Filed in archiveon April 27, 2013
© A new safety system that uses active radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on virtually every type of mobile equipment, including dump trucks, skid steer loaders, overhead cranes and forklifts is being tested on actual job sites this year.
Pro-Active Safety Systems Technologies Inc (PSST) is still in the research and development phase of this system, but they feel that the potential market for their product is enormous. Applying the technology is challenging, and forklifts are the most difficult type of machine to make the system work on. That is because they are so varied in their work environments that many issues have arisen that the company is still in the process of solving. PSST is utilizing a highly advanced form of RFID that allows both a machine operator and the people in the vicinity to receive warnings simultaneously.