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Use the "Move Left" and "Move Right" links below to navigate around the machine.  Featured areas in the image are numbered and described in the "Featured Areas" section located below the image.

Thermoforming Machine Safety Tour - Slide 15
 
Featured Areas
(1) This is the air pressure regulator for controlling the different cylinders. [Photo description: Highlighted area includes a long narrow control surface on the side of the machine with knobs and gauges running vertically down the front.] View close-up
(2) Signs are posted on a machine to inform employees of danger points. Warning signs may be used in conjunction with signs that give specific information about the hazards involved, training required, or specific job duties that they pertain to. A red sign indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. This sign warns workers that lockout/tagout must be used when performing servicing and maintenance to prevent injuries from hazardous energy. [Photo description: Highlighted area includes a red warning sign with the following text: Warning. Lock-out all machinery prior to servicing. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action.] View close-up
(3) This is the form station. A typical form station has the mold mounted on one platen and the pressure box mounted on the other. Vacuum holes in the mold and air pressure from the pressure box are used to produce highly defined plastic parts. [Photo description: The highlighted area includes silver, black, and orange moving metal parts of the machine.] View close-up
(4) This is the liquid crystal display (LCD) screen that allows the operator to control the operation of this thermoforming machine. [Photo description: Highlighted area includes a color monitor screen and keypad suspended by a hanging arm about a foot away from the side of the machine.] View close-up

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