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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.

  • 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

    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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  • 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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Lathe Guards Industry Information

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 accidents 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).

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Lathe Guard Materials

Lathe guards are machine guards used in any facility that uses a lathe, including manufacturing facilities, factories, fabrication facilities and workshops. Metal spinning, woodworking 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.

Design of Lathe Guards

Lathe guards are either custom made to fit exact machine dimensions or come in pre-engineered sizes. Their size is dependent on the 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 forth 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.