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Read the latest press releases from Rockford Systems LLC, a leading industrial plant safety solution provider for organizations using metalworking, automation, material handling and/or thermal processing in their operations. Since 1971, Rockford Systems has specialized in the design and installation of safeguarding systems for industrial fabrication equipment, manufacturing systems, and robotics cells that meet or exceed applicable safety regulations and standards.

Machine Safeguarding Technology Keep Operators Out of a Pinch

ROCKFORD, IL, APRIL 25, 2022 —  Pinching your finger in a door can be painful but certainly not life threatening. Pinch point injuries involving industrial machinery are another story, one that rarely has a happy ending. A pinch point is created when two objects come together and there is a possibility that a person could be […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Safely Using Bench Grinders

Statistics indicate half of grinder accidents result from operator error ROCKFORD, IL, APRIL 22, 2022 —  Because grinders are commonly used machines in workplaces nationwide, many workers become complacent about their hazards. However, grinders are very dangerous when used improperly. In fact, statistics show that more than half of grinder injuries are the result of operator error. Rockford Systems, LLC, […]

How Rockford Systems Light Curtains Can Brighten Employee Safety in Your Plant

At first glance, a simple beam of infrared light would seem ineffective protection against fast-moving, dangerous industrial machinery. After all, isn’t that what heavy-duty steel guards are for? Yet, these beams of infrared light, when utilized as a component of “safety light curtains,” have prevented thousands of employee injuries and saved countless lives. Unlike other […]

Protector™ Series Light Curtains with Expanded Features

Reliable detection, advanced safety functions, combined with simplified selection, installation and maintenance   ROCKFORD, IL, JANUARY 25, 2022 — Rockford Systems, LLC today introduced its new Protector Series Light Curtains for safeguarding personnel near industrial machinery with the potential to cause injury. Protector Series Light Curtains feature bi-color alignment indicators, simplified resolution settings, automatic diagnostics, remote fixed blanking, […]

Surge in Omicron Variant Cases Underscores Continued Need for COVID-19 Shielding

ROCKFORD, IL, DECEMBER 15, 2021 — The alarming spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant has prompted renewed concern about the pandemic. Early evidence suggests that the omicron variant is highly contagious, possibly more so than the delta variant, underscoring the importance of social distancing and high-quality protective barriers such as Rockford Systems’ GermBlock series of shields. By providing […]

Annual Machine Safeguarding Audit Service

ROCKFORD, IL, DECEMBER 10, 2021 — It is a common misconception that once machine safeguarding equipment has been installed onto industrial machinery, no further work is required for the safety of the employees operating it, as long as the machine was in compliance with OSHA regulation and recognized industry standards. The consequences of this misunderstanding have […]

A Guide to Innovations in Safety Shields: LED lighting, Design Modularity Heighten Operator Protection

ROCKFORD, IL, DECEMBER 3, 2021 — When a machinist is cutting, drilling, shaping or milling raw materials, there are always inherent risks. Thankfully, proper and up-to-date safeguarding equipment drastically minimizes the risks that machines pose. In this article, we look at one of the most basic and most critical components in machine safeguarding: the safety shield. Before […]

Machine Guarding Named to OSHA’s Top Ten Violations in 2021

ROCKFORD, IL, NOVEMBER 30, 2021 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released the top 10 most cited violations for its fiscal year 2021. These citations follow inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. Lack of machine safeguarding once again made the “Top Ten List” of frequently cited safety violations of 2021 with a total of […]

Training Workshop Addresses Combustion System Safety

Hosted by Rockford Combustion Solutions, the two-day seminar is scheduled for November 9-10, 2021 in Rockford, Illinois ROCKFORD, IL, OCTOBER 18 , 2021 — Rockford Combustion Solutions will host a two-day workshop on November 9-10, 2021, where attendees can satisfy mandatory annual training requirements for NFPA 54, 85 and 86. Available now for immediate enrollment, the in-person seminar will be […]

Pressure-Sensitive Safety Mats Prevent Employee Injuries: Detects presence of workers around hazardous machines

ROCKFORD, IL, OCTOBER 7, 2021 —  Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, is helping manufactures achieve additional machine safeguarding protection with a complete line of pressure-sensitive safety mats and accessories. Using weight sensors, pressure-sensitive safety mats detect the presence of workers, vehicles or production materials and trigger an emergency stop that removes […]