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At Claitec, we develop all our solutions with real problems in mind, always seeking to improve the workflow in all types of industries, creating safer workspaces and preventing occupational accidents. Many of our clients ask us – before implementing our tools in their work environments – what are the differences between some of our solutions and what are their characteristics and qualities.

That’s why in this post we’d like to clarify the differences between the TZ-Tag, the TZ2-Tag Bidirectional and the TZ2-Tag unidirectional devices, describing the purpose of each of them.

We are looking at very similar devices that are intended for different purposes. What they have in common, though, is that all of them always achieve great results. In order to understand the practicality of each of these solutions, let us give you an example:

Imagine we want to increase safety levels in an area of ​​the warehouse where there’s a door through which forklifts circulate.

So, let’s have look at our FIRST OPTION.

In this case, we’ll be using the TZ-Tag plus we would have installed the PAS kit on the trucks. The TZ-Tag does not have a relay, and it can only detect the AC-50 and activate the AC-50 activator relay, so this would slow down the forklift.

We could, however, install a TZ-Tag near the door where we want to enhance a safety perimeter, so when the forklift equipped with the AC-50 activator in the PAS kit enters through the TZ-Tag detection zone, it automatically reduces its speed and it stays that way for as long as it remains within the tag’s safety perimeter. Then, once the TZ-Tag stops detecting it, the forklift will return to its initial speed.

SECOND, let’s look at the possibility of combining the TZ2-Tag Bidirectional plus the PAS kit and a traffic light. This tag allows us to detect and activate the AC-50 Activator relay, which would help us reduce the speed of the forklift. In addition, it has a relay that activates the red light.

In this case, we can install the TZ2-Tag Bidirectional near the door where we want to create a safety perimeter so that, when the forklift equipped with the AC-50 activator of the PAS kit enters the tag detection zone, it automatically reduces its speed and it stays that way for as long as it remains within the TZ2-Tag Bidirectional’s safety perimeter. The traffic light will also be turned to red. Then, once the Bidirectional TZ2-Tag stops detecting it, the forklift will return to the initial speed and the traffic light will return to green.

And, THIRDLY, we’ll discuss the use of the TZ2-Tag Unidirectional together with a traffic light and the PAS kit installed in the forklift. This tag can detect the AC-50, but it does not activate the relay, so it wouldn’t be helpful in reducing the forklift’s speed (although it does have a relay to activate the red light).

In this case, we would proceed by installing the TZ2-Tag Unidirectional near the door where we want to create a safety perimeter. When the forklift equipped with the AC-50 activator of the PAS kit enters the detection zone of the TZ2-Tag Unidirectional, the traffic light turns red when detected. Once the tag stops being detected, the traffic light turns green.

Beyond these products, it is also important to remember that Claitec offers the TCS Traffic Control system, which provides great results in the prevention of accidents, and it’s one of our most sought-after solutions amongst our customers.

Would you be interested in learning more about the systems mentioned above?

For specific enquiries or to have more information about any of our solutions, please, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!

The T-10R is a long-lasting active RFID device that can be placed in any person, equipment or active element in our industries and workspaces to be accurately detected by the AC-50 Activator and considerably improving accident prevention rates at work.


The T-10R features many outstanding qualities including its robust design and overall resistance, making it the perfect companion at the many demanding workplaces and activities in our industries and without running the risk of breaking down or generating faults.


In addition, the T-10R’s battery can be recharged wirelessly, adding even more comfort – and safety – for the operator by ensuring that the tag always has enough power.


The T-10R can be charged wirelessly using 2 types of chargers: a unitary wireless charger via USB and a charging station which can load up to 12 tags at a time.

T-10R Badge Personal Tag

Powerful Lights

The light generated features a
360° angle which can be perceived
from anywhere in the environment
in which it is located.

T-10r alta iluminacion

Vibration

The vibration system that provides
in the presence of a nearby vehicle
and other potential risks.

T-10r alarma vibracion

Buzzer

The tag also generates a high
intensity sound warning, offering a
wide range of warning possibilities.

T-10R Buzzer alarm

Wireless charging

The T-10R Badge’s battery can be
recharged wirelessly, adding even
more comfort – and safety.

T-10R wireless charging

Panic button

An alarm button for use in an
emergency, as to summon help.

T-10R Panic button

Card holder

It combines dual RFID technology-
both passive and active -, which
allows our customers to maintain
the functionality of access control.

At Claitec we consider a new development to be truly outstanding and useful when it adapts to the needs of our clients, meets their expectations and solves their problems. That’s why, after observing the daily work dynamics and the operations in several industries, we have developed a new product that is already being incorporated by several companies to their daily routines: the tag T-10R Badge.

This new development is an adaptation of the new T-10R tag, which adds the functionality of being a card holder. This means that the operator must only carry one object, but it includes two key elements: the safety tag and the personal identification card. This helps avoid oversights, losses or other types of human errors that, in many cases, generate accidents or similar problems.

The T-10R Badge can be placed on the work shirt, making it more difficult for the operator to forget or misplace. As for its composition, it’s worth mentioning that this tag is a long-lasting active RFID device that can be placed on any asset or person, allowing it to be accurately detected by the AC-50 Activator.

In addition, this device combines dual RFID technology- both passive and active -, which allows our customers to maintain the functionality of existing access control, adding a PAS (pedestrian alert) safety.

The T-10R Badge features many outstanding qualities including its robust design and overall resistance, making it the perfect companion at the many demanding workplaces and activities in our industries and without running the risk of breaking down or generating faults.


claitec Wireless charge for T-10 Tag

T-10R Badge’s battery can be recharged wirelessly, adding even more comfort – and safety – for the operator by ensuring that the tag always has enough power.

It can be charged wirelessly using 2 types of chargers: a unitary wireless charger via USB and a charging station which can load up to 12 tags at a time.

And if that wasn’t enough, this new device comes with a high intensity LED lighting, which provides quick detection and ensures the visibility of the person or the asset carried by the tag. The light generated features a 360° angle which can be perceived from anywhere in the environment in which it is located. In addition, you can know your battery status at any time by means of the status LED.

The T-10R Badge tag is an easy to carry small device with an added vibration system that provides extra warning signals to operators in the presence of a nearby vehicle and other potential risks. The tag also generates a high intensity sound warning, offering a wide range of warning possibilities.

Not to mention that the duration of this battery can go on for over a month! Of course, always depending on its usage levels and other related factors.


Keen to find out more about this new system or about any of the other products we offer at Claitec?

Don’t hesitate to contact us!

We are here to help!


Our work makes sense to the extent that we expose our products to the constant use and testing by our customers. We need to receive opinions, comments, suggestions and even criticism to become better and to be able to provide more solutions to all of those who trust our tools.
In this post, we’d like to share an experience that illustrates the above.

This is the case of the “Simple Buzzer”, a tool we’ve developed after Denso – one of our valued customers in the Czech Republic – raised a specific concern regarding their experience with one of our products. The customer commented that they felt the buzzer installed on the truck as part of the PAS System to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians was too noisy, and it eventually became too annoying for operators.

What happens is that the PAS Solution – which warns forklift drivers whenever it detects pedestrians at adjustable distances of 1 to 6.5 meters – keeps the pedestrian alert buzzer active until the person leaves the previously configured detection area. Therefore, the noise can continue and persist een after the driver has already taken notice of the situation.

In response to this concern, we designed and developed the Simple Buzzer. It consists of a device that is connected between the AC-50 activator and the buzzer. It allows the user to regulate the duration of the warning message issued by the PAS system. Once the tool detects the pedestrian, the buzzer is activated only for the duration of the previously set time, which can vary between 0.1 and 4 seconds. Now, it no longer emits a permanent sound until the pedestrian moves away, as it used to happen before implementing this solution.

Anyway, it’s important to consider that while the pedestrian remains in the safety zone, the luminous beacon will continue to be lit, in order to continue contributing to better work safety practices, and in a way to alert the driver but without annoying him. Since we developed this device, it has already been successfully installed in more than 35 forklifts used in Denso’s facilities. Several other customers are also exploring this solution.

How about you?

Would you like to find out more about this system?

Can we assist you with any issue pertaining to your industry?

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We create solutions tailored to the needs of each of our customers.

T-10R People detector device

T-10R Personal Tag

Powerful Lights

The light generated features a
360° angle which can be perceived
from anywhere in the environment
in which it is located.

T-10r alta iluminacion

Vibration

The vibration system that provides
in the presence of a nearby vehicle
and other potential risks.

T-10r alarma vibracion

Buzzer

The tag also generates a high
intensity sound warning, offering a
wide range of warning possibilities.

T-10R Buzzer alarm

Wireless charging

The T-10R’s battery can be
recharged wirelessly, adding even
more comfort – and safety.

T-10R wireless charging

Panic button

An alarm button for use in an
emergency, as to summon help.

T-10R Panic button

Waterproof

The T-10R features an IP rating of
67, that means you can bring it with
you at work in any environments.

T-10R Waterproof

At Claitec we are convinced that in order to provide an excellent service that truly matches our customers’ needs, it’s imperative for us to constantly update ourselves as well as maintaining a proactive and innovative attitude.

One of our latest developments – the T-10R tag – is the result of this philosophy.

A cutting-edge tag that adds new qualities to the existing T-10, the new T-10R is a long-lasting active RFID device that can be placed in any person, equipment or active element in our industries and workspaces to be accurately detected by the AC-50 Activator and considerably improving accident prevention rates at work.

The T-10R features many outstanding qualities including its robust design and overall resistance, making it the perfect companion at the many demanding workplaces and activities in our industries and without running the risk of breaking down or generating faults.

In addition, the T-10R’s battery can be recharged wirelessly, adding even more comfort – and safety – for the operator by ensuring that the tag always has enough power.

The T-10R can be charged wirelessly using 2 types of chargers: a unitary wireless charger via USB and a charging station which can load up to 12 tags at a time.


And if that wasn’t enough, this new device comes with a high intensity LED lighting, which provides quick detection and ensures the visibility of the person or the asset carried by the tag. The light generated features a 360° angle which can be perceived from anywhere in the environment in which it is located. In addition, you can know your battery status at any time by means of the status LED.

The T-10R tag is an easy to carry small device with an added vibration system that provides extra warning signals to operators in the presence of a nearby vehicle and other potential risks. The tag also generates a high intensity sound warning, offering a wide range of warning possibilities.

Not to mention that the duration of this battery can go on for over a month! Of course, always depending on its usage levels and other related factors.


Keen to find out more about this new system or about any of the other products we offer at Claitec?

Don’t hesitate to contact us!

We are here to help!

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We all know that the pace of work in the industry tolerates – less and less – any type of unexpected events, miscalculations or functioning problem of our main tools. It follows that every day is increasingly more important to be able to anticipate possible errors and prevent and act responsibly to cover all flanks.

That’s why in today’s post we’d like to introduce the TAG Low Battery Simulator (T-10sb), a highly effective tool for our daily operations.

 

As you know, the PAS System includes an element referred to as the AV-50 – the antenna responsible for the verification of the tags. This element also serves to corroborate if a T-10 tag is working correctly or if the battery is running on low and about to run out.

Of course, the AV-50 is an extremely useful device – to the point that it is currently placed in most PAS system installations. But when it comes down to business, we must also ask ourselves:

 

How can we put that verification antenna to the test?

 

And this is where the Low Battery Simulator appears. We can describe the simulator as a somewhat special T-10 Tag or a device with two pushbuttons – one that indicates if the battery level is correct and another that tells us if the battery level is running low.

 

The T-10sb is extremely useful when we first install the AV-50 verification antenna. In addition, some of our clients have requested this device because they also want to verify that the system works correctly from time to time – for instance, when they conduct annual or semi-annual reviews.

The Battery Simulator is also useful when testing registration software. In this case, the T-10sb’s unique identifier appears in the software every time the test is conducted, indicating whether the battery is at a correct level or whether it’s running on low.

In today’s blog post we’d like to introduce a new device developed by Claitec to offer Smart safety solutions to industrial workers, always taking into account the ins and outs of their daily work dynamics.

 

The T-10 Mobile Inhibitor is a device carefully placed at the back of the protection key (T-10) carried by forklift drivers, to prevent its detection. This allows the operator to drive the forklift safely while keeping the Pedestrian Detection System active in order to avoid accidents with pedestrians circulating in the work area and nearby spaces.

In addition, when using the mobile inhibitor, the driver can leave the truck and perform picking or merchandise control operations, being sure that his Pedestrian Alert system tag is protecting him from the moment he steps out of the forklift.

 

A perfect blend of safety and practicality

 

The driver inhibitor guarantees the correct functioning of the anti-collision system, as it allows drivers to operate forklifts without interrupting the PAS solution. However, it’s important to leave “free access” so that the anti-collision system works without any problems.

 

We should emphasize that Claitec has developed the new T-10 mobile inhibitor based on the experience of our customers and users, and we’ve refined it with some of the strong elements we’ve been observing and detecting in everyday industrial operations.

 

One of the most frequently reported situations was that drivers were getting off the forklifts and leaving the T10 tag inside the inhibitor. Often, they also leave the truck without the safety tag. This prevented them to receive the appropriate warnings from the detection system thus leaving them vulnerable to accidents.

 

With this new development, the mobile inhibitor is placed on the back of the driver’s T-10 protection key with a connection installed inside the truck. This way the protection keyring is not detected, and the pedestrian detection system activated allows drivers to circulate safely. Likewise, when the operator leaves the forklift, the inhibitor is automatically released and the person is again detectable by the PAS system.

As we saw in the first post pertaining to the GSK’s success story, the company prioritised the care and welfare of its employees by installing a Traffic Control System (TCS) in its plant’s production area. After verifying the success of the solution in the first phase, the company took another step towards industrial safety, incorporating Claitec’s Traffic Control System to its warehouse area.

The purpose of this solution is to adequately segregate pedestrians and forklifts, ensuring a safe work environment for both operators. Like many of Claitec’s solutions, the Traffic Control System is a passive approach that does not require the attention or operation of a person. It works by placing a TZ2-Tag device in the warehouse which, detects the presence of trucks in turn equipped with another activator. It also includes traffic lights, signage, safety gates and pedestrian railings.

 

During the first phase of the TCS implementation in the production area we encountered a unique problem – the corridors were very narrow. This made it difficult to separate pedestrian crossings and forklift trucks properly. There were also more forklifts in the warehouse and more free space, causing them to travel at faster speeds. If we add the fact that in the warehouse there are few pedestrians and that the forklift operators work with a lower degree of alertness, we have before us a place with greater risk of accidents.

The objective of the second phase was to adequately segregate pedestrian and forklift traffic. This required a combination of technology for adequate signalling, detectors, as well as doors that ensure the safety of operators by preventing their passage to risk areas. In this video you can see how the TCS solution was installed to allow us to successfully meet the objectives of this second phase and to provide a more efficient and safe work for GSK’s warehouse operators.

 

As seen in the video, the solution includes detectors that identify the presence of a forklift in the area. Signalling devices – two traffic lights – alert pedestrians to the presence of a nearby forklift. But the great novelty of the solution lies in the gates as these close automatically in the presence of the forklift, preventing any operator on foot from entering the area. When the area is free of forklifts, they open again, allowing the normal passage of any pedestrian with or without carts.

The gate has the added advantage of a motorised opening and closing system – extremely useful for operators with occupied hands, particularly if pushing a cart. Besides the obvious safety it provides pedestrians, these gates help forklift drivers work more safely and efficiently, with the assurance that there will be no pedestrians in their transit zones. They can even “forget” about potentially crossing paths with pedestrians in poor visibility areas.

 

Worthy of mention also is the fact that the traffic lights indicate green or red according to the situation, providing extra security for all those involved.

 

GSK took a new step towards providing greater safety to its operators. After the first two phases, in which the company secured the safety in the production plant and the warehouse, GSK plans to implement a third stage, installing the solution in its medicine plant. This would complete the implementation of Claitec’s pedestrian warning and traffic control system of its Aranda de Duero plant.

 


* GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) is a world leader in pharmaceutical research and healthcare. The company’s mission is: “to get people to do more, feel better and live longer”.

*Case Study: GSK

*Case Studies analyse the implementation of Claitec’s solutions in a specific client.

 

GSK defines itself as a multinational operating in the pharmaceutical sector, with a particular focus towards the sciences. Its main activity centres around research and development of a wide range of innovative products in three main areas: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.

The number of activities carried out by the company is staggering: GSH is commercially active in over 150 countries around the world, with a network of 84 production plants in 36 countries, and large R & D departments in the UK, Spain, United States, Belgium and China.

 

Identifying a problem

 

GSK had shared some of their concerns with us, specifically in warehouse safety: there were problems segregating pedestrians and forklifts in the production area, the distance to carry out both types of maneuvers was minimal, and they were worried about the potential for negligence or human errors at the different intersections.

 

We had always identified a risk in the coexistence of people and forklifts in the factory” explains Marta Leal Ramirez, Director of Prevention Services and the Environment.

 

However, Pablo Santamaria Lacuesta, Project Engineer at GSK, commented that finding an integral solution to their problems was difficult: “When it was time to face this project, we looked for the different business solutions available to us but none satisfied us fully as they failed to meet all the requirements we wanted“.

 

It was at this point that the engineering department at GSK contacted Claitec’s Engineering Department, and together they solved the problems at hand. In Santamaria’s own words, “we set up a personalized, customized system to address all deficiencies“.

 

The solution: Traffic Control System

 

The system Santamaria refers to is, Traffic Control – a comprehensive traffic control system, which is not dependent on batteries and mobile devices, and operates in a totally passive form, that is, it does not require human attention. The system provided a number of solutions to GSK’s main points of concern:

 

  • The physical segregation of pedestrians and forklifts,
  • Blocking the manoeuvre of the different gates which, prevent pedestrians from crossing,
  • Warning systems for forklift drivers to prevent blind spots.

 

Marta Leal commented that this solution allowed them to “break down barriers” in relation to other solutions on the market, and it has delivered “an independent passive protection system, completely independent from performance of both the pedestrian and the forklift operator“.

 

Looking ahead to fulfill their mission

 

The protection of people at GSK is an integral part of the company’s philosophy beyond its business line. As Marta says, ” GSK’s mission is to protect people, both our patients, as well as the persons working in our company. Within this framework, our main goal is to achieve and maintain zero accidents in a sustainable fashion“.

 

In line with this mission, Santamaria said that the company remains committed to further improve safety in all its different spaces: “Having implemented the first phase in the production side of the business, we will face new challenges and will proceed to install Traffic Control in the warehouse, because the high density of forklifts and pedestrian traffic is a major challenge for us”.

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