Safety and productivity go hand in hand with ELOKON
22 January 2020
Improving safety can lead to much higher levels of productivity: this is one of the messages that ELOKON will be promoting at this year’s LogiMAT show in Stuttgart (Hall 10, Stand F09).
ELOKON’s safety and assistance systems for industrial vehicles, forklifts, AGVs and cobots are based on the use of smart technology such as that used in the automotive industry which not only makes the warehouse safer but also more efficient. Products include collision warning systems, mobile personnel protection devices, fleet management systems and radar-based systems for speed reduction.
The award-winning designated safety system ELOprotect ensures that safe distances are maintained between forklifts and personnel in VNA warehouses, preventing accidents between trucks and pedestrians, as well as vehicle-to-vehicle collisions. The evaluation electronics, laser scanners and display and operating modules incorporated in ELOprotect automatically activate when a truck enters the aisle and if a person, other forklifts or obstacles are detected they emits warnings and can bring the vehicle to a standstill. This enables faster forklift operations to keep up with busy schedules and allows the use of more than one VNA truck in an aisle.
Other exhibits include ELOshield, a UWB-based proximity detection and collision warning system which can create warning and protection zones. Configured according to a customer’s exact requirements, these provide a protective buffer around moving forklifts. Modules attached to trucks or carried by personnel monitor movement, detect their location and emit warnings if they are too close to each other. The new ELOshieldSPEED speed control option automatically slows down vehicles in high risk areas such as production facilities where cobots, AGVs and humans work in close proximity to each other. Once the vehicle exits this defined area, its original speed is automatically resumed.
All of ELOKON’s solutions can be installed or retrofitted on trucks of any type, brand, age or drive type and are of course suitable for mixed fleets.
If you are planning to go to Stuttgart, visit Stand F09 in Hall 10 to find out more, or take a look at the website: www.elokon.com