Changes workers' lives who require comfort, mobility and respiratory protection
A light weight, powered air purifying respirator with the benefit of mobility and high performance and no compromises. It combines high respiratory protection and functionality of powered respirators with mobility and convenience of passive masks. Protection and breathing comfort of a powered respirator without the large size, heavy weight, bulk and inconvenience of hoses/cables. Changes those workers' lives who require comfort, mobility and respiratory protection for long working hours.
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Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
At around 500g this unit is the smallest and lightest powered respirator in the world. Easily adjusted to fit around the back of your neck the unit allows for visors and glasses to be worn with ease and little fogging. The silicone mask can be easily separated and cleaned between uses.
The aim of the respirator is to make it pleasant and easy to breathe even in the most challenging environments. With it's light ergonomic design places the weight and the filter at the back of the neck rather than on the front of the face. The low profile silicone mask allows the wearer a clear line of sight down. The positive pressure in the mask means the respirator is adjusted for comfort not tightened for seal like a passive mask.
Dusty or contamined environments are made safer to work in. Industries like mining, food production, agriculture, heavy industries, mineral exploration are some areas that doesn't provide healthy respiratory environments. The respirator can also be of use in emergency services and disaster relief. It is a personal respiratory device that combines comfort, mobility, high protection and style for use in professional, industrial and urban environments.
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Improves the working conditions in various environments and industries.
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