Rockford Systems LLC, a leader in machine safeguarding solutions, introduces PROTECTOR™ Series Shields for safeguarding machines. This highly innovative and patent-pending product improves the safety and productivity of operators working with dangerous machinery.
CREATING A SAFER WORK ENVIRONMENT
With over 45 years of industrial safety experience, Rockford Systems has integrated over 25,000 machine safeguarding solutions and collaborated extensively with Environmental Safety & Health (EHS) leaders, supervisors, operators and maintenance personnel across a variety of industries. We leveraged this wealth of knowledge and applications expertise into the design and production of our newest innovation:
PROTECTOR™ Series Shields, a high-quality, highly-featured line of robust machine safeguarding shields that maximize safety, improve productivity and reduce risk.
Metalworking machine operators are exposed to numerous hazards resulting in more than 4.5 million injuries each year in the United States alone. Of these injuries, perhaps the most damaging occur when the operator becomes entangled in rotating machinery or when sharp metal fragments are projected from the machine and strike the operator or a passerby. PROTECTOR Series Shields limit operators contact with rotating parts, stop flying chips and debris, meet all applicable OHSA regulations and ANSI standards, and solve common cutting and turning machine guarding problems.
SOLVING COMMON SHIELD SAFEGUARDING PROBLEMS
FEATURES & BENEFITS
PROTECTOR Series Shields are constructed of 14-gauge powder-coated steel and 3/16” shock-proof and oil-resistant polycarbonate, creating an extremely tough, rigid and durable safety shield to protect operators from flying debris, lubricants, coolants and swarf. All components carry a CE, UL and CSA certification. A full line of replacement polycarbonate shields is available to keep shields operating at peak efficiency.
PROTECTOR Series Shields are modular in design so that shield shape, size, mount, arm, offset, lighting, interlocking and safety monitoring can be configured to provide the best solution for even the toughest machine guarding challenge. Available with various mounting options, these high-quality shields allow for reversal to address opposite-hand mounting scenarios when necessary. All shields are vertically and horizontally adjustable to clear varying work setups and table heights.
Rockford Systems preconfigured the most popular shields for milling and drilling machines, lathes and grinders, which represent over 95 percent of all safeguarding applications (shown in our configurator at the top of the page). However, for those unusual applications or hard-to-guard machines, PROTECTOR Series Shields can be configured into over 60,000 combinations to ensure a precise, customized fit to improve worker safety.