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  • 1.  Machine Guarding

    Posted 07-10-2019 21:46
    For you what is your biggest challenge in machine guarding? If possible, share materials and educative videos in order to aware personnel about this matter. Thanks

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    Adolfo Leao
    Production Engineer
    FMC
    Uberaba
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  • 2.  RE: Machine Guarding

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 07-12-2019 08:03
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    I am a chemical engineer, but have always taken an interest in mechanical maintenance of unique equipment.  Anyway, one of the best tricks I have seen is when you put on a screened guard on a piece of equipment (i.e. belt drive, coupling, etc..)….paint the screen portion black.  That way, you can visually see the internals of the mechanisms much better.  It allows operators as well as mechanics to visually see the equipment behind the guard much better. It also allows the mechanic to use a strobe light much easier.  See the attached as a quick example.

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    John Howell PE
    Senior Process Engineer
    Stantec
    Fredericton NB
    Canada
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