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Nelsa standard milling machine guards

Nelsa milling machine guards come in two styles that, between them, cover most milling machines commonly used in machine shops and small workshops. If neither style is suitable for your machine, we can modify a standard Nelsa guard or, alternatively, we can design, manufacture and install cost-effective bespoke guards.

The main regulations covering milling machines are the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). Nelsa JSA and SSA guards that are correctly specified and installed will help employers meet their PUWER obligations. If you a buy pre-owned milling machine, perhaps from outside the EU, it may need to be CE marked to the Machinery Directive and the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations, in which case JSA and SSA guards can fulfil the relevant guarding requirements.

Use the tabs below to find out more about the Nelsa JSA (Just Swing Aside) and SSA (Slide and Swing Aside) standard milling machine guards.

Nelsa JSA (Just Swing Aside) milling machine guides

Features and benefits:

  • PUWER-compliant
  • Integral safety interlock
  • Operator-friendly proximity guard
  • Unrestricted front access
  • Easy adjustment in Z and Y axes
  • Versatile for tool rooms, R&D workshops, prototyping, small-batch production and education/training establishments

The Nelsa JSA-1E Interlocked Vertical Milling Machine Guard is suitable for Bridgeport Series 1 vertical mills and similar machines. This operator-friendly proximity guard provides protection without the usual constraints of a full table guard; it simply swings aside for clear access to the machine table for setting, measurement, etc.

A mounting bracket is secured to the left or right of the machine to carry the support arm and the three-sided framed polycarbonate screen. An optional side cut-out provides access to the quill feed arm.

Nelsa SSA (Slide and Swing Aside) milling machine guides

Features and benefits:

  • PUWER-compliant
  • Integral safety interlock
  • All-round visibility
  • Unrestricted front access
  • Easy installation on table T slots
  • Versatile for horizontal, vertical, universal and turret milling machines

The Nelsa SSA Interlocked Milling Machine Guard is suitable for horizontal, vertical, universal and turret milling machines used in tool rooms, R&D workshops, prototyping, small-batch production and education/training establishments. This patented proximity guard does not impair the performance or the versatility of the machine, even when the vice overhangs the front of the table or large castings are being machined.

Each of the front panels can slide to the side and swing on its own axis, finishing out of the way parallel to the guard’s end panels. This provides unhindered access to the whole length of the table. When machining workpieces that overhang the front of the machine, the guards can be slid forward and locked in the required position. Twin sliding access panels provide access to the quill feed arm or controls without having to open the interlocked guard.