Wogaard has recently extended its product range with the launch of its ‘Keep it Covered’ products. Continuing the company’s ethos of improving the efficiency, health and safety, as well as the housekeeping for machine shops across the UK, the new flexible swarf skip covering system joins Wogaard’s award-winning Coolant and Neat Oil Savers.
Of course, the new covers would remove from view the contents of the swarf skips, immediately improve the visual aspect of any machine shop. However, as Company Director, Jason Hutt, says the thinking behind the new range goes far beyond the aesthetic appeal: “The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a number of documents aimed at improving safety when working with metalworking fluids. From guides for employees to COSHH essentials and mist control:inhalation risks.
“There is a major focus from large OEM manufacturing companies and business in their supply chain, along with the HSE and other Government bodies, to improve working conditions. Our new swarf skip covers provide a positive step towards addressing this as most of any vapours created by neat oil or water-based coolant contacting hot swarf and chips are contained within the sealed area.”
Tailor-made to exact customer measurements for any size or shape of skip or bin, the new covers are produced from a high-performance Polyurethane (PU) that is polyester coated on the reverse side to make it blackout and waterproof. The heavyweight high strength fabric is very hard wearing, while the double-locked nylon stitching and bespoke attachments ensure the cover locates correctly and remains in place.
“Having extensively reviewed the machine shops at many different manufacturing sites, we concluded that the only way to offer a high-quality solution was to make the covers to fit each application,” says Jason Hutt. “We then selected the best cover material, which has a proven track record in harsh environments and arduous situations in the marine and agricultural sectors.”
Overall measurements of the swarf skip, along with details of the swarf conveyor and its entry location are required. Additionally, the location of the access point for the Wogaard Coolant Saver and the clear viewing window can be specified, along with an optional company logo.
Jason Hutt concludes: “For all the benefits offered by these new covers they are remarkably cost-effective. Any machine shop looking to improve the working environment and address any health and safety concerns can simply fill out our cover specification sheet to get a detailed quote and delivery date, or contact us directly as we also provide a measuring service.”