Machine Guarding

We provide a custom guard or barrier to fit your processes and equipment to keep people and equipment safe.


Proactive Safety & Protection
for your workforce

Avoid OSHA Fines

Injury and hefty fines are results of inadequate preventative measures. OSHA fines have risen by more than 80% in recent years. Whether it’s a machine guard or visual barrier, the application needs to fit your workforce and your processes. It must accommodate maintenance and repairs, integrate safety components, and meet all OSHA requirements.


Keep Out!

When you need to keep people out and property in, custom guarding and enclosures aid in damage protection and loss prevention. Physical and visual partitions set off important, delicate, and valuable property and assist with inventory controls. These barriers help keep your workplace safe, lean, and organized by quickly warning workers of hazardous areas or equipment, identifying areas accessible to people or those off-limits, and clearly showing storage locations.


Durable and Flexible

Longevity of materials is an important factor in guarding equipment, along with flexibility for maintenance and redesign or expansion. 80/20 T-slot aluminum profiles offer a reconfigurable solution with durability and strength comparable to steel. The 2-degree drop-lock ensures secure connections that are vibration-resistant.


Watch Your Step!

Did you know that OSHA requires fall protection at elevations as low as four feet? Additionally, employers must design layouts that prevent workers from falling off elevated workstations. Frequently overlooked, OSHA necessitates that guarding be provided over dangerous machinery, regardless of the fall distance. The modular nature of 80/20 products provides a custom solution that is fast and straightforward to implement. Use T-slot profiles and products to provide interchangeable rail systems.

“Consequently, workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions per year”

OSHA©, 2020

PennAir Aluminum Extrusion provides 80/20 aluminum profiles. or bars, that have channels used to connect other bars and parts – for instance: panels, linear bearings, or casters. It is a building system anyone can use to create custom solutions for any industry.

Build your solutions with simple hand tools — no welding required. T-slot profiles are strong and modular, so if you need to make changes it’s not a problem. Adjustments and assembly are straightforward and fast. Here are some basic assembly instructions for common parts.

From planning and design to fabrication and installation, PennAir helps create a customized solution designed to meet your extrusion needs. Our specialists have experience with design software, and access to the latest file resources and educational information.

Connect with Dave Wallace

Aluminum Extrusion Division Manager

Whether you have questions about products, services, or a demo our team is ready to help.