Laserglow's SPDS is a Smart Proximity Detection Safety System that is designed to reduce work accidents caused by collisions among vehicles. As a support system for drivers, it provides more information about the space through which they circulate. The system compliments other tools designed to enhance safety at work.
SPDS uses cutting-edge Ultra Wide Band (UWB) RF wireless technology to precisely measure the distance between two vehicles to provide a highly reliable collision warning solution. It's easy to install without causing any damage to vehicles, and features industry leading proximity detection technology. SPDS is OEM-independent, so it is ideal for mixed fleets. The system works on robots, cobots (collaborative robots) and AGVs (automated guided vehicles), as well as forklifts and other industrial vehicles.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The vehicle module, consists of a Vehicle Tag that creates a 360 degree detection zone around the vehicle and an Indicator module that alerts the vehicle driver of another vehicle or pedestrian. Once a vehicle is equipped with the SPDS system, it constantly communicates, monitors and detects other vehicles also fitted with the same device. The detection zones are configurable, with a range of up to 30 meters. This means that even if a vehicle is travelling through a blind spot or moving behind a shelf or a space that prevents it from being clearly seen, the system will detect its presence and warn drivers approaching so that they can take the necessary precautions.
When another vehicle enters the Warning or Danger zones of a vehicle, the Indicator on the vehicle sounds a "Watch out" or "Danger" message repeatedly to both the drivers. When an alarm occurs, the vehicle driver needs to press a button to acknowledge the other vehicle and mute the sound or wait until the other vehicle is out of the "Warning" or "Danger" zone.