St. Paul, Minn. (March 15, 2018) – When the workers at a large North American coal mine couldn’t find a glove to punch back against the punishment dished out by a day of roof bolting, they looked to Ergodyne to help them design, build and test one that could.
The result is the ProFlex® 924LTR Leather-Reinforced Hybrid Dorsal Impact-Reducing Glove, the latest entry in Ergodyne’s ProFlex® line of work gloves.
Though created to meet the very specific and grueling demands of roof bolting, the ProFlex® 924LTR provides an opportunity for workers in any number of harsh working environments to upgrade their hand protection.
“The ProFlex® 924LTR Work Glove was designed by miners for miners,” said Aaron Skemp, product specialist, Ergodyne, “but its back-of-hand and contact heat protection, along with superior abrasion resistance make it a rugged choice for oil and gas, demolition, heavy construction or any other demanding job where this level of protection and durability is a non-negotiable.”
The 924LTR Leather-Reinforced Hybrid DIR Glove has become widely available only after exhaustive field-testing and review. Feedback from testers included noticeably less hand fatigue at the end of the day, increased breathability and dexterity, and more durability in the area between the thumb and forefinger – all common points of failure in other gloves.
“The partnerships between our product development team and end users are integral to our development process,” said Tom Votel, president & CEO, Ergodyne. “With that sort of collaboration, testing and feedback comes the confidence that we’re providing the best safety solutions we possibly can, and the 924LTR is a superb product demonstrating that very benefit.”
Leading features of the new glove include:
- Full finger TPR + flexible foam knuckle padding
- Full padded palm with genuine leather reinforcement
- Leather-reinforced fingers and thumb saddle
- Hi-vis breathable mesh construction
- Neoprene cuff with molded hook and loop closure to keep out debris
- Tested to EN 388: 2122 X
Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace™. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.