A Different Kind of Machine Guarding System
Machine guarding systems are necessary for safety and required by OSHA, however, we don’t believe they are all created equal. We are known for our machine guarding systems – including custom machine guards.
We’ve recently deployed a new, more compact guard – the RapidGuard® II. You landed on this page probably because of this news!
We obviously don’t want to diminish the other machine guarding products we’ve provided organizations for many decades. We created this new product to meet unique market applications, and there are several ways the RapidGuard® II is unique.
The primary reason we believe organizations should consider using RapidGuard® II is for the space and proximity it provides.
Because of the mesh openings on the panels, this machine guard can be mounted within 4.7 inches from the hazardous areas. This is a drastic difference in other systems, which place a person 33 inches away from the same hazard.
We want to paint a picture of this potential impact!
Benefits for a Machine Operator and all Employees
For a machine operator or other individuals who work near a hazardous area, 2 additional feet of workspace can enhance their experience and efficiency. Picture a facility overall. An extra 2 feet of space could equate to an additional locker. It could mean the ability to safely hold one more worker on the warehouse floor. It certainly means more open space which should allow for greater ease to move around a machine or work station.
Remember that guarding is often used around all sides of a hazardous piece of equipment. So our machine guarding systems save you much more than 2 feet of space in that case.
The proximity to the machine and also the included lift-off feature guarantees machine operators easy access for machine maintenance. Our Lift-Off design allows you to remove panels while the fixing system (hardware) remains attached to the guard, or post, in compliance with RIA TR R15.406.
Space is an issue for many facilities but the RapidGuard® II can be part of the solution. It’s easy to see a correlation between it and operational efficiency. It can also save you money.
Attention to Detail
Because this is a new product, we want to remind customers that they can expect the same great experience we are known for with the rest of our product line. We are a family-owned business with over 50 years of industry experience.
Like all our products, the RapidGuard® II is made in the USA. We guarantee 48-hour shipping on stock items but are also happy to provide a variety of custom options.
Feel free to ask us questions or view the spec sheet for this unique machine guard here!
For other examples of our machine guard in action, read more here.