Modular Conveyor Guards Improve Safety & Productivity
- 31 May 2011
- Company & Industry News
An industry leader in delivering safer, more productive bulk materials handling has announced a new generation of modular conveyor guards, enabling workers to do their jobs with reduced risk and greater efficiency, while helping to ensure plant compliance with safety standards and regulations. EVO® Conveyor Guards from Martin Engineering provide a simple, flexible and cost-effective solution to conveyor guarding, with component designs to help keep personnel safe by restricting access to moving parts and pinch points.
The user-friendly design of the new guards is provided by standardized panels that take a systematic approach to guarding, with the flexibility to fit virtually any conveyor design. Wedge clamps allow the guarding panels to be removed and reinstalled quickly and easily, so systems can be expanded or relocated as needed. A variety of wedge bolts and bracket sizes are available to suit a wide range of mounting options.
EVO® Conveyor Guards are self-supporting and feature a rugged modular design that installs on supplied angle iron structure, eliminating the need to attach directly to conveyor equipment. Integrated handles reduce the number of parts and tools required.
The new conveyor guards conform to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.217 when installed with a minimum of 5.50 inches of clearance between the guard opening and hazard. They also comply with
MSHA Safety Standards 56.14107 (moving machine parts), 56.14110 (flying or falling material), 56.14112 (guard construction), 75.1722 (mechanical equipment guards) and 77.4400 (mechanical equipment guards).
Guards are available in a range of sizes, from 11" x 17" samples up to 36" x 50" panels, and can be used in a variety of combinations to accommodate unique and even custom-designed conveyor systems. They can be specified in powder coated orange or painted safety yellow, and can be purchased with or without mounting hardware.
EVO® Conveyor Guards are an economical way to improve safety awareness and reduce worker injuries. They are viewed as a logical extension of Martin Engineering’s commitment to designing solutions that optimize conveyor performance, while helping bulk materials handling facilities reach their goals for safety, regulatory compliance and operating efficiency.
Specific launch dates of this new product may vary slightly, depending on the country / region.
Because training is such an integral part of safety, Martin Engineering has been a pioneer in conveyor training for decades, and the company’s FOUNDATIONS™ Workshop series has been teaching bulk-materials handling personnel how to operate and maintain clean, safe belt conveyors for nearly twenty years. With three distinct levels available, all programs offer the opportunity for customization/localization to feature specific images, conditions and problems from the customer’s site. The presenters are highly trained, with many years of hands-on experience around conveyor systems.
Founded in 1944, Martin Engineering is the world leader in making bulk materials handling cleaner, safer and more productive. The firm is headquartered in