ELOKON @ Amazon logistics center
ELOprotect keeps workers safe in very narrow aisles
Large warehouse requires high level of safety
Two keys to Amazon’s phenomenal success are its enormous product range and amazing speed of order fulfillment. In Amazon’s Bavarian warehouse, VNA lift trucks from U.S.-based Crown Equipment move a wide assortment of merchandise in and out of high shelves in very narrow aisles. In these busy, tight spaces, the risk of accidents is taken very seriously. Avoiding collisions is essential. And that’s where ELOprotect comes in.
How it works
As soon as lift trucks enter a very narrow aisle, ELOprotect activates automatically. When one truck approaches within 50 feet of another, the system will automatically slow it down. And alert the driver with visible and audible warnings. If the lift truck continues to move despite these alerts, ELOprotect will sound an alarm and bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
Implementation in less than 6 months
The entire project—from application analysis to factory installation on the lift trucks—took less than six months. To meet Amazon’s strict delivery deadline, we had to meet Crown’s engineering requirements and integrate our system on the trucks at the OEM’s factory. We are proud that these lift trucks carried their first loads down Amazon’s aisles on schedule and on budget.
For a project of this size and complexity, the schedule was a challenge, even for ELOKON. But then, Amazon is famous for speed of delivery!