• FB Milling Guard

FB – Milling Machine Safety Guard


This is a great milling machine safety guard and shield designed for knee-type mills.  It’s easy to adjust the position of the screen to suit your work.  This safety shield is a great way to make any milling machine safer to use.
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Check out this milling machine safety guard!  We have this shield installed on the milling machine in the Ferndale Safety machine shop.  Tons of screen sizes to choose from and ready to ship.

Milling Machine Safety Guard Features

  • Easy installation – Four bolt installation on the ram – Easy leveling system.
  • Interlock system integrates with the electrical system to turn off and disable spindle when guard is open.
  • Positive action safety switches encapsulated inside a steel box enclosure.
  • Many screen sizes to choose from – easy polycarbonate shield replacement.
  • Easy adjustments to fit any machine and work style.
  • Meets or exceeds safety standards for milling machines.

Overview of a milling machine safety guard.

X: Shaft that holds rotating screen.

Y: Pivot point, the arm can be swung away to clear access to the table and spindle.

Sizing Information

There are two types of screens available for milling guards; the half-moon screen and the flat screen types. To size the screen, you need to calculate the width of the milling head near the spindle and add about 80mm (3”) to that measure. This will give you approximately the diameter of the screen (A), in many case you will have to round up to the nearest screen size in the following table.

Left Or Right Mounting Available On Request.

FB-200H1808″ (200mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-200H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-300H18011 3/4″ (300mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-300H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-350H18013 3/4″ (350mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-350H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-400H18015 3/4″ (400mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-400H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-450H18017 3/4″ (450mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-450H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-500H18019 1/2″ (500mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-500H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-550H18021 1/2″ (550mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-550H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-600H18023 1/2″ (600mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-600H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-600P-Flat23 1/2″ (600mm) – Flat15.75″ (400mm) – Flat
FB-650H18025 1/2″ (650mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-650H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-700H18027 1/2″ (700mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-700H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-750H18029 1/2″ (750mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-750H2409.5″ (240mm)
FB-800H18031 1/2″ (800mm)7″ (180mm)
FB-800H2409.5″ (240mm)

Flat shield for milling machine safety guard.

This is the model FB-600P-Flat

Easy Installation

Installation hardware and tools not included.  We offer a separate installation kit that includes tools and hardware necessary for installation of this safety product.  You will need to drill and tap four holes directly into the milling machine ram.  Once that is done you are set to install and set up your new milling machine safety guard!

You can buy the installation kit by clicking on the following link: Click here for the installation kit for this guard.

Why Have Safety Interlocking?

These safety guards are made to European standards where it is mandatory to have electrical interlocking between the safety guard and the machine.  What good is a safety guard that isn’t being used?  We understand that a lot of people feel that these safety guards just get in the way but why sacrifice your safety over convenience?  The safety interlocks are there to remind you or the operator that the guard needs to be in place.  Stay safe everyone, and connect that electrical interlock – you may thank yourself for it later.

Product Variations

Interlock Switch

(2) Interlock Switches Included

Screen Size A

7 3/4'' (200mm), 11 3/4" (300mm), 13 3/4" (350mm), 15 3/4" (400mm), 17 3/4" (450mm), 19 1/2" (500mm), 21 1/2" (550mm), 23 1/2" (600mm), 23 1/2" (600mm) – Flat, 25 1/2" (650mm), 27 1/2" (700mm), 29 1/2" (750mm), 31 1/2" (800mm)

Screen width B

7" (180mm), 9,5" (240mm), 15.75" (400mm) – Flat

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