The Proximity Alert System comprises the Personal Alarm Devices (PADs) and the Collision Avoidance Module (CAM). These devices are the virtual devices from the HIT-NOT series, necessary for the entire proximity alert system to function.
These state-of-the-art PAD systems detect pedestrians and prevent collisions at the workplace. The pedestrians wear this PAD system, and it contains sensors that detect the magnetic field mounted on the vehicle-mounted generator. Once detected, the sensor will warn both pedestrian and vehicle operators about the danger. There are two types of alarms. One is when the pedestrian is in the Warning Zone (Yellow) of the forklift, and the other is when the pedestrian is in the forklift’s Danger Zone (Red). When a pedestrian is detected at the warning zone, the sounder will give a series of 3 beeps and the LED light. On the other hand, if the pedestrian is in the danger zone, the sounder will give a continuous beep and LED light.
The Extra Loud Personal Alarm Device (XL PAD) is designed especially for applications in workspaces with deafening noises. When placed within 4 inches of a person’s ear, it registers at a minimum of 100dB and is complete with a clip-on LED light on the shirt or vest. Like the Personal Alarm Device (PAD), the pedestrian wears the XL PAD which contains sensing elements that detect magnetic fields. It will then send alerts to both the pedestrian and vehicle operator. The magnetic field is differentiated into two zones – The Warning Zone (Yellow) and Danger Zone (Red) closest to the vehicle. When a pedestrian is detected at the warning zone, the sounder will give a series of 3 beeps and the LED light. On the other hand, if the pedestrian is in the danger zone, the sounder will give a continuous beep and LED light.
An add-on component to the Magnetic Field Generator or the XL Magnetic Field Generator, the Collision Avoidance Module (CAM), functions as a Personal Alarm Device for trucks. When it senses the magnetic fields from a generator, it will determine another truck’s proximity and send an alarm to the other truck that the CAM is near. This collision avoidance module requires a generator to function and prevents trucks from colliding with one another. It is also required for the MAC-A System as the collision avoidance module senses the magnetic field of the MAC and triggers an alarm to those working under the MAC of the truck’s presence in the protected area.