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Safe driving with ELOprotect
Federal-Mogul equips Crown truck fleet with ELOKON’s personnel protection system
Belgian based Federal-Mogul EMEA Distribution Services BVBA is part of Federal-Mogul LLC, a global supplier of quality products and trusted brands to manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty and off-highway vehicles, as well as in power generation, aerospace, marine, rail and industrial.
The company prides itself on its stringent adherence to safety standards at its warehouse in Willebroek, but it decided to add a further layer of residual risk containment measures on site for its fleet of Crown TSP VNA turret trucks and Crown SP high-level order pickers. The ELOprotect self-actuating laser scanner system from ELOKON was commissioned by Crown as the most suitable safety system for this combination of free roaming and narrow aisle trucks and the systems were retrofitted by ELOKON technicians.
Individually adapted modules
Additional functions were fitted to ELOprotect: the add-on module KR (creep mode with a covered scanner on the load side) automatically activates creep speed of just 2.5 km/h when the forks or cab are only just above ground level and the scanners are blocked when travelling. Manual deactivation of ELOprotect is therefore no longer necessary.
The add-on Comfort Activation/Deactivation (KAD) enables automatic activation or deactivation of the fields at the end of an aisle. KAD activates the protective function 7 metres before the aisle exit compared to the normal safety field of 15 metres. This reduction is necessary as the PPS would otherwise detect anything in Federal-Mogul’s extra wide transfer aisle as a danger when the truck nears the end of an aisle - so KAD avoids unnecessary intervention for optimum handling performance.
Full flexibility - for more safety in the warehouse
Crown also added extra functions which work in combination with the ELOprotect system: the End -Of Aisle -Control (EAC) automatically reduces speed at the end of an aisle and is simultaneously activated alongside KAD. The STOP function ensures that trucks stop automatically at the end of an aisle, with the fields having been deactivated by the KAD add-on.
Mixed fleet harmonised
The Federal-Mogul warehouse uses different forklift models: the fleet consists of Crown TSP narrow-aisle trucks and Crown SP order pickers. Both were equipped with safety systems from ELOKON GmbH.
ELOprotect and its additional functions are perfectly matched to support drivers in their daily operations at Federal-Mogul, guaranteeing the highest levels of protection. On-site training of service engineers following installation enables prompt and flexible servicing whenever it is required.