ANSI Cut Standards

NEW ANSI STANDARDS

CLASSIFICATION LEVELS for CUT RESISTANCE (ANSI/ISEA 105 2016 Edition)

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a new edition of the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard. The changes include new classification levels, as well as a revised method for testing gloves.  The new ANSI standard now includes 9 levels that provide better definition of protection for cut resistant gloves and sleeves, based on the highest gram scores.

 

The graph below shows the differences between the old levels and the new levels. New ANSI cut levels include an "A" in front of the score.

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All future Black Stallion® cut resistant gloves will include these new ANSI cut levels.
However, all current Black Stallion® gloves with the old classification system are still compliant, safe, and reliable.

Grams to Cut

Cut Levels

Cut Hazards

200g - 400g
ANSI Cut A1
ANSI Cut A2
ANSI Cut A3
ANSI Cut A4
ANSI Cut A5
ANSI Cut A6
ANSI Cut A7
ANSI Cut A8
ANSI Cut A9
Light
Applications in assembly, warehouse, construction, material handling
500g - 999g Light - Medium
Applications in automotive assembly, packaging, metal handling, construction
1000g - 1499g Light - Medium
Applications in automotive assembly, packaging, metal handling, construction
1500g - 2199g Medium
Applications in glass handling, HVAC, appliance manufacturing, automotive, machining, metal fabrication
2200g - 2999g Medium - High
Applications in glass handling, HVAC, appliance manufacturing, automotive, machining, metal fabrication
3000g - 3999g High
Applications in metal stamping & fabrication, glass handling, HVAC, electrical, construction
4000g - 4999g Higher
Applications in metal stamping & fabrication, glass handling, HVAC, electrical, construction, window manufacturing, recycling, aerospace
5000g - 5999g Highest
Applications in metal stamping & fabrication, glass handling, HVAC, electrical, construction, window manufacturing, recycling, aerospace
6000g+ Extreme
Applications in metal stamping & fabrication, glass handling, HVAC, electrical, construction, window manufacturing, recycling, aerospace

NEW STANDARD OUTLINES NEW TESTING METHOD

The new ANSI/ISEA 105 Standard (2016 edition) outlines a new test method for determining the new cut scores. While alternative test methods were approved under the old standard, the new ASTM F2992-15 test method allows for only one type of machine to be used, the TDM-100 Tomodynamometer. By ensuring uniform testing with one machine, it is easier to compare gram scores for the material being tested.
The new test method requires the sample material to be cut by a straight-edge blade, under load, that moves along a straight path. The sample is cut 5 times at 3 different loads with a new blade for each cut. The resulting data is used to determine the required load (expressed in grams) to cut through the sample. This cutting force is then equated to a cut level.
All future Black Stallion® cut resistant gloves will include these new ANSI cut levels. However, all current Black Stallion® gloves with the old classification system are still compliant, safe, and reliable.

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