The AutoFlagger 54 has been designed to increase the safety and security of flaggers, workers and motorists in the work zone. This rugged, simple-to-operate system increases flagger safety by allowing a single person to remotely operate two automated flaggers from a safe vantage point.
AUTOMATED FLAGGER ASSISTANCE DEVICE
This rugged, simple-to-operate system increases flagger safety by allowing a single person to remotely operate two Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFADs) from a safe vantage point in or near the work zone.
An easy-to-use, weatherproof handheld wireless remote control operates the AFAD units and also displays the status of each AFAD. The remote control and each sign contain RF transceivers so that each command sent to the AFAD is continuously monitored and the unit’s display is verified on the remote control. A microprocessor in the remote control insures that it is not possible for both signs to simultaneously display amber signals without taking deliberate reprogramming steps.
Worker safety is enhanced since the operator can select a safe location that gives a clear view of all aspects of the work zone. The operator can observe the flow of vehicles at both ends of the zone, monitor crew members’ positions, and adjust the flow of traffic to allow for the entry and exit of construction equipment. 125 db. warning horns on each AFAD alert workers and motorists of potential danger and can be activated either by the operator or by a motorist striking the gate arm.
Gate arms reinforce the traffic control message. Breakaway gate arms are easily restored to operational position if bumped by a motorist. Arms stop descending without inflicting damage should they come down on a vehicle.
Retroreflective “STOP HERE ON RED” signs, gate arms and tall 12-inch-diameter red and amber LED signal faces communicate to the motorist that a flagging operation is in effect.
|Retroflective Stop Sign||R10-6 24″ x 36″|
|Sign Head Lift||Zero Gravity|
|Tire Size||ST 175/80D-13|
|Retroflective Gate Arm||4″ x (66.75″-106.25″)|
|One-person to setup and operate.|
|Remotely control one or two units.|
|Smart technology prevents both signs from displaying duplicate signals.|
|Tall mast height alerts motorists that a traffic control operation is in effect.|
|Signal head lowers for towing.|
|Handheld remote displays each AutoFlagger’s message and indicator lights on signal heads confirm message to the operator.|
|Over 1-mile RF range. No FCC licensing needed.|
|Gate arms aid in traffic control.|
|Rugged, weatherproof design.|