Kalmar introduces straddle carrier collision warning system2 June 2023
Kalmar is introducing a collision warning system for its manually operated straddle carrier portfolio.
The system is available as an optional add-on for new machines and a retrofit upgrade for existing machines.
It increases safety by providing the driver with both visible and audible warnings when there is a risk of collision, giving them more time to react to potential hazards.
In addition to detecting obstacles in the machine’s path or blind spots, the system also warns the driver if the spreader, whether empty or laden, is too low when the machine is approaching a container stack.
With a reduced risk of collisions, terminal operators can realise cost savings in the form of reduced unplanned repairs, longer equipment lifetime and potentially lower insurance premiums.
Jeroka Alanko, senior manager, product management, Kalmar, said: “Safety is one of the core design principles at Kalmar, and we are constantly striving to introduce new features and functionalities that will enable our customers to increase their operational safety. The collision warning system will help our customers to make machine operation safer and improve overall terminal safety as well as reduce repair costs and extend equipment lifetime.”