A mechanical engineer needs a protective housing for a cutting production machine. Since the machine is used to grind brake linings, the housing should reduce the level of noise in the production hall as well as the level of dirt. In addition, the machine must be accessible for maintenance and tool changes. Therefore, it should be possible to completely open the housing.
A machine housing was constructed in three parts from Series 40 aluminium profiles. Two of the sections are mounted on rollers and can be manually moved over the first section, revealing the inside of the machine. The movable elements are guided by an internal profile guide with roller carriage.
Anodised aluminium sheets are used as panelling. The sheets are lined on the inside with soundproof mats to minimise the noise level in the production hall. To provide a sleeker appearance, profiles with closed slots were used and any slots that were open for assembly purposes were closed with "mk 3019" closure strips.