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ANSI Cut Level Buying Guide

ANSI Cut Level

ANSI Standard

for Cut Resistance ANSI/ISEA 105

ANSI is the American National Standards Institute, which oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. The ANSI Cut Resistance Standard ranges from A1-A9.

 

Cut resistant gloves are an important part to any manufacturing process. There is no such thing as a cut proof glove, but selecting the correct ANSI Cut Level glove is the best way to reduce and minimize cuts. Allowing your employees to be safe and efficient while they work. This guide will help you choose the right ANSI Cut Level to fit your needs.

 

 

 

How Is Cut Resistance Measured?

The North America standard for measuring cut-resistant materials uses a Tomodynamometer Machine (TDM-100) and the test is based on the ASTM F2992-15 standard.

The goal of this test is to measure how much force is needed to cut through a fabric in the following steps:

 

1. The glove sample is placed on a conductive strip and loaded onto the TDM-100. When the metal blade touches the metal strip, the test is terminated.

 

2. A straight blade is loaded into the machine.

 

3. Weight is added to serve as force.

 

4. The blade moves across the fabric.

 

5. The blade is replaced with a new one to ensure accuracy.

 

6. The sample is cut five times, each with three different load.

 

7. The distance traveled to cause cut through at various forces is recorded.

 

8. The data is used to determine the load required to cut through the sample.

ANSI Cut Level

 

 

 

Which ANSI Cut Level

Is Right For Me?

 

The ANSI Cut Levels range from A1-A9. A1 being the lowest level of cut protection, providing very minimal to no cut protection with 200-499 grams of force to cut the glove. A9 being the highest level of cut protection with 6000+ grams of force to cut the glove.

 

ANSI Cut Level A1

 

ANSI Cut Level A1
200-499 Grams To Cut

Light cut Hazards

Material Handling, Small Parts Assembly With Sharp Edges, Packaging, Warehouse, General Purpose, Forestry, Construction

 

 

 

ANSI Cut Level A2

 

 

ANSI Cut Level A2
500-999 Grams To Cut

Light/Medium Cut Hazards

Material Handling, Small Parts Assembly With Sharp Edges, Packaging, Warehouse, General Purpose, Forestry, Construction, Pulp & Paper, Automotive Assembly

 

 

ANSI Cut Level A3

 

ANSI Cut Level A3
1000-1499 Grams To Cut

Light/Medium Cut Hazards

Material Handling, Small Parts Assembly With Sharp Edges, Packaging, Warehouse, General Purpose, Forestry, Construction, Pulp & Paper, Automotive Assembly

 

 

ANSI Cut Level A4

 

ANSI Cut Level A4
1500-2199 Grams To Cut

Medium Cut Hazards

Appliance Manufacturing, Bottle And Light Glass Handling, Canning, Dry Walling, Electrical, Carpet Installation, HVAC, Pulp And Paper, Automotive Assembly, Metal Fabrication, Metal Handling, Packaging, Warehouse, Aerospace Industry, Food Prep/Processing

 

 

ANSI Cut Level A5

 

ANSI Cut Level A5
2200-2999 Grams To Cut

Medium/Heavy Cut Hazards

Appliance Manufacturing, Bottle And Light Glass Handling, Canning, Dry Walling, Electrical, Carpet Installation, HVAC, Pulp And Paper, Automotive Assembly, Metal Fabrication, Metal Handling, Packaging, Warehouse, Aerospace Industry, Food Prep/Processing

 

 

ANSI Cut Level A6

 

ANSI Cut Level A6
3000-3999 Grams To Cut

High Cut Hazards

Metal Stamping, Metal Recycling, Pulp And Paper, Automotive Assembly, Metal Fabrication, Sharp Metal Stampings, Glass Manufacturing, Window Manufacturing, Recycling Plant/Sorting, HVAC, Food Prep/Processing, Meat Processing, Aerospace Industry

 

 

ANSI Cut Level A7

 

ANSI Cut Level A7
4000-4999 Grams To Cut

High Cut Hazards

Metal Stamping, Metal Recycling, Pulp And Paper, Automotive Assembly, Metal Fabrication, Sharp Metal Stampings, Glass Manufacturing, Window Manufacturing, Recycling Plant/Sorting, HVAC, Food Prep/Processing, Meat Processing, Aerospace Industry

 

 

ANSI Cut Level A8

 

ANSI Cut Level A8
5000-5999 Grams To Cut

High Cut Hazards

Metal Stamping, Metal Recycling, Pulp And Paper, Automotive Assembly, Metal Fabrication, Sharp Metal Stampings, Glass Manufacturing, Window Manufacturing, Recycling Plant/Sorting, HVAC, Food Prep/Processing, Meat Processing, Aerospace Industry

 

 

ANSI Cut Level A4

 

ANSI Cut Level A9
6000+ Grams To Cut

High Cut Hazards

Metal Stamping, Metal Recycling, Pulp And Paper, Automotive Assembly, Metal Fabrication, Sharp Metal Stampings, Glass Manufacturing, Window Manufacturing, Recycling Plant/Sorting, HVAC, Food Prep/Processing, Meat Processing, Aerospace Industry