pinch point


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pinch point

[′pinch ‚pȯint]
(industrial engineering)
A point in a plant layout or on an automated guided vehicle such that the distance between the automated guided vehicle and the surrounding equipment and structures is so small that it represents a safety hazard to personnel.
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A Ministry of Labour investigation determined that two other areas where there was access to a pinch point or moving parts around the winder were also unguarded.
Often the workers who are injured due to the pinch point are not properly trained up.
After slaking their thirst, they fed off and traveled the entire way through the pinch point, which meant a stalk was surely possible if something bigger followed them.
A Highways England spokeswoman said: "Drivers will already be experiencing benets brought about by the Seaton Burn Pinch Point scheme.
1m project, funded by the council and the Government's Pinch Point Fund, aims to ease congestion on the A167 by widening the junctions with work expected to be complete next year.
The acreage has a pinch point or bottleneck of oaks that sits right in the middle of property.
The LEP wants money allocated from the Highways Agency's Pinch Point programme.
A FORAGE workshop will help farmers tackle the annual pinch point when it becomes hard to match the demands of their animals with the supply of feed.
When the wheels are directly across from each other, it causes a pinch point at the bottom.
The surge feeder feeds booklets to a pinch point of a web press at speeds up to 35,000 pieces per hour with pinpoint accuracy of [+ or -] 0.
Quick belt changes are possible without removal of drive packages or side rails, and the conveyor has a tight belt-to-frame ratio, giving it pinch point protection.
Standard safety features of the table include: adjustable upward travel limit switch, hinged maintenance prop, patented pinch point guard, safety brass velocity fuse, and state-of-the-art bearings for long life.