Machine Guarding

PROJECT SPOTLIGHTS

MPSA designs customized mechanical guards with quality and durable materials including Bosch Rexroth’s aluminum framing and GSM’s powder-coated steel frames.

Cartoner Safeguarding Upgrade
  • Replaced AZ15 safety switches with Category 3 rated AZ16-12ZVRK safety switches.
  • Installed coded magnetic Category 3 safety switches on the carton feed area hinged door and on lift-up Lexan covers.
  • Added required push-button stations.
  • Upgraded safety control circuit to achieve Category 3 or PLd requirements.
  • Installed Lexan extension to the flip-down door with nut plate and space to eliminate reach-in hazard area.
  • Reduced crawl-under gap with Lexan door extension panels.
  • Added stainless filler panel under the conveyor.
Hydraulic Press Brake Safety Enclosures
  • No-Operator-Access Guarding.
  • Multiple solenoid safety-interlock switches.
  • Category 3 safety controls.
  • Turnkey safety solutions fully integrated at the customer’s site.
Sound Abatement Safety Enclosure
  • Modular framing with special T-slots designed for reduction of noise.
  • Implemented the No-Operator-Access design solution which was developed to reduce noise and maintain safety integrity.
  • Reduced the noise level to 80 dB from 92 dB
  • Category 3 safety controls with safety interlock switches on all doors.
Perimeter Safety Barrier Guarding
  • Steel guarding for rugged environments.
  • Quick-connect assembly system reduces labor.
  • The uncommon assembly/disassembly tool complies with ISO 12100-2.
  • Integrated safety control is built into the door frame.
  • This safety enclosure follows ISO 12100-2 and the new RIA 15.06.2012 regulations.
Large Counterbalance Guard
  • User-friendly safety enclosure with counter balance vertical lift door.
  • Utilizes heavy-duty linear runner blocks and ball rails for smooth movement.
  • Integrated special emergency stopping device to ensure complete control of the enclosure and to prevent it from drifting down.
  • Guard is directly mounted to the machine, so there are no guarding obstructions for maintenance access.
Machine Guard with Counterbalance
  • Accumulator station and guard.
  • Linear paper accumulation with lightweight counterbalance doors with integrated safety controls.
  • 120” linear pneumatic actuators
    for web control.
  • Counterbalance door design for close access.
  • Removable panels for maintenance access.
Customized Black Anodized Laser Enclosure
  • Enclosure ensures that the laser equipment is properly contained.
  • The front door is supported by gas shocks.
  • Safety interlock switches coupled with Category 4 safety circuit are integrated.
Sancoa Labeler
  • Guarding constructed of Bosch Rexroth aluminum structural framing.
  • Light curtains.
  • Schmersal safety non-contact safety switches.
  • STI G9SP safety controller.

MPSA Projects

Select a category below:

Machine Guarding

  • Enclosures
  • Fixed guarding

Integrated Controls

  • Electrical engineering
  • Safety controllers
  • Customized control panels

Machine Shop Safety

  • Lathe guarding
  • Lathe chuck covers
  • Drill press guards
  • Milling machine guards

Lab Safety

  • Contamination & exposure enclosures
  • Lab production guarding
  • Sound abatement enclosures

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