Interlocked crosslide carriage travel lathe shields go beyond OSHA and ANSI safety requirements.
These are electrically interlocked heavy-duty crosslide/carriage travel shields. When the shield is swung out of position, the positive contacts on the microswitch open, sending a stop signal to the machine control. The safety mircroswitch electrical wires are furnished with a protective sheath and connect to the safety circuit of the machine that switches off the control to the movement of the chuck. All safety microswitches are mounted in an enclosed housing with an enclosure rating of IP 67.
The shields consist of a high impact-resistant, transparent polycarbonate front panel with an aluminum top plate that provides operator protection from flying chips and coolant. The adjustable shield attaches to tubular-steel arms that provide additional adjustability at the joint and steel base. The steel base which houses the safety microswitch mounts to the backside of the horizontal carriage of the machine.
These electrically interlocked crosslide/carriage travel shields are available in different sizes. Because the shield, arms, and base are adjustable, the shield can be positioned for maximum protection during operation and can be swung out of the way for easy access to the workpiece and tooling.