Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding solutions, today announced that it has expanded its industrial safety solution portfolio to better meet its customers' manufacturing safety needs. Rockford Systems has launched a new Combustion Safety division that provides turnkey solutions for organizations that use thermal processes in their operations. This expansion enables Rockford Systems to provide new and complimentary value-added safety solutions and enables traditional safeguarding customers the ability to grow their industrial safety focus with a trusted and reliable partner.  

"Rockford Systems is best known for providing turnkey machine safeguarding solutions that reduce risk and help prevent industrial injuries in some of the largest companies in the world," said Joe Nitiss, CEO of Rockford Systems. "This makes our entry into combustion safety a natural evolution as we are able to replicate similar turnkey solutions for thermal-processing customers. Our trusted turnkey combustion safety solutions range from training, risk assessments and annual inspections, to the engineering and installation of customized fuel-management systems."

Rockford SystemsThe new Combustion Safety division will be led by Mr. Robert Sanderson P.E. (shown at right) who has been appointed to the position of Director of Business Development. Mr. Sanderson is a registered Professional Engineer with an excess of 25 years of industry experience. Under his leadership, Mr. Sanderson will expand the Rockford Systems industrial safety portfolio into fuel and thermal safety fields. Prior to joining Rockford Systems, Mr. Sanderson started his career as the primary thermal and applied process expert for a global corporation that built automotive and aerospace assembly plants. Subsequent to that, Mr. Sanderson continued as an industrial combustion and emissions technology specialist for a Fortune 100 company. Mr. Sanderson has assembled a world-class combustion safety team with capabilities covering the initial sale, through engineering and manufacturing, and concluding with installation, service and post-sale support. Mr. Sanderson is a prior member of the NFPA 86 Standards Committee and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Michigan.

An important part of the new Combustion Safety division's value proposition is best-in-class delivery, which benefits customers by decreasing production downtime. To achieve delivery in days rather than weeks or months, Rockford Systems offers an array of standardized valve safety trains that are pre-engineered, modular, assembled from existing segments, and importable as 3D models for customers' CAD systems. Their modular design eases installation, as does the prewired option. Standard valve safety trains (shown above) are stocked and available in multiple sizes with capacities up to 7,500 standard cubic feet per hour (SCFH) and pre-designed units with capacities up to 22,500 SCFH. Customized layouts for any capacity, fuel, footprint or environment are also available. 

Valve safety trains control the flow of gasses for industrial equipment, such as furnaces, ovens, dryers and boilers, making them a crucial component in assuring operational safety and energy efficiency. Owing to the presence of hazardous vapors and gases, a poorly designed or inadequately maintained system can lead to explosions, fires, asphyxia and burns. For that reason, Rockford Systems' valve safety trains feature industrial-grade construction and are universally wired to accept most North American control systems. Optional features allow for common adaptations such as safety valve proving, climates down to -20°F, 230V controls, lockable valves, and pilot-line assemblies. The designs feature industry-leading components and are engineered to meet or exceed NFPA, NEMA, CSA, UL, FM and other globally recognized safety standards.

In addition to the production of standardized and customized valve safety trains, Rockford Systems Combustion Safety (RSCS) offers combustion safety training, on-site risk assessments, annual inspections, pre-acquisition audits, customized engineered solutions, quality installation and post-sale support.  This turnkey solution allows customers the convenience of one-stop shopping for all of their combustion safety needs, as well as provides peace-of-mind working with a globally trusted brand such as Rockford Systems.

Rockford Systems will display its valve safety train solutions at the ASSP Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Booth #2255 from June 9-12 in New Orleans, LA.

For more information, please visit Combustion Safety - Rockford Systems, LLC or call 1-800-922-7533.


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 safeguarding solutions for industrial fabrication equipment, manufacturing systems and robotics cells that meet or exceed applicable safety regulations and standards. Today Rockford Systems offers an unparalleled industrial turnkey safety solution portfolio that also includes consulting, inspections, advanced technologies and combustion safety solutions, further underscoring its commitment to total plant safety. These combined risk reduction solutions enable organizations to dramatically improve compliance and worker safety while maintaining productivity. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-922-7533.