Machine Safety Guarding
"Machinery comes in
many sizes and shapes, and it can present many different types of
hazards. Each year thousands of employees across the country are
injured by the machines they are most familiar with... and which they
believe are safe. The risk of accidents from powered machinery is so
great OSHA estimates that lack of machine
guarding is the second most frequent safety violation in industry today."
ATS specializes in
industrial machine guarding. Some examples are dangerous points
of operation such as gears, chains, knife/shear cutoff, and
presses. We also do perimeter guarding/fencing of automated
production lines and robots.
ATS uses high strength
industrial profile, which is a 40mm wide aluminum extrusion.
Panels are typically plastic coated steel mesh. Lexan is often
used in areas where something could be thrown in the direction of the
operator. It also helps in sound deadening of noisy machines.
Every guard is custom made
to suit the customer's needs. ATS takes into account how the
worker operates the machine to insure that the guarding does not
interfere with the productivity. In some instances, the
productivity level has actually increased after the installation of our
safety guards. Consideration is also given to the flow of product
in and around the machine so that the normal operating procedures will
not cause the machine to stop because a guard has been interrupted.
Over the last seven years,
ATS. has worked extensively with members of a Fortune 50 company to
safety guard equipment used in the industry.
ATS has successfully guarded a wide array of machines in a variety of
environments to the highest standards. This is achieved by using
a combination of physical guards, light curtains, non-defeatable
safety interlock switches, and safety rated relays.
personnel have successfully completed Safety Guarding training
conducted by a Fortune 50 company to learn the aspects of "No Access"
we are trained in providing no access to hazardous areas of machines,
there are some situations that do not warrant these rigorous
measures. Each situation is evaluated to produce the most
effective solution for your individual needs. We can properly
guard machines in such circumstances so that the necessary level
of safety is met without the expensive equipment needed for "no access"
services range from risk assessment to turn-key installations.
can provide any combination of design, fabrication, or installation to
suit your needs.
A few examples of our work.
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