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Can the Fork-Alert system cover greater distance than the nominal 10m/33ft?
Yes, the receivers can be "chained" to give greater coverage, i.e. three receivers could be placed down a corridor to give 30m / 98.4ft coverage

Can the Fork-Alert system be adjusted to cover less distance?
Yes, the receiver's sensitivity can be wound down to shorter distances via a potentiometer in the receiver.

Who installs the Fork-Alert system?
Electricians can install the system. Wickham Plastics provides the installation instructions, or Wickham Plastics can arrange the installation if you prefer.

Who installs the Infrared Transmitter that goes on the Forklift?
Electricians can install the units, however if you lease your forklifts you should seek advice from the forklift supplier and possibly get them to install it onto their machines.

Why doesn’t the transmitter flash?
The transmitter sweeps an invisible beam around the forklift. The transmitter is purely for the Fork-Alert system and does not replace the existing flashing light on the forklift.

Is the beacon “safe” for employees to look at?
Yes, the Fork-Alert has been tested by ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) to AS2211 and is classified non-hazardous.

What is Zone?
A zone is defined as a detection area that is covered by one or more Receivers activating an individual output circuit.

What are the Receiver timers for?
These allow the Receivers to stay active for a predetermined time (usually a few seconds) after the transmitter signal has not been detected. The potentiometer for these timers is found in the receiver.

If I move premises or change forklifts, is the system moveable?
Yes, the Fork-Alert system can be relocated to new premises and is easily transferred from one forklift or other vehicle to another, provided the transmitter voltage matches the new vehicle. If the Voltages are different a new transmitter will need to be ordered.

Can I use the Fork-Alert system in conjunction with existing In-ground loop detectors?
Yes the system can be easily integrated into your existing door automation system.

Will it only work for vehicles fitted with your transmitter beacon?
Yes, it acts as a low-level security system in that automated doors will not open for a vehicle without a Wickham Plastics transmitter fitted.


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