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ELOKON brings German Safety Engineering to U.S. with ELOshield™ Forklift Anti-Collision System

ELOKON, a European manufacturer in lift truck safety technology, makes its U.S. debut at this year’s Modex show in booth B1762. ELOKON will demonstrate several innovative lift truck safety products, including ELOshield™, its best-in-class anti-collision system for forklifts and pedestrians.

ELOshield is a UHF-based warning system that helps prevent industrial truck accidents (both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-person). A fixed-site version monitors accident-prone areas, such as high-traffic aisle intersections. A mobile version monitors zones of up to 50 feet around moving vehicles.

Based on the customer’s needs, these zones can be flexibly programmed, by vehicle, as circles, symmetrical rectangles, or asymmetrical polygons. Two zones, representing “warning” and “danger” risks, can trigger different system reactions.

When trucks get too close to each other or pedestrians, the truck-mounted display sends an audible and/or visual alert, automatically slows the truck down to “creep speed,” and, if desired, stops the truck.

If pedestrians come too close to a truck, their tags vibrate and sound an alarm.

The system can also provide operator access control on each vehicle, and automatic speed control at exterior doorways (so vehicles can operate at maximum speed outdoors but are limited to a safe speed indoors).

This turnkey Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) includes ID tags for industrial trucks, pedestrians, and fixed locations (like racking or doorways), as well as operator displays for each vehicle and a charging system for the pedestrian tags.

No other comparable system provides:

  • Customizable zones around trucks (which maximizes accuracy and minimizes false alarms)
  • Truck-specific geo-zoning with stationary tags
  • Longer range detection
  • Longer lasting pedestrian tag batteries

For more information and product demonstrations, please visit ELOKON at Modex booth B1762.