Millers Powered Air Purifying Respirator Provides Superior Comfort, Safety in High Welding Fume Environments

Highlights/Key Facts


  • Increases operator comfort and reduces fatigue with its 3.25 lb. design, exclusive belt/shoulder strap system and adjustable dual fan speeds.

  • Decreases operator”s exposure to welding environment fumes and particulates to meet OSHA regulations provides assigned protection factor of 25. 

  • Lithium ion battery lowers blower weight by 1.3 lbs. and is immune to memory retention issues associated with other batteries.  


APPLETON, Wis., June 17, 2009¡ªMiller Electric Mfg. introduced the Arc Armor6¾4 PAPR, a Powered Air Purifying Respirator* with a blower that is 1.3 lbs. lighter than the leading competitor and which incorporates a Miller-exclusive belt/shoulder strap design for maximum comfort. The Arc Armor PAPR features a lithium ion battery with no memory retention from frequent charging, dual air speeds for maximum comfort in varied work environments and audible and vibrating alarms for use in noisy workplaces. 


The PAPR comes with a Miller Elite6¾4 Seriesauto-darkening helmet (non-auto-darkening lens model also available) and is certified by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH, 42 CFR Part 84), which covers requirements for respiratory protective devices. Miller”s PAPR has an assigned protection factor of 25. 


The PAPR is the latest addition to Miller”s growing line of Arc Armor welding safety products, which includes welding helmets, apparel and gloves.  As with the rest of the Arc Armor line, the PAPR was designed to maximize safety and comfort in welding applications. It was designed after extensive market research showed a growing demand for a lighter, more comfortable respirator that also met the tighter air quality guidelines regarding welding fumes, such as hexavalent chromium.


Miller”s Arc Armor PAPR is available through local welding supply distributors, as are Miller”s other welding safety products. To find the distributor nearest you, visit, call 1-800-4-A-Miller (800-426-4553), e-mail [email protected]or fax 877-327-8132.


* A PAPR uses a blower to pass contaminated air through a HEPA** filter, which removes the contaminant and supplies purified air to a sealed welding helmet. 



** High-efficiency particulate air. HEPA filters can remove at least 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 micrometers in diameter.

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