Are Your Machining Cords Constantly In Danger? Three Ways You Can Keep Industrial Cords From Damage


Large machines in processing and manufacturing plants have one major thing in common--the cords. All of these electrically powered machines have big, thick power cords and cables that supply them with the electricity they need to keep doing the jobs you expect these machines to do. The problem is, the cords are often in the way and frequently in danger of being cut, sliced, jammed up inside the machines, and tripped over by workers. To keep the cords safe, you might have to resort to one of the following protective devices or measures.

Electrical Tape

Big, fat rolls of industrial-strength electrical tape are probably your cheapest solution. Not only do these kinds of tape wrap individual cords and cables to keep them safe, but they also can help you bundle several cords and cables together and then adhere them to a vertical surface where nothing can cut them or trip over them. Your maintenance technicians may spend several hours getting all of the cords taped up this way, but at least the cords and cables would be safe for some time.

Spiral Guards

If you have some cords or cables in your plant that simply cannot be taped up to another surface to keep them safe, then you might want to consider this option. Spiral guards resemble cords themselves, having very thick, insulated coils that wrap around power cords themselves. These thick spiral coils are the first line of defense against sharp cutting instruments in your factory, and they often receive the brunt of the damage when they are accidentally caught up inside machinery. You can order them in several lengths and colors to suit your needs.

Cord and Cable Protection Pipes

Another option, and one which works best for any length of cord or cable that has to remain on the floor, is the cord/cable protection pipe. These specially designed pipes can be bolted to the floor and out of the way of workers' feet. Your maintenance technicians thread the cords and/or cables through these pipes before bolting the pipes to the floor. Besides keeping the cords out of the way, it also keeps the cords completely dry, thereby avoiding any employee accidents involving electric shock and liquid spills. If your plant also works with corrosive liquids, then the pipes will keep these low cords and cables safe from accidental chemical spills as well. If you would prefer, these pipes may be installed vertically against a wall too.


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