ELOshield - Proximity Detection System for Pedestrians, Forklift Trucks and Hazardous Areas

ELOshield driver-assistance system
for forklift safety, proximity detection system reduces risk of forklift-pedestrian accidents

ELOshield is a lift truck driver-assistance system that automatically helps avoid collisions. It uses radio-based proximity detection to warn forklift drivers when pedestrians, objects or other vehicles are too close. The system warns pedestrians, too, with audible, visual and vibration alerts. Two safety zones—“Warning” and “Protection”—are uniquely customizable in size and shape.

The mobile version of ELOshield mounts on lift trucks. A stationary version can be installed at fixed points to monitor dangerous areas like high-traffic aisle intersections.

Configurable Warning / Protection zones for maximum safety

ELOshield’s “Warning” and “Protection” zones can be flexibly programmed as circles, symmetrical rectangles, or (optionally) asymmetrical polygons. Standard detection range is up to 40 feet (12 meters), with potential extension up to 80 feet (25 meters). With ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless sensors, ELOshield can detect pedestrians through obstacles, like pallets and racking, without false alarms. The system can also detect multiple pedestrians at the same time. And each detection zone can trigger a different system reaction—for example, sounding an audible alarm or automatically reducing vehicle speed.


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OEM-independent

ELOshield is OEM-independent, so it is ideal for mixed fleets. The driver-assistance system works on robots, cobots (collaborative robots) and AGVs (automated guided vehicles), as well as forklifts and other industrial vehicles.

Easy to install

ELOshield can be installed on any type of forklift truck – any brand, any age. Our innovative driver-assistance systems can be fitted to new forklift trucks or retrofitted on your existing fleet.

This enables us to react quickly and flexibly to individual customer requirements.

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ELOshield in use
at Cobots in production

P+P Schuhvertrieb GmbH

Deaf employee works protected with ELOshield

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ELOshield in use at pipeline manufacturer NUPI

The benefits of ELOshield are clear

  • Safer, more efficient material handling
  • Automatic detection of pedestrians near lift trucks
  • Flexible zones, customizable for your site
  • Extended range for maximum protection
  • Protection for up to 500 employees
  • Compatible with all major forklift makes / models

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How it works

UWB proximity detection system

ELOshield uses ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless technology to prevent collisions between vehicles and people. Active RFID tags warn pedestrians with audible, visible and vibration alarms. Vehicle-mounted devices monitor “Warning” and “Protection” zones around moving lift trucks. And a fixed-site version of the system monitors accident-prone areas, such as high-traffic aisle intersections.

NOTE: The 3D animation presented here reflects a general, conceptual view of how ELOshield works. It does not necessarily depict how the system will operate in a specific environment. It is not a guarantee or warranty of operability. Since conditions differ from site to site, customers should work closely with us to review facility-specific requirements and define expectations for the system. Also, ELOshield is an assistance system, not fully automated; it can only support drivers and pedestrians within specified system limits. The ultimate responsibility to remain alert and operate safely always rests with vehicle drivers and pedestrians.

ELOshield at a glance

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Personnel Detection

Vehicle to Pedestrian

ELOshieldGO - Truck to Person

ELOshieldDRIVE

Collision Warning

Vehicle to Vehicle

ELOshieldDRIVE - Truck to Truck

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Proximity Detection

Zoning

ELOshieldZONE - Zoning detection

ELOshield is an extra layer of protection in material handling that was ideal for our specific requirements, including making work safer for a deaf employee.

Christian Penciulescu, Managing Director P+P Schuhvertriebs GmbH / Germany

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We'd be happy to give you a free demonstration of our award-winning proximity detection system for lift truck-pedestrian safety.

Product Brochure

ELOshield Flyer (pdf)

Technical Specifications




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