ELOprotect - automated safety system for VNA lift trucks
Collision-avoidance technology protects floor personnel and equipment in VNA manufacturing plants and warehouses
ELOprotect is an automatic anti-collision system that improves safety and increases material handling throughput in very narrow aisles. Using advanced laser technology, the system ensures that VNA lift trucks can avoid accidents with mobile personnel, objects and other vehicles.
ELOprotect is officially recognized in Germany by regulatory agencies as a "replacement measure" for the safety distance otherwise required in VNA operating environments. In some regions, this margin of safety is mandatory for a warehouse to be allowed to operate.
How it works
Providing double protection
The ELOprotect personnel protection system conforms to all applicable EU safety directives. For example, ELOprotect is type-tested according to the requirements of Annex IV of the Machinery Directive.
Improving safety, awareness and accountability for VNA lift truck drivers
When a VNA lift truck drives into an aisle, ELOprotect automatically activates and monitors the high-risk areas ahead of the vehicle’s direction of travel. When the vehicle is stationary, ELOprotect monitors both potential directions of travel to make sure an approaching pedestrian is detected.
If a person is detected in the aisle, ELOprotect automatically slows the vehicle to a stop. When the danger has past, the driver resets the system by pressing a button (which acknowledges the incident). Then the lift truck can resume normal operation. If the lift truck leaves the aisle, ELOprotect automatically deactivates.