Jeff Baker, Mathew Bonell, Benjamin Brooks, Mario Liverant, Gi-Hoon Yu, Yucheng Zhao, Michael Lam
Tip-over is one of the most prevalent and serious types of forklift accident. The Forksafe system is a retrofitable system which is designed to warn operators of forklifts of an impending tip-over, to permit them to react in time and stop the tip. To achieve this, the system takes into account the motion of the forklift, load height and load weight and calculates the lift’s center of gravity in real time. This is compared to the maximum allowable center of gravity for the given conditions and causes a warning signal to be activated, warning the operator.