Machine guards made with polycarbonate sheets

Machine guards made from polycarbonate sheets are
ensuring safety at the workplace. Allplastics Engineering represents a range of
clear polycarbonate brands including Lexan, Makrolon, Palram and Safeguard,
which are used in diverse industrial environments such as food, materials
handling, mining, engineering and assembly lines to comply with OH&S
regulations for worker safety.

Polycarbonate UV grade is 250 times stronger than
glass, can be easily cut and machined, is virtually unbreakable, and covered by
a warranty from the manufacturer, making it the preferred choice of engineers
when designing guards for machinery.

Allplastics also offers machine guards for use in
applications where they are constantly being cleaned and exposed to wear. Mar resistant grade polycarbonate sheets have a special coating on both
sides to minimise damage or marking on guards and barriers. Brands such as
Lexan MR10 and Makrolon AR2 are available in thicknesses ranging from 3mm to
12.7mm.

Allplastics’ capabilities

Allplastics can provide CNC routered shapes to match
your drawings or broken guards; experienced fabricators can bend or construct
chutes, guards, boxes or covers for a diverse range of applications; and thin gauge polycarbonate that can be cold bent and secured by a frame can
be supplied for requirements such as curved lathe guards or surrounds.

In addition to clear polycarbonate guards, Allplastics
can also fabricate Opal (off white) polycarbonate for applications where
visibility is more important than clarity, or yellow high density polyethylene for
even higher visibility.

Key
features and benefits of polycarbonate machine guards include excellent impact
resistance; ability to be cold bent in thinner gauges; self-extinguishing
properties; excellent acoustics; and UV resistance.

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