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Lathe Guard Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of lathe guard manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source lathe guard manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate lathe guard companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture lathe guards for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading lathe guard manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for machine guard lathe, lathe leadscrew guards, or lathe machining guardings.

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We have been providing top of the line lathe guards since we opened our doors over forty years ago. We are members of the Precision Metalforming Association and with this our customers know we offer high quality products. Our dedicated staff will work with you in order to design, manufacture and deliver the products that you have been searching for. To learn more about our company call us today!
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We have lathe guards in all sizes in order to better serve you! Our skilled engineers possess the knowledge to be able to assist you in finding the perfect size lathe guard to fit your needs exactly. We have been providing excellent customer service since we opened our doors. All of our products are manufactured in the United States of America. Get in touch with us via telephone or email today for more information!
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We serve many different industries around the world with our products including medical, manufacturing, industrial, pharmaceutical as well as many others. We are dedicated to ensuring that our customers are receiving excellent care at all times. Each one of our lathe guards are put through extensive, rigorous testing under the watchful eyes of our quality control team in order to further ensure excellent products. Visit our website today to learn more!
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Our lathe guards provide an economical way to receive the protection you can trust. We have over half of a century of experience when it comes to assisting our customers in finding the perfect products to suit their needs; allow us to bring this service to you! All of our products are made out of the highest quality raw materials and are put through extensive testing to further ensure value. Visit our website today or email us today!
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We do lathe guards and we do them well! We have a history of developing high quality products and creating new innovations for our industry. We have the products that you can count on to stand up to the rigorous wear and tear of everyday life. Our engineers and design teams are able to work with you in order to come up with a product custom to your application. Visit our website today to learn more!
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Lathe Guards

Lathe guards are visors or shields that act as point-of-operation protective barriers that guard workers and operators when they are in close proximity to a spinning lathe. They prevent accident or injuries caused by debris, chips, shavings and broken tool bits flying at high speeds. Lathe guards also keep fingers a safe distance from the lathe, which spins at very high RPM (rotations per minute).

Lathe guards are machine guards used in any facility that uses a lathe, including manufacturing facilities, factories, fabrication facilities and workshops. Metal spinning, wood working and glass blowing all work around lathes, and therefore require the use of a lathe guard during every operation. They must be able to handle continuous high impact, as flying debris hits these guards in high volumes whenever the lathe is in use. Depending on the application, lathe guards may be fabricated from metal, plastic or wood. They are necessary on both standard and CNC lathes, and those that are hand operated require a transparent sight window to observe the process. Lathes may be static, meaning they do not move and are locked tightly in place, or traversing, meaning they are adjustable both vertically and horizontally, and can sometimes pivot or swing.


Lathe guards are either custom made to fit exact machine dimensions or come in pre-engineered sizes. Their size is dependent on center height of the lathe as well as the diameter of the chuck, which is a clamping device. They are easily installed by a bracket on screws to the chuck or cross-slide, although some attach to other lathe components. Lathe guards may be curved, and therefore shaped like a half circle or be a flat shield with three sides. The most common construction involves an aluminum die-casted frame and a large vision panel made of polycarbonate, a transparent plastic material that acts like glass but has high impact strength, light weight, flexibility and shatter resistance. The sight window is usually about four millimeters thick and exists so the operator can see the fabrication process well. Traversing lathe guards are often able to slide back and fourth along a linear line and can also lock into place while the lathe is in operation. Mounting, removing and adjusting is done easily, and if the lathe operator needs access to the lathe, they swing away or detach.

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