This positive pressure powered respirator eliminates the drawbacks encountered with standard negative pressure face masks. The motor unit blows filtered air down over your face at a rate of 160L/min. Fatigue caused by having to suck through a filter is no longer a problem; breathing is normal and comfortable. The air exiting around the sides and bottom of the mask is at slightly higher pressure than that outside, so forms a most effective seal. Beards are not a problem. If you wear glasses, these will not fog or mist up as you breathe out.
With the motor and filters mounted on the peak of the bump cap and the battery at the rear, the balance of the APF 10 Evolution® unit is excellent. Combined with the low overall weight (680g), it is very comfortable. The Li-Ion batteries give you a run time of 8 hours on a full charge. The filters are easy to inspect and replace. The bump cap’s outer cover is removable for washing. The unit provides respiratory protection to EN12941:1998 + A2:2008 TH1P. The bump cap gives head protection to EN812. The clear visor gives you a wide field of vision along with impact protection to EN.166.B.1.
Supplied with an 8-hour battery, plus charger, two filters, a flow-rate meter and complete instructions all within a strong storage box. To extend the life of your respirator we recommend Axminster APF 10 Evolution® Powered Respirator Pre-Filter Pad (Pkt 10) (101850) and Axminster APF 10 Evolution® Respirator Peel Off Visor Overlay (Pkt 10) (101844).
Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) should not be used as the only means of control as it should complement other control measures such as a dust extraction system. Each RPE type and class is categorised by an assigned protection factor (APF). The APF is a number rating that indicates how much protection that RPE is capable of providing. For example, RPE with an APF of 10 will reduce the wearer’s exposure by at least a factor of 10 if used properly, or, to put it another way, the wearer will only breathe in one-tenth or less of the amount of substance present in the air.
Please note: To reduce any possibility of premature motor failure/fan breaking it is imperative that the mask and filters are maintained, replaced and cleaned on a very regular basis.
N.B. Evolution® is a registered trade mark of JSP Ltd, used under licence by Axminster Tool Centre Ltd.
Please note we can only send to UK, EU (excluding Germany) Norway, Iceland & Switzerland.