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ELOKON @ Amazon logistics center
ELOprotect keeps workers safe in very narrow aisles
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!
Close cooperation with Amazon and Crown
One key to project success was our ability to work closely with Crown to tailor the system to Amazon’s specifications. For example, to augment ELOprotect’s anti-collision functions, Amazon wanted the system to prevent unauthorized reverse motion. Reverse travel represented a particular hazard in Amazon’s VNA environment. Through close cooperation with Crown, we achieved the objective. We also trained and supported Crown technicians on the installation, deployment and use of the system.