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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gloves used for hybrid vehicle and car repairs, service, and manufacturing.


Hybrid vehicles use high voltage batteries and electric motors for power. The batteries generate quite a shock.

Most consumers and technicians are not cognizant of the amount of power. The voltage can range from 144 volts on a Honda Civic to 500 volts on a Toyota Prius so the battery can pack quite a wallop. Therefore, there is more than enough juice to fry anyone who accidentally comes into contact with the high voltage battery, wiring or power equipment components used in hybrid vehicles.
 
The recommended protection for technicians who service these vehicles is to wear Class 0 rated rubber insulated gloves, which are rated up to 1,000 volts AC. These gloves should be free of any tears, pinholes, or cuts and certified since they have a shelf-life.  See this link for Hybrid Vehicle Gloves.

Also, you must make sure the vehicle is turned OFF before you begin any electrical or mechanical repairs on any hybrid power components.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Salisbury Electrician Linemen’s Gloves – Made in the USA


Gloves-Online is pleased to announce that we now represent the complete line of Salisbury/Honeywell Linemen’s Insulating gloves for electrical workers. 

This is our newest line of Gloves for electrical workers.

Salisbury rubber insulating gloves have earned the reputation for superior performance – meeting and exceeding the requirements of the current ASTM D120 specifications and the IEC EN 60903 Standards.

The Salisbury line includes all Classes in sizes from 7 to 12. The classes of the gloves include 00, 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 from 500 volts AC (low voltage) to the 36,000 volts AC (high voltage).

These linemen’s gloves also include the Class 0 range (up to 1,000 AC/1,500 DC) used for the repair and manufacturing of hybrid electric vehicles and automobiles. 

We are proud to offer  these gloves since they are manufactured in the USA not far from our warehouse which provides you with freshly manufactured gloves without the annoyance and worry of purchasing imported linemen’s gloves with limited certification/aging dates. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Ansell-Hawkeye Glove bushwhacked by DOD


Ansell-Hawkeye Glove Company (formerly Hawkeye Glove) closed down last Thursday, May 31st

Hawkeye Glove was a primary contractor of gloves for the US Military before Ansell acquired the company in 2008 at a reported price of 10.8 million. The closure affects 22 production workers at the Fort Dodge plant and it could affect many more once it closes its other production operations. 

Management blamed the plant’s closure on Pentagon budget cuts but in theory this type of glove production which is based on cut-and-sewn gloves probably led to its demise. Ansell’s core production expertise is in dipped disposable gloves and condoms and Hawkeye’s expertise was in leather and cotton glove production. 

For me, the writing was on the wall when they stopped making US made Marine Corp white dress gloves for us in 2009. It’s too bad they shuttered the business before letting us know.