Rockford milling machine guards come in two styles that, between them, cover most milling machines commonly used in machine shops and small workshops. If neither style is suitable for your manual milling machine or CNC milling machine, we can modify a standard Rockford guard or, alternatively, we can design, manufacture and install cost-effective bespoke guards.
The Regulations of Using Milling Machine Guards
The main regulations covering milling machines are the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). Rockford JSA and SSA guards that are correctly specified and installed will help employers meet their PUWER obligations for manual milling guards and CNC milling guards.
A milling machine includes a cutter that functions at a high speed. Hence, it can harm the user if not operated properly. Moreover, the milled material may cause serious injuries, because the metal chip is very sharp. Further the metal pieces lying on the table can cut your skin; and the metal flakes flying around during the cutting process may damage your eyes. It is therefore necessary to be careful and alert while operating. Hence all related persons are advised to follow the safe guards listed below.
You should make sure that your hand, shirt sleeve, glove, and long hair are kept at a safe distance from the milling machine, especially the spinning parts. Otherwise if anything gets entangled in the moving parts it will cause serious mishaps. Hence you should always be aware about the location of the stop button for immediately disconnecting the power supply, if an accident occurs while working.
Usually a sharp metal rotates at high speeds on a milling machine guards. Hence you should ensure that the work piece is fastened tightly. It is better to secure the material properly to avoid it from flying off the table and prevent any damage or accident.
How to Properly Secure Milling Machine Guards?
You should even secure all the tools in the relevant tool holders. This is essential because any loose tools can injure you or damage the machine. Further, if a tool breaks, you must instantly stop the tool and change the tool, and repeat that operation. Moreover the broken tool may also collide with the nearby tools in the line, and thus cause various other problems.
Basically the metal which is being cut on a milling equipment has sharp edges. These dangerous metals should always be handled with care; otherwise it can cause considerable damage. Moreover, as some milling machines may not be enclosed, it is necessary to safe guard your eyes from the sharp metal chips and the coolant spray. Hence when you are working with raw metal; you must wear safety gloves and suitable eye protection.
While operating it you should always close the doors and view the process from the window of the machine. This window will protect you from any loose parts, and sharp or large chips of metal. Moreover before starting the milling machine guards you should always clean the window whenever it gets dirty, and also replace it when it is damaged.