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www.columbusequipment.com To increase worker safety when using Beever brush chippers Morbark has developed a sensor system that automatically stops the chippers feed wheel if an operator puts his hands or feet too far into the chute. The patented ChipSafe Operator Safety Shield system is being offered as an option on new Morbark chippers. The ChipSafe system includes sensor plates mounted on the sides of the chippers infeed chute and wearable accessories the operator must have on his hands and ankles. The wearables include straps that can be used on the wrists and ankles and gloves that can be worn rather than wrist straps. When the ChipSafe gloves or straps enter the sensor zone the plates send a signal that stops the infeed mechanism so the operator avoids injury. To restart the infeed mechanism the operator swipes a gloved hand or wrist strap across the restart sensor mounted on the outside of the machine. The ChipSafe system utilizes rare earth magnets which create a magnetic field the sensor plates can detect. Morbark set the sensitivity level to minimize the number of nuisance trips that can inhibit productivity while still offering good protection for workers. Morbark has received several product of the year honors for this innovative safety system including awards from theAmerican Public Works Association Arbor Age and Rental Equipment Register. The system which requires the chipper have auto feed is available on new models M6R M8D M12D M12R M15RX M15R M18RX and M18R. Field kits are available to retrofit existing current- model Morbark chippers with a 6-inch to 18-inch capacity. The service or parts department will need the chippers serial number to verify the machine qualifies for a ChipSafe system. Before older Morbark models can be retrofitted with ChipSafe the factory must determine what additional mod- ifications are needed. ChipSafe is not currently available for installation on chippers made by other manufacturers. Contact your Environmental Division sales rep for more information on this important new safety innovation. Morbark has developed a sensor system that automatically stops the chippers feed wheel if an operator puts his hands or feet too far into the chute. Morbarks ChipSafe System INNOVATION DRIVES OPERATOR SAFETYOhios Dependable Dealer