You may never have set foot in a factory or industrial setting, but still, you’ve encountered a machine guard-like product: Think of the “canopies” that protect salad bars at restaurants throughout the world. . .which are also known as “sneeze guards.”
Machine guards provide protection for workers in virtually every type of manufacturing setting. They are typically made of Polycarbonate, Acrylic, or PETG to provide a protective barrier and an unobstructed view of equipment and processes. In many production plants, the machine guard also serves to prevent contamination of the product during manufacture.
Applications where machine guards add value are nearly countless, but some key ones are: