October 11, 2010
Universal ball-and-socket shields are available from Rockford Systems for use on drills, grinders, and band saws. The shields place a barrier between operators or other employees in the area and flying chips, sparks, and coolant generated from the tool.
The shields are furnished with heavy universal ball-and-socket arms to provide simple movement and adjustment. Large polypropylene plastic handles are used for positioning and locking. Arms mount to the frame or column of the machine and include standard mounting hardware.
The shields are made of high-impact-resistant, 0.1875-in.-thick clear polycarbonate. Each shield has a hole in the left and right corners so the arm can be mounted on either side of the machine. The universal arm can be furnished in 21-, 31-, and 44-in. sizes.