Modular Mind Magazine Page 6 Panel & Mesh

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 P 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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