The Raymond Corporation introduced the Integrated Tether System, what is said to be a first-of-a-kind operator assist tool designed to alert operators and managers and to limit lift truck functionality if an operator is not properly tethered.
“Over the last several years, facility owners and managers have had to deal with increasing the number of operators in the warehouses and the need to reinforce and monitor best practices,” says Shannon Curtis, product manager at The Raymond Corporation. “As a result, managers are looking for technology-based offerings that can help assist managers with these ever-increasing demands. This solution comes at a perfect time to support the new U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration national emphasis program and reinforces Raymond’s dedication to providing secure solutions for operations.”
- The wireless connection is compatible with Raymond lift trucks and offers data-gathering capabilities that can help reinforce best practices with all operators.
- The Integrated Tether System features a smart tether that uses a sensor to connect to and communicate with the lift truck and offers audio and visual notifications to alert the operator of tether status — connected or disconnected.
- When operators pair Raymond lift trucks and Raymond iWAREHOUSE and iMONITOR Telematics, the lift truck will respond when the operator’s harness is properly connected to the self-retracting lanyard, the lift truck retains full travel speed and full lift-height capability; or if the operator is not properly connected, the lift truck limits travel speed to 1 mph and disables lift capability.
- The Integrated Tether System also allows managers to simplify workforce management and training by providing data and metrics on operator connection histories, system involvements, and more.
“That’s what sets the Raymond Integrated Tether System apart,” Curtis says. “Wireless integration with iWAREHOUSE Telematics means the tether is less expensive to integrate and there are fewer parts to maintain. Factor in the data-reporting capabilities, and the Integrated Tether System becomes an easy choice for facilities that frequently hire new or inexperienced operators.”