Safety Q&A

Posted by Stringo - 25 March, 2020

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We have a very diverse number of vehicle mover models. We care for that our customers get what they want. Customization is key, without sacrificing safety.

We are aware of that automotive environments are constantly changing as well as the cars, and consequently, Stringo is subject to continuous improvements. New safety regulations require new safety demands on Stringo functionality. Thanks to the close relation with our customers, we listen and come up with improvements when needed.

So what have we done so far to meet the development in the automotive industry?
As the trend is bigger vehicles, for cars with larger tires and conventional four-wheel drive, which make both wheelsets to roll simultaneously, we are able to deliver our Stringo with automatic roller planes, that have integrated rollover protections that work mechanically when a vehicle is entering the roller planes for loading. The protections fold up close to the tires and with the vehicle fully loaded, the protections are raised in an upright position giving outstanding over roll protection for the vehicle towards the Stringo driver.

The automatic roller planes are designed to prevent the risk for the car rolling over during transport if there are sudden stops or obstacles, which otherwise can be an issue with cars with bigger wheels.

The fact that Stringo is battery driven, what have we done to secure battery voltage and how do we prevent risks of fires or explosions?
We have a key option and by adding an update to the software in the keypad, the machine is automatically switched off after 30 minutes. Except for safety, this saves on battery charge and increases lifespan. Battery voltage falling below a certain critical level is prevented by new function of the pressarm. If too much of the batteries are discharged, you can only unload a car using the Stringo, not load on another car.

What safety arrangements have we developed for the person driving the Stringo?
Our Stringo is made to be easy and secure both to handle and to drive. Stringo is equipped with a dual safety systemthat protects both the operator and the vehicle and we customize our vehicle movers after our customer’s safete requierements. As an example, we have incorporated an additional foot guardon two Stringo 550s. Instead of being located around the drive unit, the foot guard on these specific machines now covers almost half of the vehicle mover.

To be safe driving Stringo on a slope, we have added a Hill Hold function, which works in the same way as the corresponding function on cars. The machine does not release the brake until the torque from the electric motor is higher than the braking force needed to prevent rolling backwards in an incline, even with the car loaded.

Other examples include a horn, so you hear the Stringo coming, and we have vehicle movers that are fitted with a raised rotating warning light, since there are strict safety requirements at that particular customer’s facility, which necessitates that Stringo is visible. By mounting a rod to the machine on top of which the warning light was placed, the vehicle mover can be seen easily.

Thanks to our distributor and service partner network, we are currently able to reach all continents. Our global presence means that customers can get immediate help if something is not workning or needs to be changed, with support by phone or on-site. Often, customers can get help from someone who speaks their own language. We are aware of that not all people speak English and when it comes to saftey, you must not risk misunderstandings due to language errors. Also therefore, stringo.com is currently available in six languages.

Stringo never sleeps. On the contrary, we are always available. Thanks to our live chat, on our website, we can answer your questions 24/7 no matter where in the world you are. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions you want to discuss. We look forward to your questions!

Topics: Research and Development, safety

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