Tag Archives: machine guarding

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rockford Systems Detect-a-Finger® Protects Welder Operators’ Fingers from Injuries

ROCKFORD, IL, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 — The Rockford Systems RKC-500 Detect-A-Finger® drop-probe device prevents serious injuries to welder operators by halting welding machinery from starting its stroke if a finger or hand is detected in the point-of-operation area. To block welding splash, additional lightweight clear plastic shielding can also be attached to the device’s rod. The key components of RKC-500 Detect-A-Finger® […]

Machine risk assessments vs. safeguarding assessments

When it comes to accidents, manufacturing ranks second highest of all industries. That comes despite OSHA regulations and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards. A key culprit is unguarded hazardous machinery. Year after year, OSHA issues thousands of citations and levies millions of dollars in fines for machine safeguarding violations in an attempt to prevent […]

Rockford Systems Becomes Supplier Member of Robotic Industries Association

Rockford, IL, December 12, 2016 Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, is pleased to announce that it has become a Supplier Member of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), underscoring the increasing role machine guarding plays in protecting operators of robotic welding, assembly, CNC and metal cutting equipment. “Robotics is […]

Rockford Systems Joins National Safety Council

Rockford, IL, December 6, 2016 Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, announced today that it has become a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road […]

Carpenter’s Place – A Cause to Celebrate: Rockford Systems Makes Generous Donation to Local Homeless Center

Rockford Systems, a member of the local business community since 1975, has teamed with Carpenter’s Place to help previously homeless men and women celebrate Thanksgiving by hosting a charity presentation scheduled for 2:00pm, Monday, November 21 at the homeless center’s 1149 Railroad Avenue location in Rockford. Rockford Systems will be donating food, clothing and living […]

Rockford Systems to Attend FABTECH 2016 Trade Show

Rockford, IL, November 10, 2016 Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, announced today it will be attending FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, November 16-18 in booth #C14023, where it will showcase its full range of Machine Safety Life-Cycle Solutions engineered to prevent employee injuries and bring equipment to compliance […]