Machine guards are safety tools and devices that are used in the process of safeguarding the workspace environment. Point guards are used around a piece of moving machinery to pinpoint areas of potential hazardous consequences to the operator and other nearby workers. Point guards include sturdy enclosures
on heavy vibrating machines, fast-moving blades, or exposed engine mechanisms. Fixed perimeter machine guards are built around an entire workstation, especially where automated equipment is being used. Perimeter machine guard’s examples include sensitive mats, wire mesh partitions, polycarbonate or solid panels, and light curtains. Adjustable machine guards are flexible and can be moved closer or backward to accommodate various production operations and machinery. Self-adjusting guards measure proximity of stock to the danger area and move accordingly. The level of danger that machinery poses, determines what type of machine guards will be used and the distance of the perimeter from the machinery. The types of machine guard devices include electrical interlocks, pressure-sensitive mats, and light curtain system. Looking for the best selection of machine guards in the market today? Purchase from MRO Supply to get a wide variety of machine guards and other related tools. Talk to us today.