Safety & Protection

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Perimeter Guarding

The ANSI Safety Standard requires that an automated perimeter guarding system be installed on machinery to help guard perimeter hazards. Accu-Router highly recommends this option. All existing Accu-Router machines can be fitted with a 5′ cyclone fence bolted to the floor, around the back of the machine. Two 3′ wide doors open to a 6′ wide opening in the back of the machine, giving access for service or maintenance requirements. The front of the machine can be guarded with 3′ wide unitized safety floor mats placed around the front and along the sides of the machine. Any pressure on those mats automatically stops the machine.

Stack Light

A stack light is placed on top of the Accu-Router control. When the machine is running the light is green. When it’s not cutting for less than one minute adjustable setting, the light is yellow. When the machine is not cutting for more than one minute, the light turns red.

The stack light is used as an operator accountability measure. It helps maintain and recognize the importance of constant running time on the routers. This is especially effective with multiple routers in place.

Safety Labeling

Whether all new or re-acquired Green, all Accu-Routers that pass through our factory receive the latest high-visibility ANSI-compliant safety labeling.

Roll-Up Table Curtains

Roll-up table curtains are a reinforced fabric cover designed to help keep debris, chips, or dust off of the table ways and the table ball screw. These spring loaded roll-up curtains on each end of the machine table cover the components as the machine table travels in either direction. Clean components assure an accurate, consistent running machine.

Way Covers

These accordion style covers are made to fit over each of the table ways individually. A very popular retrofit for Accu-Router 5-axis machines. Perfect for smooth, consistent operation in an abrasive environment.

External Tape Scales

These can be added to an Accu-Router to enhance encoder servo feedback for axis movements. This option will increase positioning and repeatability tolerances to potentially very tight specifications.

Ball Screw Shroud

Available for extra machine protection is a shroud designed over the table ball screw in addition to the way covers and roll-up curtains. A blower is installed inside the shroud, covering the ball screw, offering positive air inside while keeping contaminants out. Excellent preventative measure designed to keep machine running at top performance.

Hand Scraped Y Axis Carriage

The cast iron spindle mounting platform can be hand scraped by a machine tool specialist resulting in an incredible squareness and flatness between the X, Y, and Z axes. The above two options are considerations for high accuracy applications.