The Protech Series 12 Pro-Tech-TOR provides point of operation protection for operators of straight-side and open-back power presses. When used in compliance with OSHA 1910.217 regulations for “Type A” gate guards, installation of the Pro-Tech-TOR is permitted on both full and part revolution presses and the device provides superior operator protection in all modes of operation.
The Pro-Tech-Tor’s clear front shield automatically encloses the point of operation on actuation of the press tripping control before allowing engagement of the press clutch. Should the downward closure of the shield be interrupted at any point, tripping of the press will be prevented. The shield remains closed through the duration of the press stroke and rises only when press slide motion has ceased at top stop. If, for any reason, the press should “double trip” or run past top stop in the singlestroke mode, the shield will remain down to guard the point of operation. In continuous mode operations, the gate remains closed during the entire period of press cycling. Protech’s Pro-Tech-TOR has been designed for the production environment –– rugged, reliable and rapid.
The Pro-Tech-TOR has excelled in secondary press operations, where profitability is dependent on operator efficiency. Years of trouble-free operation have proven the design, and the unique swing-away mounting for ease in press maintenance and set-up has made the Pro-Tech-TOR a favorite in shops where quick tooling changes are mandatory.