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Conveyor Components Company launches Ready Gate, Self-Closing Safety Gate

The Conveyor Components Company has come up with an adjustable self-closing gate for guardrails that meets the current requirements of major OSHA and ANSI Standards.

These guidelines – specifically OSHA 1910 Subpart D as well as ANSI-A1264.1-2017 – require any surface above 48 in (1,219 mm) to be guarded by guardrail systems, with any opening in the guardrail system requiring protection by an offset rail or self-closing safety gate.

The Model RG (Ready Gate) is an adjustable self-closing safety gate that is available in two sizes, to protect 16-26 in or 24-40 in guardrail openings. The gate can easily be field mounted as left-opening or right-opening, and the included mounting brackets are adaptable to round or square guardrails between 1 in to 2 in in diameter, the Conveyor Components Company says.

The core of the Model RG (Ready Gate) is a stainless steel spring that resists rust while also ensuring the gate closes fully and automatically. The gate standard construction is a mild steel/carbon steel frame with a UV resistant red colour polyester powder top coating and a zinc-rich primer underneath. It is also available in safety yellow and bright orange as colour options.

A strike plate, meanwhile, adds additional strength to the gate and a noise dampening foam pad reduces loud noise when the gate closes.

Conveyor Components tackles belt alignment with latest control solution

Conveyor Components Company has added a Tilt Action (TA) belt alignment control solution to its offering for use on most belt conveying systems and wastewater filter presses.

The model TA is available in weatherproof or explosion-proof enclosures, with 120 VAC or 240 VAC input power rated microswitches, the company said.

This belt alignment control has dry, unpowered 20 amp SP/DT microswitches, or 15 amp DP/DT microswitches, to allow control of four separate output functions. The unit is bi-directional, able to operate in either direction and the red-coloured roller is highly visible from a distance.

The trip points are field-settable with a simple set screw adjustment on the cam, while the housing is cast aluminum, with optional epoxy coating available for corrosive environments.