all types of welding procedures, the Gamma GTH3 ready to weld package includes the GAMMA GTH3 welding helmet with auto darkening XA 47 welding filter and a shade range of 5, 8, 9-15, and the PFU 210e powered air purifying respirator system: 

Everything you need for the ultimate protection. 

Designed with the welder in mind, the Gamma GTH3 models includes optimum visions through the lenses thanks to state-of-the-art features such as Axis regulation and the GapView function. In low light working conditions, the XFA line optimises 70 lumen LED lights to provide the best of welder safety and maximum comfort.

Features include:

  •  Able to filter more than 99.8% of airborne particles
  • Helmet pressure design makes breathing easy and effortless
  • Clarity of visions improved thanks to LiFE+ Colour ADF Technology
  •  ADF adjustment made easy, even with the helmet still on
  • XFA models exclusive with integrated LED work lights
  • Designed for all welding procedures

 

Visit Rapid Welding online for more information about this excellent product range from Kemppi

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Meet the team - Mason

by Admin 13. January 2020 12:05

Mason joined the Rapid team in October 2018 and is a fundamental member of the website team. As a Data Entry Assistant, he is responsible for the upkeep of products and content on the Rapid website, and other channels via eBay and Amazon. This includes creating content, product photography, updating prices and much more. His favourite part about working at Rapid Welding is the variety of jobs and duties, as well as interacting with other members of staff on a professional and personal level.

Outside of work, Mason is an avid movie goer and enjoys spending time with his friends and family.

Fun fact about Mason: He is a keen writer, and wants to publish a novel one day.

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Job Vacancy - Trainee Welding Service Engineer

by Rapid Welding 9. January 2020 12:13

 

Trainee Welding Service Engineer

 

Location

Hedge End

Job type

Trainee Welding Service Engineer

Working hours

43.5 Hours per Week, Monday to Thursday 0800 to 1730 and Friday 0800 to 1600.

30 minutes lunch

Salary

Minimum wage

Holiday

20 paid days per year + bank holidays (Some leave mandatory to cover period business is closed

 between Christmas and New Year)


Job Overview

Trainee Welding Service Engineer is required for our busy, expanding, welding machine supply company, Rapid
Welding & Industrial Supplies Limited.

Based at their busy workshop at Hedge End, the focus will be:
 

·        Servicing and basic repairing of welding and welding related machinery. 

·        General housekeeping of service department. 

·        As part of a small team there is a general level of additional support required for your colleagues. 

·        On the job and manufacture training will be provided. 


Ideal candidate requirements
 

 

·        Experienced or interest in electronics. Would potentially suit a college leaver. We can teach the electrical requirements for welding machines, so experience working with welding plant, whilst desirable, is not essential. 

·        Qualifications in an electrical or mechanical discipline would be beneficial. 

·        IT literate. 

·        Calm under pressure. 

·        Excellent communicator across all colleague levels. 

·        The role will be fast-paced and challenging therefore you must have an adaptable and flexible attitude and approach, be prepared to work alongside your team and be driven to achieve a high level of service. 

·        Driving licence preferred*


Company clothing and PPE supplied.
 

*Depending on age, you may be able to use company vehicles.

 

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to vacancies@rapidwelding.com

 

 

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Job Vacancy - Stores & Logistics Manager

by Rapid Welding 9. January 2020 08:00

 

 

Stores & Logistics Manager  

 

Location                       Portchester 

Contract                       Full time with six month probationary period  

Job type                       Warehouse/Logistics/ distribution 

Salary                          £25000.00 - £28000.00, subject to experience

 

Rapid Welding is expanding and we now have a vacancy for a Stores & Logistics Manager at our Portchester branch.   As a professional Company with 30 years experience, we are constantly evolving and expanding and are looking for new staff to support our worldwide distribution through our ground breaking and award winning website.  

Job description 

 

·        Stores & Logistics Manager required for our busy stores, warehouse and despatch area, reporting directly to the Operations Director, ensuring goods are delivered in the most effective and efficient manner and to exceed our customers expectations. 

·        Based in our Portchester head office, the focus will be ensuring our stock is accurate, in the correct location and our customers orders can be filled accurately and quickly and this role will also require over-seeing accurate stock receiving, picking and despatching in accordance with pre-set instructions and standards. 

·        Goods returns and stock rotation. 

·        Ensuring all items despatched are correctly packaged to arrive securely and without damage. 

·        Communicating with, reviewing and revising despatch couriers. 

·        This role includes managing and motivating other stores personnel and drivers, calls for encouraging a positive and encouraging environment and ensuring team members comply with all regulatory requirements, e.g. Health & Safety, security and product safety. 

·        The role includes serving members of the public, trade customers and working with our suppliers.  

·        Striving to continually improve quality of service. 

·        Clothing and safety boots supplied. 

·        Please note: this is a physically demanding role. 

Hours 

·        Monday to Thursday 7.00am – 5.00pm, Friday, 7.00am to 4.00pm, 46.5 hours per week.  30 minutes paid lunch 

What we're looking for……… 

Essential 

·        Experience in managing & motivating team members 

·        Working knowledge of warehouse processes and flows essential 

·        Calm under pressure 

·        IT Literate 

·        Full driving licence 

·        Excellent communicator across all colleague levels. 

·        Ideally have an engineering/welding background. 

·        The role will be fast-paced and challenging therefore you must have an adaptable and flexible attitude and approach, be prepared to work alongside your team and be driven to achieve a high level of service and cleanliness. 

Preferable 

·        ISO experience 

·        Forklift licence 

·        International shipping knowledge

 

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to vacancies1@rapidwelding.com


 

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Welding Blankets - Choosing the correct one

by Admin 8. January 2020 11:22

 Choosing the correct welding blanket can be a difficult task. With so many options on the market it can be hard to ensure you get the one which best suits your requirements.

  

Materials

Welding blankets were previously made from woven asbestos, but due to safety concerns production of these ceased. Now, safer materials are used, with blankets using materials such as fibreglass and silica as base materials which can then be coated.

Fibreglass is an ideal material to use for a welding blanket as it has a high melting temperature, as well as being strong and durable. However, if they are not coated, they can shed and irritate the skin.

Silica welding blankets can withstand the highest temperatures, the heat resistant fabric is high quality and can be environmentally friendly and non-hazardous.

Coatings

There are a number of different coatings which are used on welding blankets. These determine the use of the blanket and the estimated peak temperature.

Heat Treated – This causes the fibreglass to shed less and increases the level of heat resistance provided.

Vermiculite – Used on Silica blankets to provide a mineral based finish to improve its abrasive resistance and helps prevent fraying. 

HT – In-organic coating which increases the anti-slip properties and the heat resistance.

PU – Specially formulated fire-retardant PU-coating with aluminium pigments to increase the anti-slip properties and resistance to fraying. 

Alu-foil - The foil is applied to the fabric (heat resistant bonding agent) and gives the fabric a high heat radiation reflection. These blankets are suitable for protection against radiation heat. The foil with which the fabric is coated is resistant to abrasion and cracks.

Neoprene – Fully cured flame-retardant black neoprene rubber which helps to protect against oil, grease and acid.

Silicone - Silicone rubber which has high resistance to extreme mechanical, thermal and electric influence.

Temperature

It’s important to consider the recommended peak temperature when buying a blanket as the temperature will depend on your process being carried out and the materials being used.

Thickness

The thickness of the blanket should depend on the process and the level of protection you require. It’s important to ensure you buy a thicker blanket if you intend to use it multiple times. Blankets can also be folded to give multiple layers of protection.

Cepro Welding Blankets

Cepro offers an extensive range of welding blankets to provide protection from sparks and welding splatter. Blankets have been tested according to specifications of the European standards EN 13501-1 and do not contain any asbestos or ceramic fibres. Cepro recommends using multiple layers and to use the blanket at an angle to the welding arc, as this provides the best protection.

When using any welding blanket, the welder must remember theses are consumable items. If you have continual use for a blanket its important to buy a higher quality, thicker blanket which will last longer and give a better level of protection in the long run.

Cepro Range

Economy Welding Blankets – These welding blankets are made with top quality material whilst also a very competitive price. These blankets are the thinnest ranging from 0.41mm to 0.44mm.

Standard / Basic Welding Blankets – These welding blankets come with a fantastic price and equally great sizes to choose from. They range from 0.68mm to 0.75mm thick.

Premium Welding Blankets - These welding blankets are constructed from top of the line raw materials and are able to withstand higher temperatures due to the premium coatings and the thickness of the blankets which range from 1.3mm to 1.6mm.

Other Cepro Blankets – These blankets have specific uses.

The Cepro range of blankets can be found on the Rapid Website here

For more information or technical advice don’t hesitate to contact Rapid for more information.  

 

 

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Cepro - Protecting people at work

by Admin 8. January 2020 11:20

Rapid Welding are official distributors for Cepro safety products. Cepro develops safe setups for welding and grinding facilities to effectively protect people and the surrounding facilities from danger. Site safety is an indispensable part of any workshop operation to provide a safe working environment.

With over 30 years’ experience, Cepro have designed and developed a number of Welding Safety products to offer the ultimate protection, giving them the position of International market leader. Their product range consists of welding curtains, blankets, screens and booths. All their products are certified and meet the required standard. 

 

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Kemppi Gamma GTH3 XFA Auto Darkening Welding Helmet & PFU 210E PAPR System

by Admin 8. January 2020 11:04

The Kemppi Gamma range is built to provide outstanding levels of personal protections for all kind of professional welders and fabricators. The Gamma GTH3 model meet the highest possible standard of EU classification in terms of respiratory TH3 performance with its levels of protection, removing 99.8% of workshops fumes and particles.

This welding helmet was constructed from a user’s perspective and, because of this, the Gamma GTH3 model includes optimum vision through the lenses thanks to state-of-the-art features such as Axis regulation and the GapView function. In low light working conditions, the XFA line optimises 70 lumen LED lights to provide the best of welder safety and maximum comfort.

Features:

  • Able to filter more than 99.8% of airborne particles
  • Helmet pressure design makes breathing easy and effortless
  • Clarity of visions improved thanks to LiFE+ Colour ADF Technology
  • ADF adjustment made easy, even with the helmet still on
  • XFA models exclusive with integrated LED work lights
  • Designed for all welding procedures

This ready to weld package includes everything you need for the ultimate protection: 

  • GAMMA GTH3 welding helmet with an auto darkening XA 47 welding filter and a shade range of 5, 8, 9-15
  • PFU 210e powered air purifying respirator system including battery, battery charger, filter and flow meter  
  • Kemppi carrier tool bag 
  • Kemppi 2 year parts and labour warranty
 

 For more information on this helmet, or any others, don’t hesitate to contact the Rapid Team! Either call +44 (0)23 92 214 214, email webenquiries@rapidwelding.com or ask Andy through the Rapid Website.

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Christmas Opening

by Admin 12. December 2019 11:45

 Rapid will be closed from 12.30pm Tuesday 24th December until 8am Thursday 2nd January 2020. 

The last day for us to despatch goods will be Monday 23rd December 2019 and we will recommence on 2nd January 2020.

Our Webshop will be open as normal, 24 hours a day, over the Christmas and New Year period with any orders received being despatched from 2nd January 2020.

May we take this opportunity to wish our past, present and future customers seasons greetings from the Rapid Team.

 

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Meet the team - Stuart

by Admin 10. December 2019 10:09

 Stuart has been part of the Rapid team for over 18 years starting as a stores person and gradually working his way through the ranks up to Operations Director.

The best part of Stuart's job is watching his team excel and being part of a growing company. He gets to work on customer projects making sure their needs are met. Stuart is not scared about getting his hands dirty and can often be found “helping out down stairs”.

Fun fact about Stuart, he’s never missed a Christmas party in fact any Rapid do and never drove.

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