Improving Visibility in the Packaging Industry
Client: Visy Packaging
Project: Birdseye vision for improved safety & recording systems to store video footage
Visy use articulated loaders to move product at their Pulp & Paper facility, as these large loaders manoeuvre well in tight places. However, working in restricted zones can translate to restricted vision and blind spots for drivers or machinery operators.
To assist with driver vision, Truck Rear Vision installed Provision 360° Birdseye Systems with 4 cameras mounted on the articulated loaders; forward and side cameras mounted on the perimeter of the cabin roof and a rear camera mounted on the end of the bonnet, provided an unobstructed view. 360-degree vision systems work best when fitted to a square shape, like a truck and when mounted high or at the outer edge of a vehicle for a clear view of the vehicle surrounds. This can be difficult to achieve when fitting construction equipment, however our team of technicians have over 25 years of experience working with a wide range of vehicles. To reduce pre-delivery times, we fitted these articulated loaders onsite, at the JCB dealership.
Visy are conducting a trial with the Birdseye system to measure improved workplace safety. The loaders are working continuously in an environment that may, at times have reduced visibility. These cameras provide a 3-metre perspective of front, rear and both side views of the vehicle to highlight obstacles. The operator is provided with a real-time surround view of objects and pedestrians around the vehicle, with an LCD monitor combining all four views onto a single screen. The 360° system reduces blind spots to facilitate safer vehicle movement and the Visy trial integrates a Vacron SD Card Recorder to store video footage on an SD memory card.
Customising the two systems on the articulated loaders delivers increased safety measures and provides an operator training tool. Incidents are recorded and reviewed for potential productivity improvements or adjustments to workplace safety procedures. The video footage may also be used to highlight potential incidents and provide continuous improvement training for vehicle operators.