Machine Guards

Machine Guards

Additional information

Features & Benefits

  • Free no obligation quotation
  • Conforms to HSE guidelines
  • Manufactured by us at our factory just outside Manchester
  • Open wire mesh design to allow for maximum air flow


AMP Wire was founded 30 years ago to manufacture Machine Guards for an array of industries from HEVAC and Air Conditioning companies to Offshore and the Food Industry.

Each application requires a different type of guard as no two are the same. Our wire mesh Machine Guards are manufactured to your requirements and specification.

Most Machine guards are manufactured using traditional ½” mesh (12.7mm x 12.7mm x 1.6mm wire) but on occasions we are asked to supply guards using 25mm square mesh (1” x 1” 12swg) and 50mm square mesh (2” x 2” 12swg / 10swg). We can also manufacture the guards in 304 or 316 Stainless Steel.

The traditional ½” mesh helps with conforming to BSPD 5304:2019 Safety of Machinery for distance from moving parts. AMP Wire manufacture Machine Guards to your specification as we are not aware of the type of machinery you will be using the guards on or any of the distance from moving parts etc.

To request a free quotation, please email us your drawings or call our Industrial Sales Advisors on 0161 620 7250 to discuss your requirements.

Below are a few examples of the Machine Guards we can manufacture.

Anti-Spark Guards

We manufacture a range of anti-spark guards by adapting our standard machine guards. We make the fan and motor shaft larger and braise brass plates in place before coating. We can also manufacture full brass guards, but these guards have a lot less free air space.

Coffin Drive Guards

Used predominantly by Air Handling companies where the motor and fan shafts come through the back of the guard and the front cover is removable. Hence it looks like a coffin!

Banjo / Split or Universal Drive Guards

Banjo, Split or Universal Drive Guards are also used by AHU and HEVAC companies to cover the belt that runs between the motor and the fan. The guard can be fully removed for maintenance as the guard splits down the middle.

Run & Standby Guards

Run and Standby guards are used by hospitals where they have a backup motor, hence the two adjustable shaft positions. We manufacture various types of Run and Standby guards, with a separate back or split down the middle.

For a free quotation, email us your drawings or call our Industrial Sales Advisors on 0161 620 7250 to discuss your requirements.

Material Specification

Machine Guards are usually manufactured from mild steel wire mesh, but we can also manufacture in 304’s or 316 grade stainless steel, which is hard wearing and essential in off shore and medical environments.

We can also offer different sizes of wire mesh to suit your requirements.


BZP Coating is our most popular finish but might not be right for your application or environment. Below are a few examples of the different finishes we can offer:

  • Powder Coating
  • Plastic Coating
  • JS Coating (for external applications)
  • Cleaned & Pickled or Electro Polished (Stainless Steel Only)

Delivery Information

The approximate lead time for our wire mesh Machine Guards depends depends on your requirements and specification.

Many of our products are entitled to Free Standard Mainland UK Delivery and without any restrictions.

This excludes the following Postcode Areas:- IV, AB, KW, HS, ZE, PA, PH, DD, IM, GY, JE, TR, BT, Isle of Wight, Isle of Anglesey and Eire. These Postcode areas will be subject to an additional charge, please contact us for a quotation before placing your order. If you have placed your order, we will advise you of the delivery cost and send you a Pro Forma Invoice.

Standard Delivery is Monday to Friday between 8am to 6pm and to ground floor / kerbside only unless agreed with AMP Wire Ltd in writing. If there are any delivery restrictions / specific dates / times / dedicated deliveries / above ground floor deliveries, or FORS Registered deliveries, please contact the sales department as there may be an additional cost.

We will deliver using the most economical method, either using our own vehicles or a carrier. Goods may be palletised and delivered on an articulate vehicle. The deliveries are kerb side only so you would need to arrange to unload the vehicle.

Returns Information

As this product is made to order, we are unable to accept returns, unless damaged.

Please check the delivery before signed as AMP Wire Ltd will not accept claims for damaged goods if the goods have been signed for. If an item is damaged upon receipt of delivery, please write “Damaged” on the carrier notes and call or email us within 24 hours (if you can add pictures to your email that would be helpful). Our Carriers will NOT accept claims if you sign for the goods or write “unchecked” etc, so please check before signing.

Please see our Delivery and Returns Policy for more information

Our wire mesh Machine Guards are manufactured to suit your specification.

From Customised dimensions to different materials and finishes…we can help!

Contact us now for a free quotation

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