Optimum Comfort, Trusted Protection

Optimum Comfort, Trusted Protection
3M™ Speedglas™ 9100 Welding Shield
Optimum Comfort,
Trusted Protection
Welders tell us
what’s optimum
In 1981 we turned the world of welding on its head by
introducing the first commercially-viable auto-darkening
welding lens. Ever since then the Speedglas™ brand and the
technology behind it has been the standard to which others
Continually inspired by welders
For almost three decades now, we have worked closely
with welders, safety engineers and ergonomic specialists
to constantly improve the performance and comfort of our
products. And we’ve persistently collected user insights and
comments from around the world to inspire us to create this,
our next generation of welding protection.
Our Voice of Customer studies revealed the following user
“Coverage is key.”
We made the new shield deeper and wider, providing greater
coverage of ears, neck and sides of the head.
“The shield must be comfortable to wear.”
We’ve totally changed the interface between the welder’s
head and the shields head harness system, eliminating
pressure points, optimising its centre of gravity, and adding
multiple adjustment options.
“The welding shield must be reliable.”
The Speedglas 9100 shield and auto-darkening lenses are
based on more than 25 years of expertise in developing and
producing extraordinarily reliable and durable equipment for
professional welders.
Our sincere thanks to the professional welders that contributed
their thoughts and experiences to the development of the
Speedglas 9100 shield – we hope you will enjoy the results!
“We meet
the challenge
of welders
Designed for
ultimate protection
Safety is our ultimate directive; all features must inevitably
enhance the user’s protection. Even our improved comfort
features are designed with safety in mind. By enhancing the
shield’s performance at all levels, we have made the ultimate
professional welding shield.
Great tools let you concentrate
Precision welding is demanding, but with the Speedglas
9100 shield you can concentrate in safety and in comfort.
Protecting your eyes and face from radiation, heat, and sparks
- while providing an accurate view of your work area – your
Speedglas 9100 shield will soon be considered your most
important welding tool.
The shield is made from a lightweight,
but incredibly durable material that has
a high impact rating and meets standard
AS/NZS 1337.
An auto-darkening welding
lens with superior optical
performance enabling
constant, comfortable vision.
Ultraviolet (UV) and infrared
(IR) radiation protection at all
times, in all states.
Increased coverage for
ear and side of neck.
Heat reflecting silver front.
SideWindows: Increase your peripheral vision by 100%.
Exclusive, patented shade 5 lenses that widen your field
of vision. SideWindows enable you to be more aware
of nearby moving machinery, tools and other peripheral
Increased coverage from heat and welding
sparks for the lower neck. Also available:
flame-resistant Tecaweld™ protector for
extended head coverage. See page 9 and 10
for more details.
The shield is available with or without SideWindows;
welders can also use removable cover plates for when
peripheral vision would be distracting.
A head harness
that shapes to your head
The outside of the human head is lined with nerves, arteries,
and acupressure points. Applying pressure to some of these
spots actually makes a person feel fatigued.
Working with Western and Chinese medical experts, we
mapped out the vulnerable areas of the head and avoided
them with our new head harness design. The harness system
design self-adjusts to fit the welder’s head. As a result, you
do not need to tighten the head harness as much as you do on
conventional head harnesses.
Two crown straps gently saddle the
top of the head for increased shield
stability and better weight distribution.
Both straps are adjustable to fit
virtually all head shapes and sizes.
The back portion of the head
harness is self-adjusting and
swivels to fit different head
When wearing a cap
backwards you
simply turn the
back portion
upside down.
The head
harness can also
be manually tightened
to your personal
preference. The smooth
ratchet mechanism allows for
precise tightening control.
A snap adjustment allows you to set
the shield at 9 different angles.
Less pressure, more comfort
Less pressure on your head means improved comfort that
lasts all day long. And the more comfortable you are in your
protective gear, the more you want to keep it in position,
providing you more continuous eye and face protection from
workplace hazards. The revolutionary pivot point keeps the
shield as close as possible to the head, reducing the static and
dynamic loads on the neck.
The front of the head harness selfadjusts to match your forehead.
Pressure is evenly distributed to
sets of twin pads to fit the exact
shape of your head.
Four settings let
you determine the
distance between
your face and the
shield. This allows
you to keep the shield
as close as possible
to your face for an
enhanced view and a
reduced load on your
neck muscles.
Small, Medium or Large?
You can adjust the width of the head harness
to your own head size – from size 50 to 64 cm.
We’ve lowered the centre of gravity to be just above your ears! This
makes the shield more stable in both the up and down positions,
as well as reducing the leveraged strain on your neck. Large,
rubber, overmolded knobs make it easy to select the settings for
the up-and-down pivot action, even when wearing gloves.
Keeps you
cool and fog-free
Welders who keep their shield in the down position for
prolonged periods of time complain of discomfort from stale
air and reduced vision from humidity fogging up the lens
inside the shield.
A patented design
more efficiently direct exhaled air out of the shield with
reduced fogging of the welding lens as an effect.
It can also reduce the build-up of heat, moisture, carbon
dioxide (CO2) and stale air within the shield. Welders report
feeling more refreshed, energetic and clear-headed all day
We have improved our patented ”breathability” design to
The inside protection plate now slides
in from the side to achieve a tighter fit
that helps to lock out fog-producing
A patented ventilation solution:
exhaust vents direct your
exhaled air out of the shield
more effectively.
The exhaled air is
channelled out via
the side exhaust
The new inside cover
plates quickly attach or
detach over the SideWindows (from
the inside of the shield) for either focused
or full-viewing. There is also a shield option
available without SideWindows lenses.
The design of the exhaust vents
reduces the likelihood of a foggy
welding lens.
The shield design is compatible
with most disposable respirators
that provide protection against
hazardous welding particles.
“Increase your
viewing area
by 85%”*
* Speedglas 9100XX lens is 85% larger than the
standard Speedglas 9100V lens (45x93 mm)
Better optics,
bigger views
The Speedglas™ 9100 welding lenses continue our tradition
of outstanding optical quality, including extremely uniform
shading and minimal distortion across the entire lens viewing
More options mean more viewer control
There are seven dark shade settings to choose from:
shade 5 for gas welding/cutting and shade 8 for micro-plasma
and low amp TIG welding as well as variable dark shades of
9 to 13. If needed, you now also have the option to lock-in
your shade, including the light state (shade 3) for grinding.
A patented comfort mode for tack welding helps to reduce eye
fatigue resulting from the eye constantly adjusting to differing
light levels.
Magnification made easy. The welding lens design
now features a built in magnifying lens holder,
meaning that attaching the lens is easier and the fit
is more accurate.
Seven user selectable
dark shades: shade
5 for gas welding/
cutting, shade 8 for
microplasma and low
amp TIG welding and
shade 9 to 13 for
most other types of
arc welding.
No compromises needed
By selecting just the right setting for each task, the welder
reduces eye strain and improves the quality of every weld.
Pick your viewing size: the Speedglas 9100 series welding
lenses features three models – normal, large and extra-large.
The extra large Speedglas 9100XX lens (73x107 mm) is 85%
larger than any other standard sized lens (Speedglas 9100V =
45x93 mm).
The shield option with SideWindows increases your vision
even further, enabling you to be more aware of peripheral
hazards. All of these options are about user comfort, personal
preference, and optimum performance for each specific
The Speedglas 9100 series includes three new auto-darkening
lens models that are differentiated by size: the viewing area of the
extra large Speedglas 9100XX lens is 73x107 mm, making it 30%
larger than any other Speedglas welding lens!
The ”tack welding comfort mode” uses
an intermediate light state (shade 5). If
a follow-up arc is not struck within two
seconds, the welding lens switches to
the normal light state (shade 3). The
comfort mode helps reduce eye fatigue
resulting from the eye constantly
needing to adjust to differing light
levels during tack welding.
The delay function allows the user to
set the dark-to-light switching time.
Conforms to Australian Standards AS/NZS1337
and AS/NZS1338.1 for eye protection for
Sensitivity of arc detection can be adjusted to provide reliable switching
for a wide range of arc welding processes, amperages and situations.
And you now can ”lock-in” any shade: the light shade for grinding or other
non-welding activities, or one of the dark shades – to have it function as a
passive welding lens.
Accessories for extra comfort
and protection
Magnifying lens
New holder provides a more precise lens
attachment on the inside surface of the lens.
Part No:
17 10 20
17 10 21
17 10 22
17 10 23
Magnifying lens 1.0X
Magnifying lens 1.5X
Magnifying lens 2.0X
Magnifying lens 2.5X
Head protection
Extended head coverage made
from flame-resistant Tecaweld ™
(a blend of 75% cotton and 25%
Kevlar ™ fibres). Simply fasten it on
the shield to protect your head from
sparks, flames and UV/IR radiation.
Neck protection
Neck protection made from flame-resistant
Tecaweld™, helps protect from molten metal,
sparks and flames. Completely new construction
that does not interfere with your eyes when
wearing the shield in the up position.
Part No:
Part No:
16 90 05
16 90 10
TecaWeld ™ is a trademark of TenCate. Kevlar ™ is a trademark of Dupont.
3M™ Speedglas™ 9100V
Technical Data/
Ordering Information
3M™ Speedglas™ 9100X
3M™ Speedglas™ 9100XX
Eye & face protection
Conforms to
AS/NZS 1337 & 1338.1
Conforms to
AS/NZS 1337 & 1338.1
Conforms to
AS/NZS 1337 & 1338.1
Switching time, light-dark
0,1 ms (+23°C)
0,1 ms (+23°C)
0,1 ms (+23°C)
Delay (Switching time dark-light)
40 – 1300 ms
40 – 1300 ms
40 – 1300 ms
UV / IR protection
Shade 13 (permanent)
Shade 13 (permanent)
Shade 13 (permanent)
Viewing area
45 x 93 mm
54 x 107 mm
73 x 107 mm
Light state
Shade 3
Shade 3
Shade 3
Dark state
Shade 5, 8, 9 – 13 (variable)
Shade 5, 8, 9 – 13 (variable)
Shade 5, 8, 9 – 13 (variable)
Fail / Safe state
Shade 5
Shade 5
Shade 5
Solar cell
Battery lifetime
2 800 hours
2 500 hours
2 000 hours
Ordering information
Part No
50 11 05 (without SideWindows)
50 18 05 (with SideWindows)
Part No
50 11 15 (without SideWindows)
50 18 15 (with SideWindows)
Part No
50 11 25 (without SideWindows)
50 18 25 (with SideWindows)
3M™ Speedglas™ 9100 Welding Shield,
including welding lens
* European standard classification EN379: Optical class / Diffusion of light class / Variation of luminous transmittance class.
“In a class
of its own”
Spare Parts & Accessories
16 90 05
50 00 05
50 00 15
50 00 25
52 60 00
52 70 00
52 70 71
53 20 00
17 10 20-23
50 11 90
50 18 90
52 80 05
52 80 15
52 80 25
42 20 00
16 91 00
53 10 00
16 90 10
53 20 15
53 36 00
53 62 00
53 61 00
16 80 15
53 30 00
Part no
Part no
Part no
16 80 15
Speedglas 9100 sweatband (pk=3)
50 00 25
Speedglas 9100 head protection,
black TecaWeld
Speedglas 9100XX auto darkening
welding lens 5, 8/9-13
52 80 25
16 90 05
Speedglas 9100XX inner protection
plate (pk=5) marked, 117x77 cm
50 11 90
Speedglas 9100 battery holder (pk=2)
Speedglas 9100 neck protection,
black TecaWeld
Speedglas 9100 shield without head
53 10 00
16 90 10
53 20 00
Speedglas 9100 silver front
50 18 90
Speedglas 9100 SW shield without
head harness
53 20 15
SideWindows cover plate (sticker),
5 pairs
52 60 00
Speedglas 9100 outer protection plate
standard 147ºC (pk=10)
53 30 00
Speedglas 9100 head harness including
assembly parts
52 70 00
Speedglas 9100 outer protection plate
hard coated 147ºC (pk=10)
53 60 00
Speedglas 9100 pivot mechanism,
left and right for head harness
52 70 70
Speedglas 9100 outer protection plate
heat 202ºC (pk=10)
53 61 00
Speedglas 9100 head harness front
53 62 00
Speedglas 9100 head harness back
16 91 00
Head cape, black/grey TecaWeld
17 10 20
Magnifying Lens 1.0
17 10 21
Magnifying Lens 1.5
17 10 22
Magnifying Lens 2.0
17 10 23
Magnifying Lens 2.5
42 20 00
Battery (pk=2)
50 00 05
Speedglas 9100V auto darkening
welding lens 5, 8/9-13
52 80 05
Speedglas 9100V inner protection plate
(pk=5) marked, 117x50 cm
50 00 15
Speedglas 9100X auto darkening
welding lens 5, 8/9-13
52 80 15
Speedglas 9100X inner protection plate
(pk=5) marked, 117x61 cm
Speedglas™ is the world’s leading
brand of welding shields. Just as
hundreds of thousands of users rely
on Speedglas products every day for
their best welding performance, we
rely on welder comments for future
product designs, developments and
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