Brandtjen & Kluge, LLC. continues to be proactive when it comes to operator safety. For Kluge presses built between 1960 and 1985, Kluge has developed a safety upgrade package that will make these presses safer to operate, and which permits operation in compliance with OSHA’s “Lockout/Tagout” regulation CFR 1910.147.
For all presses made prior to 1960, there is no reasonable way to bring these machines into safety compliance. These presses need to be removed from production.
At the same time, Kluge would like to remind press operators that a Kluge press should never be hand fed.