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Machine Guarding Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of machine guarding manufacturers and suppliers. Find machine guarding companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture machine guardings to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top machine guarding manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the machine guarding companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of rotating machine guarding, industrial machine guarding or laser machine guardings of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • Riverside, CA 800-448-2737

    Protech Systems was founded in May 1978 in South Gate, California by Jim and Mike Stephens, with the goal of becoming the industry leader in manufacturing all types of machine tool guarding. Since then, PROTECH has experienced steady growth and industry respect as a result of offering economical and practical solutions to machine tool guarding and automation. Contact us today for more information!

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  • Bedford Park, IL 800-622-2214

    We do machine guards unlike anyone else! Our products are a perfect fit in many different applications such as military lockers, loss prevention cabinet, security cages and tool cribs as well as many others. We have been in business for over fifty years and we are dedicated to putting all of those years of experience to work for you! To receive more information on how to get started send our staff an email or call today to learn more!

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  • Mystic, CT 800-723-7015

    Acme Wire Products Company is an industry leader in the designing and manufacturing of quality parts and components for countless industries. The Acme Wire team engineers are ready to create products to your exact specifications. When you are unsure of exactly what you need, Acme is ready to help with the perfect machine guarding equipment for your industrial goals.

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  • Wolcottville, IN 844-520-7233

    Our team at PowerSafe Automation works to make working environments safer for our customers by providing superior turnkey machine guarding methods. Our line of products 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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  • Mokena, IL 800-475-6946

    Whether you need quality safety products to prevent a potential problem or solve one that has already occurred, you’ve found the right company! As your safety partner, we offer a full line of solutions for machine guarding, fall protection, pedestrian traffic control, temporary and portable expandable barriers, as well as comprehensive equipment reviews and safety barrier assessments. Contact us today for more information!

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  • Rockford, IL 800-922-7533

    As a trusted adviser since 1971, Rockford Systems helps organizations interpret and apply complex OSHA regulations and ANSI machine safety standards for a broad array of industrial applications. We also provide complete Turnkey Machine Safeguarding Management Solutions, including machine safeguarding assessments, machine risk assessments, over 10,000 safeguarding products, expert installation services, training and technical support, and ongoing compliance validation.

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Machine Guarding

Machine guarding protects workers from preventable injuries due to moving parts in industrial environments. Machine guards are structures that shelter machine operators from accidental contact with potentially dangerous mechanisms. These protective mechanisms come in a variety of shapes and sizes, depending on what type of machine and debris it is protecting workers from.

Some of the injuries that can result from work with machinery include burns, broken bones, amputation, blindness and deep cuts. For this reason, any part of the machine that could harm a worker should have machine guarding around it. There is such a large variety of machine guarding style, that regardless of the shape or size of the machine, it is possible to protect its operators from its dangerous aspects. Machine guarding can be made from various materials, including metals, plastics and wood. Because of its strength, metals such as iron, stainless steel and aluminum are most commonly used, but plastic and wood are preferred in applications where corrosion is a concern. If the guard is going to get in the way of a workers line of sight, it is commonly a clear plastic that is utilized, which is true for most drill press guards, milling machine guards and chuck guards. If a company wants all of its employees to keep their distance from a particular automated machine, even when it is off, there are a couple options. One would be a metal frame and metal mesh plates that make a machine guard fence, while another option would be the invisible infrared light system called safety light curtains.

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is a governmental agency that creates standards for workplace safety measures. OSHA has developed and implemented specific standards concerning the use of machine guards in industrial settings, as well as classifying them into four major categories. These regulations must be followed by any machine owning company, because they are legally required. Regardless of the application, machine guards must adhere to the following five OSHA requirements. All contact with dangerous components of the machinery must be guarded against and the guards themselves must be secured; the machine guard must be attached to the machine itself, or anchored to the walls or ground. High impact strength is also necessary for the machine guards to always stay in place. They must all protect workers from falling and flying objects and create no new hazards. Machine guards must not create an interference that could slow down the manufacturing or fabrication process, or create difficulty for any workers. Finally, since many machines must be regularly lubricated to work properly, machine guards cannot inhibit, but should rather allow plenty of room for a machine to be safely and easily lubricated.