Rockford Systems can provide stop-time measurement services on various reciprocating (stroking or cycling) machines such as mechanical or hydraulic press and press brakes. We can also provide these stop-time measurements on machines that rotate such as lathes, mills, and drills.
At your request, our trained technician will visit your facility and use a stop-time measurement device to measure the time it takes a machine to stop after a signal is given. The compiled information is then used in the OSHA and ANSI safety formulas to calculate the minimum safety distance required for the location of the machine operating controls/safeguarding device in relation to the nearest hazard.
Our stop-time measurement services can also be used periodically to check the machine’s stopping time to ensure that the current safety distance corresponds to the current condition of the machine’s stopping ability. We recommend that stop-time measurements be done on a regular basis, at least once a year.