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Read the latest press releases on Rockford Systems, LLC, an innovative company working to provide solutions for your machine safeguarding needs.

Live 30-Minute Mini-Webinar Focusing on Human-Robot Safety

Skyrocketing demand for automation has dramatically increased the number of robots deployed by industry to over 1.5 million. Meanwhile, collaborative robots or “co-bots” are making their way into new work environments, such as light manufacturing, fulfillment centers, and agriculture. Because no technology can be made foolproof, maintaining safety in environments where humans and robots work […]

Training Program Expanded with Addition of OSHA-Authorized Safety Courses

Training Program: Rockford Systems, LLC. announced today an expansion of its machine safeguarding training curriculum to include new training courses authorized by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), which will aim to increase worker knowledge about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to recognize, abate and prevent machinery-related hazards. This broadening of the company’s […]

Live 30-Minute Mini-Webinar Addressing Metal Lathes and Grinder Safety

Metal lathe machines and grinders are two of the most dangerous types of industrial tools on the plant floor, with their use resulting in hundreds of serious workplace accidents and deaths each year. In fact, grinder safeguarding violations are consistently one of OSHA’s Top 10 most cited machines. To address this issue, Rockford Systems, LLC. […]

Appointment of New Vice President of Finance

Rockford Systems, LLC today announced the appointment of Bill Holliday as the company’s Vice President of Finance, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Holliday assumes the role of Vice President of Finance from Ken Kranz, who will retire from Rockford Systems in March 2018. Mr. Holliday has over 35 years of financial experience in the manufacturing […]

Rockford Systems Announces 2018 Seminar Schedule for Industrial Machine Safeguarding

Lock in 2017 pricing by registering before January 1st. As a leading authority on machine safeguarding, Rockford Systems, LLC returns in 2018 with a comprehensive seminar schedule for professionals in the EH&S, plant management, insurance and metal fabrication industries. From understanding how to properly safeguard machinery for meeting OSHA/ANSI standards, to a discussion on how […]

Inspiring Future Manufacturing Engineers

Future Manufacturing Engineers – In a continuing effort to foster student interest in manufacturing and engineering, Rockford Systems, LLC announced today that it is sponsoring an educational visit for local high school students to FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, scheduled for November 6-9, 2017, in Chicago’s McCormick Place. Students […]

Upgraded Encoder-Based Safety Control System

Combating Hydraulic Press and Press Brake Injuries with Upgraded Encoder-Based Safety Control System 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 […]

Rockford Systems Redesigns Website with More Powerful Product Navigation Tools

Customers Can Now Search by Machine Type Rockford Systems, LLC. today launched a new and improved version of its popular website, www.rockfordsystems.com, offering clearer navigation and more powerful search tools for its more than 10,000 machine safeguarding products. The freshly reorganized site makes it easier for customers to locate safeguarding products that match their immediate […]

Rockford Systems to Attend National Safety Council Congress & Expo

Harnessing the power of advanced technology to improve the safety of industrial machine operations, Rockford Systems, LLC today announced that “Compliant Safeguarding Solutions” will be the theme for its participation at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo (NSC) in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, running from Sept 25-27, 2017. NSC is the […]

Sensing-Saf-Start® Protects Machine Operators from Accidental Re-Starts following Power Interruptions

Anti-Restart Protection Required by Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) 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 […]