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Sliding Door

Aluminum Sliding Door Guard

Existing Conditions

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

DarlexCounterBalanceThe 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.

The 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.

Standard Perimeter Guard from Aluminum Extrusion

Existing ConditionsAluminum Perimeter Guard in Safety Yellow

New production line.

The Challenge

To design and build a perimeter guard that addressed and met the requirement for North American Safety Standards.

The Solution

A perimeter guard that included:

  • 50 X 50 mm Yellow powder coated 4-slot aluminum extrusion.
  • Panels constructed using 1 inch by 1 inch black powder coated grid guard with accompanying grid gasket (to ensure grid guard is securely fastened).
  • Dimensional minimums were incorporated: 1. 6 inch clearance from floor to the bottom side of the bottom 50 X 50mm member 2. 78 inch height of structure.

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.

Machine Guard with Automated Door

Existing Conditions

New machine design.

darlexdoorassemblylargeThe Challenge

To design and build a machine guard which incorporated automated sliding doors on the front face of the guard that were supported by aluminum extrusion — the customer requested a series of four steel posts.

The Solution

A pneumatic rodless cylinder (with profile rail and bearing) mounted to the inside of the front face of the guard used in conjunction with our standard roller guide extrusion and related slider assembly.