Hobart Welding Products Introduces a New Design to Its XVX Line of Auto Darkening Helmets for Professional Welders

A new black design is added to the XVX line of professional grade auto-darkening welding helmets from Hobart Welding Products. Welders wanting to skip graphics for a traditional design still get the XVX performance of four independent arc sensors and the largest viewing field of all the Hobart models.

Highlights/Key Facts

• New Black design added to XVX Series of auto-darkening welding helmets

• Largest viewing field of all the Hobart models

• Snap-in lens cover for easy access

• Bonus Buy package includes: helmet bag & headgear comfort cushion ($20 value)

• MSRP $279

APPLETON, Wis., August 6, 2009⎯Hobart Welding Products today introduced a new black design to its XVX Series of auto darkening welding helmets. The XVX Series is designed to meet the demands of professional welders and features a 2-3/8-in. x 3-7/8-in. viewing areathe largest of all the Hobart modelswith four independent arc sensors that provide continuous arc-sensing capability for out-of-position welding.

Hobart offers its helmets through farm/ranch and hardware/tool retailers in the U.S. and Canada. The Black XVX Series helmet has an MSRP of $279, however prices and availability may vary by retailer.

Clean and Powerful

A matte-black finish gives the helmet its name and a clean look. Many welders prefer to customize a black helmet to their liking. The XVX Series also features a unique shell within the Hobart line of welding helmets highlighted by a snap-in lens cover for easy access.

The XVX lens darkens in 1/20,000 of a second after arc start and features an internally adjustable auto-darkening shade (#9-13), lens sensitivity and delay controls. The #4 ultra-clear “light-state” makes setup and repositioning of hands and parts more efficient while providing continuous UV and IR protection.

XVX Series – Light Weight & Long-Lasting

Hobart Welding Products designed the XVX Series to be durable and lightweight weighing in at 11 oz. XVX helmets feature solar-assisted auto-darkening lenses and easy-to-replace lithium batteries that last up to 3,000 hours when MIG welding. The Black helmet comes with five external and two internal protective lens covers. The XVX Series improves comfort and eliminates pinched hair with a re-designed ratchet-style headgear and CoolMax® odor-absorbing sweatband.

Offered as part of a Bonus Buy package, the XVX Black comes complete with a protective cloth helmet bag and headgear comfort cushion, together a $20 value.

Hobart’s XVX Series welding helmets are covered by a 2-year warranty. For information on selecting the right helmet suited for your application and budget, visit, call 1-877-HOBART1 (877-462-2781) or write to Hobart Welding Products at P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

Product manager quote

“The XVX Black is a high performance hood without the graphics, it’s for those who want premium features in a black helmet” says Chris Croatt, product manager, Hobart Welding Products. “The comfort and arc-sensing capabilities meet the demands of professional welders who want the look of a basic helmet, or desire to personalize it themselves.”

“All Hobart Hood auto-darkening helmets meet current ANSI, CSA, and CE safety standards,” says Chris Croatt, product manager, Hobart Welding Products. “Hobart is committed to providing attractive products that are comfortable and comply with the most strict safety standards for protective eyewear.”

About Hobart Welding Products

Hobart Welding Products offers a complete line of industrial-grade Stick, MIG, TIG and spot welders, plasma cutters and generator/welding power sources designed for easy use. Hobart products are available through farm and tool retail stores as well as welding supply distributors.

Hobart Welding Products is a division of Hobart Brothers Company, Troy, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW). Based in Glenview, Ill. ITW is a multinational Fortune 200 company that engineers and manufactures welding products, fasteners, components, assemblies and systems for customers around the world.