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Common Safety Window Materials

Posted by Sean Blechschmidt on

Machine tool safety windows come in three basic types: monolithic polycarbonate panels, air gap windows, and laminated composite windows. 1. Monolithic Polycarbonate Panels All machine tool safety windows use polycarbonate (PC) as the impact layer to protect operators from injury. Relatively inexpensive and optically clear, PC is an incredible material, providing 250 times the impact resistance of a glass window with equal thickness. By itself, a monolithic PC panel of the right thickness can provide the necessary protection to operators, when properly installed, for a recommended period of up to 2 years.  While PC panels suffice for impact resistance, they do...

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