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Rockford adds stop-time measuring to machine safety services



Oct. 7, 2016 – Rockford Systems, a manufacturer of machine safeguarding solutions, has announced a “comprehensive” Stop-Time Measurement (STM) service conducted by its technicians is now available to customers using metal-fabricating, metal-cutting and turning machines.

STM will now be a standard service offered by the manufacturer alongside machine risk assessment, onsite machine safety surveys, and equipment compliance proposals, it says. Rockford uses STM to determine the stopping ability of customers’ industrial machinery. Once captured, the stop-time data is applied to formulas created by either OSHA or ANSI to calculate the minimum safety distance required to install safety devices. Rockford says it will offer this service for newly installed safety devices as well as for the periodic validation of existing safety devices.


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