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GUARDING SPOTLIGHT:

PANELS

&WIRE MESH

Standard Sheet Size

48" x 96" 48" x 96" 48" x 96" 48" x 96" 54" x 103" 48" x 96" 48" x 96" 50" x 122" 48" x 96" 48" x 96" 48" x 144" 48" x 96"

Standard Thickness

.177" - .236" .177" - .236" .177" - .236" .177" - .236" .177" - .236" .187" x .250" .118" - .236" .236" .236" .266" .060" - .500" .177" - .236"

Optical Clarity

High Good None Good None

Weather Resistance

High Good Average Average High

Stable Max Temp

180

F

240

F

240

F

240

F

180

F

160

F

140

F

175

F

120

F

Abrasion Resistance

Low High Low Good Average Average Average Low Average Average

Impact Resistance

Average High Good High Low High Good Average High Good

Chemical Resistance

High Average Average Average Average Average Good Average High

Machinability

High Good High Average High Good Average Good Average

Finish

Smooth Smooth Smooth Smooth Textured On One Side Textured On One Side Smooth Smooth Smooth Smooth Smooth Textured On Both Sides

Acrylic AP Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Recycled Polycarbonate ABS Haircell Kydex Expanded PVC Alucobest Alumalite Twin Wall Polycarbonate HDPE 6061-T6 Aluminum Plate

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aneling is an important component of any machine guard system and can be used to protect and separate personnel, property and equipment. You'll nd that you have several choices to consider when incorporating paneling into your guarding and enclosures. From there youll want to make a thorough assessment of your needs.

Consider impact resistance; look at whether you need to keep things in or out or both and the requisite strength and stability the panel will need to provide. The following chart overviews 80/20 Inc.'s stock plastic panels and wire mesh physical properties: 6

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