Using the Akon Roll Up Safety Screens can provide protections from welding sparks, flying debris, harmful welding UV light, and just about anyÂ other industrial work process. These safety screens which roll up and out of the way, can be placed near the work area and take up a very small footprint.
As an added feature, the Roll up safety screen comes equipped with a 360° rotate swivel which allows the operator to rotate the screen out of the way. This allows for more access in tight areas, and facilitates the movement of material into and out of the area.
Protect Your Employees
The thick vinyl will protect your employees and the surrounding environment from MIG, TIG, Plasma, and all other types of welding and production operations. Another common use we see the safety screen used for is to protect operators from moving machine parts. For instance, if a machine has to be loaded or tooled, then the operator will need full access to perform that function. Once the function is complete, the machine will need to run and be isolated to prevent injuries. This is where the Roll Up Safety Screen can be used efficiently.
Installing the Roll Up Safety Screen
Installing this protective guard is both quick and very easy. In fact, only basic tools are required to erect the stand and installation should only take about 30 minutes.
If you do not have any room on the floor to mount the stand, they you have the option of purchasing the chain mounted guard. This version, hangs down from the ceiling, or any cross member above strong enough to hold the curtain. This allows for full access into the work area and eliminates the need for the vertical post.
Operating the screen is much like using a roller shade curtain for a window. The user simply pulls down on the hand strap until the screen is at the desired height from the floor. As you pull down, the ratchet assembly is engaged and will lock once you let go of the hand strap. To go back up, you simply tug on the hand strap and the roll up screen will retract.
Per OSHA, any moving machine parts that might cause injury have to be shielded. You can read more about machine guarding on the OSHA website. Our screens are a simple, efficient way to protect workers and equipment from the hazards of automated equipment and moving machine parts.