Managing Prevented Incidents

When NoPileups detects and prevents a potential collision, the Live View will begin to flash red. The Live View will also shift to a single-camera view of the problem vehicle.

NoPileups single-camera view

NoPileups single-camera view

The left image is a live feed of the problem vehicle. The right image shows a replay of the incident. This replay will contain 10 seconds before and 5 seconds after NoPileups detected the issue. This replay will play at 2x speed, compressing the 15 seconds of footage for faster viewing. The single-camera view will continue to display until your conveyor has been restarted.

The single-camera view has several on-screen buttons that can be used from the NoPileups Dashboard.

  • Ignore This Vehicle — The Ignore This Vehicle button is used to remove a vehicle from NoPileups monitoring in situations where NoPileups cannot resync with a problem vehicle.
  • Ignore All Vehicles — The Ignore All Vehicles button will remove all currently-monitored vehicles from NoPileups.
  • Move Back a Roller — The Move Back a Roller button is used to resync NoPileups after it prevents a collision.
  • Block Stops — The Block Stops button will prevent NoPileups from triggering an emergency stop from this camera for the time specified.
  • Autostop Enabled/Disabled — The status of NoPileups
    • Enabled — NoPileups will detect AND stop the conveyor.
    • Disabled — NoPileups WILL NOT stop the conveyor for any reason.
  • Show All Tunnel Cameras — The Show All Tunnel Cameras button will return you to the Live View.

Resolving Common Stops

Whenever NoPileups stops your conveyor to prevent an accident, you will need to asses the situation and respond accordingly. By using the 4-Button Remote, you can quickly and safely get your conveyor moving again. For more information, see “The 4-Button Remote” section of NoPileups Hardware.

In addition, stops can be managed from the single-camera view of the NoPileups Dashboard via the on-screen buttons.

NoPileups will detect and prevent accidents of all kinds. However, there are a few common incidents you will likely encounter while working with NoPileups. Here is a collection of the most common incidents and how to resolve them.

Hopped Roller

If a vehicle hops a roller, you will need to resync NoPileups using the following steps to safely continue operations. You will notice in the live footage that the tracking box and the vehicle are no longer correctly aligned.

Use the Roller button on the 4-Button Remote or Move Back a Roller button on the NoPileups Dashboard to move the tracking box one roller distance back. This should realign the box with the problem vehicle. If the vehicle is more than one roller distance behind the tracking box, press the Roller button until the box and vehicle are correctly aligned. Once the vehicle is safely returned to the correct conveyor position and aligned with the tracking box, you may restart the conveyor.

If you are unable to realign the tracking box with the problem vehicle, you can press the Ignore button on the 4-Button Remote or Ignore This Vehicle on the NoPileups Dashboard to remove the vehicle from NoPileups’ monitoring. It is important to remember any vehicle removed from NoPileups will need to be monitored by an attendant, as it is no longer being protected.

Customer Drive-Out

If a customer drives out of the tunnel early or unexpectedly, NoPileups will identify the incident and trigger an emergency stop. Use the following procedure to resolve the issue. Use the Ignore or Ignore This Vehicle button to remove the remaining tracking box from NoPileups. Assuming there are no other impacted vehicles or remaining concerns, you may restart the conveyor.

If a drive-out caused multiple vehicles in the tunnel to shift, you may need to use the Ignore All button on the 4-Button Remote or the Ignore All Vehicles button on the NoPileups Dashboard to remove all vehicles from NoPileups. Once you are confident it is safe, you may restart the conveyor.

Daily Test Cars

At the start of the day, you may choose to create a ‘test car’ as part of an equipment check. As the test car does not correspond to an actual vehicle, NoPileups will trigger an emergency stop.

Once you have created a test car, use the Ignore button to prevent NoPileups from repeatedly stopping your equipment during the test.