Forklift Impact Sensor: Measurement of Forklift Safety
When it comes to forklift safety, getting as much information on the multi-ton forklift truck when it strikes another machine, racking system, products or even a worker, the results can be disastrous. However, the forklift impact are often low speed impacts where the forklift driver makes his/her own personal determination on the severity of the impact. Most times the forklift impact goes without being recorded.
A forklift impact on a racking system can appear to be minimal, however, the integrity of the structure is compromised. Now, imagine that same or similar area being hit again, and again and again over time, is the structure safe to store heavy pallets? Probably not. Same can be said with conveyors or processing lines. The slightest bump or nudge to a conveyor or production line can cause the system to be out of alignment.
By collecting information on all impacts regardless if it’s serious or not serious, you’ll be able to evaluate each of the impacts to determine the cause, affect and identify any patterns.