When forklifts circulate at high speeds in workplace areas where pedestrians or forklifts work, accidents can happen and/or damage the building. The ShockWatch Low Speed Area (LSA) system places a limit on the speed at which a forklift circulates through different areas of the warehouse on forklifts that have speed-limiting capability. This system is designed to reduce the speed of the forklifts in areas with pedestrian activity or where other forklifts are working. The function of the Low Speed Area system is to prevent accidents that result from forklifts speeding in areas shared by forklifts and working personnel.
Areas of Application
- Reduction of forklift speed in areas with pedestrian activity or where others are working.
- High forklift traffic areas.
How it Works
The LSA system allows a site to be divided into two different speed zones to limit vehicle speed where there is interaction with pedestrians or vehicles. The system uses a panel of reflective coded bands located over doorways or hanging from the ceiling in areas where a speed change needs to take place. When the forklift drives underneath the panel, the sensors decode the change in zone and proceed to activate the relay corresponding to that zone either Slow or Fast.
- Increase safety by automatic forklift speed limitation in certain zones of the Plant/Warehouse.
- LSA recognises automatically whether a vehicle is in low-speed area or in high-speed area.
- The vehicle can be operated at full speed and can cover long trips quickly in the areas that it is allowed.
- The vehicle can be operated at a limited safe speed in the areas where there is a risk for pedestrians or other vehicles.
- The limited area is easily defined with a reflective strip mirror band mounted over a doorway or hanging from the ceiling on a modular frame.
Pedestrian Alert System (PAS)
Collision Avoidance System (CAS-G2)
Blind Spot System (BSS)
Visual Alert System (VAS)