A study by the Allianz Center for Technology (AZT) found that almost half of all parking and manoeuvring accidents in German road traffic occur when reversing. The figures for forklifts are even more alarming: 55 percent of all accidents occur behind the vehicle. A reversing industrial truck is the number one reason for forklift accidents that result in injuries to people.
Narrow racking aisles, visually restricted intersections and confusing areas often make it difficult for pedestrians to see a reversing truck in time. Static warning signs increase caution and warn people of possible dangers, but are not always an effective help in the specific situation. With the Linde TruckSpot, the industrial truck carries its own warning sign wherever it goes, and thus defuses critical situations before they occur.
Increased warning effect
The Linde TruckSpot is an optical warning signal solution which emits a light signal to indicate that the truck is approaching. Mounted on the frame of the operator's overhead guard, it projects the signal onto the floor behind the truck to warn pedestrians and other vehicles of the truck's presence.
With the TruckSpot, Linde is setting a new standard for safety in racking aisles and at visually restricted intersections. The innovative warning system takes the proven advantages of the Linde BlueSpot and adds an important feature: a large-format warning symbol with strong contrast colours to provide an even more effective warning.
One step ahead
At a distance of around four metres, the TruckSpot projects a red hazard triangle with a forklift symbol onto the ground. When reversing, the vehicle transmits the signal ahead, clearly indicating the truck's direction of travel. Crossing pedestrians and forklift operators can react early at corners and entrances. The TruckSpot is installed in such a way that passers-by and other operators are not dazzled by the light.
The design, size and movement of the symbol immediately attract attention and allow employees to step back. The shape and colour of the warning symbol were chosen deliberately: the red danger triangle on a white background is intuitively understood all over the world.
The TruckSpot works purely visually and is therefore ideally suited for noisy working environments. The absence of annoying or irritating warning sounds provides additional safety, as neither pedestrians nor operators become alarmed at critical moments.
Simple to retrofit
Thanks to modern LED technology, the TruckSpot has a long service life of over 20,000 hours. The TruckSpot is used on counterbalanced and reach trucks and is available either ex works or as a retrofit kit. Existing fleets can also be equipped with this innovative optical warning signal.
Benefits at a glance
- Warns employees in time
- Increases attention with moving, bright warning symbol
- Is understood intuitively as a warning symbol
- Clearly shows the direction of travel
- No annoying acoustic signal
- Achieves optimal warning effect despite noisy environments
- Does not dazzle passers-by