ELOKON @ Federal-Mogul Auto Parts
Forklifts & pedestrians work safely & swiftly with ELOprotect
Federal-Mogul is a global supplier of high-quality parts and systems for the automotive, power generation, aerospace, marine, rail and industrial manufacturing markets. The company prides itself on strict safety standards to protect its workers. Federal-Mogul’s distribution center in Belgium wanted to minimize the risk of forklift accidents by adding an automatic layer of protection.
Accordingly, the company deployed our ELOprotect laser-based forklift-pedestrian safety system on turret trucks and high-level order pickers. ELOKON worked closely with the lift truck OEM, Crown Equipment, to configure the system for both very narrow aisle (VNA) and free-roaming lift trucks. And ELOKON technicians retrofitted the systems on existing equipment at the customer’s site.
Solution - customized implementation
To meet all of Federal-Mogul’s requirements, we tailored the functions ELOprotect with optional modules.
The KR Module automatically activates “creep” speed (1.5 mph) when the forks or cab are at ground level, or when the system’s laser scanners are blocked on the load side. And the “Comfort” Activation/Deactivation (CAD) Module automatically controls end-of-aisle scanning, to avoid false alarms and maximize productivity.
System flexibility - for maximum warehouse safety
We also added an extra function to ELOprotect for Crown Equipment, the lift truck OEM. Our End-of-Aisle Control (EAC) Module works together with the CAD Module to slow trucks down and then stop them—automatically—at the end of an aisle.
Ideal solution for mixed fleets
The Federal-Mogul warehouse uses different lift truck models, including Crown TSP narrow-aisle trucks and SP order pickers. ELOprotect installs seamlessly on all types—and brands—of material handling equipment. ELOKON also provides on-site training of post-installation service, to keep ELOprotect running smoothly and effectively.
For Federal Mogul, it all adds up to the highest levels of protection for material handling workers—and, at the same time, maximum speed and productivity.