Vertical Lathe Guard Features
We have a unique line of Vertical Turret Lathes (VTL) safety guards with our models TGS-01 with 1 screen and the TGS-02 with two screens.
- Polycarbonate windows
- Slides up & down for easy chuck access and free space for cleaning
- Base feet for ground anchoring.
- Includes safety interlock switches
- Includes auxiliary lateral screens
- Support for vertical sliding with double-sleeved bearing
- Counterweight system with PVC coated steel cables
Screen Sizing Information
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|P/N||Standard screen height||Features|
|TGS 01||500mm (19.69”)||Single sliding screen|
|TGS 02||1000mm (39.37”)||Dual sliding screens|
What is a VTL?
Vertical turret lathes or VTL’s for short, are very similar to a standard lathe which turned on its side. VTL’s are used to machine or bore large diameter parts that a regular lathe could not do. There are still a large number of old VTL’s that are still used around the world with no safeguarding. Ferndale Safety upgrades a large number of these machines each year with safety upgrades, including the vertical lathe guard shown above.
Installing a huge guard around a machine that was never designed for guarding is a challenge. For some types of machines, the vertical lathe guard blocks critical handwheels, which are used to precisely control the cutting head. We have developed a remote control system that solves handwheel problems. Click here to see our remote control of the handwheel project.