High-Speed Door Safety System communicates presence with light.

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To prevent potential accidents, including collisions between forklifts and workers, LED Virtual Vision® warns workers when another worker or object is approaching high-speed door from opposite side. Motion sensor on each side of door triggers one strip of red LED lights to flash on opposite side. Typically, LED lights are placed just outside of door's frame on each side but can be set up anywhere.

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Virtual Vision® Allows Workers to "See" Through High-Speed Doors

LED communication system alerts employees when workers on other side of door

MILWAUKEE – Working near high-speed doors just got a little safer with the introduction of LED Virtual Vision® by Rite-Hite. Unlike light communication systems that use arrows and countdowns to alert workers when a door is about to close, the exclusive Virtual Vision allows workers to “see” through the door with red LED lights that indicate when another worker or object is approaching the door from the other side.

Knowing if something is about to pass through a door opening can prevent a host of potential accidents, including dangerous and costly collisions between forklifts and workers, which is the second most common type of forklift accident. The light communication system uses a motion sensor on each side of the door. When the sensors detect an object approaching the door area, a strip of red light emitting diodes (LEDs) begin flashing on the opposite side of the door.

This system is an alternative to – or can be the perfect complement to – high-speed doors that use clear plastic vision panels. LED lights are typically placed just outside of the door’s frame on each side, but they can be set up anywhere that promotes the easiest visual for forklift operators and personnel.

LED Virtual Vision joins a full Rite-Hite lineup of light communication devices, which includes LED Pre-Announce and LED Countdown. All three communication devices are compatible with Rite-Hite’s line of FasTrax High-Speed Doors, as well as other makes and models.

About Rite-Hite

Rite-Hite Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of material handling systems designed for maximum safety and productivity. Principal product lines include: trailer restraints, dock levelers, integrated controls, dock seals and shelters, industrial power doors, HVLS fans and aftermarket products and services. For more information, visit www.ritehite.com or call 1-800-456-0600.

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