Forklift proximity sensor offers systems that aim to prevent potential forklift accidents. Forklifts are generally severe, accounting for more than 10% of all workplace injuries. While forklifts are extremely useful in warehouse areas, they can be just as dangerous. In contrast to ordinary cars, extra care should be taken in the workplace with forklifts that only have brake systems on their front wheels.
If you’ve ever survived a forklift accident, you know it’s only a matter of time. It is therefore important to establish a fully equipped forklift safety in the workplace. Forklift safety generally depends on two factors; proper training and the use of forklift safety products. Forklift training should be created regularly by the management. In security products, it may be necessary to use artificial intelligence-supported smart systems. This is where the forklift proximity sensor comes into play.
According to a study published in Verified Market Search;
The Proximity Sensors Market size is estimated to be worth US$3.86B in 2021 and will grow with a CAGR of 7.24% from 2022 to 2030, reaching US $7.09B by 2030.
What is a Forklift Proximity Sensor?
It is a smart system used in warehouse areas with its system supported by forklift proximity sensor IoT. Forklift proximity sensor technology is a smart device attached to the forklift to prevent potential accidents. In this system, the device attached to the forklift is used to warn the operator when the vehicle is close to an object. A forklift proximity sensor is a vision-based device that can be programmed to monitor and alert based on certain parameters such as distance and speed.
Adaptation of Forklift Proximity Sensor
To apply forklift proximity sensor technology to your workplace, it is important to identify its needs first. A gradual installation planning is carried out so that the special technology, which can be shaped according to your industry needs, responds to your requests. You can contact Boni Global to create a detailed installation strategy.
Advantages of Forklift Proximity Sensor
The forklift proximity sensor aims to provide asset and pedestrian safety as a versatile system. Its primary advantage is that it gives a proximity warning, as the name suggests. Its versatile system can be used in different forklift types at the same time; order picker, stock chaser, narrow aisle, and more.
The main purpose of the forklift proximity sensor is to see what the driver cannot see. It constantly analyzes what is happening around the forklift. Thanks to its smart technology, it automatically alerts the operator when there is a problem or when an asset is too close. These alerts can be set according to audible or visual notifications. Let’s look at other advantages of the forklift proximity sensor together.
Forklift Crash Monitoring
The forklift proximity sensor continuously monitors impacts or crashes. A warehouse space can have narrow aisles or narrow passages. Forklifts passing through these areas can be damaged by various frictions. The forklift proximity sensor smart solution monitors and monitors various effects and records in a cloud-based dashboard in real-time. With this information, various opinions can be obtained. For example;
- Do such accidents happen to all operators or are they the result of the indifference of certain operators?
- Are there difficult areas in the facility that prevent operators from passing?
- Should compulsory training be organized in areas where accidents are high?
Forklift Potential Accident Monitoring
The forklift proximity sensor keeps track of not only accidents that have occurred, but also those that are about to happen. AL sensors have systems that can measure whether a forklift is moving faster than a set safe speed or is maneuvering dangerously close to an object such as a pedestrian or pallet rack. As a result of all these data, the management team may have various data. At the end of this, there is the advantage of being aware of potential accidents and taking precautions.
Forklift Automatic Deceleration
Forklift proximity sensors aim to provide safety with automatic deceleration, independent of the operator. Forklifts that automatically slow down can stop if necessary thanks to smart AL sensors. When the forklift detects a pedestrian, a shelf, a wall, or any obstacle in its path, it slows down and comes to a complete stop. Since the response time of the technology is instantaneous, there are no delays during deceleration. Technology is advantageous when technology and driver’s reaction times are compared. Proximity sensors, which are the ultimate in preventing forklift accidents, achieve great success in this sense.
Monitoring Forklift Safety
Forklifts operating in a warehouse environment must be constantly monitored. The application of IoT in logistics offers very useful systems in this sense. Thanks to AL forklift proximity sensors, measurements are made on forklift safety continuously. In this way, managers can monitor and report analytical findings. The forklift proximity sensor, which collects critical data, automatically transfers information to the system it is connected to. In this way, it becomes possible to make comprehensive security measurements.