REAR-GUARD® 

REAR-GUARD®  Accessible Expandable Guarding

  • Reduce exposure to dangerous equipment
  • Maintain visibility and provide easy access
  • Guard against injuries and lawsuits
  • Avoid costly OSHA penalties.
  • Full access from floor to ceiling

REAR-GUARD® Expandable & Retractable Machine Guarding provides a higher level of worker protection behind press brakes and many other processing machineries to reduce exposure to dangerous and potentially fatal work zones.

Many users have taken advantage of these expandable and retractable features for applications wherever safe secure OSHA regulated access needs to be established allowing floor to ceiling access, without being caged inside with a wire mesh machine guard.

Our Rear-Guard® Expandable & Retractable Machine Guarding is also integratable with our Restrict Guard®wire mesh panel systems.

Examples of REAR-GUARD® use to satisfy OSHA regulated areas include:

  • Press brakes
  • Steel coil feeds
  • Adhesive spraying booths
  • Robotics equipment
  • Pallet wrapping machines
  • Shears

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Rear-Guard®

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Expandable & Retractable Machine Guarding & Perimeter Guarding

Expandable Machine Guarding creates a physical barrier and visual warning, protecting employees from hazardous areas.  Guarding against access to machines, robotics and other equipment while in operation. Steel and aluminum construction using the highest quality materials to protect all assets.  These systems are able to withstand the harshest environments.

Our Modular Expandable Machine Guarding provides floor to ceiling access, no pinch-points and is fully customizable.

Unlimited options and safety applications

Many options and custom features are available.

  • Attaches directly to a machine frame or standalone with posts
  • Fully customizable
  • Flexible stainless steel mesh
  • Interface to machine controls
  • Military grade nylon fabric mesh
  • Safety interlock switches
  • Tamper and vibration resistant keyed actuator
  • Pre-wired switch and cable assemblies
  • Inside frame options
  • Outside frame options
  • Multiple sizes for minimum side opening and clearance with machine components
  • Attaches to side of machine frame for back gauge clearance
  • Multiple sizes conform to 4, 5, and 6 foot tall sections
  • Mounting posts configured with hinges, switches or both
  • OSHA safety colors or custom colors
  • Roto-Latch locking option
  • Integrates well with Restrict-Guard®
  • Trolley rail system available
  • Available as a portable unit for temporary guarding
  • Use for portable guarding of testing areas

 

Also Available

Electrical Interlock Switch Options that Prohibits access to equipment during operation. Allows for quick, safe access while not in operation.

 

Standard Interlock Switch Features.

  • Tamper and vibration resistant keyed actuator
  • 2 N/C and 1 N/O stainless steel contacts
  • NEMA100V-5A, AC-CE & UL approved
  • Multiple lockout and tagout points
  • Pre-wired switch and cable assemblies available Power lock options available
  • Integrated with safety relay controls
  • Activates “E” stop when gate is opened
  • Triggers visual or verbal alarm
  • Multiple switch brands available

 

Easy to Use/Compactable.

  • Operates with one-hand and provides maximum clearance for access.
  • Floor-to-ceiling clearance
  • Crane and forklift passage
  • No end pinch hazard
  • No tools required

 

Perimeter Guarding.

Rear-Guard <sup>®</sup> 5Creates a physical barrier and visual warning, protecting employees from hazardous areas around the perimeter of machines, robotics and other equipment.

  • Allows crane and forklift passage
  • Mounts to floor
  • Mesh and curtain added protection options
  • Multi-configuration posts or post less system designs available
  • Widths made to order

 

REAR-GUARD® STANDARD KIT SIZES OR ANY CUSTOMIZABLE SIZE

Rear-Guard®            Most Popular Size RG-1000 Rear-Guard® Expandable Machine, Perimeter Safety Guarding, Expanding Aluminum Barrier, 37″ High X 12′ Wide systemFolded:17″. Color: Yell/Blk. Includes: Three (3) Lock Mount. Brkts. 1.5″ X 3″ Plate
4′ High X 8′ Wide System KT-RG3-4100 Rear-Guard® Expandable Machine, Perimeter Safety Guarding, Expanding Aluminum Barrier, 4′ High X 8′ Wide system, Folded:16″. Color: Yell/Blk. Includes: Three (3) Lock Mount. Brkts. 1.5″ X 3″ Plate
4′ High X 10′ Wide System KT-RG3-4124 Rear-Guard® Expandable Machine, Perimeter Safety Guarding, Expanding Aluminum Barrier, 4′ High X 10′ Wide system, w/ 18″ Axle and Center Support, Folded:19″. Color: Yell/Blk. Includes: Three (3) Lock Mount. Brkts. 1.5″ X 3″ Plate
4′ High X 12′ Wide System KT-RG3-4140 Rear-Guard® Expandable Machine, Perimeter Safety Guarding, Expanding Aluminum Barrier, 4′ High X 12′ Wide system, w/ 18″ Axle and Center Support,  Folded:21″. Color: Yell/Blk. Includes: Three (3) Lock Mount. Brkts. 1.5″ X 3″ Plate
5′ High X 8′ Wide System KT-RG3-5100 Rear-Guard® Expandable Machine, Perimeter Safety Guarding, Expanding Aluminum Barrier, 5′ High X 8′ Wide system, Folded:16″. Color: Yell/Blk. Includes: Three (3) Lock Mount. Brkts. 1.5″ X 3″ Plate
5′ High X 10′ Wide System KT-RG3-5124 Rear-Guard® Expandable Machine, Perimeter Safety Guarding, Expanding Aluminum Barrier, 5′ High X 10′ Wide system,w/ 20″ Axle and Center Support,  Folded:19″. Color: Yell/Blk. Includes: Three (3) Lock Mount. Brkts. 1.5″ X 3″ Plate
5′ High X 12′ Wide System KT-RG3-5140 Rear-Guard® Expandable Machine, Perimeter Safety Guarding, Expanding Aluminum Barrier, 5′ High X 12′ Wide system,W/ 20″ Axle and Center Support,  Folded:21″. Color: Yell/Blk. Includes: Three (3) Lock Mount. Brkts. 1.5″ X 3″ Plate
Rear-Guard® RGA-2053 Rear-Guard® Mounting Post for use with 4 FT High Barriers, 2 ½ in. Steel post on 10 in. sq. plate w/gussets, Height: 53 in., Color: Safety Yellow
Rear-Guard® RGA-2067 Rear-Guard® Mounting Post for use with 5 FT High Barriers, 2 ½ in. Steel post on 10 in. sq. plate w/gussets, Height: 67 in., Color: Safety Yellow

 

Looking for additional protection?

 

Rear Guard Fabric Mesh – Nylon Fabric Mesh Application

Highly durable military-grade 3mm nylon fabric mesh curtain attached to our Rear-Guard® barricade.-Non-Binding Curtain folds with Rear-Guard® to allow full floor to ceiling access. -Portable cells or Permanent applications- Available in 4FT, 5FT and 6FT High gates- Widths made to order.

 

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Rear Guard Coil Wire Mesh

Stainless Steel Coil Mesh for added protection for flying machine debris. Primarily used in metal manufacturing facilities.

 

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Welding Curtain Application

Highly visible orange curtain attached to our Original Rear-Guard® barricade.-Non-Binding Curtain folds with Rear-Guard® to allow full floor to ceiling access. -Portable welding cells or Permanent applications- Available in 4FT, 5FT and 6FT High gates- Widths made to order.

 

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Product Applications

Our product lines are made in the USA and engineered for ease-of-use- and efficiency, to improve your pedestrian and employee safety programs.