New PROTECTOR Shields Made of 14-gauge Powder-coated Steel

Press Release Summary:

  • Defend operators from flying debris, lubricants, coolants and swarf
  • Feature color-changing LED lights to indicate when the shield is open or closed
  • Safety monitoring relay can also be added to monitor the interlock switch for failure

Original Press Release:

New PROTECTOR Shields Provide Highest Level of Safeguarding to Milling Machines, Drills and Other Metal Cutting Equipment

Rockford, IL, February 12, 2021 -- When it comes to milling machines and drills, a safety shield can make the difference between a productive day and a very serious injury. Yet sometimes a standard shield isn't rugged enough, or it limits visibility due to reflectivity, or an operator is able to simply bypass it by pushing it out of the way, thereby making the machinery unsafe to operate.

To combat these issues, Rockford Systems has introduced PROTECTOR Shields for safeguarding mills, drills, lathes, grinders and other cutting and turning machines. Constructed of 14-gauge powder-coated steel and thick 3/16” shock-proof, scratch-resistant polycarbonate, PROTECTOR shields defend operators from flying debris, lubricants, coolants and swarf. Plus, they incorporate cool, bright LED lighting into the frame to illuminate the work area for shadow-free, detailed visibility so nothing is missed by the operator. Some models also feature color-changing LED lights to indicate when the shield is open or closed. For additional protection, an interlock will disengage power and prevent a connected machine from starting up when a PROTECTOR shield is not in the correct work position, thereby solving the operator bypassing problem. An optional safety monitoring relay can also be added to monitor the interlock switch for failure or damage.

Rockford Systems PROTECTOR Series Shields are modular in design so that shape, size, mount, arm, offset, lighting, interlocking and safety monitoring is easily configured to provide the best solution for the specific machine. PROTECTOR shields are manufactured by Rockford Systems LLC in Rockford, Illinois, USA and available for immediate ordering.

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About Rockford Systems LLC

Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Systems LLC delivers industrial plant safety solutions for organizations using metalworking, automation, material handling or thermal processing in their operations. Since 1971, Rockford Systems has specialized in the design and installation of over 25,000 safeguarding solutions for industrial fabrication equipment and manufacturing systems that exceed applicable safety regulations and standards.

Rockford Systems offers trusted industrial turnkey safeguarding solutions including scalable assessments, audits and inspections, training and education, consulting and policy development, and over 10,000 safeguarding products. Rockford Systems also provides turnkey combustion safety solutions including assessments and inspections, as well as standardized and customized valve safety trains. These extensive risk reduction solutions enable organizations to dramatically improve compliance and worker safety while maintaining productivity.

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Carrie Halle
Rockford Systems, LLC

Dan O'Connell
O'Connell Communications

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