AM Chuck Guard
Repar2 AM customised linear chuck guards are designed and manufactured to suit particularly large lathes or lathes that have been modified for specialised component machining.
Price available on application.
Product Technical Information
AM customised linear chuck guards are designed and manufactured to suit particularly large lathes or those that have been modified for specialised component machining. They can also be manufactured to provide coverage of the rotating chuck from both sides of the lathe.
The guards are mounted to the headstock of a lathe by four height-adjustable brackets that are supplied with the guard. The brackets can also be moved left to right, forwards and backwards to suit the headstock configuration.
The guard has a steel frame with polycarbonate or laminated glass screens. A low-voltage led light can also be supplied and fitted along with a fast connector and five metres of cable.
Minimal effort is required to slide the linear rail-mounted guard over the chuck, which is then held in place with a positive click lock. The guard provides coverage of the rotating chuck and the built-in interlock ensures that the guard must be in place before machine start-up.
DC injection braking is optional, as is our dual-channel safety control panel as well as an additional e-stop or kick-stop. Our ‘safety panels’ contain safety relays and dual-power switching contactors. This system provides redundancy and fault tolerance, and it complies with current Standards regarding safety-related parts of control systems.
Video below of a custom AM Chuck guard we designed for a customer that was looking for full lathe enclosure guarding. The saddle guarding shown in the video was also custom manufacutured to their requirements.