PROTECTOR™ Series Shields

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Patent-pending PROTECTOR™ Series Shields offer the highest level of safety on the market. Featuring robust construction, a “just right” fit, optional integrated LED lighting, interlocks and CAT2 monitoring, PROTECTOR shields can safeguard virtually any metal-cutting machine.

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Rockford Systems redefines metalworking machine safeguarding with the launch of PROTECTOR™ Series Shields. These new patent-pending shields provide highest level of safety on market.

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 that provides the highest level of safety on the market.

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

ROBUST CONSTRUCTION

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 and products carry a one-year limited warranty. A full line of replacement polycarbonate shields is available to keep shields operating at peak efficiency.

MODULAR DESIGN

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 configured 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. Shield Options:
Protector Series Shields Octagon Shield

Octagonal Shield

Curved Shield

Protector Series Shields 3 Sided

3-Sided Shield

Protector Series Shields 2 Sided

2-Sided Shield

Protector Series Shield

Flat Shield

Arm Options:

Single Pivot 3 Arms

Double Pivot 3 Arms

Single Pivot 2 Arms

Double Pivot 2 Arms

Mount Options:

Left Mount

Center Mount

Right Mount


WORKSPACE SAFETY LIGHTING

PROTECTOR Series Shields can include color-changing LED lighting nested into the frame of the shield to illuminate the work area during machine operation. The LED light strip is integrated into the shield frame and each strip packs 262 Lumens of light per linear foot. For example, the PROTECTOR 28” octagonal or circular shield provides 2180 Lumens, compared to a typical clip-on work lamp that provides only 800 Lumens. Operators will appreciate the non-reflective, true-color rendering white light illuminating their work area. When the shield is moved out of the safe work position, white LEDs switch off and red LEDs switch on, thereby providing visual indication that the shield is in the open position. All LED lighting has been manufactured to exacting IEC IP65 outdoor/wet location standards to withstand coolant and lubricant splashes.
Protector Series Shields LED

Lathe chuck without illumination

Protector Series Shields LED

Lathe chuck illuminated with white LEDs in "run" position

Protector Series Shields

Lathe chuck illuminated with red LEDs in "stop" position


SAFETY INTERLOCKS & MONITORING

PROTECTOR Series Shields can be upgraded with a safety-rated interlock switch or switches, dependent upon application. Interlocking shields exceed OSHA CFR 1910 regulations and ANSI B11 Series standards, and are considered a best safety practice. Shield interlocks shut off or disengage power and prevent machine start-up when guard is not closed, thereby increasing operator safety and preventing bypassing. All safety interlock switches are mounted in a tamper-resistant NEMA 4 housing, comply with the IEC/EN 60947 safety standard and carry IEC IP66/67 device ratings. Additional motor starter or anti-restart devices may be required when incorporating interlocking devices into the Protector Series Shields in order to ensure safe and compliant operation. Interlock Options:

Interlock

Non Interlock

To achieve a Category 2 rating, a safety monitoring relay can be added as a redundant level of security, monitoring the integrity of the interlocking feature so that a removed or failed safety interlock will not permit unsafe operation of the machine.

MADE IN THE USA

In recent months, it has become clear that complex international supply chains are not resilient to the immediate sourcing needs of organizations. PROTECTOR Series Shields are manufactured by Rockford Systems LLC in Rockford, Illinois, USA. All shields are shipped within 2-3 weeks.

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  • Constructed of 14-gauge powder-coated steel and 3/16" high-impact and oil-resistant polycarbonate - Creates an extremely tough, rigid and durable safety shield to protect operators from flying debris, lubricants, coolants and swarf.
  • Customers select shield shape, size, mount, arm, offset, lighting option, mount type and direction, interlocking option and safety monitoring option – Customizes the shield to provide a “just right fit” for any machine on the shop floor.
  • Customers select safety interlocking and monitoring options – Improves operator safety, prevents bypassing, brings shields into CAT 2 safety rating, and exceeds OSHA regulations.
  • Patented LED lighting nested into the frame of the shield - Illuminates the work area with 262 lumens of cool, non-reflective white light during machine operation.
  • White LEDs switch off and red LEDs switch on when not closed shield – Communicates that the machine shield has been moved out of the safe work position.
  • Full-line of replacement polycarbonate shields is available – Maximizes the life of the shield and keep operators safe by replacing scratched, discolored or damaged shields at a fraction of the cost of a new shield.
  • Made in the USA – No international supply chain uncertainty. All shields are shipped within 2-3 weeks of order.
LATHE SHIELD ILLUSTRATION (RSSD3LR000L102) A. 1/4” steel mounting/pivot bracket w/ball bearings – vertical or horizontal mounting – 120º rotation B. Safety-rated microswitch (optional) mounted in tamper-resistant steel enclosures – 1 NO, 1 NC contacts C. Adjustable shield-mounting clamp in 7GA steel – allows for radial and axial position adjustment D. Available built-in LED lighting – lights your work, indicates available Interlock status E. Heavy 14GA steel formed and welded shield frame with durable powder coat finish F. 3/16” thick polycarbonate shock-proof & oil-resistant shield
DRILL SHIELD ILLUSTRATION (RSSD4LL000L182) A. 1/4” steel mounting/pivot bracket w/ball bearings – vertical or horizontal mounting – 120º rotation B. Safety-rated microswitch (optional) mounted in tamper-resistant steel enclosures – 1 NO, 1 NC contacts C. Adjustable shield-mounting clamp in 7GA steel – allows for radial and axial position adjustment D. Available built-in LED lighting – lights your work, indicates available Interlock status E. Heavy 14GA steel formed and welded shield frame with durable powder coat finish F. 3/16” thick polycarbonate shock-proof & oil-resistant shield
MILL SHIELD ILLUSTRATION (RSSD5LL202L162) A. Sturdy, tubular steel mounting post with leveling taps– provides 8” of adjustment B. Safety-rated microswitches (optional) mounted in tamper-resistant steel enclosures – 1 NO, 1 NC contacts C. Adjustable shield-mounting clamp in 7GA steel – allows for radial and axial position adjustment D. Tubular steel Articulating arms w/anti-slip discs – 2 & 3 segments avail. for a reach of 16”-36” E. Available built-in LED lighting – lights your work, indicates available Interlock status F. Heavy 14GA steel formed and welded shield frame with durable powder coat finish G. 3/16” thick polycarbonate shock-proof & oil-resistant shield H. 1/4” steel pivot/switch bracket w/ball bearings – vertical or horizontal mounting – 120º rotation
GRINDER SHIELD ILLUSTRATION (RSSF3LC000LD72) A. 1/4” steel mounting/pivot bracket w/ball bearings – vertical or horizontal mounting – 120º rotation B. Safety-rated microswitch (optional) mounted in tamper-resistant steel enclosures – 1 NO, 1 NC contacts C. Adjustable shield-mounting clamps in 7GA steel – allow for radial and axial position adjustment D. Available built-in LED lighting – light your work, indicate available Interlock status E. Heavy 10GA steel formed top frames with durable powder coat finish F. 3/16” thick polycarbonate shock-proof & oil-resistant shields
CREATING A PROTECTOR SERIES SHIELD To determine the 14-digit configurated part number for Protector Series Shields, follow directions 1 – 6 and use the information in the PART NUMBERING SYSTEM CHART BELOW. 1 – The first 3 characters will always be RSS (Rockford Systems Shields) 2 – The first 3 digits will determine the type and size of the shield and LED lighting option 3 – Digit 4 will determine the shield mount 4 – The next 4 digits will determine the shield arm type, pivot, reach and interlock option 5 – The next 2 digits will determine the shield offset 6 – The last digit will determine with enclosure (interface type), depending upon the LED and interlock options selected: If you have selected no LED, then you should select “No Enclosure” (0). If you have selected LED and no interlock, then you should select “Lighted – Non-Interlocked Enclosure” (1). If you have selected LED and interlock, then you should select “Lighted – Interlocked Enclosure” (2). If you have selected LED and interlock and monitoring, then you should select “Lighted – Interlocked & Monitored Enclosure” (3). PART NUMBER EXAMPLE RSSA1LL000X101 – Shield, Flat, 7” x 6” w/LED, Left Mount, Direct Mount w/o Interlock, 10” Offset, Lighted – Non-Interlocked Enclosure
PROTECTOR SERIES SHIELDS Download PDF Configurator RS PROTECTOR Series Shields Configurator