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The BodyGuard proximity alarm system from Orbit Communications keeps personnel safe while working near operational forklifts

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article image The BodyGuard proximity alarm system

Now available from Orbit Communications , the BodyGuard proximity alarm system provides an effective solution for warehousing and logistics centres where personnel work in close proximity to forklifts.

The BodyGuard proximity alarm system offers continuous proximity detection and alarm notification between moving objects, such as vehicles and personnel. It does this by setting up an invisible “shield” or proximity detection zone around vehicles or equipment. An audible and visual alarm is activated whenever a vehicle or person is detected within the proximity detection zone, thus warning the operator to take care as there is a risk of collision with something or someone.

The BodyGuard's proximity detection zone can be user-programmed from around 3m to over 100m, ensuring that the proximity alarm system has the flexibility to be used in various applications.

The proximity alarm deactivates automatically when the detected object moves outside the proximity detection zone again.

The BodyGuard proximity alarm system functions by installing the vehicle proximity alarm unit in the cab, while personnel wear a small BodyGuard TAG device. This TAG device is detected by the forklift proximity alarm unit to warn the operator that a person is in close proximity to the vehicle.

Features and benefits of the BodyGuard proximity alarm system include:

  • adds another layer of effectiveness to existing safety and risk management systems 
  • Australian designed and manufactured
  • built-in data logging of all proximity alert events to provide an 'audit trail'
  • effectively lowers the risk of collision by alerting driver to potential hazards 
  • multiple proximity detector units can be installed on larger vehicles for front and rear detection 
  • remote configuration using PDA or laptop computer
  • rugged IP66 rated weatherproof enclosure suitable for outdoor use 
  • suitable for 12 and 24V vehicle electrical systems
  • three year manufacturer's warranty
Typical applications for the BodyGuard proximity alarm system include:
  • front-end loaders
  • gantry cranes at freight terminals and other loading areas
  • haul road truck, utility vehicles and personnel at open-cut mines 
  • indoor Gantry cranes for processing plants
  • small excavators and forklifts on construction sites
  • spotting in front of vehicles
  • truck mounted cranes; and
  • warehouses and other logistic centres.

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