Machine & Operator Safety
Rite-Hite introduces Safe-T-Signal light communication system
August 9, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Aug. 9, 2016 – Rite-Hite hopes its new Safe-T-Signal intersection warning system will help make blind corners inside facilities safer.
The ceiling-mounted system alerts workers when traffic is approaching from other directions using LED lights in the shape of red stop signs (octagon) and amber yield (triangle) signs. The system uses unidirectional microwave sensors to differentiate approaching traffic in all directions, says Rite-Hite, whether it is a four-way, three-way or two-way intersection. “When an object is within sensing range, the other directions on the device show an amber-coloured yield sign. The worker approaching the intersection will not be presented with any lights. However, when two or more objects are approaching from multiple directions, those workers will see red LED lights on the device. The remaining directions will show amber LED lights,” explains the company. Constructed of steel, the Safe-T-Signal comes with a 3/4-in. rigid conduit and offers an operating temperature range of -40 to 140 F.