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Safety Guard Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial safety guard manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source safety guard manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These safety guard companies can design, engineer and manufacture safety guards to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these safety guard manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of drill press safety guards, hydraulic press safety guards, or conveyor safety guards.

  • 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 do safety guards and we do them well! We are dedicated to using our forty years of experience in every business encounter in order to better serve you. We were established in 1970 with one goal in mind; to bring excellently designed, exceptional quality products to a worldwide customer base. To receive more information on our company and how to get started, get in touch with our customer service division 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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Safety Guards Industry Information

Safety Guards

Safety guards are physical barriers that are constructed around moving parts and potentially dangerous machinery. Designed to protect workers from any preventable injuries related with the operation of machinery, safety guards come in various forms. Many safety guards are specifically designed to meet the safety needs of a particular device or mechanism.

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Safety Guard Design

Safety guards can be made of various materials, including metals, plastics and wood. Which material is used depends on what machine the safety guard is protecting workers from. For example, machines that require the operator to have a clear line of sight with the product being machined, such as lathe guards, are usually a clear but sturdy plastic. Machine guard fencing options do not need to be clear though, since they protect the whole machine while it is not in use. Common metals used include corrosion resistant but lightweight and flexible metals such as aluminum or stainless steel. However, in environments where excessive amounts of chemicals are in contact with the guards, a more naturally corrosion resistant material like wood would be preferred. Machines that require safety guards include drill presses, lathes, milling machines and any other piece of machining equipment that involves cutting teeth, rotating parts, moving belts or meshing gears. Some of the injuries that can result from work with machinery include burns, broken bones, blindness, deep cuts and amputation.

Standards and Specifications for Safety Guards

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is a government agency that has set specific standards concerning the institution and use of safety guards in industrial plants. In complying with OSHA regulations, manufacturers protect themselves from potentially expensive lawsuits. Regulations include the definition of four major machine guard categories as well as five guidelines that are a necessity in the purchase and application of a machine guard.

Types of Safety Guards

Adjustable, self-adjusting, fixed and interlocked are the styles, referring mostly to how the guards relate to the machines. Self-adjusting guards are automatic and able to adjust on their own, while the regular adjusting machine guards must be moved by hand. Fixed guards are permanently attached to part of the machine while interlocked guards are connected electronically to the machine and therefore able to shut-off the system if the barrier is crossed. In short, the regulations that are legally enforced for every machining company involve thorough protection of every dangerous element in a machine, a dependable anchoring system for the guard, high impact strength, room for the machine to be lubricated and they must not interfere with the quality and speed of the product being produced.