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Wire Guards

Wire guards control traffic, segment off security areas and keep larger flying debris from leaving the machine workplace. They are easy and quick to install, and are not effected by power outages or electrical issues like safety light curtains are. Wire guards usually enclose automated and robotic machinery, tanks, heavy equipment, motors and spiral HVAC fans. Read Moreā€¦

Leading Manufacturers

Mystic, CT  |  800-723-7015

Acme Wire Products provides close tolerance wire fabrications using steel and stainless steel. Customized applications include a wide range of wire forms for many different applications. Acme works with wire from .050 to .500 diameter. Whether your application is simple or sophisticated, the team at Acme Wire Products can provide you with a part that meets your needs. Contact them today!

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Acme Wire Products Company, Incorporated $$$

Bartlett, IL  |  630-837-9100

With over 25 years of experience as a full range wire former, Active Wireworks is committed to quality standards & saving you money through redesign. We produce wire forms with diameters from .015" - .500". In-house tooling & design, CNC forming, threading, piercing & common finishes are available.

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Active Wireworks $$$

Fenton, MO  |  800-325-3770

At Western Wire Products, we manufacture wire fasteners, electrical and plumbing supplies and custom wire forms. We have been manufacturing wire products since 1914 and remained family owned and operated. When you send us a sketch, we can create a custom wire product to your specifications. We serve customers located all over the U.S., so call today with your wire form needs.

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Western Wire Products Co. $$$

Loves Park, IL  |  815-877-6000

For over 30 years, Rockford Specialties has provided custom wire products and displays, 2D and 3D CNC wire forming, as well as resistance, MIG, TIG and robotic welding. POP displays, racks, brackets, shelves, grids and hooks. Supplying to OEM, medical and retail.

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Rockford Specialties, Inc. $$$

Bedford Park, IL  |  708-563-1700

We specialize in wire and steel forming and metal finishing, and at Archer Wire, we work closely with each customer to develop the types of products that meet their particular specifications. Products include: fan guards, grills, display racks, grids for all industries and more. Archer Wire also has full CAD and stamping capabilities.

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Archer Wire International Corporation $$$
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They are used both indoors and out, and are usually over six feet tall to prevent individuals from climbing over the barrier. Besides protecting workers from accident and injury, wire guards also prevent unauthorized personnel from entering certain work zones, as well as lower the risk of tampering and vandalism. Unlike other forms of machine guards, wire guards are an effective way to alert workers to the existence of potentially dangerous machinery. They are often painted bright colors like orange or yellow and have warning signs hung from them.

Installation of wire guards is quick and easy. They are almost exactly like fencing, only with more gauges and weave options. The wire may be welded at the cross points or interweaved in a number of different patterns. The wire mesh is sold in panels, which are attached to poles. The poles are permanently mounted to the plant or factory floor. Wire guards have many different size and shape options, and can enclose machinery of literally any size.

Most wire guards include a lockable door. Some doors have electrical interlocks, which shut down the machine if opened because maintenance is always necessary. To improve corrosion and rust resistance as well as strength and durability, the wire mesh is often galvanized, a process that coats the metal in molten zinc. The zinc reacts with the metal, either steel or iron, and forms an alloy coating on the surface.

Smaller wire guards also often protect clocks, lighting and electrical signage from damage. They are not made for applications that require full visibility. Instead, they are composed of thin metal wires that make up a large pattern of holes, which vary in size according to how much visibility is necessary.

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