When a misaligned belt comes into contact with return idler brackets, it breaks free and becomes a potential falling hazard for workers. In response to this, the ASGCO® Safe-Guard® return idler cage was developed to provide additional safety measures and be a cost effective, durable solution.
The product is designed to catch the return idler from falling onto workers or equipment, preventing injuries and damage to critical components. The cage is made of durable powder coated, A36 steel and requires no welding. The open design allows for fugitive material to pass through, preventing additional complications from build up.
The Safe-Guard return idler cage is easy to install and remove for belt maintenance using the quick mounting kit, which includes beam clamps, links and adjustable chains. It is OSHA/MSHA approved and available in various sizes to fit most belt conveyors.
Edited by Harleigh Hobbs.
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