Aluminium Structural Framing – EcoSafe Guarding

The Versatility of EcoSafe™

Bosch Rexroth offers the versatility of EcoSafe™, a wide range of machine and perimeter guarding options for creating physical enclosures, guards, and barriers to protect workers. EcoSafe™ panels assemble and install easily from standard components. Partitions can be constructed of wire mesh screens, protective panes or panels, and then mounted directly into T-slot profiles that have already been integrated into a system.

Easy and Inexpensive

The Bosch Rexroth EcoSafe™ Guarding System gives you more flexibility and versatility than any other perimeter guarding/enclosure system available. With pre-assembled, ready-to-use components, EcoSafe™ is easy to plan, quick to install and integrates easily with other structures made from Rexroth aluminum framing, such as conveyors, ergonomic workstations and custom machinery.

Safe and Attractive

EcoSafe™ can be installed to meet even the most stringent safety standards and is ideal for perimeter guarding, machine enclosures, and factory fencing. The clean lines and anodized aluminum surface provide an attractive, modern appearance, while at the same time keeping your plant safe and secure.

Fast and Efficient

Installing EcoSafe™ is a snap. Mark the desired perimeter with a simple chalk line, anchor the support posts to the floor and install the convenient “hook and hang” brackets; now you’re ready to hang the panels. Two screws each and you’re done! The same easy-to-use design makes it easy to relocate, expand or change your guarding too–with minimal time and labor.

The EcoSafe system is a comprehensive range of high-quality modular elements for assembling guards that conform to current European standards for machine guarding and perimeter guarding, provided they are designed and installed correctly (for example, in compliance with the safety distance standard EN ISO 13857).  These versatile modular components can also be used elsewhere, such as for constructing partitioning to segregate production, stores or quarantine areas.

Included within the EcoSafe range are posts, feet, panel (wire mesh, clear and solid), doors (swing and sliding), locks, brackets for switches and interlocks, grounding terminals and installation accessories.  Designers can therefore specify a complete perimeter guard by using standard modular elements – or our guarding experts can undertake the design for you, based on the machine’s layout and other appropriate information.

EcoSafe Advantages

With an attractive, smooth anodised surface on the aluminium extrusions, the finished guarding enhances the working environment for operatives, as well as having a modern appearance that impresses visitors.  An additional advantage of the EcoSafe system is that it is fully compatible with the Bosch Rexroth modular aluminium framing system that is used for building machine frames, workbenches or other structures.

Easy to Modify or Reuse

Should the EcoSafe guarding ever need to be modified or reused, we can do this or customers can do it themselves using simple tools, with no need for welding or painting (NB modified guards should still comply with applicable regulations and standards).

Rapid Response

We always respond quickly to customer enquiries and, as well as holding our own stocks of EcoSafe components for urgent requirements, by working in partnership with Bosch Rexroth we can be sure of meeting tight deadlines on larger projects.

Standards Compliance

When Procter Machine Guarding takes responsibility for the design and specification, we ensure that all EcoSafe guards comply with EC and HSE requirements and are CE marked to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC or issued with a Declaration of Conformity as appropriate on completion.

Customer Service

Depending on the requirements of the customer and project, we can provide any level of service desired.  For example, we can supply EcoSafe posts, panels and fittings that have been part-assembled to a customer’s design or, at the other extreme, our machine guarding experts can project manage everything from the site survey, specification and design, through to assembly and on-site installation.  When we do this, EcoSafe componentry is used wherever possible, with the addition of bespoke components such as infill panels if this is more appropriate.  Our EcoSafe guard designs take into account machinery safety standards, ergonomics, aesthetics and cost-effectiveness.

If customers have prepared layout designs, we can quote against these on either a supply-only or supply-and-install basis.  If requested, we can fit guard switches ready for connection to a safety-related control system, which saves time for the customer and/or system integrator.