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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.

  • 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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  • Fort Wayne, IN 260-482-7544

    Faztek is a Safety Guarding company that focuses on designing & building machine enclosures, safety fencing, robot cages, tool cribs, perimeter guards, etc. using T-Slotted Extrusions, Steel Fencing, & Electronic Safety Devices. Faztek offers free design assistance taking a concept sketch & creating a set of drawings & bill of materials free of charge. Faztek works factory direct with local reps throughout the country. For more information, visit our website or contact us at sales@faztek.net.

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  • Corona, CA 951-493-6666

    Case Automation Corp. is the West Coast leader in the design, production and integration of modular aluminum profiles and components. We have served primarily industrial automation customers from our 15,000-foot super store located in Orange, CA since 1986. Design. Project management. Machining, Fabricating, Controls. Assembly, Testing and Debugging -We routinely are involved in these services for various projects at any one time.

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  • Forest, OH 419-273-2521

    A manufacturer of industrial automation equipment, Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc. has a varied product line includes slitters, robot systems, assembly equipment, built equipment, conveyors & remanufactured equipment. Buckeye Machine Fabricators offers services including concept & design, machining, fabrication, assembly, AutoCad electrical design, delivery & installation.

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  • 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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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.