VT VMS Autobraking
The ultimate in autobraking technology
Specifically designed for off-highway mobile plant machinery, this state of the art radar and autobraking system not only detects moving or stationary objects with 100% accuracy but will apply the brakes should the driver be distracted and not respond to the in-cab visual and audible alarms, therefore removing any risk of collision.
Our radars have been Winners of PAWRS – Health and Safety Innovation Award and SKANSKA – Care for Life Award and is trusted by many industry leaders and fitted as OE by Volvo, Catapillar and Komatsu.
WHY VT VMS AUTOBRAKING?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that 30 fatalities are directly linked to being struck by a moving vehicle, a contributing factor to these shocking statistics is blind spots and lack of visibility. Industries such as quarrying, mineral processing, construction and agriculture are dependent on large machines and vehicles, the risk of collisions with these vehicles is increased as driver visibility can be limited due to blind spots around these over-sized vehicles, often made worse by the harsh working environment; terrain, weather, bright sunlight or low light.
Drivers and operators need to work in close proximity to each other and constant awareness of their surroundings ensures their safety, however, this can be restricted by vehicle and machinery noise, dust and steam, ear defenders can also impair their overall awareness putting them at additional risk.
Passive systems like a camera and monitor system significantly improve visibility, however, they require an action from the driver, VT VMS AUTOBRAKING is a sophisticated autobraking radar system designed to give additional protection by giving the driver warning signals to prompt them to take action and will apply the brake if no action is taken.
HOW IT WORKS
All our radar range has been developed using FMCW technology (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) for 100% accurate detection. Whether you require reverse or forward detection we can tailor the system to suit. The radar can be programmed with customised detection patterns tailored to suit your vehicle or application and is able to detect hazards up to 25m from the position of the radar.
VT VMS AUTOBRAKING recognises objects that have entered into the programmable fields which are set up into three detection zones, the driver is given three distinct warnings via in-cab visual and audible alarms that increase with intensity the closer the hazard gets to the vehicle, giving the driver ample time to react. Should the driver not respond to the alerts the system will automatically bring the vehicle to a controlled stop. Once autobraking has been applied should the driver need to manoeuvre closer to an object a manual over-ride button can be used, allowing additional manoeuvres to take place.
The implementation of speed and direction sensing makes unwanted and irritating false alarms a thing of the past and for full accountability, the BLB (Brake Logic Box) logs all range changes, brake activations, overrides and faults, therefore should an incident occur the system can be reviewed to find out the root cause ultimately creating the safest radar system on the market.
Industry proved for over 25 years this robust piece of safety equipment, complete with a heavy-duty stainless steel radar head is unaffected by moisture, dust, vibration, heat, cold, UV, snow, ice, high wind, water and mud.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- FMCW technology for accurate and reliable detection
- Intelligent autobraking
- Programmable detection zones customised to vehicle or application
- Intelligent detection of closing distances to prevent false alarms
- Can be used for forward or reversing detection
- Driver alert system and speed detection
- Tested to IP69
- Manufactured in the UK
- We offer 6 or 12-month inspection
- Heavy-duty stainless steel radar head
- Can be retrofitted to your vehicle
- Auto brake activations can be monitored via the BLB for review
- A 60-month warranty is available
“If we can install safety systems that will reduce unwanted damage and make driving safer, it has got to be a benefit.”Cemex