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RapidGuard™ Lift-Out Guarding System

RapidGuard lift-out machine guarding system
Lift-Out Panels
Our panels lift out from the upright posts, allowing easy access to the equipment you are guarding.
Safety to the Max
RapidGuard™ is compliant with OSHA and ANSI/RIA safety standards.
A variety of safety switches or interlocks can be supplied with a RapidGuard™ door.
Speedy Installation
System installs 50% faster than conventional physical barrier products.

Lift-Out Machine Guarding System

RapidGuard™ Lift-Out Machine Guarding System is ideal for guarding welding machines, stretch wrappers, or any other automated equipment that also needs to be easily accessible. Unlike most guarding systems, RapidGuard™ panels lift out from the upright posts, allowing full access to the equipment you are guarding. This feature allows maintenance personnel or workers easy access during downtime or service calls, while still providing the safety and security required while the machine is operating.

Unlike high-tech light curtains or switch mats which are subject to electrical malfunction, this system is always on guard. Great for machines that need 360 degree maintenance access, the RapidGuard™ system offers a full line of hinge and sliding doors to easily integrate into your facility's layout. Simple to plan, and simple to install.

RapidGuard™ Panels & Posts

Panels are made of 10 gauge welded wire and patterned in a 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" rectangular mesh. The mesh is then welded into a 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" 13 gauge rolled formed angle. Drop-in mounting brackets are welded to the guarding panel and slip into the upright posts. Strong 2" x 2" 14 gauge tube posts with lasered slats accept the tabs and reinforce the machine guarding system.

Security and Safety Come First

RapidGuard™ installs 50% faster than conventional physical barrier products and is compliant with OSHA and ANSI/RIA safety standards.

Each RapidGuard™ lift-out panel is designed for a tool removable bolt to be fastened on the inside of the panel system. With this bolt in place, no one can lift out the guarding panel while the machine or robot is operating. A safety switch or interlock can be supplied with a RapidGuard™ door. Once the interlock is disengaged, the machine or robot will shut down immediately. Once the machine or robot has shut down, you may then go to any panel, remove the bolt, go to the outside of the machine guard system, and lift the panel off from the upright posts in order to access the guarded machine or robot.

The RapidGuard™ Lift-Out Machine Guarding System installs 50% faster than conventional physical barrier products and is compliant with OSHA and ANSI/RIA safety standards for machine perimeter and safety guarding.

Standard Features & Options are Available

Standard features from WireCrafters other systems are compatible and available for use with the RapidGuard™ lift-out machine guarding system. Hinged and sliding doors are available for this application. All doors are self-latching and have the option for a Fortress AmStop 24V Interlock or an interlock of your choice. Standard heights of 6' and 8' are available. Panels come standard in a black powder coat finish, and posts come standard with a yellow powder coat finish.

  • Standard size panels are 6'-2 13/16"H & 8'-1 1/4" high by 0'-6" to 5'-0" wide.
  • Panels install vertically between 6'6-3/4"H & 8'-5 1/4"H Posts (4" sweep).
  • Custom size panels and special heights available.
  • Fully framed panel adds strength and stability unequaled in the industry.
  • Hinged and slide doors available.
  • Lift-Out design allows for 50% faster installation.
  • One piece special tool removable hardware meets OSHA & ANSI/RIA standards.
  • All hardware including anchors included.
  • Stock powder coat black panel & yellow post finish.
  • Panels may be ordered in alternate woven and welded mesh options, expanded metal, sheet metal, or clear polycarbonate.
  • Lock out plate and pull handle come standard.
  • Safety Interlocks available with mounting plates.
  • Panels

    Panels are available in standard 6' and 8' heights.

  • Doors

    Hinged or sliding doors are available. Locks and Interlocks are also available.

  • Mesh

    Standard 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" 10-gauge welded wire. Alternate meshes available depending on your guarding requirements.

  • Frames

    1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 13-gauge angle frame.

  • Finish

    Available with Powder Coat Finish; black panels, yellow posts. View other available Color Options
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RapidGuard™ Panels
WireCrafters Lift-Out Machine Guard Panel
  • Five widths, 1' to 5' in one foot increments.
  • Two heights: 6'-2 13/16" and 8'-5 1/4".
  • Mesh: 10 gauge wire welded into 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" rectangular openings.
  • Frame 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 13 GA steel angle.
  • Custom size panels available.
  • Alternate mesh, sheet metal, clear polycarbonate panels available, see Special Mesh for stocked items.
RapidGuard™ Welded Wire Panels - 6'-2 13/16" High RapidGuard™ Welded Wire Panels - 8'-5 1/4" High
Part Number Size (W x H) Weight (lbs.) Part Number Size (W x H) Weight (lbs.)
RG16 1'-0" x 6'-2 13/16" 15 RG18 1'-0" x 8'-5 1/4" 19
RG26 2'-0" x 6'-2 13/16" 21 RG28 2'-0" x 8'-5 1/4" 27
RG36 3'-0" x 6'-2 13/16" 26 RG38 3'-0" x 8'-5 1/4" 34
RG46 4'-0" x 6'-2 13/16" 32 RG48 4'-0" x 8'-5 1/4" 41
RG56 5'-0" x 6'-2 13/16" 38 RG58 5'-0" x 8'-5 1/4" 50
RGEP6 (extension panel) 0'-6" x 6'-2 13/16" 12 RGEP8 (extension panel) 0'-6" x 8'-5 1/4" 16
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RapidGuard™ Posts
  • Stock sizes: 6'-6 3/4", and 8'-5 1/4".
  • Both heights allow for 4" sweep-space.
  • 8'-5 1/4" height hole layout allows for 0'-3 1/4" sweep-space.
  • Posts are flush to top of panel.
  • Standard Baseplate: 4" x 7" with holes for anchors.
  • Special length posts are available.
  • Oversized baseplates are available.
  • Floor anchors (3/8") are included with your order.
RapidGuard™ Stock Post Sizes
Part Number Type Height Weight (lbs.)
RGRP-6 Run 6'-6 3/4" 15
RGCP-6 Corner 6'-6 3/4" 16
RGRP-8 Run 8'-5 1/4" 20
RGCP-8 Corner 8'-5 1/4" 21
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RapidGuard™ Hinged Doors
  • 3' or 4' wide by 6'-11" high opening.
  • Complete with two door posts and hardware.
  • Three 4" x 4" 10 gauge tight pin hinges.
  • Ball catch standard, interlocks available.
  • Transom panel or header tube sized to match partition height.
  • Universal construction, works for left or right hand outside swing.

RapidGuard™ Stock Hinged Door Sizes
Part Number Opening (W x H) Overall Height Weight (lbs.)
RGHD366 3'-0" x 6'-8" 7'-1 3/8" 89
RGHD466 4'-0" x 6'-8" 7'-1 3/8" 96
RGHD388 3'-0" x 8'-6" 8'-5 1/4" 107
RGHD488 4'-0" x 8'-6" 8'-5 1/4" 117
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RapidGuard™ Sliding Doors
WireCrafters RapidGuard Lift Out Machine Guarding with Sliding Door and Interlock
  • 3', 4', 5', or 6' widths.
  • Full height partition openings of 6'-6" and 8'.
  • Ball catch standard, interlocks available.
  • Complete with two door posts, two 4 wheel trolley trucks, 16 gauge track, and all hardware.
  • Universal construction, works for left or right hand outside slide.
RapidGuard™ Sliding Door Sizes
Part Number Opening (W x H) Overall Height Weight (lbs.)
RGSD366 3'-0" x 6'-8" 7'-1 1/4" 89
RGSD466 4'-0" x 6'-8" 7'-1 1/4" 96
RGSD566 5'-0" x 6'-8" 7'-1 1/4" 113
RGSD666 6'-0" x 6'-8" 7'-1 1/4" 124
RGSD388 3'-0" x 8'-6" 8'-11 3/4" 107
RGSD488 4'-0" x 8'-6" 8'-11 3/4" 117
RGSD588 5'-0" x 8'-6" 8'-11 3/4" 137
RGSD688 6'-0" x 8'-6" 8'-11 3/4" 151
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Style 840 Door Closers & Openers
WireCrafters Electric Sliding Door Opener
Electric Door Opener

(for Sliding Doors)
Uses standard 110 volt single phase electric motor with chain drive. Supplied with radio frequency remote controls, self-closing timer, anti-crush safety switch, and photo eye safety switch. Stationary push button control, electro-magnetic locks optional.

WireCrafters Pneumatic door
Pneumatic Door Opener

(for Vertical & Sliding Doors)
Requires facility-supplied compressed air of 40psi. Cylinders operated by stationary palm button, lever valve, or electric solenoid. Works with vertical rise or sliding doors.

WireCrafters Hinged Door Closer
Hinged Door Closer

Commercial grade hydraulic door closer causes door to close and latch upon release.

WireCrafters Self-Closing Sliding door
Self-Closing Sliding Doors

Requires no external power source. Counter balanced weight and pulley system closes and locks door upon release.

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Fortress AmStop 24V Interlock
Fortress AmStop 24V Interlock with WireCrafters machine guarding
  • Handle operated safety switch is wired to guarded equipment to cut off power.
  • Heavy duty construction for high traffic areas.
  • Stocked with both hinge and slide door mounting plates.
  • Other models and voltages are available.
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Finishes & Colors

Unless otherwise specified by the customer or by the stock finish description on our website, all WireCrafters products receive one coat of gray (standard) liquid enamel.

Stock Colors

WireCrafters maintains stock of the optional colors shown. All colors are available in traditional liquid enamel or an optional powder coat finish. Touch up paint is provided with all orders (other than custom powder coat colors).

Custom Colors

Custom matched colors require the submission of a one inch square (or larger) paint chip with order, and require an additional charge. (RAL standard color number may be submitted in lieu of paint chip.) Touch up paint is provided with all orders. Custom match colors may extend delivery time. Please contact WireCrafters customer service for additional information.

Optional Finishes
  • Powder Coat
  • Galvanized
  • Plain Steel
  • Brushed (Stainless Steel)
  • Electro Polished (Stainless Steel)

WireCrafters Product Finishes and Color Samples

*Note: The colors displayed on this website show the variety of optional colors kept in stock. Users should not place orders based on the colors as reproduced on their computer screens as these may vary from the actual color. Please request a printed WireCrafters Color Chart before making a color selection.

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