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EURO EXPO IndustriMässor is a regional trade fair that since 1977 has been helping companies to build business relationships in different locations in the Nordic countries both in the short and long term within the manufacturing industry sector.

During the 9th and 10th of November 2022 the EURO EXPO is held in Kiruna (Sweden) to provide new ideas to develop production for manufacturing companies.
Claitec safety systems will be there alongside our Swedish distributor Apex Import AB, which offers the best safety products, always taking into account the best quality and environmental considerations, to the different segments of the industrial sector.

Stop by and take a look at the different product demonstrations that will be there, such as the PAS Pedestrian Alert System, the CAS-G2 Collision Avoidance System and the VAS Visual Alert System.

If you have any doubts about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help!

We love the fact that we could meet our colleagues Troax GB again in an important event such as Robotics and Automation Exhibition! The leading UK event dedicated to helping end-users source products and technologies to improve efficiency and productivity

It has been an innovative, stimulating and future vision centred experience, and we are happy to have had the opportunity to present Claitec safety solutions to everyone who welcomed us, thank you so much for placing your trust in us.

If you have any doubts about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help!

Did you know that the industrial sector is the biggest consumer of energy on the planet, only behind transport? In a world where the ways we generate and consume energy are increasingly under scrutiny, it is imperative for industry players to understand and talk about the importance of saving energy.

Firstly, it is important to view energy saving not only as an issue linked to economic aspects, but also an issue that bears a direct impact on the environment and our societies. And, while there is consensus on the need to end dependence on oil and fossil fuels, manufacturing is responsible for more than 20% of harmful gas emissions on the planet and most companies require increasingly higher energy consumption to meet their operational needs.

What do we mean by “energy efficiency”?

As the world itself indicates, energy efficiency is the efficient use of energy, that is – being aware of our consumption patterns, and ensuring that they have the least possible impact on the environment. The energy efficiency policies of a company should, therefore, aim to protect the environment in which we live, doing so by reducing energy intensity and aligning the consumption of their business activity to what is truly necessary and nothing more.

¿How does energy saving benefit us?

The benefits associated with energy efficiency are multiple. Here are some of the most relevant:

  • Significant economic benefits: By reducing energy consumption, we are also reducing our energy bills.
  • Improved competitiveness: Reducing production costs increases our profitability. The money we save can then be invested, for instance, in our human resources and R&D – to boost the company’s competitiveness in the market -, occupational health and safety, etc.

  • Reduction of environmental impact: By minimising energy consumption, we are also reducing our emission of gases that are harmful to the atmosphere, helping improve the health of the planet and its people, today and in generations to come.

  • Environmental and social responsibility and commitment: By implementing measures aimed at greater energy efficiency, our companies show their commitment and corporate social responsibility, while strengthening their positioning and brand image before the various key audiences.

  • Compliance with laws: Energy efficiency has also become an institutional requirement. Investing in energy efficiency and savings will help us avoid the high economic sanctions companies endure in the event of non-compliance.

Useful tips to save energy in our industries

At Claitec we believe that it is necessary and urgent to invest on actions that allow us to move towards a more sustainable future. The following tips will help you apply energy saving measures in factories or production plants:

  • Lighting: Make the most of natural light and replace high consumption light bulbs with LED lighting. Use timers and sensors that adjust their uses as required. Small changes like these can be a source of notable savings.

  • Air conditioning systems: Installing low-consumption heating and air conditioning equipment, with monitoring options will allow consumption to be optimised and reduce your energy bills.

  • Insulation: Select the appropriate insulation for the walls, floors, and ceilings of your facilities so that the climate control systems can efficiently control cold or heat.

  • Efficient energy: There are efficient energy sources on the market that are adapted to the intense energy consumption of industries and manufacturing environments. This energy will reduce operating costs and boost performance through reliable systems with no power limits.

  • Consumption habits: Creating an energy saving culture in your work environment and amongst your collaborators will make it possible to standardise rational and efficient consumption habits in your workplace, thus achieving better results. Remember, small gestures can achieve great savings!

  • Technology and innovation: Replacing old equipment and machinery with higher performance products that reduce production and time, will result in decreased energy consumption.

Savings and efficiency – objectives of a more sustainable industry

Energy efficiency is not a fad or a one-time phenomenon.

Institutions worldwide have already taken a clear position on the matter and are demanding that industry leaders work towards minimising our environmental impact and guaranteeing the sustainability of resources.

And high-volume consumers must respond. Choosing a good, efficient, and sustainable energy supply becomes a fundamental factor in successfully developing any manufacturing process or industrial transformation.

Need more information on the matter and/or any of our solutions?

Please get in touch! We are here to help you.

The VSG system (Virtual Safety Gate) is a virtual gate that warns drivers and pedestrians that passage is not allowed in certain areas or intersections by means of an alert system that projects a red line on the ground.

The virtual safety gate has been providing Claitec’s customers with valuable assistance and it’s becoming a great ally in improving safety and preventing work accidents in industrial corridors.

The VSG system can be easily placed at the entrance point of any aisle to notify forklift drivers when other vehicles or operators are circulating along the same aisle. The gates can be fitted either with an RGB pilot light on the post or with a traffic light that indicates whether passage is allowed or otherwise.

If there are no vehicles in the corridor, the VSG will project a green line on the ground. If a vehicle enters the corridor, it will automatically change the projection to red until the vehicle leaves the area, making it easy for the drivers to determine whether they can advance or whether they must wait.

There are several options to help detect if a forklift is circulating along the aisle:

  • VSG – Internal configuration.

Configuring the VSG itself will help detect a vehicle as it enters or leaves an aisle, and automatically proceed to activate the line projectors: red when it detects the presence of a forklift that has not yet left, green when there is no forklift and /or has already left.

The VSG is connected to an MT-50 and in the forklift, we have installed a PAS kit. So, when the MT-50 of the VSG detects the vehicle, it directly changes the projection colour to red, changing it to green only when the vehicle leaves the corridor.

In this case, the VSG is connected to an LSA control unit, and the forklifts incorporate coded reflective bands. When a vehicle passes through the VSG, the VSG automatically reads its coded reflective stripes and changes the projection from green to red, alerting of the presence of a vehicle in the aisle.

The VSG is connected to a CAS-G2 and in the forklift we have installed a CAS-G2 system. When the CAS-G2 detects the vehicle, it directly changes the projection colour to red, changing it to only when the vehicle leaves the corridor.

Should you have any questions and require our advice, please, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!

The collision between forklifts is a very real risk in many industrial plants. At Claitec, we have observed that our customers’ warehouses and the warehouses of those who ask for our opinion, consistently experience very heavy traffic, and as such, the risk of collision is significantly increased.

We have also noticed corners or areas where forklift drivers lose visibility, either because they are 90-degree bends, or because there are doors that prevent them from seeing another truck on the other side.

How can this type of risks be minimized?

Collision Avoidance system (CAS-G2)

The Collision Avoidance System is a solution that warns the forklift driver when it detects other vehicles in a 25-meter range. So, whether the other truck is circulating in the “blind spot” of a curve, or whether it’s on the other side of an automatic gate, the CAS-G2 system will alert the driver so that he or she is aware of the presence of another vehicle is in its vicinity and thus use the appropriate caution.

It works as an extension of the PAS system which, must be requested from the factory. A PAS activator AC-50 is placed on the forklifts so that they can detect each other. When a forklift detects another one in its safety zone, the system alerts the driver of the imminent risk. The system also allows for some variations in the configuration – for instance, it is possible to make the truck slow down when it detects the presence of another vehicle in their immediate vicinity.

What are benefits of the CAS-G2 system for you?

First and foremost, the safety of your workers. By dramatically reducing collisions in heavy traffic areas and in areas of poor visibility, the risk of accidents decreases. The design of the CAS-G2 solution also allows the driver to notice immediately when another truck is in the same area of ​​work, warning him or her of a possible collision.

Not only that – the CAS-G2 system also delivers increased productivity as forklift drivers can focus on their work without having to worry about their safety. Thus, not only will you achieve a higher level of efficiency, you will also notice a significant reduction in the stress levels of your workers.

What are the main areas of application of this solution?

As we mentioned above, the CAS-G2 system is ideally suited to areas with heavy forklift traffic and low driver visibility. For instance, in:

  • Docks
  • Goods’ loading and unloading areas
  • Store aisles’ exits

The CAS-G2 system is also very useful in places where large forklifts coexist with smaller trucks.

If you are keen to find out more about this system or would like further information about any of our products, don’t hesitate to contact us.

As you know, our goal at Claitec is to develop solutions that adapt to the needs of our clients and that contribute to generating safer work spaces, preventing or reducing the chances of workplace accidents. This article introduces three of such practical and innovative solutions to improve safety at a critical point in any industrial space: pedestrian crossings.

The PSG Solution (Pedestrian Safety Gate) is a door designed to reduce risk situations in high-activity environments. This system has two key functions: to create safe pedestrian crossings and to restrict the entry of unduly protected personnel. It is designed to interact with the TCS Traffic Control System, automatically interacting with Claitec’s devices to block any pedestrian from crossing if a forklift is detected in the vicinity.

The VSG Solution (Virtual Safety Gate) consists of a virtual gate operated by photocells. It’s activated by movement and when circulation is prohibited in a certain sector or intersection, the VSG activates a warning system that projects a red line on the ground.

If the gate detects a forklift, the projection on the ground warns that crossing is not allowed. If the pedestrian chooses to cross anyway, a pilot light and an audible alarm alert him/her of the danger. The gate also sends a signal to the forklift warning the driver about the person in the danger area. If the person is in the danger zone as the gate goes into alarm mode, s/he can retreat to the safe zone and no alarm is triggered, as the system is capable of detecting whether s/he leaves the safe zone (thus activating the alarm) or leaving the safe zone (thus leaving the alarm deactivated).

And, finally, it’s important to highlight the PAS System’s (Pedestrian Alert System) contribution in preserving the integrity of operators at intersections in our workspaces. As mentioned in previous posts, the PAS System is a solution that has shown great efficiency in improving industrial safety in all kinds of areas. Its contribution is great as it warns forklift drivers when it detects a person at a distance adjustable from 1 to 11 meters. It is a unique system capable of differentiating between people and objects, and it even detects operators who are behind a wall or a shelf, thus, adding safety and preventing accidents at crosswalks.

Do you have any doubts about these devices? Is there anything we can assist you with? Please, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Loading docks are dynamic and strategic spaces with high levels of activity, which are prone to frequent accidents between forklifts, trucks and operators. Claitec has recently developed and updated a tool specifically to minimise risk situations in these spaces -the TDS Truck Docking System.

The TDS System minimises the occupational risks that occur in the loading docks, preventing, for example, a truck colliding with the entrance of the dock or leaving while the goods are being loaded.

It is a simple and easy-to-install solution which, once outside the dock, only requires an exterior traffic light, electronic wedge, distance-measuring radar, detection photocell and connection box. While in the docks, it involves a switch box with an RGB beacon on top, an open-door sensor, and an audible alarm.

An effective system for risky manoeuvres.

The TDS System is specially designed to help the driver safely and efficiently load or unload merchandises on the dock, taking into account that operators, forklifts and truck drivers may be involved during this process.

With the TDS System running, when the truck arrives at the dock the driver knows which entrance is available because the outside traffic light is green. At that moment, inside the dock the beacon will be red, indicating that the door should not be opened. The truck, from the outside, will reverse and, as it approaches the entrance, it will be detected by the distance measuring radar that will indicate with the traffic light outside if the truck is far away (green light), or if it is approaching (amber light).

In addition, this radar will be accompanied by photocells located at the entrance, which will indicate if the truck has reached the entrance, causing the exterior traffic light to signal it with a red light.

When the truck reaches the entrance, the traffic light will start flashing amber to alert the truck driver to put the wedge on the rear wheel of their vehicle. Once placed, it will activate a signal to the internal switch box to notify the operators that they can now open the door, and the beacon will turn green on the internal dock. While the operators begin to carry out their task in complete safety, the outside traffic light will turn red again.

Meanwhile, if for whatever reason the truck exceeds the wedge and leaves without completing the task, a very loud audible alarm will be activated to alert all operators in the area that there is danger, also changing the interior beacon of the dock to red colour.

In addition, the system also offers the possibility of detecting people between the distance measuring radar and the truck, adding more safety and control options to those who operate in loading docks.

Should you have any doubts and/or need our assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We are here to help!

The UK’s leading Intralogistics exhibition IMHX 2022 took place in Birmingham this week. An event that we didn’t want to miss and where we had the opportunity to be alongside Troax, the top company in the area of industrial safety.

During the 7th and 8th of September we presented Claitec’s safety solutions and our newest products, detailing the advantages of their functionality to all the people we welcomed to the stand.

If you have any doubts or queries before, during or after the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help!

Forklifts play a key role in our industries. Ensuring their safe, effective and accident free functioning is a constant challenge. At Claitec we always seek to take a step forward with our solutions developing improvements that create safer and more efficient work spaces. In this article, we’d like to introduce you to three of the tools developed by the Claitec team to enhance the operation of forklifts within industrial spaces:

The Roof Radar safety system automatically reduces the speed of a vehicle as it enters a building. As soon as the radar detects a ceiling, it immediately selects the low speed on the forklift until it leaves that space again.

Thus, the forklift can return from performing tasks in an open space without pedestrians – such as a merchandise loading and unloading area -, and return to the warehouse or a work area with pedestrians, to have its speed automatically modified without requiring any action from the driver. This prevents the possible adverse effects of forgetfulness or distraction of the operator in relation to the speed of movement of the machine.

The active inhibitor, on the other hand, is an electronic device that is installed next to the forklift’s driver’s seat to inhibit his/her key rings when entering the vehicle. This way, the drivers’ key rings are not detected and for the rest of the systems operating it appears that only the forklift is circulating, thus preventing problems or crossed detections that reduce the effectiveness and pace of work.

In other words, the way this tool operates allows the driver to drive the forklift safely and keeping the Pedestrian Detection system activated, in order to prevent accidents with other people who circulate in the work area or adjoining spaces.

Finally, the  HLS High Load Sensor warns forklift drivers as soon as it detects that the loads picked up exceed the permitted heights or predefined measurements. Specifically, the driver of a forklift that incorporates the HLS system gets a luminous and sound alert when taking on a load that exceeds the limited allowed, thus preventing him/her from moving in a way that would be unsafe and could lead to an accident.

Do you have any doubts about these devices? Is there anything we can assist you with? Please, don’t hesitate to contact us!


Accidents are bound to happen – whether we invest all our efforts in education or whether we broadcast key safety and prevention regulations. However, we can take measures to cushion the impact that unforeseen events may have on us, on our work team or on our machinery. At Claitec we work towards this goal.

The Fall Protection System (FPS) is one of our most helpful developments in this aspect – a true ally when working in dangerous areas. This development consists of a retractile safety device anchored to a fixed element and connected to the worker’s safety harness. When a fall occurs the system is responsible for stopping the functioning of the machine and prevent any possible risks and greater damages.


The system is simple to install, and it consists of an anchorage point, an anti-fall mechanism, a retractable steel cable and a safety harness. When working in dangerous areas, the person must hook his or her harness to the retractable cable at the fixed mooring point so that if a fall occurs the anti-fall device will detect the situation and instantly send the signal to stop the plant’s machinery preventing the worker from falling towards other areas that might injure him or her further.

The shape and structure of the fixed mooring point should be sufficient to prevent the automatic disconnection and sliding of the device. The use of marked and certified fixed mooring points is recommended as stated by the European standard EN795.


Likewise, the pieces that make up the FPS system stand out for their durability and robustness, ensuring its correct operation in intensive work spaces and industrial zones that may require its permanent use. The system can be perfectly used in a wide range of hazardous areas of work such as in spaces with presses, shredders and compactors working actively – among many other possibilities.


The FPS is a great ally for our customers’ daily work and increasingly more companies are requesting the installation of this system in their work spaces. In addition, the FPS has been successfully complemented with the hazardous areas solution, of which we have spoken in previous posts. It’s important not to forget that, although today there are several retractable safety systems, the FPS system developed by Claitec is the first to warn and completely stop the machinery to protect the worker.


If you are keen to find out more about this system or would like further information about any of our products, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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