Akon provides a small footprint roll up industrial screen which prevents access into dangerous machines parts. The roll up screen can also prevent debris from flying out at the operator. Designed from a high-grade roller assembly which keeps tension on the screen, it will extend and retract with the movements of the machine.
Roll Up Screens Provide a Very Small Footprint
Unlike a traditional bellows, which has folds that make for a larger footprint, the roll up screen can be as small as 1â€ in diameter. The thickness of the roller assembly depends on the total extracted length, but as a general rule, they are much smaller than other types of barriers.
The material we use depends on your application and your safety requirements. For applications where temperatures are ambient, then the industrial screen will likely feature an economical laminated vinyl material. For applications where there is excessive heat, then a Kevlar material can be used. If you are unsure which material to use, simply ask our sales staff and we will make a recommendation.
Industrial Roll Up Barriers General Operation
Once you receive the roll up barrier, installation is quick. The barrier will feature a mounting bracket which will mount to one end of the machine. The opposite end of the barrier will feature a steel flat bar which is located in a sleeve. You will need to drill holes through this steel flat bar and bolt it to the moving part on the machine. Keep in mind that the industrial roll up barrier can be used in any orientation, vertical or horizontal.
Once both ends of the industrial roll up barrier have been bolted, you can begin operation of the machine. The curtain will simply extend when the machine part moves, and then roll back up when it retracts. Should the material ever become damaged, you can simply order more material and reattach to the roller assembly.
Duty Cycle Considerations
Some machines are going to cycle more than others and this might require a high duty cycle industrial roll up screen. As a rule of thumb, any machine that cycles less than 60 times an hour is considered standard duty. However, if your guard has to extend and retract more than 60 times and hour, please inform us. These roller assemblies have to be designed with high tolerance wear components to withstand the frequent usage.
We hope you enjoyed this weeks article on our new line of Industrial Roll Up Screen Barriers. If you would like a price on this unique type of guard, please click on the request quote button below. If you would like more information, click on the specifications button and go to the product technical page.