• Vertical Turret Lathe Guard
  • Vertical Turret Lathe Guard
  • Vertical Turret Lathe Guard
  • Vertical Turret Lathe Guard
  • Vertical lathe guard installed on a vertical turret lathe.
  • vertical lathe guard
  • Side view of vertical lathe guard.
  • vertical lathe guard

Vertical Lathe Guards (VTL)

$4,909.00$7,879.00

Safety guard for vertical turret lathes (VTL) or vertical lathes.  Protects around perimeter of the chuck by using easy to move sliding screens.

SKU: TGS

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

Demonstration Video


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.

Installation Challenges

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.

Product Variations

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
P/N

TGS-01, TGS-02

Standard screen height

19.69" (500mm), 39.37" (1000mm)

Features

Single sliding screen, based on chuck diameter, Dual sliding screens, based on chuck diameter

Chuck diameter

59" (1500mm), 67" (1700mm), 79" (2000mm)