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Nelsa lathe and chuck guards

We offer four different types and styles of Nelsa chuck lathe guards and lathe saddle protection shields, so there is usually at least one guard suitable for every model of lathe commonly used in tool rooms, R&D workshops, prototyping, small-batch production and education/training establishments. All of the guards have been designed to aid compliance with PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) without hindering production. Use the tabs below to find out more about our range of Nelsa lathe guards.

If you need assistance with selecting the correct lathe or chuck guard, please contact us directly.

Nelsa LXS lathe chuck guards

Features and benefits:

  • PUWER-compliant
  • CE marked
  • Provides protection for operator
  • Good workpiece visibility​
  • Available with integral safety interlock
  • Choice of mountings

Nelsa LXS description

Nelsa LXS Lathe Chuck Guards feature a semicircular screen formed from impact-resistant clear polycarbonate, mounted on an extension tube that is attached to the lathe headstock. The guard prevents access to the chuck and workpiece from above. When the guard is lifted and swung out of the way to provide clear access, the electrical safety interlock switch is actuated automatically.

Different sizes of LXS lathe chuck guard are available to suit various centre heights and chuck diameters.

Standards and regulations

Some models incorporate a cam-operated safety interlock switch that is sealed to IP66 and complies with the requirements of BS EN 60947-5-1. Also complies with BS EN ISO 14120.

Nelsa CLG lathe chuck guards

Features and benefits:

  • PUWER-compliant
  • CE marked
  • Provides protection for operator
  • Good workpiece visibility​
  • Light but strong
  • Integral safety interlock
  • Optional gas strut

Nelsa CLG description

Nelsa CLG Lathe Chuck Guards feature a clear two-sided screen formed from polycarbonate, part-framed with steel, mounted on the lathe using a bracket and integral cam-type safety interlock switch. CLG guards are designed for use with Colchester Triumph 2000 and similar lathes (contact us to confirm which mounting bracket is required for your lathe).

The guard prevents access to the chuck and workpiece from the top and front. When the guard is lifted and swung out of the way to provide clear access, the electrical safety interlock switch is actuated automatically.

An optional gas strut kit prevents the guard from slamming closed.

Standards and regulations

Nelsa CLG Lathe Chuck Guards incorporate a cam-operated safety interlock switch that is sealed to IP66 and complies with the requirements of BS EN 60947-5-1. Also complies with BS EN ISO 14120.

CLG guards are CE marked to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Nelsa MNR Minor sliding lathe shields

Features and benefits:

  • PUWER-compliant
  • CE marked
  • Provides protection for operator
  • Good workpiece visibility​
  • Choice of sizes for chucks up to 600mm diameter
  • Integral safety interlock
  • Ease of installation

Nelsa MNR Minor description

Nelsa MNR Minor Sliding Lathe Shields are manufactured from steel with clear polycarbonate windows to the top and front for excellent workpiece visibility. For set-ups and measurement/inspection the shield is slid over the headstock to provide clear access; sliding the shield out of the way actuates the integral safety interlock switch automatically. During operation the shield is positioned over the chuck and workpiece to protect the operator.

Nelsa MNR Minor Lathe Shields are suitable for lathes with chuck diameters up to 600mm. We can supply mountings for fitting the MNR Minor to almost any lathe.

Standards and regulations

Nelsa MNR Minor Sliding Lathe Shields incorporate a safety interlock switch that complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 14119. Also complies with BS EN ISO 14120.

MNR shields are CE marked to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Nelsa MAJ Major sliding lathe shields

Features and benefits:

  • PUWER-compliant
  • CE marked
  • Provides protection for operator
  • Good workpiece visibility​
  • For chucks up to 800mm diameter
  • Integral safety interlock
  • Ease of installation

Nelsa MAJ Major description

Nelsa MAJ Major Sliding Lathe Shields are manufactured from steel with a large, front-facing, clear polycarbonate window to provide excellent workpiece visibility. A robust four-legged mount secures the guard to the lathe headstock. For set-ups and measurement/inspection the shield is slid over the headstock to provide clear access; sliding the shield out of the way actuates the integral safety interlock switch automatically. During operation the shield is positioned over the chuck and workpiece to protect the operator.

Nelsa MAJ Major Lathe Shields are suitable for lathes with chuck diameters up to 800mm (for larger chucks, we can design, manufacture and install bespoke lathe guards). We can supply mountings to fit the MAJ Major to almost any lathe.

Standards and regulations

Nelsa MAJ Major Sliding Lathe Shields incorporate a safety interlock switch that complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 14119. Also complies with BS EN ISO 14120.

MAJ shields are CE marked to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Nelsa TXS saddle-mount lathe shields

Features and benefits:

  • Aids PUWER compliant
  • CE marked
  • Provides protection for operator when working away from headstock
  • Good workpiece visibility​
  • Light but strong
  • Ease of installation

Nelsa TXS description

Nelsa TSX Shields are manufactured from steel with a large polycarbonate window in the front to provide excellent workpiece visibility. These protection shields are designed primarily for mounting on the lathe cross-slide, though they can also be mounted elsewhere on a lathe. When mounted on the cross-slide they provide protection when cutting is taking place away from the headstock and a chuck guard or headstock-mounted shield cannot provide adequate protection. For ease of access during setting and measurement/inspection, the front portion of the shield is hinged so it can be swung upwards out of the way.

Two sizes of TSX lathe shield are available. Both mount on a vertical post that clamps to the saddle, providing vertical adjustment to suit the lathe and workpiece.