A SAFETY WARNING DEVICE FOR THE TRAILER INTERFACE COUPLING ON ARTICULATED VEHICLES

Camis Engineers have redesigned a robust 3-sensor safety coupling system for the Fifth Wheel, preventing closure if the kingpin enters at the incorrect height or position. 

In a joint venture with a sensor manufacturer, Camis engineers have applied a cost reduced redesign to a vehicle cab warning system which checks that the “fifth wheel” connecting the cab to its trailer is correctly positioned. 

Specifically designed with safety in mind, this three-sensor safety system was the first of its kind to alert a driver from inside the cab as well as during the coupling procedure. Being constantly monitored, the system uses warning lights and a buzzer to alert any miss-coupling or tampering. 

Camis is now manufacturing and supplying these units in increasing numbers.