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Z-Link Respirator Helmet

All-Purpose Industrial Respiratory Protection

The Z-Link® System serves the widest spectrum of industries & applications in the field. It boasts a large visor that enables a wide view with exceptional downward & peripheral vision. The visor opens for free air breathing & easy communication.

Superior comfort - The first adjustable padded multi-purpose respirator on the planet with the Comfort-Link Fit System that allows total placement control & includes a 360-degree adjustable head band with reversible brow pad.

Inspired by military innovation, RPB has relentlessly refined every last detail. The team has traveled the world to meet with & listen to operators, leading to these refinements that enable operators to work smarter, not harder. Save energy, time & costs in competitive industry environments where the value of elite protective equipment is often overlooked.

Made in the USA.

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Ideal For

No-Fit Test Respiratory Protection & Compliance

Great for Beards, New Guys, & Part-Timers

Finding time to shave in the morning shouldn't impact an employee's long-term health. Forced air respirators surround the operator's head with a helmet or mask & face seal or shoulder shroud, keeping out dangerous welding fumes. Respirable breathing air is supplied from a clean air source like a compressed air tank, fixed air line, or personal PAPR.

Clean Air On The Go

Select the ergonomically designed, lightweight, battery powered PX4 Air for a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) is worn on the hip that supplies HEPA filtered breathing air without the restriction of attached air lines.

Productivity Boosting Comfort

Air supplied from a clean air source can be cooled by up to 52°F (29°C) or warmed by up to 33°F (18°C) with the C40 Climate Control Device while keeping the visor fog-free.

Protection from Airborne Contaminants

The versatile Z-Link respirator helmet provides protection for workers in a wide range of industries, such as:

  • Asbestos abatement - with repeat exposure, asbestos fibers can lead to scarring & inflammation, affecting breathing & serious health problems including:
    • Cancers - mesothelioma and cancers of the lung, larynx, and ovary. Possibly causes cancers of the stomach, pharynx, & colorectum
    • Asbestosis - shortness of breath, coughing, permanent lung damage
    • Pleural disorders (changes in membranes surrounding lungs) - pleural plaques, pleural thickening, & pleural effusions.
  • Erionite related diseases often reported by construction/maintenance workers exposed to some gravels
  • Foundry
  • Heavy Engineering
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Hex chrome) Protection - upgrade with the flip up ADF lens to protect metalworkers & welders/grinding from dangerous fumes
  • Isocyanates Abatement (Automotive, building insulation, coatings)
  • Lead exposure abatement
  • Silica exposure abatement - respirable crystalline silica particles found in many materials causes multiple diseases, including silicosis (which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB)), lung cancer, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), scleroderma, kidney disease.
    • Sources include crushing, cutting, chipping, drilling, sawing, & grinding  rock, concrete, engineered surfaces & other construction materials. Masonry & concrete work (e.g., building & road construction & repair). Mining/tunneling; demolition work. Cement & asphalt pavement manufacture. Concrete & engineered stone counter top fabrication

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Certifications & More...


The  Z-Link has been rigorously tested in both controlled and field-testing environments. Certifications include:

  • NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
  • ANSI Z87+ - High velocity impact for eye and face
  • ANSI Z89.1 - Hard hat protection


Choosing an Air Flow Device

Select an airflow device above from the following options:

  • PX5 PAPR - Personal Air Purifier - Lightweight unit supplies HEPA filtered air without attached lines
  • C40 Climate Control Device - Boost productivity with air cooled up to 52°F (29°C) or warmed up to 33°F (18°C)
  • Cold Air Tube Assembly - Cool incoming air by up to 32°F (18°C)
  • Constant Flow Valve - Regulate the incoming airflow


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About RPB®

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In their words - Protecting you for life's best moments® by creating the world's best industrial respirators that advance your safety & increase your productivity. Established in the 1970's, RPB's Special Operations Unit has been developing disruptive innovation for 40 years. An R&D group comprised of PPE innovators, users & advocates, we specialize in air supplied respirators, air line filters, monitoring equipment, & safety essentials.


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Supplied Air Extras

Radex Filter

Supplied Air Filter

RPB Radex High Capacity Breathing Air Line Filter
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GX4 Gas Monitor

Multi-Gas Detector

RPB GX4 Breathing Air Line Multi Gas Detector
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Complete Air System

Monitor and Filter

RPB Complete Breathing Air System Filtration and Monitoring
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Air Supply Hoses

Supplied Air Lines

RPB Breathing Air Supply Hoses
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PX5 PAPR Extras

PX5 Pre-Filter

PK 10 Pre-Filters

RPB PX5 PAPR Pre-Filters
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PX5 HEPA Filter

High Efficiency Filtration

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PX5 Spark Arrestor

Prevent Sparks

RPB PX5 PAPR Spark Arrestors
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Extra Battery

Run Longer

RPB PX5 PAPR Battery
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Safety Lenses

Tinted Protection

RPB Safety Lens for Z-Link - X1 Safety
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Disposable Tear-Offs

Clear Vision Always

RPB Tear-Off Disposable Lens Covers System for Z-Link Respirators - X1 Safety
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ADF Welding Visor

Upgrade to Z-Link+

Z-Link ADF Welding Visor
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ADF Lenses

Impact or Rear Lens

RPB Welding Visor ADF Lens for Z-Link System - X1 Safety
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Magnifying Kit

Optics Lvl 1-2.5

RPB Tear-Off Disposable Lens Covers System for Z-Link Respirators - X1 Safety
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Side Padding (Replacement)

RPB Comfort Link Side Padding for Advanced comfort
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Hearing Protection

RPB Quiet Link Hearing Protection Muffs
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Helmet Mounted Light

RPB Vision Link Helmet Mounted Light System
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2nd Battery for Vision-Link

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In-Helmet Communication System


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Radio Connection Cables

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Connection Cable Compatibility Guide

CONNECTOR 09-930 - MOTOROLA -  AXU4100, AXV5100, BPR40, CLS1110, CLS1410, CLS1413, CLS1450C, CLS1453C, CP100, CP150, CP185, CP200, CP88, CT125, CT150, CT250, CT450, CT450LS, DTR, DTR410, DTR550, DTR650, GP200, GP2000, GP300, GP308, GP68, GP88, GTI, GTX, LTS2000, P040, P080, P110, P1225, P1225LS, P200, P2000, PR400, RDK, RDU, RDU2020, RDU2080D, RDU4100, RDU4160D, RDV, RDV2020, RDV2080D, RDV5100, SP10, SP21, SP50, VL50, XTN, XTN446, XTN500, XTN600, XU1100, XU2100, XU2600, XV1100, XV2100, XV2600 |  RELM -  RPU6500, RPV6500 | CONNECTOR 09-931 - MOTOROLA -  CBPRO, GP1280, GP140, GP320, GP328, GP329, GP338, GP339, GP340, GP360, GP380, GP640, GP650, GP680, GP960, HT1250, HT1250LS, HT1550, HT1550XLS, HT750, JT1000, MTX8250, MTX8250LS, MTX850, MTX850LS, MTX9250, MTX950, PR860, PRO5150, PRO5350, PRO5450, PRO5550, PRO5750, PRO7150, PRO7350, PRO7450, PRO7550, PRO7750, PRO9150, PTX700, PTX760, PTX780 |  HYT -  TC-980 |  CONNECTOR 09-932 - MOTOROLA -  Turbo, APX 7000, APX 7500, XPR6100, XPR6300, XPR6350, XPR6500, XPR6550, XPR6580 |  CONNECTOR 09-933 - KENWOOD -  TH-22AT, TH-235A, TH-28A, TH-42AT, TH-48A, TH-77A, TH-78A, TH-D7A(G), TH-F6, TH-F6A, TH-G71A, TH-K2AT, TK-208, TK-2100, TK-2102, TK-2130, TK-2160, TK-2170, TK-220, TK-2200, TK-2200LP, TK-2212L, TK-2302VK, TK-240, TK-240D, TK-248, TK-250, TK-260, TK-260D, TK-260G, TK-270, TK-270G, TK-272G, TK-308, TK-3100, TK-3101, TK-3102, TK-3130, TK-3131, TK-3160, TK-3170, TK-3173, TK-320, TK, 3200, TK-3200LP, TK-3212L, TK-3230, TK-3230XLS, TK-3302UK, TK-340, TK-340D, TK-348, TK-350, TK-353, TK-360, TK-360G, TK-370, TK-370G, TK-372G, TK-373, TK-430, TK-431, TK-2312, TK-3312 |  HYT -  TC-268, TC-268S, TC-270, TC-368, TC-368S, TC-370 |  RELM -  RPU416, RPU4200, RPU499, RPV4200, RPV516, RPV599X |  CONNECTOR 09-934 - EF JOHNSON -  51 SLES Series, 5100 Series, 511X, 512X, 514X, 518X, Ascend ES Series |  MOTOROLA -  GP900, GP9000, HT1000, MT1500, MT2000, MTS2000, MTX8000, MTX838, MTX900, MTX9000, MTX960, MTXLS, PRI500, X1500, XTS1500, XTS2000, XTS2500, XTS3000, XTS3500, XTS5000, GP1200 |  CONNECTOR 09-935 - COBRA -  CXR700, CXR800, CXR900, CXR920, CXT400, LI Series, LI3900, LI5600, LI6000, LI6500, LI6700, LI7000, LI7020, MRHH100, MRHH200, PR Series, PR190, PR240, PR245, PR3000, PR3100, PR3175, PR350, PR4000, PR4100, PR4250, PR4300, PR5000, PR560 | HYT -  TC-320 |  MOTOROLA -  EM1000, FR50, FR60, FV300, FV300R, FV700R, FV750R, MH230R, MJ270R, MR350R, MR355R, SPIRITGT, SPIRITGT Plus, SX600R, SX900R, T270, T280, T289, T5100, T5200, T5300, T5320, T5400, T5410, T5420, T5500, T5600, T5620, T5700, T5710, T5720, T5800, T5820, T5920, T5950, T6200, T6210, T6220, T6250, T6300, T6320, T6400, T6500, T7200, T7400, T8500, T8550, T9500XLR, T9550XLR, T9580R, T9680R, T9750R, TalkAbout |  CONNECTOR 09-937 - KENWOOD -  Multi-Pin |  CONNECTOR 09-937 - MOTOROLA -  X10 |  CONNECTOR 09-938 - VERTEX - VX-261 | CONNECTOR 09-939 - APEX ICOM -  IC-F4002 |  CONNECTOR 09-945 - M11 Connector |  CONNECTOR 09-948 - RCA -  RDR 2500 |  CONNECTOR 09-949 - MOTOROLA -  HX370S

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Hygiene & Carry All

Head Socks (PK 10)

RPB Head Socks - Hygienic Helmet Liners (PK 10 Socks) - X1 Safety
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Skull Cap

RPB DuRag Skull Cap Helmet Liner
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Carry-All Bag

RPB Heavy Duty Carry All Duffel Bag
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