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Which Machine Guarding System Should You Choose?

Which Machine Guarding System Should You Choose?

You know you have to have a machine guard – it’s required by OSHA. You know there are certain standards and procedures you have to follow. After that, you have choices. You can make your own with scrap around the shop or you can buy one. If you buy one, there comes the “cookie cutter” machine guards that take up a lot of space and barely make the cut. And then there are the customized machine guards that you can actually have a say in. Let’s take a look at your three options for a …




Robotics – A Growing Industry

Robotics – A Growing Industry

You hear about robotics everywhere, from using drones to deliver packages to robots manufacturing car parts. Robotics is a growing industry and it’s not going to slow down anytime soon.

Twenty-one research reports forecast double-digit growth for robotics! Furthermore, there’s a growing number of industries that have been embracing robotics, such as healthcare, agriculture, automotive, military, and manufacturing. With this increasing number of industries employing robots, more engineers and software professionals are needed to engage in the challenging work of designing robotic devices that perform the necessary repetitive, unpleasant, or dangerous tasks, such as assembling …




Monday’s With Milt – Machine Guarding is an Important Safety Feature

Monday’s With Milt – Machine Guarding is an Important Safety Feature

WireCrafters Machine Guarding is an important safety feature that is found in most manufacturing facilities. Checkout our Automated Panel Welding cell featuring the Fortress Interlocks​ AmStop.




Why Reinvent The Wheel…

Why Reinvent The Wheel…

Homemade vs. Professional Machine Guards

Some machines can be dangerous by their very nature, even when they are used as intended. Daily work activity and heavy equipment can pose a significant risk to sensitive machinery. Despite the dangers, many manufacturers continue to sell machinery products without the controls and guards required by OSHA, giving a false sense of security.

If you have not fully familiarized yourself with the machine guarding requirements, you’re not alone. Understanding the many OSHA and ANSI regulations can be overwhelming, but they must be considered for the safety of your team and …




Ensuring a Safe Work Environment – Customization

Ensuring a Safe Work Environment – Customization

Not every factory or plant is the same, from different products and procedures to even the building layout and industry requirements. A plastic injection molding company will not have the same floor layout and needs as a metal welding and design company. So don’t assume that all machine guards have to be the exact same. Sure, OSHA has specific requirements, but there are other aspects that can be customized to your factory to fit your needs and ensure a safe work environment.

Machine Location

The ability to sketch out a factory’s needs is essential, including …




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