AB Industrial now employs Uniguard Barrel Mounts on MOTORS for 360 OSHA guard protection of virtually ANY electric motor driven long coupled machinery. In contrast to the ANSI pump attachment method which uses the adapter ring on the bearing frame this method mounts the adapter ring on the motor face with an additional high temp insulation shield.
Per attached photo AB Industrial’s preferred method of installation is to locate the “clamps on top”, as they say it makes installation and inspection access easier. While the guard withstands a weight rating of 250 lbs, this installation method discourages personnel from sitting, standing or placing objects on the guard.
This particular unit is a Hayward Gordon ChopX pump installed in a Pennsylvania chemical plant.