TWOOD Chuck Guard
Safety guard for lathes. Ideally suited to capstan and wood turning lathes as the guard both lifts and slides.
Lead time 1-2 days.
Product Technical Information
Originally designed for wood turning lathes, recent developments have also made the TW guard ideally suited to smaller Colchester and Harrison lathes, where full coverage of the chuck and longitudinal saddle is required. The guard’s design and mounting arrangement has also proved to be particularly successful for use on capstan lathes. TW lathe guards are mounted directly to the rear of the lathe or workstation via a height-adjustable steel frame which is 1140mm high with an adjustable height of around 500mm. There is also a horizontal adjustment of approximately 300mm.
The guard, which both lifts and slides, has a steel frame and a 4mm-thick polycarbonate screen. An optional, low-voltage led light, fitted with a fast connector with 5 metres of cable, can also be supplied.
The guard is fitted to the frame via a 1100mm-long linear rail which allows for longitudinal movement so that the guard can slide completely away from the work area, allowing for unhindered set-up. During operation, the guard can be lifted (additional micro switch required), and this is aided by an integral gas spring and adjustable setting lever. Minimal effort is required to slide the linear-rail-mounted guard over and away from the chuck and to lift it almost vertically if required.
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.