Key features and benefits includes:
- All round visibility
- Unrestricted front access
- Ease of installation
- Optional sliding access door for applications requiring access to quill
Suitable for Horizontal, Vertical, Universal & Turret machines
The patented Slide & Swing Aside Milling Machine Guard has been designed to meet the stringent guidelines laid for both legal requirements and industrial necessity. It is manufactured using impact resistant clear polycarbonate and gives good visibility, immediate access and maximum operator protection. Its unique design ensures that the guard does not impair the performance or the versatility of the machine.
This is the first guard of its kind which enables either small workpieces or large castings fitting and overhanging the milling machine table to be completely protected, but at the same time giving immediate and complete access to the piece part or casting beting machined. Each of the front panels can slide to the right or left and swing aside on their own axis out of the way, finishing in a position parallel to the end panels.
The advantage of the Slide and Swing Aside movement is that you can obtain immediate access to the whole length of the table for unloading large workpieces, and although the panels slide aside they will not take up anymore than the actual length of the table.
Where large castings are being machined that overhang the table, you can slide the guard forward and lock into the position required. This may however leave a gap on the underside of the guard between the table and front panels. To overcome this situation an Infill Guard can be fitted which also keeps the operator and machine clear from swarf and coolant.