Huntsville, AL July 11, 2017 — Q-Track Corporation now offers an improved forklift collision avoidance system. SafeSpot™ reduces accidents in the workplace by providing a simple, low-cost wireless solution to alert workers when a forklift approaches around a blind corner. The SafeSpot™ Warning Light illuminates when a forklift comes within a user-defined warning radius of twenty to forty feet. The easily-installed system requires no maintenance and eliminates the need for workers to wear a tag or warning device. Q-Track’s patented Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER®) enables a reliable warning even around corners due to the low-frequency, near-field nature of the wireless signals.
Forklift accidents cost an estimated $3.7 billion per year in the U.S. and are the cause of 20,000 serious injuries including 100 deaths. Forklift accidents cost companies millions of dollars from property damage, disrupted business operations, and worker compensation claims. The average cost to a company for a forklift accident is $184,000 in medical expenses, lost productivity, legal fees, and OSHA compliance costs. SafeSpot™ is a simple, inexpensive solution that increases safety while ensuring OSHA compliance. Existing forklift collision systems for blind corners often fail because of complexity; incompatibility with the industrial environment; or worker non-compliance. Q-Track’s SafeSpot™ is less prone to these failures. SafeSpot™ is available in a 220V AC export version, and Q-Track is looking for additional worldwide distributers.
Q-Track Corporation (www.Q-Track.com) offers solutions that provide “Knowing Where, Anywhere” for a growing range of industrial real-time location applications. The company’s patented Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER®) systems employ a unique low-frequency, long-wavelength radio signal to achieve highly accurate (40 cm rms) indoor location results even in complicated non-line-of-sight environments. NFER® Real Time Location Systems enable “Dosimulation™,” a radiation worker training system deployed in a quarter of U.S. nuclear plants. Q-Track also offers proximity detection and collision avoidance systems that protect people from cranes, robotic material handling equipment, and forklifts at a variety of manufacturing plants nationwide, as well as location systems that enhance military training by precisely locating soldiers in training ranges extending through multiple buildings and across tens of thousands of square meters (hundreds of thousands of square feet).
Q-Track is a privately-held company located in Huntsville, AL. The company’s research and development was supported by private investors and funding from the Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Institutes for Health.
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