Lead Screw Guard Covers – Ideal for Lathes

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CUSTOM MADE ROLLERS

One of the functions of this device is that it shields operators from moving parts of the lathe and helps in keeping working materials from entangling moving parts. The Roll-up lead screw is a two self-rolling/unrolling units which consist of tear and oil resistant band close to the aluminum and pressed steel brackets that are responsible for the security and travel with lathe carriage. This device is available irrespective of the size, they are in different bandwidths and lengths.

Key Features

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Custom Made to Order

  • Lathe Roller covers can be found in different sizes starting from 150mm to 600mm wide in steps of 50mm and in lengths to suit the need of clients up to 2.6M of travel.
  • Normally combined when supplying, one for each side of the saddle, one side rolls up, the opposite extends because of the saddle travels.
  • The roll-out cover is factory-made from nylon mesh reinforced neoprene designed for the purpose of being a proof against hot swarf (turning chips).
  • Lathe roller covers are provided with the spring loaded winding mechanism contained in a solid metal enclosure with threaded inserts suitable for attaching mounting brackets.
  • The fact that all machines are different, no mounting brackets are provided thus style and manufacture of simple mounting brackets is the responsibility of the customer.
  • They are designed to stop operator materials (clothing) from tangling with the rotating Feed shaft and Leadscrew on a lathe, however, it will be used as an alternative for other applications.
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Roll-Up Lead-Screw Protection

AKON provides the roll-up lead screw protection device for all lathe styles. These mini lathe leadscrew covers are exceptional lead screw protection devices that are installed easily and quickly. This well-being device protects the operators from reaching moving parts of the lathe, thereby keeping work clothes/materials from reaching moving parts and getting entangled.

The two self-rolling/unrolling units both have a tear-and oil-resistant band fused to aluminum and pressed steel brackets that secures and travel with the lathe carriage. This device is user friendly and readily available to customers in different bandwidths and lengths.

Roller Models

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STANDARD DUTY

For slower moving components the standard duty roller guard is ideal. This roller is a reliable economical solution for any applications where the duty cycle is within about 10,000 cycles. Used on equipment and machines that will not cycle consistently.

 

Specifications

  • Duty Cycle - At least 10,000 cycles
  • Extending Speed - Slow, moderate
  • Tube Diameter - 2.375" and 1.75" OD
  • End of Shade - Pocket for flat steel bar
  • Mounting Legs - Included & removable
  • Min. Width - 21"
  • Max. Extension - 95"
  • Price - $
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HEAVY DUTY

The most commonly installed roller guard AKON supplies. Designed for at least 500,000 cycles and featuring a robust fabrication. Commonly used by OEM's and manufacturing plants for all types of guarding. Also ideal for tight spaces when using the 1" roller tube.

 

Specifications

  • Duty Cycle - At least 500,000 cycles
  • Extending Speed - Slow, moderate, fast
  • Tube Diameter - 1", 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3" OD
  • End of Shade - Pocket for flat steel bar
  • Mounting Legs - Included & removable
  • Min. Width - 6"
  • Max. Extension - 180"
  • Price - $
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SUPER DUTY

Rated for at least 1,000,000 cycles this industrial roller guard is designed for applications where high speeds and frequent to non-stop cycling is present. Commonly used with automation and robotic work cell operations that are in constant motion.

 

Specifications

  • Duty Cycle - At least 1,000,000 cycles
  • Extending Speed - Slow, moderate, very fast
  • Tube Diameter - 2", 2.5", 3" OD
  • End of Shade - Pocket for flat steel bar
  • Mounting Legs - Included & removable
  • Min. Width - 6"
  • Max. Extension - 180"
  • Price - $

Optional Features

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High Temp Shades

Standard material is 18oz vinyl. However, for any environment hotter than 140 degrees Fahrenheit we use materials that can withstand the higher temperatures. Ratings of up to 1200°F.

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Shade Placement

If you require a very long extension then we might have to use a roller that is wider than the shade to accommodate the internal spring. If this is necessary then we can offset the shade anywhere on the roller as shown here.

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Steel Case

The steel case surrounds the roller and protects if from debris and accidental contact with other objects that might damage it. This can also feature a brush wiper. Please note that this triples the cost of the unit.

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All Clear Shades

Some applications require a line of sight into the machine when the industrial roller shade is extended. We can provide an all clear material or a standard shade with a view port window.

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Shade Mounts

The most common end of shade mount is a pocket with a flat steel bar that you bolt to your machine. Other styles are shown above. These are only available on the heavy and super duty models.

Materials

VINYL

Overview: The standard material we quote for
industrial roll up guards. Used in the vast majority
of applications as it is very strong and reinforced
with a polyester scrim. The most economical
and ideal material unless you have high heat or
a high abrasion environment.

Material: 18oz Vinyl
Color: Yellow, Black, Blue, Red and Green
Chemical Resistance: Yes
Heat Range: Up to 150°F
Price: $

NEOPRENE

Overview: A step up from Vinyl is the neoprene
line of shades. This material provides excellent tear
strength and superior resistance to abrasion. It
also has a higher heat rating at 212° F

Material: 16 oz Neoprene Coated Nylon Fabric
Color: Black
Chemical Resistance: Yes
Heat Range: Up to 212°F
Price: $

ALL MATERIALS

For General Purpose Applications

18 oz Vinyl Coated Polyester | .024" | 150° F

For CNC Applications

16 oz Neoprene coated nylon | .019" | 212° F | For light protection (coolants, chips)
18 oz neoprene coated nylon | .018" | 212° F | For light protection (coolants, chips)
33 oz neoprene coated nylon | .033" | 212° F | For moderate protection (coolants, chips)
40 oz neoprene coated nylon | .039" | 212° F | For heavy protection (coolants, chips, hot chips)
60 oz hypalon coated nylon | .060" | 212° F | For heavy protection (coolants, chips, hot chips)

For High Heat Applications

Hypalon Coated Nylon | 300° F
Silicone/Neoprene Coated Fiber Glass |480°F
Teflon Coated Fiber Glass | 500° F
Silicone Coated Fiber Glass | .016" | 500°F
Teflon Impregnated/Coated Fiberglass | .018" | 550°F
Silicone Impregnated Fiberglass | 550° F
Aluminum Coated Fiberglass | .024" | 1100° F
Aluminized Kevlar Hi-Temp Fabric | .018" | 1200°F

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