One specialty of Youngblood Automation, a Michigan based provider of industrial automation components, is building Maytec aluminum extrusion machine guarding and sliding guard fences.

The guard panel is cantilevered out over the opening, allowing the guard to roll back while keeping the opening clear of any obstructions.

The bearings need to be robust enough to handle such high loads, and they also need to maintain rigidity, all while allowing the gate to move smoothly.

To meet the various design requirements of its larger guard applications, Youngblood Automation uses
Rollon’s Compact Rail. For smaller guard units, they also use Rollon’s X-Rail.

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