The proximity alert system consists of components such as magnetic field generators, visual and auditory warning modules, personal alarm device chargers, and more, all tailored for industrial use with forklifts.

Industrial Forklift Safety

In warehouse settings, these components prevent accidents involving pedestrians. The magnetic field generators work by emitting a field that personal alarm devices carried by pedestrians detect. These generators are designed for easy installation on various mobile equipment and vehicles, simplifying system integration into the workplace.

This safety system can support multiple forklifts and personal alarm devices simultaneously, significantly enhancing safety in the workplace. Additionally, it includes small silencers to create ‘silent zones’ in areas safe for pedestrians. This minimises false alarms, thereby reducing unnecessary disruptions and improving the overall efficiency of the forklift system.

  • Diverse range, including magnetic field generators, visual and auditory warning modules, and more
  • Tailored for specific work environments to meet business needs
  • Enhances safety in industrial warehousing settings
  • Magnetic field generators can be quickly installed on mobile equipment
  • Supports multiple vehicles and personal alarm devices
  • Utilises small silencers to prevent unnecessary alarms in designated areas

Magnetic Field Generator (MFG) System

The MFG system consists of four components: the generator, warning module, cab silencer, and power cable.

Generator: This component is responsible for creating a pulsing magnetic field that serves as a marker around the truck.

Warning Module: The warning module provides both visual and audible warnings (103 dB) to the driver. The module promptly alerts the driver when a pedestrian wearing a Personal Alarm Device (PAD) enters the magnetic field of the truck.

Cab Silencer: The cab silencer allows the driver to wear a PAD without triggering alarms while operating the vehicle.

Power Cord: The power cord channels the necessary 12V from a source in the truck and downstream from the ignition, powering the generator and associated components. The blue light on the generator indicates that power is actively running to the unit, while the orange light signals a pedestrian warning.

Personal Alarm Devices (PAD)

10-Port Charger: The batteries are fully charged daily to maintain the optimal functionality of PAD.This charger is available in three different configurations: Single Bay (for charging 1 PAD), 5 Bay (capable of charging up to 5 PADs simultaneously), and 10 Bay (able to charge up to 10 PADs concurrently).

Checkout Station: The station serves as a verification tool for various devices, including the battery charger, LED, magnetic field sensors, PAD and sounder.

PAD Test Module: The PAD Test Module is designed to ensure the proper functioning of PAD. This module serves as a daily reminder to users to charge their PADs. It includes a power cable, test station and warning module.

Remote Event Monitoring

Relay component: This component is responsible for analysing operational performance and proximity events data. This analysis equips businesses with an efficient mechanism for collecting and reporting data to facilitate comprehensive insights into the system’s performance.

Data Module: This module analyses operational performance and proximity events data, offering users a streamlined approach to data collection and reporting.

Area Control

Structure Monitor: This device safeguard permanent structures that may be challenging to replace or require constant repair. This stand-alone device, equipped with a solar panel or connected to 110Vac, has the capability to detect an approaching truck’s generator.

By sensing such movements, it promptly sends a warning signal to the truck driver, ensuring enhanced safety around these structures. The monitor’s flexibility allows for easy adjustment of the monitored area by removing the top cover and slightly turning the pot with a 3/32” slotted screwdriver.

Access Monitor: The monitor controls access to specific areas. Upon detecting the presence of a PAD, the monitor sends a command to a relay box and fixture with an on/off mechanism, effectively controlling gates to open or close. The monitor comes complete with a power cable, warning module, and relay.

Area Monitor:  The area monitor provides audio and visual warning alarms to workers about approaching trucks when placed at intersections and pedestrian areas with blind corners.

The area around the monitor can be adjusted by removing the top cover and slightly turning the pot with a 3/32” slotted screwdriver. It includes a relay box and 50 ft of 18/2 Thermostat wire. Lights are not included in the Area Monitor and the monitor could also function either as a standalone device or in conjunction with the MAC-A system.

Mechanised Area Control (MAC)

MAC-A: The MAC-A system offers an advanced solution for controlled areas, ensuring the safety of both pedestrians and equipment. To operate within the designated area, a truck must be equipped with a magnetic field generator system featuring a collision avoidance module (CAM). Additionally, workers in the area must wear a PAD. By employing all three devices simultaneously, the system effectively separates pedestrians and equipment in the controlled zones.

The system has the capability to generate an adjustable magnetic field approximately 11 ft above the designated area, with a width of up to 30 ft and a length extending to 160″. The CAM detects the magnetic field from the MAC, triggering warning alerts such as lights and horns.

The truck is allowed to enter the area after workers wearing the PAD exit the system’s magnetic field. The MAC-A system is supplied with a MAC controller, two relay boxes, a MAC system of up to 160 ft of conduit and wire. Lights are not included in the MAC-A system.

MAC-Z: The MAC-Z system serves a similar purpose to the MAC-A but with a nuanced difference. While the MAC-A system issues warning alerts when pedestrians and trucks enter the protected area, the MAC-Z system prevents the PAD worn by workers from sounding when they are in the controlled zone.

The MAC-Z system generates an adjustable magnetic field suspended at about 11 ft above the designated area, with a width of up to 30 ft and a potential length extension of up to 160″. A truck can only enter the area without triggering the alarm when workers with PAD are in the system’s magnetic field.

For areas exceeding 160″ in length, users would need to purchase an additional MAC-Z System to ensure comprehensive coverage and enhanced safety measures.

Silent Zones

Silent Zone: The device is designed to create a designated area where PAD will not activate, even in the presence of a truck near the equipment. This feature is particularly useful in common areas such as offices, conference rooms, workrooms, or cafeterias located adjacent to a truck path.

The Silent Zone generates an oval-shaped silent field that can be easily adjusted to fit within the confines of the room. This adjustment is facilitated by removing the top cover and turning the PWM pot.

The magnetic field created by the Silent Zone has the ability to penetrate walls and other obstructions. As a result, all personal alarm devices worn within the area covered by the silent zone will remain inactive, ensuring a quiet and disturbance-free environment.

In cases where electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise is too high, an alternative solution is the jammer. The silent zone and jammer have a field radius (major axis) ranging between 6 ft to 28 ft.

Silent Spot: The Silent Spot is a device designed for smaller areas located near a truck path. Covering an area ranging from 2 ft to 9 ft, this device is suitable for use in desks, workstations, or personal work areas where minimising disturbances is essential.

With a circular-shaped silent field, the Silent Spot can be easily adjusted to fit within the confines of designated areas. This adjustment is facilitated by removing the top cover and turning the PWM pot.

The device utilises magnetic fields, which have the capability to penetrate walls and other obstructions. By employing the Silent Spot, businesses can effectively mitigate the activation of personal alarm devices worn by workers, ensuring a quiet and focused work environment.