The new Z4 Welding/Grinding Respirator from RPB Safety is the lightest professional flip-up in the world, according to the manufacturer. At up to 23 per cent lighter than other brands, the RPB Z4 weighs only 1.77 pounds, yet is packed full of features to keep workers safe and comfortable all day long.
Inspired by United States’ military innovation, the RPB Z4 has completely re-imagined how a welding shield should fit and perform. Its ergonomic design evenly distributes weight to the sides of the worker’s head — eliminating top-heavy pressure points around the forehead and temples — and alleviates strains on the neck and upper back.
The design allows users to configure it to their individual preferences, ensuring a customized fit. Features include adjustable head suspension and airflow, optical clarity, optional padding and add-ons, such as communications and lighting accessories.
This writeup originally appeared in the April/May 2019 issue of COS.