22. May 2013 02:02
Recently, our sales team received a request for matching materials to a
unique guarding application from a member of our dealer network specializing in
data management solutions. The existing
material was installed in a major worldwide auto manufacturer's facility in the
Southeastern United States. The request
contained a parts list of components along with a photograph of the installed
application for reference.
At first glance, the application is a
partition wall, constructed of wire mesh panels attached to a steel post. Upon closer inspection, the “panels” are unframed
welded wire webs, similar in design to wire pallet rack decking. The unframed wire webs are attached to the
steel post with metal clips and self-tapping screws. It appears the partition wall sustained
damage and is being supported by the use of a zip-tie fastener. If asked to caption this photo, what words
would you use?
Let’s compare this to a similar photograph of SpaceGuard’s SG2000
versatile mesh enclosures. Again at
first glance, the construction is wire mesh panels attached to a steel post. The difference, though, is in the
details. Panels are constructed of fully
welded, steel angle framing around the wire mesh, expanded metal, or sheet
metal filler. Panel frames are punched and steel posts are pre-drilled to
accept the 5/16” through-bolts used for all connections. Asked the same question, would you use the
same words to describe SG2000?
In today’s marketplace, technology plays a key role in purchasing
decisions. The result: Perception is reality. Are you really getting the safety or security
solution you intended to purchase? Our
team of industry-leading customer service department is ready to help determine
the best solution to meet your needs and your budget. Call
800-841-0680, or email at email@example.com.
24. April 2013 05:50
At SpaceGuard, we are committed to the highest standard in both quality and service. Freight estimates and shipping coordination is just a couple of the services we provide for our distributors.
On April 20th, changes to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) Guide
were put into effect. The ruling changed the classification and naming of our products therefore impacting their freight rate determination in Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipments.
Prior to the ruling, all LTL shipment were classified under Item 36890 and shipped under Class 77.5. Under the new guidelines, Item 36890 has been cancelled and reclassified under Item 68025 which uses a density scale to determine freight class. Per this scale, all LTL shipments are now shipped under Class 200.
In anticipation of the changes, SpaceGuard renegotiated and modified our rate agreements with our LTL carriers to ensure these changes would have little to no effect on the competitive rates we offer. We will continue to provide freight estimates, prepay and add, for all quotations. For those shipping collect or third party, all bill of ladings will include packaging dimensions and weights to help calculate densities. Please be advised that re-classifications and load inspections are to be expected during this transition period. Contact your agent to discuss and modify your rate agreement to help minimize the impact.
13. March 2013 03:33
As a continuation on our previous posts regarding
the OSHA standard detailing methods of creating effective safety
systems for robotics operations (Instruction PUB 8-1.3 SEP 21, 1987), the final method is less intrusive and designed for
applications designated with a low hazard rating.
Barrier Device: This is a
device such as a low railing or suspended chain that defines a safety perimeter
and is intended to prevent inadvertent entry into the work envelope but can be
climbed over, crawled under, or stepped around. Such a device is acceptable
only in situations where a hazard analysis indicates that the hazard is minimal
and inter locked or fixed barrier guards are not feasible. Interlocked or fixed
barrier guards provide a positive protection needed to prevent worker exposure
to robotic systems hazards.
SpaceGuard offers two products that are
geared for creating awareness barriers: AisleGuard physical barriers and RailGuard mezzanine handrail safety systems.
AisleGuard physical barriers are a heavy-duty machine guarding product constructed of
4” x 8” x 4” formed 7-gauge channel with through bolt connections to 4” square
tube posts for the ultimate protection. AisleGuard is offered in single
tier system (21” height) and double tier system (43”) applications. With a
standard, durable zinc yellow polyester powder coat finish, AisleGuard is easily
distinguishable from the nearby equipment.
handrail safety systems’ primary application is as
installed alternative to traditional mezzanine hand railing, but can also
function as an awareness or pedestrian barrier. Panels, constructed with SpaceGuard’s 10-gauge
triple crimped woven wire securely welded in a fully welded, angle frame. Posts, constructed from 2” X 2”,
14-gauge steel tube with welded base plates for anchoring. RailGuard safety systems meet OSHA
requirements of 200 lbs load applied at any point / direction.
Safety, at any
level, is an important part of the industrial workplace and SpaceGuard is
committed to providing an array of quality safeguarding products designed to
meet these varying needs. For help on
these, and all our safety and secure storage products, our insides sales team is ready to assist, call 800-841-0680.
11. March 2013 03:52
As a continuation on our previous post regarding the OSHA standard detailing methods of creating effective safety systems for robotics operations (Instruction PUB 8-1.3 SEP 21, 1987), the next method integrates a fail-safe accessory to the fixed barrier guarding.
Barrier Guard: Like the
fixed barrier guard, this is a physical barrier around a robot work envelope
incorporating gates equipped with interlocks. These interlocks are designed so
that all automatic operations of the robot and associated machinery will stop
when any gate is opened. Restarting the operation requires closing the gate and
reactivating a control switch located outside of the barrier. A typical
practical barrier is an interlocked fence designed so that access through,
over, under, or around the fence is not possible when the gate is closed.
SpaceGuard offers universal tongue operated interlocking safety switches are available for gates used to create an interlocked
barrier guard for a robotics enclosure. Strong and versatile, the interlocks
are equipped with 2 N/C positive, vibration resistant break safety contacts. It is important to note that a safety interlock switch cannot be used as a security device as it contains no features for this application. A traditional locking device (padlock hasp, mortise cylinder lock, electronic access device) will need to be integrated into the application to provide a secure enclosure.
Implementing the proper safeguards helps to create a safe work environment and protect against costly fines and loss time accidents. SpaceGuard is committed to provide quality safeguarding products to meet these needs. For more information, our inside sales team is ready to help, call 800-841-0680.
28. February 2013 03:42
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Instruction PUB 8-1.3 SEP
21, 1987 details methods how an effective safety system
protects operators, engineers, programmers, maintenance personnel, and others
who could be exposed to hazards associated with a robot's operation. SpaceGuard’s innovative safeguarding products
are geared to meet requirements of robotic guarding applications.
Barrier Guard: A fixed
barrier guard is a physical barrier around a robot work envelope that requires
tools for removal, preventing access through, over, under, or around the fence.
It provides sufficient clearance for a worker between the guard and any robot
reach, including parts held by an end-effector, to perform a specific task
under controlled conditions.
versatile mesh enclosures are designed with options to provide varying
levels of safety & security based upon the needs of the project. SG2000 offers multiple infill options, such
woven & welded wire mesh, expanded & solid sheet metal and lexan, all
allowing for full visibility within a safe environment. Unlike conventional vertical based wire partition systems, SG2000 panels run horizontally connected through steel posts making them more efficient for projects requiring long runs, extended heights and variable sweep spaces. SG2000 versatile mesh enclosures come
standard with a durable, high quality gray polyester powder coat finish with
five (5) additional standard colors, thermoplastic powder coat and hot dipped
property and personnel is a top priority for industry and SpaceGuard is
committed to providing industry-leading, innovative safeguarding products to
meet the needs of the marketplace. For
more information, our inside sales staff is ready to assist, call 800-841-0680.
8. February 2013 03:34
SpaceGuard manufactures secure storage & safe-guarding
products to a vast array of industries and applications, including tool cribs
& parts counters. For both
applications, service windows and/or dutch doors are used to help distribute
items. When choosing options for a tool
crib / parts counter, consider the following questions to determine the best
1. What is being distributed from / received into
2. How frequent is the personnel traffic into the
Standard slide-up service windows measure 24” wide by 21”
high with a full width, 12” deep
centered shelf. Due to the their size,
service windows are the perfect solution for items such as hand tools and other
items which are able to be transferred through the window without major
Standard dutch doors (double hung door) measure 36” wide
(nominal) by 84” tall with a full width, 12” deep centered shelf. Though classified as a “door”, the intended
application description is a horizontal hinged service counter. Dutch doors, due to their size compared to
service windows, are better suited for distribution of large items and those requiring
transport via handcart. In high traffic
areas, dutch doors should not be used as the sole personnel entrance as their
configuration is not efficient in this capacity.
For more information on this any of our secure storage &
safe-guarding products, our sales team can be reached at (800) 841-0680.
6. February 2013 06:03
The U.S Chamber of Commerce estimates that companies in the United States will lose more than $50 billion to small-scale pilferage and large-scale embezzlement a year. To pay for it, every man and woman working in America today contributes more than $400 per year. If you already have effective controls in place you may notice the discrepancies, but for most business managers, you have too many duties on your plate to see the full scope of the losses incurred. SpaceGuard offers three wire partition products, each providing a level of secure storage tailored to meet your needs and protect your bottom line.
Logan woven wire partitions are the industry-standard design for wire partitioning
and are a trusted source of secured storage for the budget conscious and those needing
quick-ship materials. For tool &
part cribs, factory-installed slide-up service windows and dutch doors are
available to provide distribution points within the secured environment. Factory-installed panic bars are available hinge
doors to satisfy industrial EGRESS requirements. Standard gray components are stocked in 7’, 8’
and 10’ heights and are available to ship from our factory in as few as 2
welded wire partitions are the perfect synergy of form and function,
making them ideal for restaurant
and retail secured storage. Industrially rugged, yet commercially
appealing, series 2180’s fully-framed, welded design is easy to install and
reconfigure. Hinge doors, available with optional factory-installed panic
bar to satisfy EGRESS requirements, are pre-hung in the frame and panels are
easily bolted without interference from the wires. Factory-installed
slide-up service windows are available to provide distribution points within
the secured environment. Unlike other
systems on the market, line stiffener posts do not install in-line and
therefore do not cause un-necessary growth saving precious square footage.
versatile mesh enclosures are the choice for many secured storage applications
as they provide design flexibility and options for increased security.
SG2000 is designed for both standard and custom applications, offering multiple
infill options: woven & welded wire mesh, expanded & solid sheet metal
and lexan. For distribution needs,
factory-installed slide-up service windows and dutch doors are available. Factory-installed panic bars to satisfy EGRESS
requirements and pre-engineered electronic access control devices including
strikes and magnetic locks are available to work with your card reader or
biometric access system.
Employee theft affects everyone, protect yourself
today. Let our sales team design a
solution to meet your needs. Contact us
today at firstname.lastname@example.org
28. January 2013 10:05
In today’s competitive marketplace, claims of quick and efficient
customer service are thrown around with no criteria with which to judge. At SpaceGuard Products, we are committed to setting
the industry standard in customer service and are willing to back it up.
Now through Friday, February 15th, email a quote
request for STANDARD Ford
Logan woven wire partitions to email@example.com
and receive a quotation within two hours; we guarantee it. If a quotation is not returned within two
hours, we will take 50% off the list price of the quoted materials. Offer valid during normal business hours,
8:00am to 5:00pm EST. Duration on requests received after 3:00pm EST will roll over to the following business day. Some conditions apply; offer subject to change
at any time.
16. January 2013 07:11
Features / Benefits Provided
- Secure storage of equipment while
allowing visibility within the enclosure
- Solid construction and quick installation due
to simple design
- Thermoplastic powder coated gray for durable
The Indiana Department of
Transportation required secure storage for its Brookville Road Subdistrict
Office on the southeast side of Indianapolis, IN. The area to be secured was a covered,
open-air truck bay located near the facility’s road salt distribution building.
Facilities Field Administrator Chris Wren turned to SpaceGuard to supply
the material for this project as INDOT has relied on SpaceGuard previously to
provide secure storage for other area facilities. SpaceGuard partnered with Brian Doub of Stac
Material Handling, a material handling & industrial equipment distributor,
to meet with Chris at the Brookville facility to determine the best product for
this application. Brian, along with
SpaceGuard inside sales lead Matt Sipe, recommended SG2000 versatile mesh enclosures constructed
with 10-gauge woven wire welded into a full steel frame. The wire mesh,
along with the clean, durable gray finish allows for easy visibility into the
secured area. With SG2000’s fully framed
panels & doors installed through 2” X 2”, 14-gauge steel posts,
installation was efficient. Full height posts were anchored directly to
the concrete, extending to the underside of the steel covering structure providing
complete security of the area. Due to
the open-air location, the enclosure was finished using a thermoplastic powder
coat that is designed to protect the material against the various elements as
well from abrasions from the salt located at the facility. Once installed, Chris Wren voiced his
satisfaction, “I am very pleased with the product and the service provided on
this project. Another job well done.”
7. January 2013 08:19
accelerating growth of digital ventures, telecommunications expansion, cloud
computing initiatives and social networking services, the demand for data
centers is soaring. Facilities continue
to open world-wide offering varying tiers of space, security and services. Through years of experience serving the
colocation industry, SpaceGuard understands the needs of data storage providers,
offering three product lines geared towards meeting the needs of small and large
Ford Logan woven
wire partition’s industry-standard design is a trusted source of secured
storage for those needing quick-ship materials to accommodate newly signed
tenants who are ready to move in. With
standard gray components stocked in 7’, 8’ and 10’ heights, this product is
affordably priced and available to ship from our factory in as few as 2 working
2180 welded wire
partitions are the perfect synergy of form and function. Industrially rugged, yet commercially appealing,
series 2180’s fully-framed, welded design is easy to install and
reconfigure. Hinge doors are pre-hung in
the frame and panels are easily bolted without interference from the wires. Unlike other systems on the market, line
stiffener posts do not install in-line and therefore do not cause un-necessary
growth saving precious square footage.
mesh enclosures are the choice when flexibility of design and increasing
security requirements are the primary needs.
SG2000 is designed for both standard and custom applications, offering
multiple infill options: woven & welded wire mesh, expanded & solid
sheet metal and lexan. Pre-engineered
electronic access control devices including strikes and magnetic locks are
available to work with your card reader or biometric access system. The design uses panels stacked between 2”
posts, affording the option for installed panels under raised floors and above
Regardless of the
requirements, SpaceGuard has you has the options to design an efficient,
cost-effective solution to provide the security your customers demand. Let us build a price, stock, and ship plan to
meet you and your customer’s needs. Contact
us today at 800-841-0680 to learn more.