Two-hand safety device
OpGuard is a two-hand control that is able to adjust its height by 11 inches, allowing operators safe, ergonomic use
OpGuard is a two-hand control that is also able to instantly adjust its height. OpGuard reduces workers’ strains by adding a flexible arm to the two-hand controls, enabling operations to reposition their controls to an ergonomic height. The arm has 11 inches of vertical adjustment, enabling the device to accommodate users of all heights. Additional features include availability with electric or pneumatic buttons and under-counter or wall surface mounting options. OpGuard has easy integration with machine controls and is made of durable steel and die-cast aluminum construction. Adjustable arms can be purchased independently with brackets to connect existing anti- tie down devices.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.