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.

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.