Toyota Material Handling focuses on safer warehouses

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @WDMEllaCopeland Toyota Materials Handling has developed a new solution designed to protect operators and pedestrians in warehouses. The new Toy...

Toyota Materials Handling has developed a new solution designed to protect operators and pedestrians in warehouses.

The new Toyota SpotMe system will protect goods being transported as well as significantly decreasing damage to trucks and infrastructure.  

SpotMe is built with infra-red director sensitive sensors which detect the presence of forklifts and pedestrians at crossroads and alerts them. Whenever a potential impact danger is spotted a warning unit starts to flash which helps to considerably reduce the danger of collision.

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According to Toyota, this unique accident prevention system is user-friendly, easy to fix on the walls, with no set-up on fleet required and low maintenance needs. The warning unit can be either connected to a standalone battery or plugged into the mains.

Tony Wallis, Sales & Marketing Director, Toyota Material Handling UK commented:
“Warehouses are fast-moving working environments that call for extra attention from forklift drivers and pedestrians alike, especially in blind spots. SpotMe uses alternating flashing lights that are much more visible than flashing beacons or other types of warning lights.”

What makes SpotMe efficient?

  1. Warehouse health and safety is improved for workers.
    • The alternating flashing lights (LEDs) used by SpotMe are far more efficient in preventing accidents than flashing beacons or other types of warning lights.
  2. Goods and trucks are better preserved and energy consumption is reduced.
    • Less panic brakes – and therefore an improved driving behavior – help to reduce the risk of dropping goods and keep your forklift in better shape, while also saving energy.
  3. The system is flexible, scalable and fits into most applications.
    • SpotMe can be used at crossings, blind corners, doors and exits, etc.
    • The warning unit can be connected to a standalone battery or plugged into the mains.
  4. The system is easy to install and requires little maintenance.
    • Either you install it yourself, or our technicians can install it for you!
    • The devices are simply fixed to the walls, with no set-up on the fleet required.
    • The sensor battery lasts up to 3 years.
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