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Chuck Guard Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of chuck guard manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top chuck guard manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find chuck guard companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture chuck guards to your companies specifications. Then contact the chuck guard companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of drill press chuck guards, lathe chuck guards, or flexible drill press chuck guards or customized chuck guards of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Holland, MI 888-482-7371

    Over 170 stock sizes of strong plastic machine guards in Black, Safety Yellow and Orange ABS and Transparent FDA Food Contact PETG can be shipped promptly. Standard, tapered & rectangular guards, coupling covers, bearing covers. Custom parts to your specifications in small quantities.

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  • Wolcottville, IN 844-520-7233

    PowerSafe Automation strives to make working environments safer for our customers by providing superior turnkey machine guarding methods. Our line of products and services include machine enclosures, perimeter guards, power transmission safety covers, hazardous containment enclosures, and more. For details on how we can help your workplace, contact a PowerSafe Automation representative today!

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  • Hoffman Estates, IL 888-510-4357

    Omron STI provides the equipment utilized by forward thinking manufacturers who realize the increasing importance of employee protection in an industrial environment. Safeguards improve not only worker safety, but productivity and profitability as well. The machine guards, safety barriers, wire guards and other parts available at Omron STI achieve safety without obstructing the working process.

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  • Dubuque, IA 866-852-1500

    Rite-Hite Machine Guarding custom fabricates industrial curtains and automated doors to solve your application needs. The Power Door Machine Guard is our newest product concept, designed to allow for easy front loading by overhead crane or forklift. We also have a complete line of automated curtains, doors, guards, fume collection and controls to enclose machinery and robotic cells.

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  • Mystic, CT 800-723-7015

    Often customers are not certain about the best way to develop the precise specifications and materials for wire and metal components. This is where Acme Wire Products Company comes in to make the perfect chuck guards for you. From the design concept to blueprint/CAD drawing to tooling, production and your finished product, they are ready for your difficult task! Call today!

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  • Canton, MI 734-354-0272

    Since 1948, Pilz has provided custom solutions for a variety of applications worldwide. Our products offer solutions that encompass technical, ecological, personal, and economical safety. Whether you are in need of controllers, machine guards, sensor technology, monitoring, or other safety equipment, our specialists can help create the perfect solution for you. We offer services such as consulting, engineering, and training to help your company excel with top of the line safety equipment.

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Chuck Guards Industry Information

Chuck Guards

Chuck guards are safety devices that protect workers from the excess shavings, shards, tool bits, and chips of material that may fly from working machines and cause injury. They are simple curved pieces of material that are attached to the machinery by a bracket and screws.

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Applications of Chuck Guards

Chuck guards are used mostly on lathes, machines that spin at high RPM (rotations per minute) to form metal, wood, and glass products. Lathes commonly use chucks and clamping devices used to hold the rotating tools and materials in place. In order to easily access the lathe, all chuck guards are attached to the chuck and can be swung or lifted away. Chuck guards are common items in manufacturing facilities and factories to protect workers around metal spinning, glass blowing, sanding, and shearing operations. Chuck guards should be purchased in addition to protective goggles and clothing to prevent workers from being hit or cut with debris flying off the lathe, which is rotating at a very high RPM (rotations per minute). The debris, while usually small, travels at high speeds and is therefore considered dangerous to workers. Chuck guards are simple and effective solutions to the dangers of working with lathes. There are many other styles of machine guards similar to chuck guards, such as the lathe guard, milling machine guards, and drill press guards.

Chuck Guard Design

Chuck guards are commonly made out of a clear thermoplastic material, often polycarbonate, which is corrosion-resistant, durable, shatter-proof, and withstands continuous high impact. These panels are a safer and longer lasting alternative to glass. Its transparency is very important so workers can still see the fabrication process going on behind it. Lathes that are hand-operated require clear chuck guards, while automated machinery doesn't need transparency and uses chuck guards made of metal, commonly steel. However, all chuck guards must be fabricated from a material that can withstand continuous high impact. They are made from thin and slightly curved material, often from extrusion or a plastic molding process. Its size depends on the center height of the lathe and the diameter of the chuck. It can range from very small, for applications like candlestick making, to extremely large for pressure vessel fabrication. Larger chuck guards have a support bar to ensure it stays in place.