Safety Scanners from orbital wrapper manufacturer TAB Industries, LLC, Reading, Pa. (www.tabwrapper.com), feature proprietary sensor technology that recognizes the profiles of a forklift and a person and discerns one from the other. Developed to help prevent accidents and discourage traffic around the orbital wrapper in bustling facilities, the Safety Scanners allow forklift drivers to safely operate the machine while automatically shutting it down when a worker gets too close. When a forklift driver enters an invisible field emanating in a 180-degree arc from both the front and back of the machine, the Safety Scanners remain quiet yet when a worker enters the same field, the wrapping process stops automatically and the red status light flashes red until the field is cleared and the status reset.
Available as an option on all TAB Wrapper Tornado line models, the Safety Scanners now address nearly every type of human and vehicular movement in a warehouse, distribution center, manufacturing plant, or other facility. The high-tech safety measure offers an extra layer of defense on top of a series of designed-in safety measures included as standard such as bumper guards, 14-gauge steel machine guarding, side access safety door with automated shut down, and multiple emergency stops.
TAB Wrapper Tornado wrappers are manufactured at the company’s Reading, Pa. headquarters and delivered with the Safety Scanners fully installed and ready for operation. The patent-pending orbital wrappers wrap plastic stretch film 360 degrees around and under a pallet and its load to attach the load to the pallet and keep it securely in place for transport or storage.