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Blind Spot

The Blind Spots (BS) solution minimises any risks of collisions between forklifts and/or pedestrians in poor visibility areas.

The system can be setup for many different types of blind spot situations.

The Pedestrian Alert System Blind Spots (BS) solution is a system of traffic lights or similiar designed to indicate the right of way of forklift drivers and pedestrians.
Both pedestrians and forklifts are fitted with a series of tags or transponders which, on detection, trigger the traffic light or similar light/buzzer as to who has the right of way.

  • Detection of trucks and/or pedestrians in the proximity of the traffic light.
  • Easy installation.
  • Durable and robust system components.

Blind Spot system components required for different scenarios:

  1. Standard PAS kit fitted to the forklift with a TZ2 Tag to trigger a light/buzzer mounted on the wall, ceiling or racking at the blind spot.
  2. TZ-50 Tag fitted to the forklift with an AC-50 to trigger a light/buzzer mounted to the wall, ceiling or racking at the blind spot.
  3. AC-50 to trigger a light/buzzer mounted to the wall or racking at the blind spot by approaching pedestrians T-10 tag.

How the system works:
Below are different scenarios of how the system can be setup with either the forklift, pedestrian or both triggering lights etc at Blind Spots.

PAS Blind Spot forklift TZ2 Tag PAS Blind Spot forklift AC-50

FORKLIFTS TRIGGER A SIGNAL ON EITHER SIDE OF A WALL USING A TZ2 TAG

  • Forklifts are fitted with a normal PAS kit
  • TZ2 Tags are fitted to the wall
  • When either forklift comes into range of theTZ2 Tag it will trigger a flashing or traffic light around the other side of the intersection to alert the oncoming forklift that a forklift is approaching

With this setup a pedestrian will also be detected in the facilit

FORKLIFTS TRIGGER A SIGNAL ON EITHER SIDE OF A WALL USING AN AC-50 ACTIVATOR

  • Forklifts are fitted with a TZ-50 Tag at the rear of the forklift
  • An Activator AC-50 is fitted to a wall
  • When a forklift comes into range of the Activator AC-50 it will trigger a flashing or traffic light around the other side of the intersection to alert this oncoming forklift that another forklift is approaching

With this setup a pedestrian will not be detected when in any other area of the facility

PAS Blind Spot Pedestrian AC-50 PAS Blind Spot forklift

PEDESTRIAN TRIGGERS A SIGNAL USING AN AC-50 ACTIVATOR

  • Pedestrian wears the T-10 key fob
  • An Activator AC-50 is fitted to the wall
  • When a pedestrian comes into range of the Activator AC-50 it will trigger a flashing or traffic light around the other side of the intersection to alert the oncoming forklift that a pedestrian is approaching

With this setup a pedestrian will not be detected when in any other area of the facility

FORKLIFT TRIGGERS A SIGNAL USING A TZ2 TAG

  • Forklifts are fitted with a normal PAS kit
  • A TZ2 Tag is fitted to the wall
  • When a forklift comes into range of the TZ2 Tag it will trigger a flashing or traffic light around the other side of the intersection to alert the oncoming pedestrian that a forklift is approaching

With this setup a pedestrian will also be detected when normally in any other area of the facility 

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FORKLIFT TRIGGERS A SIGNAL USING AN AC-50 ACTIVATOR

  • Forklifts are fitted with a TZ-50 Tag at the rear of the forklift
  • An Activator AC-50 is fitted to a wall
  • When a forklift comes into range of the Activator AC-50 it will trigger a flashing or traffic light around the other side of the intersection to alert the oncoming pedestrian that a forklift is approaching

With this setup a pedestrian will not be detected when in any other area of the facility

TRIGGER A LIGHT/BUZZER AT DOORWAY ON APPROACH WITH TZ2 TAG MOUNTED ON THE WALL OR CEILING

On approach to the door the TZ2 tag will detect the AC-50 unit fitted on the forklift up to 6.5m away which will in turn trigger a light/buzzer on the other side of the door. Light can be one colour on activation or it can also be set to be always green and then, on activation, set to red with the buzzer sounding

There are two TZ2 Tag versions available:

  • One that will only trigger the light/buzzer on the wall
  • One that will trigger the light/buzzer on the wall as well as the light/buzzer fitted on the forklift

Areas of Application

  • Loading and unloading zones
  • Poor visibility areas at junctions between pedestrians and forklifts
  • Areas with high forklift traffic

FAQ's

What is the primary function of the PAS system?

The primary function of the PAS system is to warn the forklift operator when a pedestrian with a T-10 tag is inside the detection zone set which will trigger an intermittent light and/or buzzer. Once the pedestrian is out of range the light/buzzer will cease activating.

What are the limits of the system?

The system is ideal where the maximum load capacity of the truck is 4T. The system may be suitable for trucks a little larger with the addition of a Repeater which can add 1-2m of extra detection distance.
The top speed of the truck to get effective detection is usually a maximum of 10km/h.

What is the detection distance between the forklift and a pedestrian?

The detection distance that can be adjusted on the AC-50 Activator units dip switches is between 0.5m and 6.5m front and back and up to 4m on the sides.

Does the forklift operator wear a tag?

All pedestrians and forklift operators must wear a T-10 tag for detection by all forklifts fitted with the PAS. The forklift operator places their T-10 tag in the driver inhibitor holder mounted on the forklift when they are ready to operate the forklift. This inhibits the tag from detection by any forklifts. Once the operator leaves the forklift they must take out their T-10 tag with them so they can be detected by other forklifts in the vicinity.

Will the Pedestrian Tags be detected by every forklift?

Yes, the pedestrian tag is universal and will be detected by every forklift fitted with the system. There is no special programming required. They will work out of the box.

Does the Pedestrian Tag make a sound on detection?

No, the current pedestrian tag will only illuminate when detected. There is a new tag in beta testing that will have a sound. This is not due for release until the first half of 2017.

How do I know that the battery in the pedestrian tag is still good and will be detected?

Our AV-50 Battery Verification unit will test the battery level as ok or battery low when it is scanned. Accompanying software can show the tags scanned and their current level of voltage. If a tag is scanned and it shows as battery low you still have a few days to change the battery over.

Can I store the pedestrian tags near the AV-50 Battery verification unit?

If you need to keep the pedestrian tags near the AV-50 Battery Verification unit then they need to be at least 8m away. Within 8m will affect the life of the battery.

Documents

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Blind Spots brochure

Videos

Pedestrian Alert System
The following video illustrates the Pedestrian Alert System (PAS). Our solution minimises the risk of accidents between forklifts and pedestrians in common work areas. Pedestrians must wear electronic tags that are detected by a device on the forklift truck, warning the driver of the risk.