Toyota's shock announcement
23 January 2013
Toyota Material Handling UK has announced that as of 1st September 2011 all new BT Reflex reach trucks will be fitted with shock sensors as standard. Today's fast paced warehouse environments put stress on both operator
Toyota fits shock sensors as standard to its entire range of BT Reflex reach trucks, allowing any impact to trucks to be monitored, recorded and linked to drivers - leading to cost savings as well as increased safety on-site.
Mounted on the truck, shock sensors give the ability to record impact. The threshold for impact can be preset and only impacts exceeding the threshold value will be registered. These values are set through a service parameter on the truck. When a shock exceeds the threshold value, the truck will be limited to creep speed (2.5km/h) and a signal will sound every five seconds, until a reset of the truck has been performed. A reset is done either by entering a PIN code or presenting a reset key/card, depending on which system is used for logging on to the trucks.