Discover how HIT-NOT works to save lives and reduce costs in the warehouse industry using precise magnetic fields and a state-of-the-art alert system.
Forklifts and other types of mobile equipment are essential for material handling. Unfortunately, many of the safety solutions created for forklifts fail to address the full range of risks they present.
The statistics on forklift accidents support this. According to OSHA, there are two violent forklift accidents a day. These accidents result in roughly 100 deaths per year.
The HIT-NOT Proximity Detection System is designed to correct this. HIT-NOT is the most precise pedestrian proximity alert system on the market today, comprised of several key components that work together to save lives and reduce operating costs.
What Makes HIT-NOT Work?
Frequency magnetic fields are the core technology that enables HIT-NOT to protect and detect in any warehouse. Each component of HIT-NOT can detect the presence of another device and communicate the appropriate message or alert.
These magnetic frequencies can read and warn through walls, racks, and other blind corner obstructions. Similar collision avoidance technology, like RFID, fail to address these standard forklift danger zones. This is because HIT-NOT can see pedestrians even when a driver cannot.
The two most prominent components of the HIT-NOT Proximity Alert System are the Magnetic Field Generator (MFG) and the Pedestrian Alarm Device (PAD). MFG is installed on each forklift, and PADs are supplied for all pedestrians to wear.
The HIT-NOT devices produce an audible and visual alert to warn operators and pedestrians of oncoming danger. The PAD warns pedestrians, and the MFG warns forklift operators.
Companies can also add an optional collision avoidance module to warn mobile equipment drivers of potential equipment to equipment collisions.
Implementing HIT-NOT’s Life-Saving Technology
When SynTech designs your HIT-NOT solution, they identify silent zones and controlled areas.
A silent zone is typically either a workspace or office area where a worker is safe from the hazards of the warehouse floor. When a worker enters a silent zone, the system temporarily disables alerts on their PAD.
A controlled area is an area with additional alerts installed, such as pathways or high-traffic areas. Mechanized area controllers (MACs) detect and alert when mobile equipment or pedestrians enter the designated area. Many times these areas are warned with a light system.
This MAC technology is used in confined spaces like loading zones or controlled access areas too.
When a forklift enters confined spaces, it automatically reduces its magnetic field to prevent alerts from going off unnecessarily. In controlled access areas, pedestrians are barred from entry unless wearing a PAD.
Each HIT-NOT warehouse has at least one remote event monitoring relay that automatically collects important information. Whenever a forklift is within proximity of a relay, it transmits all operational information and proximity events to a cloud database. Employers can view this information remotely with online dashboard access.
How does HIT-NOT Work for My Business?
Each of these HIT-NOT components is entirely customizable based on the layout and needs of the warehouse. SynTech develops safety plans that accommodate all the unique aspects of each warehouse and industry.
To implement the HIT-NOT system in your warehouse, get in touch with the safety experts at SynTech. Our team is prepared to make your workplace safer.