Machine guard manufacture and fabrication
All our machine guards are manufactured in our own factory in South Wales by our highly experienced and skilled workforce.
Sheet metal components are processed using our state-of-the-art CNC punch press and press brake to achieve high productivity and close tolerances. In addition we have in-house welding and finishing, which enables us to maintain control over quality and lead times for the entire production process.
Our manufacturing operation is on an impressive scale, with a factory of 36,000 square feet and a workforce of over 70. This capacity enables us to take on the largest of machine guarding projects.
Choice of materials
Thanks to our in-house cutting, forming and fabricating facilities we can process any material that might be specified for machine guards, including mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, polycarbonate, wire mesh and specialist sound-deadening materials. The advantage of this flexibility is that our designers are not restricted in the types of material they can specify, so customers benefit from a truly optimised bespoke guarding design. Mild steel guards can be painted or epoxy polyester powder coated in the customer’s choice of colour.
With some projects, particularly for OEMs such as machine tool manufacturers, we manufacture to the customer’s detailed designs and specifications, maintaining the highest quality standards. We are happy to advise customers where we feel that minor design improvements can be beneficial in terms of lower cost or better performance.
When we manufacture large or complex machine guards, customers are welcome to inspect the work at specific stages, such as when the fabrication is complete but prior to any powder coating or painting.
Alternatively, if you would like to see our design and production facilities before placing an order, we are happy to arrange this too.
Our design engineers are highly experienced with machinery safety standards, so we ensure that standards are complied with when we design guards, or we work closely with customers to ensure the machine guards are compliant when manufacturing to their designs. Our ISO 9001 Quality Management System covers the design, manufacture and installation of machine guards.