The interactive warning vest is the latest addition to Linde Material Handling’s innovative Safety Guard system. It has been designed to alert wearers, in particular forklift drivers and pedestrians, to potential dangers ahead of time.
The smart technology in the vests warns wearers of potential dangers using light signals, vibrations, and acoustic warnings, thereby maximizing safety in both inside and outside areas.
The intralogistics sector maintains very high safety standards for workers when it comes to industrial trucks. Warehouses, production halls, and outside areas are often loud, hectic, and confusing. High shelves, narrow aisles, stacks of goods, and crossings with poor visibility mean pedestrians and forklift drivers do not have a clear view of their surroundings.
The interactive warning vest from Linde Material Handling improves safety in situations where visibility is poor. This smart piece of clothing alerts the wearer as soon as an industrial truck is nearby by emitting light signals, acoustic warnings, and vibrations. The safety benefit is twofold: Firstly the vest alerts the wearer to the potential danger, and secondly it increases the visibility of the individual themselves. This makes it a valuable addition to the Safety Guard system.
The interactive warning vest is available in six different sizes. The good fit means that it doesn’t get caught on equipment, shelving, or other items during operations. The cut also means that the wearer is able to move freely.
The warning device is located on the shoulder, where the wearer will most easily feel the vibration alert. This position also means that the acoustic warning is emitted right next to the ear. The warning signal and vibration settings can be adapted depending on the working environment.
The interactive warning vest is easy to use and intuitive. An audible “start-up” signal confirms that the warning vest is activated. If the battery is flat or has been removed, an audible “power down” signal will be heard. A status LED shows the wearer the operating status of the signal transmitter at all times, and a battery display indicates the current charge level. If the vest is removed and put down, the speed sensor automatically turns the vest off.