New AKAS 3 Press Brake Laser Light Guard

AKAS3 Press Brake Laser Light Guard10 Year Safety Systems for press brakes  AKAS®- from Fiessler Elektronik

The new AKAS®-3will be displayed during the Fabtech International 2007 Show in Chicago

The main feature of a Press Brake is to move a tool, usually the upper tool or the bending punch. It moves towards a fixed tool (V-die) which ...

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Safety Systems for Press Brakes

The characteristic feature of press brakes is to move a tool, usually the upper tool or the bending punch, it moves towards a fixed tool (V-die) which sits on top of bottom bed of the press, consequently bending the metal sheet placed between them. The freely accessible bending area of a press brake represents a serious risk of operators getting seriously injured by accidents, such as the injury or the loss of fingers or hands, which are frequently the consequences ...

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Potential Hazards with Press Brakes

Press Brake OperationWhen the press brake is set-up and running, and your operator is experienced with the sheets and steps involved, it seems like a pretty easy process. The operator is doing fine with the foot pedal and you can go back to taking care of business.

What about the safety of your press brake operator? While you go back to business, there are many ways the skilled operator ...

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OSHA Clarification on Laser Guards for Press Brakes

March 25, 2004

Mr. John Smith, President
XYZ Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 500
Canton, MA 02021

Dear Mr. Smith:

Thank you for your March 5, 2004 letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP). This letter constitutes OSHA’s interpretation only of the requirements discussed and may not be applicable to any questions not delineated within your original correspondence.

In your letter, you expressed concerns about worker safety and raised questions about the use of laser guarding devices. As you ...

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New AKAS Model II Laser Light Guard

Press Brake Safety is proud to announce the release of the new AKAS Model II laser light guard. The AKAS system, is a patented finger guard with following laser from Fiessler Elektronik , Esslingen, Germany.

The highly regarded and certified system recognized world wide is active throughout the whole bending process while not interrupting production.

The system meets the stringent requirements of category 4 according to EN 954 and prEN 61496 as certified by TUV and holds an EG-type certificate ...

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