The Cooperative Fur Animal Breeders Central Flevo specializes in producing food for fur animals for the Dutch, German, Belgian and Polish market. Annually, more than 135,000 tons of fur animal food leave our modern production facility in Putten. We also provide frozen commodities and semi-finished products for the petfood. Flevo is one of the largest fur animal food factories in the world. In a facility this size noise (averagely 83 decibels) is not uncommon, making it difficult for the men on the fork trucks to communicate with each other. A communication system must be easy to use and the men must be easy to hear. Also, the system must be able to bridge a distance of at least 60 metres.
Before we used the communication system, we mainly communicated by honking (which creates more noise pollution) and yelling at each other. Axiwi is a system that is perfectly good to use in an environment like this. The men can wear their ear protection while also wearing the speakers, and they can still clearly understand each other without needing to honk or shout. This is seen as very positive. As an added benefit, according to the men, is that a microphone can also be put next to a radio, so they can all work with music. It is now easier and therefore faster to communicate with each other, it makes the job a lot easier.
It is also convenient that the system operates on different channels, thus, for example, the men’s TD also use the system without causing noise at the men in the production.
More information about the AXIWI communication system
The AXIWI AT-320 duplex touring system is a duplex (two-way) communication system. Five people can simultaneously communicate with each other, just like a phone call. The AXIWI communication system is totally hands-free to use and has four channels.