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Our services exist to solve our customers’ problems. This means we need to be in a constant state of evolution and respond to the needs they face.

Claitec manufactures cutting-edge products and we know from experience that new challenges emerge continuously. In order to offer customers a good service, you need to be flexible. This means, for example, to be able to react quickly to the new demands of the professional environment.

In this case, a number of customers have expressed their concern and curiosity about the possible consequences of our Pedestrian Alert System PAS being in close proximity of health electronic devices, such as pacemakers or defibrillators. We knew it was important to inform our customers in relation to this matter, in order to reassure those concerned.


Pacemakers and defibrillators

A pacemaker is a mechanical device that generates pulses from the heart to the veins when the natural valves of the capillaries cannot maintain the required speed. The defibrillator, meanwhile, is an electronic device used to treat cardiac arrest. In these episodes, the heart “fibrillates” and loses the right pace. This device is responsible for returning that rhythm.

Typically, these devices already have protective mechanisms that are responsible for recognising and filtering any interference that occurs in the environment. However, there are a number of electronic devices that patients can come across, and do create an electromagnetic field that can temporarily affect the functions of the pacemaker or defibrillator.

An electromagnetic interference is said to occur when the magnetic field of an electronic device interferes with the operation of another. It is not too uncommon as many of the most frequently used electronic devices can interfere temporarily the field of a pacemaker or defibrillator.

Among our products, the T-10 Tag and the AC50 Activator are potential sources of interference for pacemakers and defibrillators.


How will pacemakers or defibrillators respond?

Possible answers to interference between signals from implanted devices and PAS system devices to protect people include:

  • Asynchronous stimulation: If the pacemaker/defibrillator recognises the electromagnetic interference signals as noise, it can start generating stimuli that are isolated to the intrinsic cardiac activity.
  • Inhibition of stimulation: When electromagnetic interference signals are misinterpreted as a normal heartbeat, implanted devices may generate stimuli that does present the correct rhythm.
  • Inappropriate Shocks: electromagnetic interference signals can also be interpreted as an accelerated heartbeat, so the pacemaker/defibrillator might send the user unnecessary shocks.


What precautions can be taken?

It is important to understand that these effects are temporary and can be cancelled if the patient steps away from the source of interference, or if the system is shut down. In that case, the device will return to its normal operation immediately.

There are NO irreversible or serious consequences.

Above all, if you know you will be in the proximity of a PAS Pedestrian Alert System, we recommend that you visit your doctor as a precaution. No one is better qualified than your physician to inform you about the specific consequences that electromagnetic interference may have on your device, because the reality is that every condition responds differently to this challenge.

The best solution is to simply keep a precautionary distance of at least 30 centimetres between the implanted device and the T-10 tag.

It is also best to place it on the opposite side of the pacemaker/defibrillator. The recommended distance increases when using the AC50 activator. In this case, we recommend to stay at about 10 metres from it.

Lastly, another way to expand the knowledge on the response of the implanted devices is to approach the manufacturers themselves, or finding the information required in their official websites.



As technology advances, new solutions emerge to the challenges faced by businesses everywhere.

Some companies are reluctant to change and they’d rather stay away from any newly developed devices. Others, however, see an opportunity to improve and choose to enhance the tools they already have.


Claitec listens and evolves

The Pedestrian Alert System (PAS) is a solution designed to ensure the welfare of pedestrians in the workplace. This safety device alerts the driver of a truck when a pedestrian at an adjustable distance of 1 to 6.5 meters is detected. It is equipped with electronic tags which, warn the driver of the vehicle about the presence of a worker.


But what happens when the truck is exposed to other security situations?

For example, what happens when a truck approaches an area with poor visibility where another vehicle might suddenly appear?

These are but some of the questions posed by our customers and we are only too glad to resolve every single one of their concerns for them. And that’s because at Claitec, we like to constantly monitor the needs and expectations of our customers. We know that their feedback is the key we need to improve our processes every single day.

At the same time, we understand that it is important for this process to occur in a quick and decisive manner in order to accelerate our rate of improvement for our customers and ourselves.

After a thorough process of research and innovation, the TZ2 Tag was developed.


What is the TZ2 Tag?

The Tz2 Tag is an electronic device that enhances and extends the reach of PAS system solutions. How?  By introducing a very valuable addition to standard Tag PAS systems – a relay designed to automate a specific process when a truck is within its range.

This presents a great opportunity to increase the use of PAS Tag system as it has the ability to prevent risk situations through automated alerts as in the following cases:

  • It allows the automatic opening of a door as the truck approaches it.
  • It activates a traffic light anywhere in the warehouse through the system known as Pedestrian Crossing Safety (PCS).
  • It is also used in Areas without Visibility or Blind Spot (BS) solutions, which allows the user to activate alarms for a range of risk situations, such as intersections in low visibility areas.
  • It is also used in Narrow Aisle Systems (NAS), which minimises the risk of collision between trucks in narrow corridors which are considered to be high risk situations when operating with trucks.

One of the greatest advantages of this product is that without a large investment in plant and infrastructure it maximises the use of a system that is already in operation, in this case, the PAS.

It is a very efficient way to significantly increase the security of a plant or warehouse.


To better adapt to the needs of different customers, we have developed two different versions of this product.

  • Version A: It activates both the truck’s relay and its own when it enters the area of ​​influence.
  • Version B: It activates the relay itself and the truck’s relay remains inactive when in the area of influence

In terms of technical specifications, the TZ2 Tag is powered by 24V DC. If necessary, an accessory is available with a Universal Power Supply 230 VAC.


Technology must be at the service not only of business processes but also of the people working in that environment. When a company incorporates technology that meets both these objectives, it is a sign that it considers changes as opportunities rather than problems to be avoided.

Driver inhibitor tag


Employee protection policies help improve a company’s performance.

When the first workplace safety systems and tools are implemented, new necessities related to these changes emerge. That’s why it’s when it comes to occupational health and safety it’s so important to be in a constant state of evolution – to keep up to date with the changes in the field and to improve the conditions of our employees.

At Claitec, we believe in continuous innovation. And that’s why we constantly update our knowledge of technology – to implement improvements in our range of products and services. After observing a number of opportunities to better the driver’s inhibitor, we decided that it was necessary to implement some changes. Today, we are thrilled to report that after these modifications,  we have received very positive reviews and customer ratings in the United States and England, among other countries.


What’s the purpose of the Inhibitor?

Most businesses tend to have more than one truck. At sites where companies care about the protection of their workers, these carry a protective tag known as T-10 which, is part of an efficient Pedestrian Alert System. But what about the truck’s driver? Doesn’t this protection tag conflict with the detection system?

Here is precisely where the Inhibitor comes in.

The inhibitor is simply a space where forklift drivers are able to leave their protection tags so that these are not detected by other systems. This allows them to drive the truck safely, while the Pedestrian Alert System is activated. In addition, they can leave it aside and perform picking operations or control of goods with the assurance that the Pedestrian Alert System will protect them at all times.

Similarly, the driver’s inhibitor also ensures the proper functioning of the Anti-collision System, as drivers are able to operate the truck without the interruption of the PAS solution, allowing the anti-collision system to run properly.


Improvements in the Inhibitor

When Claitec produced the first versions of the Inhibitor, our customers welcomed the added value it brought to their operation. However, given their constant exposure to shocks and falls and their potential for breakage, we found out there was room to improve its resistance levels.

In addition, we learnt from other customers there were other areas the Inhibitor could also improve on. For example, the product was somewhat limited in the sense that only if placed in certain location, was it able to work properly. Some operators placed it upside down and caused the inhibitor to be unable to fulfill its functions.

Thanks to the feedback and support from our customers, we redesigned the product, and we are thrilled with our customers’ positive feedback. Firstly, we’ve changed its design so that it works when the protection tag is placed in any position. We’ve maintained the double-sided adhesive in order to facilitate the attachment of the product.

The new version is made of steel, which virtually eliminates the problem of resistance that our customers had observed with the previous model. In addition, it is now possible to attach the inhibitor with screws, which greatly increases its durability and shock resistance.


We have already tested the new inhibitor. A very, very, very good design.

Mike East, Business Development /Operations at Mountain Regional Equipment Solutions, Inc.


From Normative to Increased Productivity

Safety day


The International Labour Organization (ILO) celebrates today the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This institution wants to invite employees, businesses and governments to unite in building a culture of prevention in the field of Safety and Health at Work. The main goal of this awareness campaign is to focus on new trends in prevention in the field of safety and health at work.

In the 2008 Seoul Declaration the ILO stated that “the right to a safe and healthy work environment is to be recognised as a fundamental human right and not simply a right pertaining to labour law”. As such, it called on employers to ensure that their machinery, equipment, facilities and processes were safe and did not endanger the health of any worker.

Historically, most companies have been attentive to changes in regulation implemented by the ILO pertaining to employee safety and health at work. With the support of lawyers and experts in the field, employers sought to stay within the law but kept their own finances as a priority.

However, in the last decade we have seen a powerful change towards considering the protection of employees as a moral and human requirement and not something that needed to be done in response to a regulation. Indeed, employers were pleasantly surprised when they discovered that an emphasis on worker safety increased their productivity levels.

As they invested in better employee care, their workplace culture and work environment improved considerably, and workers felt they were treated like human beings and not as business assets. The result? Loyal employees. Incredibly, other indicators such as absenteeism also decreased, and this ultimately brought about much welcomed financial improvements for the companies.

Claitec’s mission is to create a safer life for people in their working environment so we concur 100% with the ILO’s invitation to build a culture of prevention concerning safety and health at work. We are convinced that corporations are people, so it is extremely important to take care of them.

The team at Claitec wants to join the ILO in celebrating the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. We also want to encourage all businesses to take care of their most valuable asset – people. And if profitability levels improve as a consequence, well, that’s just good news for everyone!

Claitec nueva web


This website marks a new era for Claitec. Here you’ll find information about our company and the services and technology solutions we offer in the field of industrial safety. With this brand new website we hope to open a new communication channel with our customers that will allow us to be closer to them.


Our blog has been designed to offer advice and solutions that will introduce you to different technological tools and products to help prevent common safety risks, such as the collision of forklifts with pedestrians in warehouses or manufacturing environments, etc.

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