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Close-up image of hopper.
Hopper When the hopper is in place, it guards the feed throat opening (which connects the hopper to the injection unit) and prevents insertion of a hand or limb into the area where the screw is turning. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and, where possible, use shields to protect employees from splatter. Safety signs should be posted to alert workers of potential hazards. If servicing and maintenance is needed, follow appropriate lockout/tagout procedures.

[Photo description: Highlighted area includes the hopper guard.]
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