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Forklift backup cameras @ ProMat 2015

Day four!  Final day.  It could be argued that ProMat could simply be a 3 day show.  The fourth and final day lacks the energy of the first 2 days as exhibitors are worn out, and traffic in general is significantly lighter.  As an exhibitor, we tend to walk the show on Thursday simply because the traffic at our own booth is very light.

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Thursday, the slowest day of the ProMat show

 

We had the following goals at ProMat 2015:  first, introduce our new products lines: forklift backup cameras, ATIB Chargers, BlueSpot(R) Safety light, and LED work lights.  Our second goal was to find new customers.  On both points we succeeded in a big way.  ProMat is the largest material handling show of its kind in North America.  One could argue that there are a number of exhibitors which have nothing to do with forklifts, and that’s true.  However, the crowd is so large it dwarfs any other event out there.  Over 40,000 end users, over 3,000 forklift dealers…show me another event where 3,000 forklift dealer personnel are attending–yep, there isn’t one.

A big hit at the show was our new product line of forklift backup cameras.  We entered this market about a year ago; our product line includes wired and wireless forklift camera systems, along with a variety of monitors.  They help operators see what’s behind them before they back up.

 

Wired forklift camera systems start at $499.00 / wireless forklift camera systems start at $599.00

 

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Intella’s line of forklift back up cameras help operators see what’s behind them!

 

 

 


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Blue forklift light @ ProMat 2015 and day 2 observations

At Promat 2015 we demonstrated our BlueSpot® Safety Light which has been a hit since we introduced it in 2012.  Yep, you read that right.  We sold our first blue forklift light in late 2012!

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Our model 01291296 features stainless steel hardware and it’s UL listed.  It’s IP67 rate which means it is suitable for outdoor wet applications as well as indoor settings.

If you stopped by our booth you would have seen 8 of these in operation– we had LOTS of blue spots on the floor in front of our booth!

In addition to the BlueSpots we displayed, we also displayed a red version of the blue forklift light.  Check out the floor in the image below and look at all the different lights.  If you look carefully, you’ll see 4 lights mounted on the walls, 2 lights on the Hyster forklift, and 3 more lights on the black counter.

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Blue forklift lights on display at Intella’s ProMat booth

 

ProMat’s second day, Tuesday March 24, 2015 started with a bang!  Doors opened early as there was a huge crowd awaiting in the McCormick Place foyer.

 

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Large crowds enter the 2nd day of the ProMat 2015 material handling show in Chicago

 

ProMat 2015 featured nearly 500,000 square feet of exhibits.  Intella has been at ProMat since the 2011 show and this was definitely the biggest ProMat in as many years.

 

The ProMat show covers all aspects of material handling.  Forklift manufacturer booths are fairly large but fairly straight forward.  Most forklift OEMs feature a large number of their models on the floor along with some chairs/bar area.

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Hyster H360, 36,000 pound lifting capacity

 

It’s interesting seeing the new models of forklifts, wondering what the forklifts will looking like after they’ve been used for a number of years and needing replacement forklift parts.

 

Conveyor and material handling systems companies tend to have the largest, most elaborate booths at ProMat.  Here’s a picture of one company’s booth: the operating conveyor runs beneath the 2nd story of the booth.

 

Large booths at ProMat
Large booths at ProMat

 

Raymond booth with EastPenn in front.

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Raymond forklift booth

 

Looking for wholesale forklift parts in USA?  Contact Intella Liftparts at 616-796-6638


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Common questions on the blue forklift light

Note: Buy the forklift blue light online now!

 

We get a ton of questions on the blue forklift safety light, our BlueSpot®.  Here are some common questions along with answers:

What makes your blue light better than others?

– It’s UL listed (most are not).  If you operate a UL listed forklift and install a non-UL listed accessory you will void the UL rating of your forklift

– Stainless steel hardware

– Integrated wire harness (no custom AMP connectors required)

– Polycarbonate lens – suitable for food manufacturing environments

– IP 67 rated – suitable for wet environments

– metal case (compare to others with plastic case)

– beefy, heavy duty 2.3 pound construction

What voltages are offered?  Our part number 01291296 comes in 9 through 96 volts DC.

 

SIS forklift radar

 

How do you wire the Blue spot into the forklift?

You can wire the lamp into a rear work light circuit or strobe circuit.  Depends if you want the lamp to always be on or only in reverse.    Customers have told us that they pigtail into existing reverse/tail lights on forklifts.    The amp draw a VERY low 0.52 amp @ 12 volts.  (it’s an LED light!)

 Does the light stay on only in reverse?

This really depends how you connect the light to the forklift.  We recommend that the lamp automatically turns on whenever the key switch is on.  It’s sure to attract attention if the forklift is going forward or backwards.   We recommend that a professional forklift mechanic install the blue spot.

What other colors are available? 

We offer blue and red versions.

How bright is the beam of light?  The blue spot has an effective lumen rating of 33 lumens.  It’s designed to be a bright blue spot even in the brightest factory–white lights on a white floor, for example.

How far does the BlueSpot® shine?

BlueSpot® can be angled in a bunch of different positions.  On most forklifts, the blue spot around 7-8 feet behind the forklift.  The distance depends on the angle mounted.

How do you mount the blue spot to the lift truck?

They are usually mounted on the overhead guard.  Many forklifts have holes pre-drilled in the overhead guard for work lights, you can use one of those holes.

Is there a pulse setting so it can flash a bit?  No, it just projects the beam on the ground for people to see.


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