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Tencarva Granted New Patent
June 15, 2009


The orange Uniguardâ„¢ surrounds the shaft protecting workers from injury.

Tencarva Machinery Company, headquartered in Greensboro, was granted a new United States patent on April 21st, 2009, for the protective guard assembly extending around a rotating shaft, which is at the core of the design of the firm’s Uniguardâ„¢ Machine Guard products. The inventor of the guard assembly is Kenneth J. Brisk, Uniguardâ„¢ manager with Tencarva, of Browns Summit, N.C.

The innovative Uniguardâ„¢ Machine Guard is used primarily to enclose a rotating coupling connecting the shafts of the driven equipment and the driver (usually an electric motor) and the driven item to prevent harm to people working around the equipment. Uniguardâ„¢ Machine Guards comply with OSHA standards and meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) regulations that do not allow for openings to be greater than 1/4”. (OSHA does not set a standard for the size of an opening with regards to machine guarding only ANSI does).

For additional detail on the Uniguardâ„¢ Machine Guard product line, contact Harry Taylor or Ken Brisk at Tencarva Machinery Company, 1115 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro, NC 27409-9753, (336) 665-1435. For other information on Uniguardâ„¢ Machine Guard, please visit the website at www.unigaurdmgc.com.


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