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Robot Safety Cells Made With 80/20

Industrial Robots are programmable multifunctional mechanical devices designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices through variable programmed motions to perform a variety of tasks. Robots are generally used to perform unsafe, hazardous, highly repetitive, and unpleasant tasks. Their functions include material handling, assembly, welding, machine tool load and unload functions, painting, spraying, and more. 

Machine guards and robot safety cells are necessary to keep employees safe and comply with OSHA regulations.

Featured in this video, the 80/20 barrier guard is designed to frame a conveyor and robotic arm — it’s built in segments that are easy to reconfigure as processes evolve. Tailor your machine guard to fit your employees, processes, and space.

It can be a challenge to design machine guards that protect personnel and equipment from risk and comply with all OSHA regulations without workflow interference. A custom guard from Neff Power can meet these requirements, with the added benefit of being modular to accommodate change.

At Neff Power we can make your machine guard concept a reality. We provide engineering support so that your design meets requirements and is easy to assemble. Our 80/20 design engineers are experienced in supporting: Robot safety cells, Machine guarding, Ergonomic workstations, and Modifications to existing designs. Click this link to learn more!

Benefits of Machine Guards:

  • The T-slot channel makes it easy to move and reposition stop switches and sensors.
  • The wire mesh provides ventilation and airflow with a thermoplastic coating to avoid injury.
  • Build in subassemblies for fast reconfiguration.
Wire Mesh Enclosure Stop Button T Slot

These machine guards are made with 80/20 T-slotted profiles. Unlike other alternatives, such as prefabricated or steel assemblies, T-slot profiles provide the customization and longevity you need to save resources and create efficiencies. The T-slot channel houses wires and cables, creating a safe and integrated process for running power and pneumatics to your equipment and workstations. 80/20 products provide flexibility and adaptability, allowing you to make quick and easy changes today, as well as any future modifications or retrofits. This adjustability also aids ergonomic initiatives, providing solutions tailored to your processes and personnel. Connections are strong and vibration resistant, leading to material longevity and less down time.

These robot safety cells are made with T-slotted aluminum from 80/20 Inc. With a variety of mesh sizes, color coatings, and anodize color, these safety guard frames are one of many solutions that ease the transition to robotics.

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