Case study: Guarding for Automated Packaging Equipment
Brian Moore-Sales Engineer
Jesco Industries, Inc.
Since 1981, a growth in technology and specialized equipment has enabled Highlight Industries of Wyoming Michigan to assist their clients to think safety first when using their automated equipment. An industry leader in stretch wrappers, case sealers, strapping machines, stretch film test and quality control systems. More recently, Highlight Industries has introduced the Magnum line of case sealers and the Saturn line of strapping machines, applying over 30 years of machine experience to their new product lines.
With the wire mesh enclosure around automated equipment, Highlight Industries has taken all necessary measures to comply with safety legislation in both domestic and EU markets. The large automated custom equipment has many moving parts and guarding is necessary to keep people from entering the area when the machines are engaged. When Highlight Industries engineering department configures their enclosures they use stock wire mesh panels to allow their systems integrator to keep to schedule. Highlight Industries reached out to Jesco Industries, Inc. of Litchfield Michigan, another Michigan manufacturer to supply their guarding requirements for the systems. Two Michigan companies working together to provide state of the art equipment and guarding systems.