Fixed Guards

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Advantages: Can be constructed to suit many applications; permanently encloses the point of operation or hazard area; provides protection against machine repeat; and allows simple, in-plant construction, with minimal maintenance.

  • Maximum protection
  • Variety of applications
  • In-house fabrication
  • Low cost and maintenance

Disadvantages: Sometimes not practical for changing production runs involving different size stock or feeding methods; machine adjustment and repair often require guard removal; and other means of protecting maintenance personnel often required (lockout/tagout).

  • Poor Visibility
  • Must remove for repairs requiring for LOTO