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Machine Guarding
Thermoforming Machines

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 46
Featured Areas
(1) The plastic sheet is advanced from the end feed rollers into the oven for heating. The doors serve as guard to prevent worker access to hazards that include electric shock and burns. For example, electrical safety-related work practices, including lockout/tagging and personal protective equipment, must be used by qualified employees accessing the oven for servicing or maintenance. [Photo description: The highlighted area includes a white metal door at one end of the machine that runs from top to bottom.] View close-up
(2) These are the air and electric lines. [Photo description: Highlighted area includes air and electric lines that run along the floor between the nip roller area and the sheet intake area.] View close-up

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