Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, today announced details for the next webinar in its online educational series: "Safeguarding Press Brakes: Light Curtains vs. Laser AODP."

This free, interactive webinar takes an in-depth look at the evolution of press-brake safety which continues to progress as manufacturers introduce new ways to address worker safety without sacrificing machine prowess, specifically in the area of newer laser AODP technologies versus more traditional approaches such as light curtains.

"Press brakes require an operator's hands to work very closely with parts powerful enough to bend and shape heavy sheetmetal, so the process itself is always inherently dangerous," said Carrie Halle, Vice President of Marketing for Rockford Systems, LLC. "Our webinar details how modern press brake operations can ensure worker safety while simultaneously meeting ever-increasing production needs."

Of special focus in the area of laser AODP will be the new Sentinel Plus Press Brake Guarding System featuring RapidBend™ Plus technology for faster, safer operation. RapidBend Plus works with flat sheets and box profile parts so the machine can close at high speed down to 2mm above the material to significantly boost productivity and safety. 

The "Safeguarding Press Brakes: Light Curtains vs. Laser AODP" webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST. It will be led by Gary Holdson, Technical Support Manager at THCO. Mr. Holdson has extensive training experience in press brake safety. Participants will be able to pose their questions live to Mr. Holdson while the webinar is still in progress.

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Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Systems, LLC delivers innovative machine safeguarding solutions for organizations working with industrial machinery. As a trusted adviser since 1971, Rockford Systems helps organizations interpret and apply complex Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) machine safety standards for a broad array of industrial applications. In addition, Rockford Systems provides complete Turnkey Machine Safeguarding Solutions, including machine safeguarding assessments, machine risk assessments, customized build-to-spec integration, over 10,000 safeguarding products, expert installation services, training and technical support, and ongoing compliance validation. Rockford Systems has improved the profitability of many of North America's largest companies by increasing compliance, reducing worker risk, enhancing productivity and decreasing costs.