Machine guards are primarily safety features that protect machine operators from dangers like moving parts, flying shards and sparks, therefore machine guarding has to be rigid, tough, durable and impact resistant.
Provincial Rubber’s plastic fabrication experts have extensive experience in creating tailor-made machine guards to protect operators of all sorts of machinery. We select and use appropriate plastics for the environment and type of machinery, while offering optical clarity for monitoring the machinery.
Most of the machine guards we make are fabricated from PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol), polycarbonate, PVC, acrylic (commonly known as Perspex) or polypropylene. All these thermoplastics fit the criteria for machine guarding, as well as being formable. PETG has the added advantage of being approved for food contact.
We have the capability to form, bend, weld, bond and polish these plastics to fabricate simple and complex machine guarding to fit machines of all shapes and sizes, according to the clients’ specifications.
Plastic machine guards are commonly used in industries where high levels of hygiene are required (such as the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries), so we take care that our products meet all the necessary standards for health and safety. We also design and build our guards to withstand regular washing and disinfecting avoiding dirt traps.
There are all sorts of considerations when selecting the right plastic and design for a machine guard, such as whether earthing is necessary to counter static electricity; whether scratch resistance is a factor; and whether fume or heat extraction is required for the machinery to be covered.
Our machine guard fabrication team are ready, willing and able to advise on guard design and fitting, but if you require a replacement guard we can manufacture it from an existing sample, or drawings.
If you are seeking a guard for new machinery we will consult with you to create the perfect solution.
We are able to manufacture flawless machine-specific guards of any type, such as tunnel guards, curved tunnel guards, acoustic covers, panels and chutes – in fact any guard you need for anything from an office paper guillotine to milling machine and lathe guards, or protection for a full production line.
We’ll produce your plastic machine guard all ready for assembly and mounting, with polished edges if required.
When you need high end machine guarding, compliant with regulations and built to last, get in touch with Provincial Rubber on 0117 954 1117 for a one-stop solution.