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Vehcikle Pulsed Radar Sensors - Backsense - help expose workplace hazards
Pulsed Radar Sensors

 Backsense Pulsed Radar Detection Systems    - Improve Work Place Safety         

Large vehicles, difficult conditions, greater danger!

Handling blind spots in large vehicles

Industries such as mining, quarrying, agriculture, construction and waste all use huge machines and plant equipment, which by their very nature pose a danger if they are not managed safely. Blind spots tend to be much larger on these vehicles and include not only the rear and nearside but also the front, especially with elevated driver positions. Terrains are harsher, vehicles are exposed to the elements more aggressively whilst thick dust and darkness decrease visibility further.

The ISO 5006 standard for earthmoving equipment addresses the problem of blind spots around a vehicle and states that the operator must be able to “see around the machine to enable proper, effective and safe operation.” Camera monitor systems provide this to some extent, but in difficult environmental conditions a range of complementary devices are vital
to give visual and audible operator warnings.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) warned about the dangers of poorly managed transport in the workplace after a coal mining company was fined following the death of two men crushed by a 100 tonne capacity dump truck. The dump truck driver could not see their
vehicle because it was in a blind spot.


Backsense™
Pulsed radar
detection
systems

Brigade’s Backsense Pulsed radar sensor systems are designed to detect people and objects in blind spots, significantly reducing accidents. They detect stationary and moving objects, providing the driver with in-cab visual and audible warnings - alerting the operator whose attention can not be focused on all danger areas. Backsense works effectively in harsh environments and in poor visibility including darkness, smoke and fog. POWERED BY

“Earth-moving vehicles have poor visual fields due to their large size. It is crucial that additional steps are taken to ensure that drivers of these machines are aware of other smaller vehicles around them”.

Norrie Buchanan, HSE Inspector

 The Backsense Range

Backsense Features:
• Can trigger or be triggered by other
vehicle safety devices such as camera monitor systems or reversing alarms
• Eliminates possibility of driver interference. The audible warning buzzer cannot be switched off, providing fleet operators with peace of mind
• Suitable for both on- and off-road applications
• Extremely rugged design for severe weather conditions and all terrains
• Effective through non-metallic objects - can fit behind plastic or glass fibre body work
• Self-diagnostics alert operator to system errors
• Choice of detection ranges
• 5 stage audible and optional visual display

Every Backsense has an in-cab audio alert and LED display to alert the operator to hazards and their proximity
.

Xtreme

Standard

Worksite

Workzone

Additional features and benefits:
• Wide beam pattern
• Can be networked with additional sensors to provide front and rear safety for large vehicles

Optional features:
• Programmable audible warnings, e.g. turn off buzzer at longer ranges if required
• Closest detection zone can be extended to compensate for installation inwards of vehicle body or overhang of body work
• Programmable with service tool:

    Offers maximum bespoke detection area between 3-10 metres
    Calibrate out fixed objects or bodywork to prevent false alerts

Perfect when:
• More than one sensor required
• Larger danger area
• Protrusions in the detection area such as the overhang on a dump truck

Additional features and benefits:
• Wide beam pattern
• Pre-selectable detection range of 4.5 or 6
metres
• Cost effective

Perfect when:
• Only one sensor required
• Smaller danger area
• No bodywork protrusions in the detection are
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Additional features and benefits:
• Excellent close-in detection
• Two antennas combine for short and medium distance detection
• Narrow beam pattern that minimises false side warnings
• Can be networked with additional sensors to provide front and rear safety for large vehicles

Optional features:
• Programmable audible warnings, e.g. turn off buzzer at longer ranges if required
• Closest detection zone can be extended to compensate for installation inwards of vehicle body or overhang of body work

• Programmable with service tool:
Offers maximum bespoke detection area between 3-6 metres
Calibrate out fixed objects or bodywork to prevent false alerts

Perfect when:
• More than one sensor required
• Larger, narrow danger area
• Protrusions in the detection

Additional features and benefits:
• Narrow beam pattern that minimises false
side warnings
• Pre-selectable detection range of 3 or 4.5 metres
• Cost effective

Perfect when:
• Only one sensor required
• Smaller, narrow danger area
• No bodywork protrusions in the detection area

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 Benefits of Backsense Radar Systems With Heavy Machinery

Backsense for Mining, Quarry and Construction

Backsense is the answer where machine size and difficult environmental conditions, such as dust clouds or darkness, make manoeuvring particularly dangerous. It reduces the risk of large machines reversing into smaller machines or overturning following collision with a stock pile.

It is equally beneficial for forward
movement, with machine design often creating large blind spots - for instance many dumper trucks cannot see objects or people on the ground as far as 20 metres in front of them. It is possible to calibrate out bodywork and vehicle protrusions in the detection area to prevent false alarms. Backsense also reduces risk for site workers wearing ear defenders who may be unable to hear
reversing alarms.

Hydrex

Safety
>
Helps prevent collisions
> Meets Health and Safety requirements

Efficiency
> Saves collision damage cost and downtime
> Saves on third party claims

Compatibility
>
Can be triggered to activate reversing alarms, safety lights, camera systems and digital recorders

Ruggedness
> Unaffected by moisture, dust, vibration, heat, cold, UV, snow, ice, high wind, water and mud

Backsense in Action
Hydrex specialises in the short-term rental and sale of mobile plant and equipment. It provides trained and licenced operators, maintains equipment and ensures compliance with all Health and Safety matters. Hydrex operates a fleet of over 1,300 machines available from 13 depots nationwide.

Hydrex fitted Backsense to its fleet of 30 loading shovels, articulated dump trucks, mobile fuel tankers and graders.

Backsense in dumpsters
Backsense radar  in dump trucks improving work place safety

Backsense for lighter duty machines

Suitable for light machines with extensive or varying blind spots, such as telescopic handlers; and machines operating in confined spaces, such as small wheeled low-loading shovels.

Backsense for the Refuse Industry

Narrow-beam options are especially useful when manoeuvring close to parked cars, and bin-lift mechanism detection can be programmed out to prevent false alerts.

Backsense for the refuse industry
Backsense for light duty machines

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