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Smart Maintenance Safety

Prevent collisions between operator and stacker cranes with light and alarm sound

Risk of accidents during maintenance and regular check cannot be eliminated completely
Stacker cranes installed in auto storage facilities are surrounded by a protective fence because they can cause serious accidents when colliding with workers. When maintenance work or a periodical check is required, workers enter into the fenced area and must be provided with sufficient safety measures. Especially in large-sized auto storages, with the need to resume storage operation as quickly as possible, two or more maintenance workers are sometimes required to do their work at the same time.

For example, one worker does maintenance work around the entrance of the protective fence while the other works right under the stacker crane. In such case, since they work away from each other, there is a risk of accidents caused by the stacker crane operation. The risk of accidents caused by mistakes during maintenance or inspection becomes even higher in poor visibility, such as in late afternoons when the sun is setting.

A simple measure to warn operators of stacker crane moving up/down

IDEC has a solution of protecting maintenance workers from accidents with a simple warning. That is the illuminated buzzer HW1Z, which warns workers that the stacker crane is moving up or down. Because the illuminated buzzer emits an alarm sound which is audible at 1m directly below the moving stacker crane, the nearby worker is able to be aware of the stacker crane status immediately.

The HW1Z illuminated buzzer can be installed easily just by providing a 22mm mounting hole. No substantial cost or time is required to achieve higher level of safety. Furthermore, the IP65 waterproof performance makes it a perfect choice for freezer auto storage application.

Contact IDEC for your safety needs. We are experienced in various industries.

IDEC has long helped varied industries to establish their safety measures including automobile and food industries. Always meeting the requirements of safety standards in various industries, we are committed to provide simple and effective solutions in the event when the standard of auto storage is revised in the future. Contact us if you have any issues or concerns regarding safety measures.