Monthly Archives: October 2013

Robot Polishing Cell Guard

Existing Conditions

darlexpolishingcellguard2 No guard present.

The Challenge

To design a guarding structure which would allow 3 different access points to the robot cell area in order to synchronize or set up the robots inside.

The Solution

A flexible guard that includes:

  • Suspended sliding doors secured and guided by our standard roller guide extrusion and related slider assembly.
  • Safety Interlocks installed on hatch access doors and sliding panels.
  • A combination of different sizes of clear anodized aluminum extrusions with accompanying lexan and blue sintra panels.

Aluminum Extrusion Machine Guard

Existing Conditionsdarlexmachineguardlarge

New machine guard.

The Challenge

To design, build and install a completely modular safety guard which incorporated mountings that were attached to the steel sub structure.

The Solution

A machine guard that:

  • Was totally enclosed — protecting against in-running nips and a high temperature oven.
  • Included sliding doors — these required the use of less space as opposed to swing doors.
  • Included using our powder coated yellow extrusions (35 X 35 mm and 35 X 70 mm) with black powder coated grid guard (1 inch X 1 inch) for optimum visibility.
  • Mountings — used our standard box foot to attach the assembly to the steel sub frame.

Aluminum Extrusion Trimmer Guard

Trimmerlarge2Existing Conditions

A restrictive and brittle acrylic guard that was accessible from underneath and contained safety limit switches that could be easily bypassed.

The Challenge

To design, manufacture and assemble a guarding solution that incorporated: full maintenance accessibility; pre-mounted safety interlock switches; and an improved operational design while still keeping operator safety a priority.

Trimmerlarge3The Solution

A solution that meets all of the design criteria including a seamless transfer from the old structure to the new guard and can be provided in either clear anodized or powder coated yellow finish at NO extra cost to our client.