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.
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.