Safety first! Whether employees are operating a forklift truck or walking, they quickly lose sight of potential risks when working. They may either be inattentive or absorbed in their work. Loud noises are distracting and can drown out important warning signals. This can all cause dangerous accidents on business premises. The innovative Linde BlueSpot™ driving path warning system minimises risk without making a sound.
The LED light of the Linde BlueSpot™, attached to the operator’s protective roof frame, project a blue warning spot onto the ground. This warns pedestrians and other forklift operators of approaching trucks. This visual solution from Linde Material Handling intuitively draws attention to moving forklift trucks. It therefore significantly increases safety, both in aisles and at crossings where visibility is poor.
Unobtrusive but can’t be ignored
The Linde BlueSpot™ consists of two bright, anti-glare LED lights that project a blue spot onto the ground. They can be set to either shine constantly or flash. The light spot is positioned several metres ahead of the forklift truck, whether it’s travelling forward or backward. It lasts an impressively long time: The Linde BlueSpot™ lasts for more than 20,000 hours, as the LED technology enables high light intensity with low levels of energy.
Safe and durable
The electrical components in the driving path warning system have been certified as IP 67. They therefore offer ideal protection against environmental influences: The Linde BlueSpot™ is resistant to water, for example when the forklift truck undergoes high-pressure cleaning, and dust. The warning light is also not sensitive to shaking and vibrations.
Retrofitting the Linde BlueSpot™
The BlueSpot™ family as a retro-fit kit
The Linde BlueSpot™ is available with more than just a blue light. For clear directions and signals, Linde has developed two additional versions as part of a retro-fit kit.
The light is projected in the shape of a blue arrow. This makes the forklift truck’s direction of travel clear, even at crossings where visibility is poor.
The Linde BlueSpot™ with a red LED light is particularly useful if the colour blue is already used for other warning notices, or if red would be a stronger contrast against the ground.
A pleasant, safe companion
Thanks to the high-performance LED lights of the Linde BlueSpot™, employees are made aware of circulating forklift trucks in a pleasant, yet effective way; no loud noises, nothing to startle them, no risk. Linde’s warning signal solution has been given a suitably positive response by employees. Even visitors to the factory instinctively recognise the Linde BlueSpot™ as a warning and react accordingly.
Safety through innovation
Benefits at a glance
- Driving path warning system: Increasing safety in aisles and at crossings with poor visibility
- Early warning: A spot on the ground well ahead of the truck leaves plenty of time to move out of the way
- Safety in all directions: Can be used when driving both forward and backward
- LED technology: Anti-glare, high-intensity light using low levels of energy
- Long service life: Very low operating temperature
- Durability: Resistant to shaking, vibrations, and high-pressure cleaning
- Diversity: LED light with a red or blue light spot or a blue arrow
- Well-received by operators and pedestrians: No need for disruptive acoustic warning signals