Food Manufacturer Wanted to Eliminate In-house Cutting of Plastic Machine Guards

Curbell supplied cut-to-size polycarbonate machine guards that saved time, increased safety, and improved stress crack resistance

A candy manufacturer periodically had to replace the polycarbonate machine guards in their factory.  The maintenance team was cutting the guards from polycarbonate sheet using a table saw and a hand-held jig saw. The maintenance manager wanted to eliminate this task since it was both time consuming and somewhat dangerous.

Supplied polycarbonate guards last longer and save fabrication time

Polycarbonate Cut to Size Machine Guards (Case Study at Curbell Plastics)The manager contacted a Curbell salesperson to discuss the project. Curbell was able to supply the polycarbonate guards cut-to-size using our CNC controlled panel saws and routers. This eliminated the task of fabricating the guards in-house.

One additional benefit was that the guards that Curbell produced had smoother edges and less machined-in stress. This gave them better environmental stress crack resistance, which allowed the guards to last longer in use.

Need fabricated plastic parts for your food manufacturing line? We can help.

Curbell Plastics supplies materials and fabricated parts to customers across the food processing industry. Talk to our experts about your particular needs.

Call 1-800-553-0335  |  Ask an expert  |  Explore our materials