Ear protectionWe manufacture overhead ear muffs, helmet mounted ear muffs and overhead ear plugs. Several of the components and designs in the various ear protectors are patented. All the ear muffs available on the market today are the passive type, but in 2013 ear muffs with blue tooth for speech and music will be introduced by Wikmanshyttan.
Ear muffs in four models are available: HPE, EXC, XLS and 1430. The headband of the HPE and EXC models is padded with PE cellular plastic to provide extra comfort. The ear cup application pressure is adjusted using buttons. These ear muffs can be provided with special adapters for mounting eye protection as well as a neck support for extra stability. An additional accessory for overhead ear muffs fitted with eye protection is a fabric shield for protection against particle spray from, for example, trimmers.
XLS ear muffs are a basic solution without padding or application adjustment. They can be provided with the same eye protector as the EXC model.
1430 overhead ear muffs are the simplest model and are most suitable in low noise level environments. An advantage with this model is that the band can be worn either on the head or behind the neck if a helmet is also to be worn.
Helmet attachment is available for the HPE, EXC and XLS models. The difference between the HPE and EXC models, helmet mounted and with headband, is that the HPE model is particularly effective against low frequency sound.
1310 overhead ear plugs have a patented band design that applies the same pressure against the head irrespective of head size and ear plugs that can be easily angled to fit snugly into the ear, which makes it possible to wear them throughout the working day without suffering inconvenience.
Ear protector table of performance/damping value (PDF)
Eye protectionThere are various types of eye protector for use together with VP's ear muffs: Woven metal net, metal lathing, nylon net and clear vision visors in PC (polycarbonate).
The woven metal net model comes in two sizes, 14 and 16 cm, and provides good vision and functionality. The netting is powder coated, which prevents the wires from sliding across each other, ensuring good stability.
The metal lathing model is 16 cm and provides still better vision since the construction in itself is perfectly stable eliminating the need for powder coating. This protector also has a plastic net at the lower edge to provide extra protection against particles coming from below.
Clear vision visor in 1.0 mm thick PC and available in sizes 10, 16, 20 and 23 cm. The 20 cm visor is available in 1.5 mm thick PC which provides protection against UV light. There is also a special 20 cm AF/AS model which effectively inhibits the formation of condensation on the inside and scratches on the outside of the visor.