Mobile Shields for Standard Woodworking Machinery as an Element of a Protection and Accident Prevention System – The Idea and Testing

Mariusz Dąbrowski, Jarosław Górski

Abstract


Mobile shields at woodworking machine workstations were considered in this work as part of a protection and accident prevention system. A shield design based on an aluminium frame is proposed. The results of the experimental tests demonstrated the high efficiency of material kick attenuation using the mobile shields, irrespective of their position and the filling used. Operational tests on the mobile shields were performed in a woodworking shop, which confirmed their usefulness and made it possible to supplement the conclusions with interesting observations concerning their dimensional and visual features, among other things.

Keywords


Guarding; Kickback; Woodworking; Protection; Accident prevention; Ricochet

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