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Transmon Engineering has developed a forklift truck speed controller to improve on dock safety

The Zone Speed Savure uses radio frequency ID RFID tags, which signal the speed limiter when required. A hard wired fixed proximity transceiver is fitted to the forklift, which detects the RFID tags, strategically placed to create a low speed zone. On entering a restricted zone the speed limiter is activated and the truck speed is controlled.

Limiting or controlling travelling speeds onsite not only heightens safety levels, it also helps to reduce fuel consumption and minimise damage to stock, racking or the equipment, enhancing overall cost efficiency, Paul Sercombe of Leicester-based Transmon Engineering said.

The manufacturer adds that the Zoning system is useful for operations with pedestrianised areas, long distances to travel or for specialist applications that require minimal movement or activity around high risk products.

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