Rockford Systems Inc.

The amount of pressure exerted by a typical hydraulic press can exceed 3,000 psi. Because of this tremendous force, high-velocity debris or shrapnel can be ejected from the press during normal operation, resulting in serious and even fatal injuries to the machinist or bystanders. With the new Rockford Systems Ejection Curtain Guarding Kit,…
As part of its ongoing commitment to empower organizations to create safer work environments and comply with OSHA standards, Rockford Systems LLC has introduced an automatic sanding belt holder that enables lathe operators to sand, polish and deburr while keeping hands away from rotating parts and at safe operating distance away from the spinning…
OSHA 29 CFR SubPart O 1910.215 for bench grinders is one of the most frequently cited machine-safety standards for violations during OSHA inspections, and one of the most dangerous to ignore. OSHA 1910.215 is a "machine specific" (vertical) regulation with a number of requirements, which if left unchecked, are often cited by OSHA as…
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 49 percent of injuries from hydraulic power presses and press brakes result in the amputation of the operator's hand or fingers. Other bodily injuries include strangulation from loose clothing, and severe lacerations caused by material movement. To turn the tables on press…
Drills, mills, lathes, grinders, saws and other 120V machinery can abruptly shut down during operation due to a power interruption. When an unintentional shut down takes place, it is critically important that a machine does not automatically restart, catching the operator by surprise and leading to a serious accident.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 5,000 American manufacturing workers suffer injuries involving amputation or limb loss every single year. In all, amputations rank in OSHA's top three serious workplace injuries. Rockford Systems recognizes that these devastating, life-altering injuries are typically avoidable with the…
Rockford Systems offers a line of electrically interlocked safety shields for cutting and turning machines that protect operators against flying chips, sparks, debris, and coolant. The electrical interlock prevents machines from starting until the shield is positioned safely in front of the hazardous area, also called the point-of-operation.
Rockford Systems announced its new RSXpress fully-automated machine safety assessment service. The new service integrates Rockford System's surveying expertise with a proprietary, cloud-based digital platform, allowing the company to generate risk assessment and machine survey proposals up to 50 percent faster than legacy methods.
Rockford Systems offers its EX-AL barrier guarding systems, now available custom-designed and built to meet the safety standards of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI). By harnessing more than 45 years of experience in machine safeguarding, Rockford Systems is able to deliver…
Rockford Systems LLC is bringing added safety to the factory floor with a new line of noncontact magnetic switches that ensure a machine's chip deflection shield is properly positioned between the operator and machine's point of operation hazard while running. Chips are very sharp and can cause serious, sudden injuries to the operator…
Rockford Systems LLC has introduced a new cable and push-button e-stop (emergency stop) assembly featuring a unique cam operation for faster positive stopping of metal working machines, yet is immune to nuisance tripping due to vibrations. The new assembly (CLM510) is also effective as an awareness barrier on the backside of shears and press…
To bring needed safety to the shop floor, Rockford Systems LLC has launched a new milling machine draw bar cover (part #DBC001) to protect vertical mill workers from rotating shafts 7 feet or less from the floor or working platform. It guards the turning draw bar with a non-rotating, smooth, welded-steel enclosure, secured firmly to the mill with…
Underscoring its total commitment to worker safety, Rockford Systems LLC announced that a comprehensive stop-time measurement (STM) service conducted by its trained technicians is available to customers using metal-fabricating, metalcutting and turning machines. STM will be a standard service offered by Rockford Systems alongside machine risk…
Rockford Systems Inc. offers precision-engraved acrylic copolymer guard-opening scales.
Rockford Systems Inc. has specially designed, quality-constructed chip shields ideal for Bridgeport milling machines.
Rockford Systems spotlights an adjustable stroke drop-probe device that is used on small machines to protect the operator's fingers from point-of-operation hazards.
A variety of quality-constructed, very versatile universal ball and socket shields are available from Rockford Systems Inc.
Rockford Systems Inc. offers a roll-up lead screw protection device for lathes.
Rockford Systems Inc. offers high-quality, adjustable belt sander and disc sander shields.
Rockford Systems Inc. has specially designed, quality-constructed chip shields ideal for Bridgeport milling machines.
Rockford Systems Inc. offers a new line of electrically interlocked heavy-duty lathe shields.
Rockford Systems Inc. has introduced a new line of electrically interlocked heavy-duty grinder and tool grinder shields.
Rockford Systems Inc. has introduced a new line of electrically interlocked heavy-duty crosslide/carriage travel shields.
Rockford Systems Inc. has introduced a new line of electrically interlocked heavy-duty drill shields.
Rockford Systems Inc. has introduced a new line of electrically interlocked heavy-duty lathe shields.
A variety of quality-constructed, versatile universal ball and socket shields are available from Rockford Systems Inc.
Rockford Systems Inc. offers a bench grinder safety gage to properly adjust the tongue and workrest openings on bench grinders to be in compliance with OSHA standards.
Recognizing that the future of American manufacturing lies with today's youth, Rockford Systems LLC launched its "Selfie for Safety" campaign to help raise student awareness of the importance of machine safeguarding and to help fund the upgrading of safety equipment in the machine shops of several high schools in Rockford, Ill.,…
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Rockford Systems LLC, Rockford, Ill., appointed Bill Holliday vice president of finance.
ROCKFORD, IL, OCTOBER 18, 2018 -- To accommodate rapid growth and future expansion, Rockford Systems, LLC., a provider of machine safeguarding products, safety education and industrial safety services, is pleased to announce it is moving its headquarters into a new, larger facility located at 5795 Logistics Parkway in Rockford, IL.
Rockford (Ill.) Systems LLC and Master Lock Co. LLC, Oak Creek, Wis., have a new joint initiative designed to accelerate the adoption of safety technologies throughout the North American manufacturing sector.