Eyesight must be protected.

The eyes are the most important and at the same time the most sensitive sensory organ. Approximately 85% to 90% of all perception involves the eyes. The protection provided by body’s natural features, such as eyelashes, tears, eyelids and blink reflex, rarely suffices in the industrial working world.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required if risks in the workplace cannot be entirely eliminated through technical and operational procedures. European legislation stipulates that it is the employers’ obligation to analyse the dangers in the working environment and, where required, ensure protective eyewear is made available to employees free of charge.
The standards for PPE have been defined in European Directive 89/686/EEC, while the guidelines for eye protection fall under EN 166. This is intended to help company owners fulfil their commitment to accident prevention regulations and government occupational health and safety directives as well as showing ways in which work-related accidents, illnesses and health hazards can be prevented.

All products tested in accordance with these directives are exposed to different dangers which can potentially damage the eyes and impair vision in industry, laboratories, schools and universities, among others. For example, all customised protective eyewear that features coated lenses labelled in accordance with K or N must meet the requirements of the standard EN 166 ff. (see image)

 

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What do the K and N labels mean?

K labelling

Products must feature a high level of scratch-resistance in workplace environments with high dirt and dust exposure. Surface resistance to damage from small particles is tested by means of the sand trickling method and is carried out as follows:

  • Lens is secured on a rotating plate
  • 3 kg of natural quartz sand is trickled down onto the main focal area of the lens from a height of approximately 1.65 m at room temperature (23 °C)
  • Afterwards, the light refraction of the samples is measured. < 5 = K

If safety eyewear is labelled K, the lenses have been certified in accordance with the standard EN 168 as resistant to damage from small particles and as having a light density coefficient that does not exceed 5.

 

The following industries typically demand this level of protection:

  • Steel industry
  • Mining
  • Construction materials industry
  • Construction industry

 

 

N labelling

Working environments with high humidity and persistent condensation place the extreme demands on products. Resistance of lenses to fogging is tested by means of the water bath method and is carried out as follows:

 

Preparation

  • Lenses stored in distilled water for one to two hours -> patted dry
  • Conditioned at room temperature (23°C) with 50% humidity for 12 hours

 

Experiment

  • Water bath is heated to 50°C (surrounding environment: room temperature)
  •  Lens is attached over the opening of the water bath
  • The transmission factor change (>20%) on introduction of light source is measured
    –> Time taken for lenses to fog up is measured. > 8 seconds = N

If safety eyewear is labelled K, the lenses have been certified in accordance with the standard EN 168 as resistant to fogging and as remaining fog-free for at least 8 seconds, even after immersion in water.

 

The following industries typically demand this level of protection:

  • Paper industry
  • Food industry
  • Textile processing
  • Refrigerated warehouses

 

 

uvex’s coating systems that are developed and produced in-house far exceed the the requirements of the standard EN 168.
The right coating provides a specific protective function to ensure the eyewear is anti-fog, scratchproof and resistant to chemicals. Please visit the uvex website to discover more about uvex coatings for safety eyewear: http://goo.gl/dRe5JC

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Please email expertenblog@uvex.de and we will be happy to help.

Homestory #5: Tough Mudder

Their lives are filled with adventure, DIY, crafts and building, but also saving the day. They rise to the challenge and are always totally committed. Aside from the inherent risks they face professionally, these everyday heroes open themselves up to other dangers away from their jobs, which should not be underestimated. That they remain relaxed and focused as they achieve excellent results is down to their exceptional equipment. They place their trust in uvex safety products. Our real life stories allow others to share personal experiences with their favourite uvex products.

Like many others, our colleague Manfred F. from Gedern enjoys being active and keeping fit. He has run marathons in the past, which were great experiences, but has now focused his energy on a very special activity in his spare time. For the first time, Manfred took part in the Tough Mudder race in Hesse on 10 August 2014. Tough Mudder is a team challenge in which participants must complete an 18 km obstacle course through mud and grease.  They must swim and dive through ice water, crawl through an electrically charged field of mud, scale walls slicked with butter and mud, run up a greased up quarter pipe and much more.  We interviewed Manfred to find out more about how he mastered this extreme endurance event:

 

uvex: Could you please briefly describe the hobby/leisure activity in which you use uvex personal protective equipment.

MF: I have loved sports for as long as I can remember and I regularly take part in long-distance runs and marathons.  At one point I just fancied a new challenge, something more demanding but still fun. A friend told me about the Tough Mudder race. My first thought was that it is absolutely crazy, but it is totally right for me!

 

uvex: Which dangers and challenges do you encounter?

MF: Of course, it is not entirely without risk because you are crawling through mud, climbing up wooden walls and traversing up and along ropes. Dealing with jagged rocks, wooden stakes and branches, sharp edges and all manner of slippery obstacles is all part of the fun.

 

uvex: How are you protected when engaging in your hobby?

MF: I wear safety gloves that fulfil a range of functions, such as providing excellent grip and protecting me from the dangers mentioned above. I also know from the areas of application for these gloves in industry that they offer extremely good slip-resistance in oily environments. Now I have put them to the test in mud as well and they passed with flying colours. 🙂

 

uvex: Which uvex products do you wear for protection?

MF: uvex phynomic XG safety gloves.

 

uvex: Has using uvex products changed the way you practice your hobby/leisure activity?

MF: The exceptional wearer properties of this product really helped me succeed in this extreme challenge. Without these gloves, I think I would have had considerable problems conquering the course, not to mention the injuries my hands would have sustained.

Many thanks to Manfred F. for the open interview! We think it’s great that you were involved in such a daring competition and wish you all the best for your sporting future!

 

uvex is delighted that its industrial health and safety products are used in the private domain as well as professional working life. However, we are of course not able to ensure that the right products are used privately for the respective activity. uvex therefore does not accept any liability for the correct and appropriate application of products and their condition, nor can it be held liable for non-uvex products.

In the following gallery you can get convinced of the sporting ambitions of our colleague:

Homestory #4: The forces of nature

Their lives are filled with adventure, DIY, crafts and building, but also saving the day. They rise to the challenge and are always totally committed. Aside from the inherent risks they face professionally, these everyday heroes open themselves up to other dangers away from their jobs, which should not be underestimated. That they remain relaxed and focused as they achieve excellent results is down to their exceptional equipment. They place their trust in uvex safety products. Our real life stories allow others to share personal experiences with their favourite uvex products.

The storm in the summer of 2014 which hit Essen, Germany stopped at nothing, causing large-scale damage throughout the city. Above all it was the city’s trees which were unable to withstand the power of the storm, falling  in rapid succession  one after another. Markus O., a volunteer at the German Red Cross, explains in detail his work in the aftermath:

“On the evening of Monday, 09 June 2014, a brutal storm passed directly over Essen. This caused thousands of trees to be uprooted. Furthermore, in the wider Essen area, heavy rainfall flooded numerous cellars. The fire brigade sounded the alarm and called for reinforcements from the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia.

As I’m actively involved in the technical department of the German Red Cross, obviously I joined in and helped tackle the problem. We worked in collaboration with the THW (German technical relief work organisation) and the fire brigade, undertaking a whole host of operations over the following five days. We pumped water from cellars, felled several trees, cut up timber  that was strewn all over the roads and pavements, and removed dead wood from the trees.

During all of these tasks, I wore uvex polo shirts, which are particularly durable (our working polo shirts are not designed for such stressful demands), various pairs of uvex safety gloves and the uvex pheos safety helmet, also each team member of our unit wore uvex safety spectacles. I personally wore the uvex i-3 variomatic and ultrasonic fire goggles, which offer UV protection. This meant I was optimally protected from the sun. We were working in temperatures of over 30°C every day. None of the glasses steamed up.

My conclusion is that there is nothing more important than reliable industrial health and safety products. The equipment lasted throughout the clean-up process of one of the worst storms to ever hit Germany and provided me with excellent protection.

In my free time I also wear uvex polo shirts and various uvex jackets from (I particularly like the new Collection 26), because I find the products to be hard-wearing and extremely weather-resistant.”

Many thanks to Mr O. for his description of the situation in Essen after the storm.

You can find a few additional pictures which show Mr O. in action here:

uvex is delighted that its industrial health and safety products are used in the private domain as well as professional working life. However, we are of course not able to ensure that the right products are used privately for the respective activity. uvex therefore does not accept any liability for the correct and appropriate application of products and their condition, nor can it be held liable for non-uvex products.

Homestory #3: Climbing

Their lives are filled with adventure, DIY, crafts and building, but also saving the day. They rise to the challenge and are always totally committed. Aside from the inherent risks they face professionally, these everyday heroes open themselves up to other dangers away from their jobs, which should not be underestimated. That they remain relaxed and focused as they achieve excellent results is down to their exceptional equipment. They place their trust in uvex safety products. Our real life stories allow others to share personal experiences with their favourite uvex products.

Passionate climber Paul G. talks about protecting himself from dangers.

uvex: Could you please briefly describe the hobby/leisure activity in which you use uvex personal protective equipment.

PG: In my spare time, I most like to be outdoors. I use uvex products when I am cycling or in the mountains, where I can enjoy many different activities. In winter I often go on ski tours, while I love to go hiking in the summer. When possible, I also like to go along a fixed-rope or via ferrata climbing trail, and I sometimes tackle an easier climbing wall up a rock face.

 

uvex: Which dangers and challenges do you encounter?

PG: There are many hazards when climbing and hiking. There is always a risk of falling, or of rockslides, while more difficult, overhanging terrain increases the danger of colliding into rock faces. Of course, the weather also plays a major role and it is very important up keep an eye on that. Reliable safety equipment is absolutely essential, as is having a climbing partner on whom you can depend.

 

uvex: How are you protected when engaging in your hobby?

PG: Alongside the standard planning for a tour, such as determining the route and checking the weather forecast, it is important to have the right equipment, including a harness, climbing ropes, different carabiners, hexes and a climbing helmet.

 

uvex: Which uvex products do you wear for protection?

PG: My climbing helmet is uvex pheos alpine.

 

uvex: Has using uvex products changed the way you practice your hobby/leisure activity?

PG: I feel so much safer now that I have replaced my old helmet, which was looking rather worse for wear. The uvex helmet is also extremely comfortable and considerably lighter than my previous helmet. This really helps reduce strain on the neck, especially when climbing where you have to look up quite a lot.

 

uvex: Do you have any photos of yourself in action, which we can put on our Facebook page?

PG: Yes, these pictures show me training in the climbing garden at Bad Heilbrunn with my son.

 

Paul G. and his son are a glowing example of how to climb, not forgetting their safety as they have fun and seek a little adrenaline rush. We thank Paul G. and his son, Benedikt, for talking to us and sharing their wonderful pictures. We hope they enjoy many more safe mountain tours in Germany.

 

Here are some pictures:

 

uvex is delighted that its industrial health and safety products are used in the private domain as well as professional working life. However, we are of course not able to ensure that the right products are used privately for the respective activity. uvex therefore does not accept any liability for the correct and appropriate application of products and their condition, nor can it be held liable for non-uvex products.

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Safety footwear and ergonomics

ergonomie_schuh_300pxIn relation to work, the term ergonomics is understood to cover optimising working conditions, operational processes and the workspace in order to protect employees from fatigue and dangers.
The Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs cites problems relating to the musculoskeletal system as a common cause of work incapacity and early retirement (due to reduced ability to work). The majority of problems relate to the joints and spine. Among other factors, the occurrence of these illnesses is directly linked to the type of movement, energy expended, loads, posture, vibration and fatigue. To combat this, in the first instance it is necessary to adjust work processes, workspaces and conditions – all this falls under the general umbrella of ergonomics in the workplace. In working environments where safety and protective clothing must be worn, a further factor that has not thus far been paid much attention is safety footwear, which has a great influence on the body, movement and load. Studies* have shown that in addition to plantar pressure distribution, the construction and design of shoes also affects the body from joint angles in the legs all the way up to upper body posture. Accordingly, it is possible to alter the muscle activation and the strain that is placed on the different areas.

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uvex Chemical Expert System (CES)

Everyday work in industrial environments exposes employees to a wide range of different dangers, including cut injuries, burns and chemical burns. Particular attention is paid to chemical protection, because the possible hazards in this regard can cause irreversible damage, including fatality. The choice of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) classified for Category 3 chemical protection areas and sound, well-informed advice from experts are therefore vital. Our uvex product experts are available to offer this consultation and support in person. In addition, an information system has been developed by experts for experts: the uvex Chemical Expert System (CES). It is an online tool which supports users in comprehensively analysing and optimising hand protection and protective clothing solutions at work. The CES allows you to find the appropriate individual protection solution for the handling of any chemicals that are used in your company. This is recorded in individual permeation lists as well as there being an option to create gloves plans for your company. The uvex gloves plan designer provides support in documenting the right safety gloves for every working environment. The Chemical Expert System can be accessed at any time anywhere in the world and is currently available in six different languages.

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The uvex chemical system is separated in two parts: The chemical database for safety gloves and the goves plan designer

 

Part 1: Chemicals database
The chemicals database in the uvex Chemical Expert System (CES) offers a comprehensive choice of suitable safety gloves and protective clothing when dealing with hazardous materials. The free public area of the system provides access to a standard chemical list with more than 250 chemicals, while registered user (free registration required) can include more than 3,000 chemicals. In addition, there is the option of including customer-specific chemicals. Registered users also benefit from other premium functions such as creating and saving individual permeation lists as well as various search functions. It is also possible to allocate and select different uvex chemical protection safety gloves and protective clothing for your individual permeation lists. Of course, our uvex centre of expertise for safety gloves in Lüneburg and for disposable chemical protection clothing in Fürth are also available to deal with any questions.

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The glove plan designer in the uvex Chemical Expert System (CES) makes it quick and easy to create glove plans to ensure high safety standards in your business. The high degree of customisation presents a diverse range of possibilities when creating a glove plan. Users can integrate their corporate logo in the glove plan and allocate product-specific material numbers and notes to the products. The individual design of workplace-specific information can be individually adapted and a PDF of the glove plan can be generated immediately on completion.  A new document can be created immediately for every adaptation to an existing glove plan. Individual glove plans can be changed online at any time and again, the uvex team of experts is of course on hand to help.

Advantages of uvex Chemical Expert System
By using the comprehensive database of tested chemicals, individual permeation lists can be quickly and easily created, simplifying the process of selecting the right chemical protection safety gloves and protective clothing for the particular hazard potential. Registering with the uvex Chemical Expert System creates an account which allows end users to benefit from premium functions such as customer-specific chemicals and independent creation of glove plans. A further advantage is the clear and easy operation when creating and managing glove plans. This tool is particularly user-friendly because of the availability of the uvex Chemical Expert System and the variety of languages.

  • Extensive database of tested chemicals
  • Individual creation of permeation
  • Easy selection of chemical protection safety gloves
  • Personal account with premium functions
  • Easily create and manage glove plans
  • High degree of glove plan customisation
  • Fast response time and available around the clock
  • Six different languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian and Turkish)

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uvex – advisory and product expertise
This is where you can receive fast, straightforward technical support in selecting the correct safety gloves or protective clothing for working with chemicals.

Regulating balance when on the ground

Back pain often starts in the feet. Suitable insoles can help those afflicted to restore a sense of harmony to their bodies.

medicare_fuss_cmy_300pxAs architects and engineers know only too well, cracks in roof structures are generally an indication of problems with static. This usually begins from the ground up. The human musculoskeletal system is certainly slightly more complex than the average building, but the principle remains the same. The source of back and neck pain is often not to be found anywhere along the spine, but in the place where our bodies are in contact with the ground, namely our feet.
From an anatomical perspective, standing and walking place great strain on the body. These actions are not just felt on the heels, toes and balls of the feet, but their effects are also dispersed among many other sensitive areas. The receptors in the feet play a major role in regulating balance, swiftly registering uneven ground and helping us to adjust. If we accept that the human foot is a work of art, composed of 26 bones in addition to ligaments and muscles, then it’s clear that as a general rule, only specialists such as orthopaedists, podiatrists, orthotists, chiropractors and osteopaths can really understand the complexities of the foot as a whole.

 

medicare_skelett_cmy_300pxWarning signs from irregular strain

Chain reactions feature prominently in this area. Even the slightest deviation from ideal conditions can result in large differences for those affected. One of the factors in play here is the shape of a foot. This alone can be sufficient to send warning signs high up the back and into the neck when the feet are subjected to irregular strains. In this way, flat-footed people run the risk of harming their pelvis, as this causes it to gradually shift forward. For people with hollow feet, the trendmedicare_HWS_cmy_300px is reversed with the pelvis likely to shift backward.

Alongside differing foot shapes, misaligned feet also represent another cause of back problems. Frequent, long-lasting movements on hard surfaces can cause the arch of the foot to flatten out considerably, fatiguing the muscle structures. In addition, there is also a widespread tendency to point feet outwards in order to improve stability. Should both these issues occur simultaneously, there is a serious risk of severe, long-term back problems. This is a particular cause for concern if displaying strain behaviour, when the ratio of pressure to load between the heel, outside of the foot and big toe is no longer ideally balanced and in proportion.

 

 

 

 

Suitable insoles offer a solution

So, what are the options? If the foot static changes, the body responds by modifying the positioning of the legs. The spinal column also shifts to correspond with the changes elsewhere, which can only be a negative thing. The muscle structure of the affected person falls victim to this new strain. The consequence is tension which can result in long-term posture problems and is often also the reason for chronic back pain often associated with this.6499_904_300px
Is this fate? No. This type of back pain has traditionally been successfully treated with insoles. People who walk with insoles in their shoes ensure that their feet are gradually realigned into a healthier position, thereby supporting the body in regaining its ideal equilibrium. This also applies to wearing shoes, particularly occupation safety footwear. Strain on the feet can be particularly high in the workplace, because employees are often on their feet on hard surfaces such as factory floors for long periods. The important thing to consider here is that the insoles should not just be perfectly adapted to the individual’s foot contours, but also their gait.

 

Passive and active soles

There are in fact two styles of insoles – passive and active. Passive insoles support the wearer by fixing their feet in the optimal position, thereby passively ensuring the ideal posture. In other words, this means correcting possible deformations or postural issues by raising and propping the arch of the foot. Active insoles (also known as “proprioceptive” or “sensomotoric” insoles” are primarily used when the foot and any possible misaligning, influenced by the movement of muscle and tendon tensions, should (can) be corrected. This happens using a neurophysiological stimulation of the sensorial cell on the soles of the feet. Long-standing irritation of these receptors can help to stabilise and re-harmonise the entire muscle structure of the body, including all the way up to the neck and jaw, when applied over a considerable period of time. Furthermore, should the gait be successfully realigned, those painful back problems could soon be a thing of the past.

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Would you like to discover more about this subject?
– The uvex safety group offers “sensomotoric insoles” to be worn with safety footwear. If you have any questions, please email expertenblog@uvex.de and we will be happy to help.

Next Level Equipment – redefining performance with uvex i-performance

The uvex i-performance product system supports the natural movement of the human body, reducing pressure and stresses while also maximising comfort. Constant further development of our products is carried out on the basis of the latest physiological research and technology, thereby ensuring optimum performance with quantifiable product benefits.

uvex 9780 antistatic helmet

 

 

The new uvex 9780 antistatic helmet falls under this category and offers an unparalleled level of protection.  The merest spark can cause an explosion in environments which contain combustible gas, mist, vapours or dust clouds. It is therefore essential that employees are reliably protected against electrical discharge in many industrial workplaces. Specific danger areas where hazardous atmospheres mean that explosions are likely are divided into various zones.

 

 

The uvex 9780 antistatic is a helmet perfectly suited to being worn in explosive environments. It offers optimal protection for all danger groups and zones, in accordance with EN 60079 – 0 in connection with ATEX – guideline 94/9/EG.

 

What actually are explosive atmospheres and what do these zones mean?

As defined in the DSEAR, an explosive atmosphere is a mixture of dangerous substances with air, under atmospheric conditions, in the form of gases, vapours, mist or dust in which, after ignition has occurred, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture. When an atmosphere like this appears in dangerous quantities, meaning that certain safety measures must be implemented in order to maintain the protection of employees’ health and safety, then one can speak of a dangerous, explosive atmosphere.

These dangerous, explosive atmospheres are divided into fundamental zones (Zone 0, Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 20, Zone 21, Zone 22 and Zone 23):-    Zone 0:   Danger zone in which an explosive atmosphere of gases, vapours or mist is present continuously or for long periods or frequently

  • Zone 1: Danger zone in which an explosive atmosphere of gases, vapours or mist is likely to occur in normal operation.
  • Zone 2: Danger zone in which an explosive atmosphere of gases, vapours or mist is not likely to occur in normal operation and if it occurs it will exist only for a short time
  • Zone 20: Danger zone in which an explosive atmosphere of dust  is continuously present or present for long periods
  • Zone 21: Danger zone in which an explosive atmosphere of dust  is likely to occur in normal operation
  • Zone 22: Danger zone in which an explosive atmosphere of dust is not likely to occur in normal operation and if it occurs it will exist only for a short time

(Zone 0 is the most hazardous danger zone in which explosive atmospheres are present)


So what causes explosions?

Explosions are caused when the right air to gas ratio occurring at the same time as an ignition source becomes active. In addition, explosives can be caused by fluids and solids if these are finely dispersed, again in an atmosphere in which the air ration and ignition source are conducive.

Explosions with dangerous effects can occur when the following conditions are present at the same time and place:

  • Flammable substance (concentration in air within the explosion arealimits and sufficiently finely dispersed)
  • Oxygen in sufficiently high concentration
  • Effective source of ignition with sufficient energy

 

If just one of these factors is missing, no explosion can occur.

 

action_9780_seitlich_706_300pxHow does the uvex 9780 antistatic helmet ensure electrostatic discharge?

The innovative material used to manufacture the uvex 9780 antistatic reduces ohmic resistance and deflects excess electrical discharge away safely and securely.

This is the first helmet on the market to provide employees with suitable protective headwear for working in closed containers and pipeline systems, as well as while equipping plants where flammable liquids can be found and explosive gases can build up (Zone O). Typical working environments include mining, the petrochemical industry and oil rigs, for example.

 

 

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions on the uvex i-Performance product system.
Please email expertenblog@uvex.de and we will be happy to help.

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Safety gloves for industrial monitors

Modern computerised production processes and manufacturing plants are increasingly controlled via monitors with touch screens. This technology has so far been widely used on smartphones and tablets. The touch screens recognise finger movements and touch. However, when wearing gloves in winter, smartphones generally react very slowly, or not at all. Similarly, it is often difficult, verging on impossible, to satisfactorily operate a smartphone or tablet with safety gloves.

In industrial workplaces, where this operating technology is becoming ever more widespread for use on monitors, hands often need to be protected against chemicals and dangerous machinery. It is therefore necessary to wear safety gloves. This causes similar potential problems as with the private use of touchscreens mentioned above. The removal of safety gloves can be time-consuming and arduous, disrupting the workflow as well as endangering the safety of employees. Many defined work processes do not allow for gloves to be put on and taken off. Consequently, there is a danger that employees do not even wear safety gloves to begin with, as it is more convenient and saves time. Personal safety then falls by the wayside.

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Gesture and multi-finger operation of a SIEMENS SIMATIC HMI industrial monitor using uvex phynomic XS safety gloves.

Industrial monitors
In order to input data, human machine interface (HMI) devices need to be able to recognise finger movements and positioning through conductive connections between the display and fingertips. Gloves always hinder this connection, to a greater or lesser extent. For this reason, the right choice of material for gloves as well as the design is highly important. Unsuitable materials or poor workmanship can result in the insulation of gloves being too effective, which means the HMI device only slowly or incorrectly registers finger movements and gestures. It can even make it impossible.

Two partners develop practical solution
uvex teamed up with Siemens to find a solution to this problem. The two companies are both leaders in their respective industries (personal protective equipment and industrial automation technology) and together formed an expert partnership. The first step involved developing and testing safety gloves for operation of Siemens’ HMI devices. Following this, the task was to create a safety glove system for using industrial monitors with gesture and multi-finger operation. These safety gloves had to feature excellent sliding properties on screens, high pressure sensitivity and effective touch function to meet the requirements for use with industrial monitors. Comprehensive test trials were carried out with the first Siemens monitor prototypes and uvex safety gloves. The particular challenge in facilitating gesture and multi-finger operation in industrial environments rather than for smartphones is to adapt the touch screen for secure operation both with and without gloves. The materials and coating as well as optimising the fit are all extremely important factors for safety gloves that will be used on industrial monitors with gesture and multi-finger operation. The conductivity between fingers and the screen surface is affected by the choice of materials and fit of the gloves. The appropriate coating on the safety gloves will ensure that fingers can slide easily across the screen.

A complete safety glove system for gesture and multi-finger operation
The result of the collaboration between uvex and Siemens is a comprehensive range of 11 safety gloves for use with monitors in fine assembly and precision work. The products are also suitable for handling oily or sharp parts and chemical substances, as well as for ultra-hygienic work in laboratories, food processing and medicine. uvex’s sales material includes clear reference to the additional practical features of these products.

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Overview of uvex safety gloves for multi-touch displays

 

Gesture and multi-finger operation of a SIEMENS SIMATIC HMI industrial monitor using uvex phynomic XS safety gloves.

You would like to order a test sample for the use of industrial monitores? Then write us a short email.

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