Optrel Satellite Auto-Darkening Filter Helmet Improves Weld Accuracy

Directed by President Jason Rubach from its Northvale, New Jersey (NJ) headquarters, RCS Northvale markets and sells a wide array of specialty construction, cleaning, and safety products. Though based in NJ, RCS Northvale operates call centers that can supply businesses across the United States with premium industrial-grade products, such as the Optrel Satellite welding helmet.

Designed and manufactured by Wattwil, Switzerland-based Optrel AG, the Satellite is equipped with one of the company’s advanced auto-darkening filters (ADF). To detect the brightness of a welding arc, light sensors are positioned around the helmet’s ultraviolet and infrared safety-coated liquid crystal display (LCD) viewing lens, and the ADF automatically adjusts to an appropriate tint.

When a welder is not using his torch, the ADF adjusts the shade-level to #3 or #4, which is relatively easy to see through under normal lighting conditions. Nearly instantaneous with the initiating of a welding arc, the lens will darken to a tint from #9 to #13, depending on the brightness of the torch. Unlike standard lens helmets, which have a static #9 or #10 shade, the Optrel Satellite allows the wearer to pause in the middle of a weld and position the torch accurately to the welding joint, without having to raise the helmet. This is advantageous because it allows the welder to keep the helmet down throughout a job, ensuring safety while increasing efficiency and precision.

The Optrel Satellite also allows users to deactivate the ADF cartridge and manually adjust the lens shade to a setting suitable for a specific welding procedure. By pushing a button on the outside of the helmet, a welder can override the ADF and enable shade 4 grinding mode. In this mode, the user selects one of two shade ranges, #5-#9 or #9-#13, then dials in the preferred tint number using a knob on the helmet shell.

Compliant with ANSI Z87.1-2003, the Optrel Satellite also meets OSHA shade-level standards approved for use with all electrode sizes and arc currents employed in metal arc welding. It is not intended for use in laser or plasma welding.

TRACK – Wounded Warrior Project’s Education, Work, &Wellness Program

Based in Northvale, New Jersey (NJ), RCS Northvale supplies its customers across the United States with industrial-strength cleaning systems, construction products, and safety equipment. Besides managing client accounts and call center operations from the company’s NJ headquarters, President Jason Rubach leads RCS Northvale in its support of philanthropic organizations, such as the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Through the TRACK program, WWP provides education and civilian career training specially developed for Wounded Warriors, those who have sustained physical or mental injuries in military service since September 11, 2001.

With facilities in Jacksonville, Florida, and San Antonio, Texas, TRACK enrolls teams composed exclusively of eligible Wounded Warriors in a 12-month education, career readiness, and support program. Thus, participants progress through the entire program among students who all share the experience of wartime injury. This increases participants’ chances of success by fostering an environment of peer encouragement and group identity not available to veterans in conventional academic settings.

The first of the three elements of TRACK is an educational unit that constitutes the first nine months of the program. TRACK teams take classes through Florida State College at Jacksonville or the Alamo College System in San Antonio. An approved Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, TRACK allows participants to concentrate on their studies by providing them with a subsistence stipend. TRACK also covers school-related expenses, such as class fees and text books. Those participants who go on to pursue vocational certificates or associate’s or bachelor’s degrees can obtain credit hours for their TRACK coursework.

After finishing the nine-month education segment, TRACK participants enter the work experience phase of the program and spend three months in an externship with a civilian employer. Placement with a local Jacksonville or San Antonio employer is conducted with the assistance of WWP.

Throughout all 12 months, participants are also engaged to take part in TRACK’s health and wellness program. Activities teach coping mechanisms for anxiety and depression, techniques for alleviating stress, and time management skills to balance school and work responsibilities. Additionally, the Health and Wellness Coordinator designs exercise regimens tailored to each Wounded Warrior’s abilities.

Hydration Packs for Outdoor Workers

RCS Northvale, located in Northvale, NJ, and led by Jason Rubach, strives to help businesses in NJ and beyond obtain the cleaning and safety products they need to perform top-quality work. For example, RCS Northvale sells a wide array of industrial solutions and cleaners, as well as a broad range of safety gear, including hydration packs.

For workers who labor outside, easy and convenient access to water is of particular importance, especially in the summer months. However, the ability of workers to carry water may be limited by the physical nature of the job or the working conditions.

A solution to this issue is to wear a hydration pack. These packs carry the supply of water a worker needs to stay hydrated and are worn across the back like a backpack. They are designed to stay out of the worker’s way but to be readily accessible when needed. Hydration packs typically contain insulation to help keep the water as cool and refreshing as possible as well as adjustable straps that are designed for maximum comfort.

RCS Northvale’s Quality Digital Cleaning Products

A NJ cleaning and safety products firm, RCS Northvale is led by Jason Rubach. In business for nearly half a century, the NJ firm carries a wide selection of quality products for industrial and construction use. RCS Northvale also sells a number of products in the digital category that help protect and clean electronics equipment.

The Fresh Hood foaming cleaner is optimized for external use on computers and accessories. Through a quick-foaming action, potential liquid dripping and running risks are minimized. At the same time, Fresh Hood removes ink and carbon efficiently. Non-flammable, the product is designed for use on painted, metal, and plastic surfaces.

Sharp Screen CRT cleaner is specially created for use on PC terminal screens. It removes staining materials such as dust, grease, ink, and carbon deposits. The product also cleans and polishes, and eliminates electrostatic charges that can build up and compromise screen functions. Like Fresh Hood, the CRT cleaner product is 100 percent non-flammable. RCS Northvale additionally stocks laser printing cleaning paper and Spin This CD-ROM lens cleaner.

Maintaining a First-Aid Kit

Under the leadership of Jason Rubach, RCS Northvale in Northvale, NJ, provides quality cleaning and safety products for use in many different business settings. RCS Northvale also helps businesses prepare for emergencies by selling first-aid kits and supplies.

It is important for businesses to prepare for emergencies. While the types of emergencies may vary, a first-aid kit is a good tool to have on hand. However, when you buy one for your business, you shouldn’t just put it on a shelf and forget about it. It needs to be maintained.

You should periodically evaluate the contents. Make sure that all the components of the kit are present and that there is a suitable inventory of products. Additionally, if there are battery-operated devices in the kit, make sure that they work. Replace the batteries, if needed, so that all tools in the kit are in working order. Additionally, some items commonly found in first-aid kits have a shorter shelf life than others. Replace any medications or products that have expired or gone out of date.

Safety Eyewear for Workers

Headed by Jason Rubach, RCS Northvale in Northvale, NJ, sells high-quality industrial-strength cleaning and maintenance products. In addition, RCS Northvale also supplies businesses in NJ and the surrounding region with protective equipment, such as safety eyewear.

Workers in many industries use safety eyewear while on the job to protect their eyesight from industrial accidents. Depending on the type of job the worker performs and the type of hazards he or she faces, the characteristics of the safety eyewear needed varies. For example, some workers require eyewear designed to withstand high levels of impact, while others might need such devices as face shields or highly specialized goggles.

Generally, eyewear provides either basic- or high-impact protection. Other available safety features include eyewear that is shaded or tinted for use in industrial settings where the individual performs activities like welding or soldering. Protective eyewear typically is labeled with codes or notations to indicate the level of protection provided. In performing work and selecting the proper safety eyewear, it is recommended to take the greatest appropriate precautions.

RCS Northvale’s Quality Roofing-Safety Products

Led by Jason Rubach, RCS Northvale in NJ has been supplying customers with quality cleaning and safety products for a half-century. The NJ firm carries a wide selection of first-aid products, as well as high-quality protective items for the eyes, head, and face and packages of gear to prevent falls from roofs and high places. One of RCS Northvale’s popular fall-protection offerings is the Safewaze roofing kit. This creative assortment is designed to ensure safe roofing activities and includes a harness, a shock lanyard, a lifeline, a reusable roof bracket, and a rope grab. All of these items fit concisely in the tool bag provided with the kit.

Another innovative fall-protection product is the Dyna-Lock SRL galvanized steel rope and lock. An advanced system comprised of three independent braking mechanisms is designed to eliminate freezing risks in corrosive and icy weather conditions. With a superior four-and-a-half-per-second locking speed, the product has a built-in shock absorber. Jason Rubach’s company also offers professional roofers the high-quality Expanyard energy-absorbing lanyard, which stretches up to six inches and is designed to minimize chances of snags and trips.