Machine Hardguarding

Interlocks keep hands out of machine.
Interlocks keep hands out of machine.
Doors and an E-stop keep operators safe.
Doors and an E-stop keep operators safe.
Black mesh forms a breathable barrier.
Black mesh forms a breathable barrier.

Aluminum Extrusion Guards Workers, Machines

“Are we safe?”

It’s a problematic question in most any manufacturing facility. And one you should resoundingly answer, “Yes, we are safe.”

Machine hard guards protect workers from hazards on machinery. Machine and automation hazards include wrap points, pinch points, cut points, crush points, and nip points.

Hazard protection is a necessary audit in your facility. OSHA statistics show that more than 10,000 severe injuries occur every year. One of the most frequent causes is lack of machinery guarding.

The most effective way to protect your employees is eliminating the hazard. But sometimes eliminating the hazard is not possible. That’s when engineering controls come into play, like safeguarding and protective devices.

The most important benefit of machine hard guards is to protect your operators from injury and worse.      

T-Slotted Aluminum Extrusion is a common material to construct these barrier guards. Aluminum extrusion is used with wire mesh panels and polycarbonate panels, along with an array of fastening methods and customer accessories — even interlocks or other safety technologies.

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