Industrial arbors are frames that help machine tools move and operate more efficiently. They are also used to support the weight of the machine tool, preventing it from moving or shaking. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and wood. Arbors also come in different sizes and shapes, depending on the application. For example, a small arbor may be used for holding a drill bit while a larger arbor may be used for holding a end mill. Arbors must be carefully selected to ensure that they are compatible with the cutting tool and the machine.
Industrial arbors are a necessary part of modern machine tool operation. However, due to their specialized design, they can also pose a significant safety risk if not used properly.
Here are four common industrial arbor injuries:
1. Upper extremity injuries: Arbors can cause serious injury to hands and arms when the tools attached to them are accidentally pulled or when they rotate while the worker is using them.
2. Lower extremity injuries: Arbors can also cause serious injury to feet and legs when the tools attached to them are accidentally pulled or when they rotate while the worker is using them.
3. Back injuries: Arbors can cause unnecessary strain on the back when workers bend down or reach up while using them.
4. Neck injuries: Arbors can cause serious injury to the neck when the worker is reaching up or bending down while using them.
If you have been injured by a machine tool arbor, you should contact an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and how to file a claim.