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How can traffic be regulated in work zones where pedestrians and forklifts must coexist?
This question sparks considerable debate, as traffic control depends on specific cases and lacks a universal system adaptable to all situations. Some areas may require visual signals, others need access control, and some may require speed regulation.
In many cases, a combination of different solutions is necessary to address the issue effectively.

Despite its complexity, it’s crucial to manage traffic in our workplaces to prevent risks and accidents with severe consequences.
We are all familiar with signs indicating the presence of vehicles or hazardous areas, but these signs can often be overlooked if they are not effective enough or due to human error, typically caused by rushing through tasks that require focus or by violating rules such as entering restricted areas without authorisation.
The Traffic Control System (TCS) developed by Claitec is not a single solution but encompasses various tools depending on the specific problem and the situation that requires proper traffic management. This involves the intervention of a trained professional to advise and find the best solution.

Claitec’s team of experts is highly experienced in identifying problems and proposing the best options.
In some cases, high-intensity visual signals, like the VAS system, are used. In others, access is regulated and pedestrian priority is ensured through safety gates –  such is the case of our PSG, among many other possibilities.
In summary, effective traffic management in areas where is not possible to separate pedestrians from vehicles can prevent accidents and even save lives. These are compelling reasons to pay attention and seek effective solutions.

While our primary concern is people’s safety, we cannot overlook the material cost. In many fortunate situations where there are no human casualties, there can be damages to vehicles or parts of the work environment, incurring significant costs for the company.
For more information on the various proposals Claitec offers to improve workplace safety in industrial spaces, we invite you to explore our website and find out more about the many advantages our solutions offer.

Do you have any questions?
Please, do not hesitate to contact us!
One of our experts will be happy to assist you.

It is widely known that carrying out certain type of repetitive tasks day in day out, can lead to worker overconfidence. Unfortunately, this may result in accidents with unpredictable consequences. The High Load Sensor (HLS) developed by Claitec addresses one of the most common scenarios in any industrial environment: the use of machinery (such as forklifts) to transport cargo.

This is a frequently performed task in many workplaces and it often involves repetitive activities that can become monotonous, increasing the risk of accidents, runovers, or collisions with other vehicles or structures. You’ll be hard press to find a warehouse or factory where at least one accident of this type has not taken place.

The causes of this type of accidents are diverse although overloading seems to be one of the most common, especially when the load exceeds safe levels, and it makes manoeuvring difficult for the driver. The term “high load” refers not only to the potential collision with doors or suspended objects but also to the risk of collisions due to reduced visibility and possible destabilisation of the machine. The additional weight can cause the load to fall or even overturn the vehicle.

Limited visibility forces the driver to look mainly to the sides, increasing the risk of runovers, especially at crossings or intersections. These are just some of the reasons why at Claitec, we strive to mitigate these risks as much as possible.

Our High Load Sensor (HLS) is designed to alert drivers when the cargo or dimensions exceed the optimal height or measures for the type of forklift they are using. Equipped with this sensor, the forklift emits an audible and visual alert when it detects that the load exceeds the safe limits, allowing the driver to take preventive measures to avoid accidents or dangerous situations, especially at warehouse entrances or doors.

The installation of the sensor is straightforward, making it a highly effective solution without the need to implement complex devices.It can be complemented with other safety systems designed by Claitec. Should you require more information about this solution and/or other ways to improve safety in your company, please visit our website and contact us with any questions or enquiries. Our team of experts will be delighted to assist you.

The concept of “Workplace safety enhancement” is not newfor us; Preventing accidents in work environments has always been a priority. However, it is crucial to adapt to the times and seize the opportunities offered by an era of unprecedented technological advancements.
This is where Claitec focuses great part of its efforts: on the research and development of innovative systems that meet the demands of the present day.

Our R&D team is one of our main assets, driving continuous improvement and the design of more efficient systems. With years of experience and proven results that have made us a benchmark in occupational safety, we reaffirm our commitment to continue moving towards a future where accidents are the exception rather than the norm, and this undoubtedly involves embracing innovation. Thanks to this experience and forward-thinking approach, we are proud to have contributed to safety in numerous locations where our solutions have been implemented, preventing accidents, and protecting people.

But at Claitec, we want to go further: we want to establish long-term relationships with our customers, based not only on offering excellent products but also on providing constant support from our experts and maintaining fluid communication through various channels, providing relevant content on news, improvements, or sharing our daily activities. Behind Claitec is a committed team of people, ready to offer the best possible service, listening to and advising until the desired result is achieved.

Although it may seem obvious, in the current context, effective communication makes all the difference, as even the best product can result in a negative experience due to poor communication.
We continue to innovate in safety, as evidenced by our Safeyu platform – which uses the latest IT resources to improve and manage our products – as well as our Copilot – with its checklist functionality to guarantee the correct operation and maintenance of forklifts.

We are prepared to take a leap towards the future suggested by the title of this post, improving safety in the different workplaces where our solutions can contribute to safeguarding the integrity of workers, innovating, improving and adapting to the changes and new possibilities available, without forgetting the human connection. We also like to invite you to contact us for any questions or concerns. The team of experts at Claitec will be happy to assist you.

If there is one recurring cause of work accidents involving the use of forklifts, it is undoubtedly speeding.
Speed plays a crucial role in both pedestrian accidents and collisions, something that should not be overlooked. For this reason, Claitec has developed the LSA (Low Speed Area) solution, designed to regulate speed in high-risk areas where it could trigger accidents.

With years of operation, the LSA system has proven its effectiveness through the results and the positive response of our satisfied customers. It is a precise, easy-to-install system that does not require direct intervention by the driver, as it operates autonomously thanks to motion sensors.
The LSA solution is specially designed to adapt to different work environments, knowing that each one has its unique structure. Claitec has devised different ways to implement this solution in environments such as warehouses, factories, or loading docks, among others.

The LSA System is installed using brackets containing a reflective strip that interacts with a sensor installed on the forklift. These brackets are strategically placed in the areas where it is desired to regulate speed, either suspended from the ceiling by cables or fixed to the wall.
When the vehicle equipped with the LSA system drives through the controlled area, the sensor detects the reflective strips, reducing the speed of the forklift in the previously defined area.

This system is also applicable in loading docks or similar environments where it is necessary to control the speed of vehicles during manoeuvres. In these cases, the reflective strips are installed on the forklift itself, and the control unit and motion sensor in the corresponding place, such as on the side of the dock door. This way, as the vehicle drives through the specified area, it is detected, allowing its speed to be controlled, and preventing accidents commonly caused by rushing during loading or unloading operations..

As you can see, the LSA solution is an essential ally in preventing accidents related to speeding. In addition, it can be complemented with other systems developed by Claitec, such as traffic control (TCS) or our visualisation system (VAS).

We invite you to learn more about this and other safety solutions and encourage you to contact us for any questions or concerns. The team of experts at Claitec will be happy to assist you.

In this blog we have talked on many occasions about the PSG (Pedestrian Alert System) door, a solution developed by Claitec to create safer pedestrian crossings and restrict access to restricted areas to authorised personnel only.

In this post, we want to delve deeper into this system as it has become one of our most requested products, demonstrating its effectiveness and reliability in access management in industrial environments.

Easy to operate and with countless advantages, its main function is to distance pedestrians from forklifts by preventing their access them when both are operating in the same area, managing the right of way and avoiding accidents. The PSG communicates with various sensors developed by Claitec, such as the MT-50 to detect forklifts or the AV-30 to restrict access.

The PSG door consists of different components that can be configured in three different models:

  1. The most basic option includes an adjustable telescopic door between 70 and 100 cm, together with mounting brackets..
  2. The second option adds an RGB beacon that indicates the status of the door by means of light signals. When it is red, the door is blocked; when it changes to green, the area can be accessed without risk.
  3. The latest configuration, and of course the most complete, includes a traffic light and an emergency button to unlock the door in case of need. The traffic light, available in two models (with green/red light or with an added pedestrian icon), is highly visible to pedestrians and drivers.

In addition to the safety advantages offered by the PSG itself, its effectiveness can be increased by adding articulated barriers to stop forklifts when the door is unlocked for pedestrians, preventing accidents, for example, due to possible driver carelessness.

Another outstanding function of the pedestrian safety door is to manage access to restricted areas for unauthorised personnel. Lack of control in these areas is common and represents a risk both for workers and for the company. By combining the PSG with the AV-30 verification antenna, we can control these situations effectively, blocking access to restricted areas and allowing entry only to authorised personnel by using a personal T-10R tag.

In short, the PSG is a simple solution that prevents many risks, accidents and misuse of restricted machinery. It not only protects people, but it also optimises production and the safe operation of these spaces.

Should you have any questions on the PSG or any of Claitec’s safety solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experts will be happy to assist you.

Every year, April 28 marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year, the focus is on climate change and how to address the safety challenges that this changing environment can present. These challenges include increased radiation or high temperatures in workplaces that can reduce worker concentration and activity, thus increasing the risk of accidents.

Claitec joins this initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help raise awareness of the importance of addressing these challenges. Our team constantly strives to offer advanced technological solutions, keeping a close eye on the new challenges that may arise. Our goal is to apply our knowledge and experience to prevent accidents by studying potential causes.

Although April 28 is a marked date on our calendar, safety at work and risk reduction are an integral part of our daily routine. We are proud to participate in these initiatives, but it also makes us aware of the responsibility that our work entails: protecting people.

We invite you to share this post and visit our website to discover how Claitec can improve safety in the workplace, reduce the risk of accidents and boost productivity by creating a safe and reliable working environment.

Finally, we invite you to contact us for any questions, doubts or to schedule an appointment with our experts. We will be happy to assist you.

Aitor is a senior technician in industrial automation and robotics with over 7 years of experience in various sectors such as pharmaceuticals, logistics, or flexography.
He has been responsible for the robotization and maintenance of several welding lines, as well as other OT-E tasks, ranging from providing customized solutions to clients, supporting the R&D department, or developing electrical panels and PLC programs.
Aitor joins the after-sales team to provide internal support and support to our clients.
In his free time, he enjoys music, especially playing the guitar, and computing. He is also passionate about competitive video games, a hobby he dedicates himself to whenever he has time.

Welcome Aitor!

Ivan is currently studying a higher degree in web application development at the Angles Institute, while also learning new programming languages on his own.
After successfully completing his internship at Claitec, he has joined our software development team where he will provide support for the Safeyu platform.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, and has a great passion for video games.

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We also want to welcome Laia, who has completed a double degree in Business Administration and Economics at the University of Girona.
Beyond her academic background, Laia has an insatiable curiosity and a great ability to adapt to different environments, reflecting her innovative vision in the face of business and economic challenges.
She is passionate about traveling, which has led her to immerse herself in different cultures and acquire an invaluable global perspective that we are eager to incorporate into our Sales Back Office team where she joins.

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Machinery found in industrial environments like crushers, presses, recycling plants, etc. can pose a high risk to workers in case of mishaps like falls or blackouts. These can lead to serious accidents and yet, we are often unaware of the existence of effective safety systems to prevent such eventualities.

While our first safety measure starts with the appropriate training of authorised personnel to ensure compliance in accessing and using these machines, it’s important to remember that we are all humans and there’s always bound to be distractions, recklessness, or unexpected factors, such as falls or blackouts.

The Hazardous Areas (HA) developed by Claitec has been specifically designed for this type of situations.

The HA Solution is an activator installed on a machine which stops its operation if a worker is detected on the conveyor belt. To be detected, workers must carry a personal tag – such as the T-10R, a device we have recently discussed on this blog.

The HA solution also requires a control box that constantly verifies the correct functioning of the system.

Claitec has implemented the HA system in more than 100 plants, allowing us to verify its effectiveness and, most importantly, helping us identify the areas where we can make continuous improvements to increase overall safety at work. Our latest version features many enhanced functionalities over its previous versions.

We invite you to learn more about this system by visiting our website and to contact us should you have any questions or enquiries. Our expert team members will be happy to assist you!

The T-10R enables detection by forklifts in shared work environments, preventing potential collisions of workers with forklifts.  
That’s why, to stay safe, it’s crucial for everyone to carry one such device. This personal tag is an evolution of its predecessor, the T-10, offering additional layers of security:

  • Increased luminous signals
  • Sound warnings when an imminent danger is detected,
  • Immediate alert to both forklift drivers equipped with the PAS (Pedestrian Alert System) and pedestrians carrying this little ally, ensuring their safety at all times.
  • Vibration alert in case of reduced audibility, even for the most distracted individuals!

Besides improving detection efficiency, this technological evolution also offers various technical enhancements such as longer battery life or wireless charging capability, among other functions.

All these improvements and functionalities make this small tag an almost essential complement when it comes to pedestrian safety. Thanks to the T-10R, and instant communication is established between the forklift operator and pedestrians, mutually alerting them to each other’s presence.

This not only reduces the risk of accidents, but it also fosters a safer and more efficient work environment, where the coexistence between machinery and personnel is managed proactively. Prevention is key to avoiding potentially dangerous situations and ensuring harmony in the workplace.

If you have any queries about this or any of our devices or solutions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.

Workplace safety is not just a priority – it is the backbone that supports operational efficiency and the well-being of workers. For Claitec, a company specialised in the development of advanced safety devices, constant evolution is the key to staying one step ahead of emerging challenges.
In this article, we’d like to explore five solutions designed by our team to transform safety in warehouses.

These improvements will not only strengthen the occupational safety of your company but will also open the door to a new way of using advanced technology to your advantage.

1. Integration of Intelligent Systems:

Have you thought of implementing a centralised system that integrates all your safety devices?
For instance: radars, security doors, identity verification devices, and personal sensors, working all together…This is precisely what our Safeyu platform will do for you.

The efficient coordination of all these devices will enhance the detection and response to potential risk situations.

2. Identity Verifiers:

Enhance security in warehouse access by implementing identity verification for authorised personnel. By combining devices such as our T-10R with the AV-30 antenna you’ll be ensuring that only authorised individuals have access to specific areas.

3. Automated Response Systems:

And how about implementing automated response systems that act immediately in emergency situations?
For example, doors that block access in dangerous situations like our PSG (Pedestrian Safety Gate) or radars that activate audible and visual alarms.

Automation can considerably reduce response time to critical incidents.

4. Speed Regulation:

By implementing devices that intelligently regulate the speed of forklifts such as the LSA (Low Speed Area) solution developed by Claitec and using sensor technology, you can monitor environmental conditions and automatically adjust the forklift’s speed to avoid collisions, especially in high-traffic areas or where pedestrians are present.

5. Predictive Maintenance of Forklifts:

You can also implement predictive maintenance systems to monitor the condition of forklifts. In a recent article, we discussed our Copilot solution and its checklist functionality that can anticipate potential failures or maintenance needs, allowing planned interventions and reducing the risk of accidents due to unforeseen mechanical issues.

In the constant pursuit of improvement in safety and operational efficiency in warehouses, the implementation of advanced technologies emerges as the path to a risk-free future.

Each innovation has a clear purpose: to transform the work environment, protecting lives and safeguarding the integrity of individuals.

If you are keen to find out more about any of the solutions and possibilities offered by Claitec, do not hesitate to contact us.

We are here to assist!

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