How to use a Morgan Rushworth RGMS Guillotine FAQ

Published 10th March 2017

The Morgan Rushworth RGMS range of mechanical guillotines are designed for fast accurate cutting of mild steel up to 5mm. Now available in eleven capacities with either the standard manually operated back gauge or the optional advanced Elgo NC back gauge.

Watch our experienced engineer as he guides you step by step in how to use the Morgan Rushworth RGMS Guillotine. The first thing you need to do is turn the isolator on, on the side of the machine. The second thing is to press the button on the guard at the back of the machine, making sure no one is stood between the light guards or in the back of the machine.
There’s no blade gap adjustment on the machine at all as it is a 3mm machine meaning it will automatically pushes out the thickness of the material we are demonstrating on. The 3mm measurement is the maximum we can cut with mild steel and 1.5mm on stainless.
You’ll notice there’s a light underneath the chimes to show its shadow line which will enable you to line up your material ready to cut. The power light will need to be lit for you to be able to cut the material. If, the fail light is lit, this means the two phases need swapping over.
On the control panel, you will find a three-position key switch. In Key position one, the blade can be brought down or up with the two buttons on the top of the controller. We would recommend using this to set the blade. The backgauge can also be driven forward and reversed but we would normally recommend that this is programmed through the Elgo. Key position two, links to the foot pedal and it does one stroke and stops. Key position three is also linked to the foot pedal and allows you to do continuous cutting of small pieces of material which the machine will automatically keep repeating.
Finally, there is the emergency stop on the foot pedal or on the wandering foot pedal and an emergency stop button can also be found on the control should anything go wrong.