Safer loading

14 July 2017

RAVAS has introduced the RAVAS-SafeLoad: an aftermarket product for forklift trucks that provides both weight and stability information in a single combined display.

The RAVAS-SafeLoad acts as an active load diagram: it calculates with weight, load centre point and mast tilt, in order to decide whether a load is lifted safely in the current situation. When the lifting is unsafe, the RAVAS-SafeLoad cabin display alerts the driver with both audio and visual signals.

The RAVAS-SafeLoad uses information from a hydraulic sensor and a set of sensors that measures the moment forces from load centre position and mast tilt, to present stability information in the display. A led bar below the weight display goes from green (safe lifting), via yellow, to red (unsafe lifting: risk of tipping over). The led bar stability indication is enhanced by the colour of the weight display (green backlight in safe situations, red backlight in unsafe situations), and by a fork in the weight display that is divided in three segments, one of them blinking to indicate the load centre position on the forks.

The indicator of the RAVAS-SafeLoad has a built-in data logging function. It automatically records every single lifting event over time. The data can be downloaded via Bluetooth connection, and provides information on safety and efficiency of the truck’s use, for fleet management.