3M ™ PELTOR™ – Built Tough for the Working Professional
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The year was 1950 and the Swedish Air Force had a problem: How to protect workers’ hearing in very loud environments while still allowing them to communicate effectively. Prior to 1950, the only way to hear radio communications in high-noise situations was to turn up the radio volume, increasing the noise level, compounding the problem and potentially accelerating noise induced hearing loss. But Tore Palmaer had a better idea: what if you were able to block out the hazardous surrounding noise while still allowing the communication through? So, Tore Palmaer got to work and PELTOR Protective Communications was born.
Much has changed since 1950, but workers in challenging, sometimes dangerous environments continue to demand high-quality, robust solutions that will meet their needs. PELTOR headsets are designed to meet this challenge by providing protective communication solutions that workers can rely on.
Today 3M PELTOR is a respected global leader in hearing protection and communication solutions. With production facilities in several countries including the US, 3M PELTOR supplies both traditional over the ear and innovative in-ear solutions to industry worldwide as well as elite tactical military teams and law enforcement. The PELTOR brand is built tough for the working professional.
All Day Wearability
Workers need to be able to rely on their protective communication headsets for comfort. The work day can feel like an eternity if the headset you’re wearing doesn’t feel right on your head. That’s why professional-grade PELTOR products strive to meet a commitment of providing all-day wearability. PELTOR headsets are designed to be comfortable all through the workday. PELTOR also has a long history of selecting high quality materials and components that not only stand up to the test of time, but are also lightweight. And PELTOR products are designed to conform to a wide variety of head shapes and sizes for a comfortable, long-term fit. This includes carefully selected foam pads that minimize painful pressure points on top of the head and around the ears. Furthermore, PELTOR headsets are manufactured with precision for proper balance and evenly distributed weight. Throughout the entire workday, you can count on the PELTOR headsets to provide lasting protection and comfort.
Workers in difficult or dangerous work situations need to be able to focus unencumbered on the work they are doing. They need tools that are reliable and easy to use. That’s why PELTOR focuses on ergonomic design to help make protecting one’s hearing and communicating easy, and to help minimize disruption and distractions to workflow. PELTOR Communications Solutions provide workers with:
- Activation buttons that are placed so they are easy to locate and actuate, even with gloved hands.
- Easy to use buttons that replace cumbersome dials to help minimize accidental adjustments.
- A voice menu to guide workers through headset menus and ensure they’re adjusting the intended setting to the necessary level.
- A voice menu that also helps workers adjust settings without needing to remove the headset, minimizing the risk of being exposed to hazardous noise.
Whether working high in the sky or deep underground, workers need to know the products they are using are professional-grade and can stand up to the rough conditions the job throws at them. And for PELTOR, professional-grade typically means ruggedized construction that can repeatedly withstand bumps, moisture, heat and cold. Materials such as stainless steel and PVC help make the headset tough yet flexible, even in freezing temperatures. Water resistant design features such as sealing rings and coated circuit boards help keep water from penetrating and damaging the electronics. The use of thermoplastic rubber on the buttons helps protect the headsets from the elements, while also providing a surface that maintains flexibility over time. Inevitably, headset components such as ear cushions and eartips can wear over time, which is why the PELTOR brand offers a wide assortment of easily replaceable spare parts.
PELTOR is committed to providing high quality, ruggedized products that help you to meet the needs of your unique application.
The PELTOR Promise
The 3M PELTOR brand takes pride in understanding occupational communication needs and providing industry-leading, knowledgeable technical service to help you find the right solution for your needs and troubleshoot any questions or concerns you might have. In the unlikely event you do run into a problem with a PELTOR product, most products come with a one year warranty that covers the repair of any manufacturing or material defects, free of charge. And if product repair or replacement is necessary, trained service technicians will respond to your request in a timely manner.
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