AX360 Seamless Knit Cut 5 ARC Welding Gloves
Glove Safety Features
Abrasion resistant is part of the mechanical risk tests in ANSI 105 and EN 388 for work glove performance requirements. The EN 388 is measured on a 1-4 scale (4 being the most abrasion resistant) and ANSI 105 is measured on a 0-6 scale (6 being the most abrasion resistant). The abrasion resistance test is done by rotating a flat surface against the glove palm material until it is punctured.
Arc Flash Resistant
Electrical arc flashes are one of the most dangerous work safety hazards. 212 Performance arc flash resistant gloves are rated using the ASTM F2675-13 testing standard. The arc rating result a level between 1-4 along with an ATPV rating.
Select 212 Performance gloves are made with antimicrobial materials. Antimicrobial gloves help prevent bacteria buildup, unpleasant smells, and rashes.
Cut Resistance is the most talked about attribute when it comes to hand safety. Gloves are measured on a 1-5 scale (5 being most cut resistant) by EN 388:2016 standards and a A1-A9 scale (9 being the most cut resistant) by ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 standards. The EN 388 rating may also include the results of the TDM-100 cut test, which are measured on an A-I scale (I being the most cut resistant). For more information on cut resistance, check out our cut resistance blog.
Dexterity is the tactile sensitivity (or flexibility) of a glove. In general, the thinner the glove, the more dexterity it has and the easier it will be to handle small objects. The test we use to determine 212 Performance glove dexterity is EN 420:2009. This test measures the smallest stainless steel pin that can be picked up. The smaller the object, the higher the rating on a 1-5 scale.
Glove flame resistance testing is done using the EN 407:2004 Protective Glove Against Thermal Risk standard. Six thermal hazards are tested in this standard: flammability, contact heat, convection heat, radiant heat, small and large splashes of molten metal. A glove might be tested for some or all of the thermal hazards and each test is measured on a 1-4 scale (4 being the most resistant).
Impact resistance was recently added to the EN 388:2016 glove safety rating and measures back-of-hand knuckle impact protection. There are three potential ratings that would be included on the EN 388 safety icon: P for passed impact protection test, F for failed impact protection test, and X for not test for impact protection. There currently are no glove impact protection safety standards for ANSI/ISEA.
Grip Level is a 212 Performance glove standard testing metric. We conduct the test in house by using a measured grip pressure and adding weigh to the object being help. The more weight that can be held at the consistent pressure, the higher the rating of grip strength. We rate Grip Level on a 1-5 scale (5 having the most grip).
Arc flashes are one of the most dangerous safety hazards that exist today. The AX360 Seamless Arc provides the protection you need to keep you safe and working. Complete with an Arc 4 back of hand rating and a seamless design, this glove is a must have for your tool kit.
- Arc 4 Back of Hand Protection
- Fire Resistant Back of Hand Impact Protection
- Neoprene/Nitrile Coating for Added Grip
- Seamless Design for Ultimate Dexterity
- Flexible Back of Hand TPR for Additional Dexterity
- CPPT ’97 Level IV
- ANSI A5 Cut Resistance