Brigade Electronics to premier next-generation radar range
Latest integrated vehicle radar and lighting solutions to form focus of Brigade stand
BRIGADE Electronics will be using Plantworx to launch their next-generation integrated radars to further reduce blind spots on large plant and construction machinery. The company’s new Backsense Networked Radar is the next-generation offering that allows operators to connect and link up to eight radars to provide extra coverage around the machine, enhancing driver manoeuvrability and reducing the risk of collision.
The sensor system’s continuous wave radar emitted is said to be faster than competitor pulsed radar products. The Backsense unit controls the radar beam pattern, so the spread of the beam can be restricted to the width of the plant for the length of the detection area, minimizing false alerts on a busy site.
The unit is fixed to an adjustable mounting bracket, meaning each radar head can be directed at different angles to optimize detection performance and to help prevent ground detections when approaching ramps.
Also on display will be a range of Nordic heavy-duty lights, for which Brigade are the main warehouse distributor in the UK aftermarket. Nordic Lights’ LED units have proven to be brighter and stronger than halogen products and can handle vibration better, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications. And energy savings of up to 85% can be achieved when using LED lamps.
LEDs have a lifetime of 50,000h compared to only 500h for halogen and, unlike other products, there is no maintenance required providing greater cost savings over the product lifetime.
According to Brigade, LEDs are also proven to increase productivity because they create a more natural light, which stimulates the brain into thinking it is daytime thus feeling more alert and ultimately improving worker safety.