A world leader in hazardous area equipment protection, Miretti SpA has collaborated with Adaptalift Hyster to design, install and lab test the ForkTrack fleet management system on 16 new battery electric forklifts bound for an Australian manufacturer.
Engineers from Adaptalift Hyster worked with Miretti engineers in Italy to develop wiring and hardware to Zone 2 Cat3G compliant levels, including extensive documentation and environmental protection considerations.
The ForkTrack fleet management system was also directly integrated to the Miretti EOS gas detection system fitted to the vehicles, which are designed to detect volatile atmospheres and disable equipment when there may be risk of explosion.
All components of the ForkTrack system were broken down for inspection, noting any aspect of design or manufacture that could potentially provide an ignition point when operating in a hazardous environment. Modules were pressure tested and all connections rated to ensure no possible exposure to volatile environments.
The European testing house, Electro Suisse inspected the finished products on board each of the equipment types, providing full approval of the truck installation to Zone 2 Category 3G.
Key benefits of ForkTrack fleet management system:
- Provides operators of hazardous equipment with a level of fleet management previously unavailable due to constraints of compliance
- Allows access via use of site specific security swipe cards, ensuring that operators of the equipment are fully licensed and authorised
- Safety features include impact detection, pre-start checklists and safety interlocks
- Ensures safer, more efficient operations across the material handling industry, especially for hazardous area operators
Adaptalift is one of the largest forklift rental companies in Australia with a fleet of over 10,500 units nationwide.
Hyster is a leading global brand of materials handling equipment offering over 140 models of counterbalance trucks as well as warehouse and container handling equipment.