Accelerate Okanagan KIC:Start Program client, Pro-Active Safety Systems Technologies Inc. (PSST) – a Penticton-based advanced radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology company – has developed a collision avoidance system that can be tailored to a wide range of mobile equipment and workplace environments.
The company was invited to demonstrate their technology at the 14th Annual BC Championship Forklift Rally, which took place on Saturday, June 25 at the Cloverdale Agriplex.
PSST aims to get their innovative safety system tested on actual job sites during 2011, with the idea of gaining market entry within the next year.
“The potential of our product is enormous, when you consider the fact that it is designed for use on virtually every type of mobile equipment” including dump trucks, skid steer loaders, overhead cranes and forklifts, says Rick Shervey, PSST director.
PSST utilizes a highly advanced form of RFID that allows both a machine operator and people in the vicinity to receive warnings simultaneously. “We are probably the only company in the world that possesses this technology,” Shervey says.
Their system is able to quickly and accurately measure the proximity of people, objects and vehicles within the workplace. These real-time proximity measurements are then used to trigger warnings to both workers and vehicle operators when safety zones have been breached.
PSST is looking to collaborate with original equipment manufacturers in order to integrate its system into their machines’ electronic control systems.
Some information in this blog is taken from ForkliftAction.com. Our thanks to them.