ELOprotect - VNA Forklift Pedestrian Safety System

ELOprotect - automated safety system for VNA lift trucks
Collision-avoidance technology protects floor pedestriant

ELOprotect is an automatic pedestrian 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 pedestrians.

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 ELOprotect works

Award-winning solution

Flexible Installation And Powerful Add-on Options

ELOprotect can be pre-installed in your lift truck manufacturer’s factory—whatever OEM you use. Or, if you prefer, ELOprotect can be retrofitted on your existing fleet at your site.

The base configuration of ELOprotect includes evaluation electronics, two laser scanners and a display / operating module. Depending on your individual needs, ELOprotect can be equipped with additional options, including:

  • Automatic speed reduction when laser scanner is blocked, to avoid unnecessary system deactivation
  • “Comfort” activation / deactivation, so cross-aisle traffic and end-of-aisle walls do not trigger false alarms

Providing Double Protection

The ELOprotect pedestrian 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.

ELOKON @ Amazon Logistics Centre Graben - large project implementation completed

ELOprotect ensures VNA lift truck safety.
At Amazon.

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Safer forklift operations.
At Federal-Mogul, with ELOprotect.

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Retrofitting ELOprotect.
At the Culina Group.

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.

The benefits of ELOprotect are clear

  • Compliant with all legal provisions (type-examination tested in Europe)
  • Maximum protection for people and industrial trucks
  • Intelligent technology for automatic safety
  • Compatible with all major forklift makes and models
  • Internationally deployable
  • Optional modules for extra efficiency

Want to learn more about ELOprotect?

We’d be glad to give you additional information about our award-winning mobile pedestrian protection system for VNA lift trucks.

ELOprotectPRO - enhanced warehouse safety - maximised range

The latest version of ELOprotect has a new laser scanner for added benefits. With a 30% longer detection range – up to 30 feet. This enables trucks to operate safely at higher speeds, for greater productivity. The scanner is smaller, too, so it’s easier to install on all VNA truck models. And the new scanner is more dust-resistant as well, so the system can be used reliably in even the toughest industrial conditions.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Longer 30-foot detection range for faster driving speeds, greater productivity—safely
  • Smaller size and new software display for quicker, easier installation
  • Install conveniently at OEM factory, or retrofit on site
  • Type-examination tested (Europe) with Performance Level d (SIL 2)
  • Standardized interfaces compatible with all truck makes / models
  • Improved dust resistance for any industrial environment

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Maximum safe speed of travel for lift trucks.

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Want to learn more about ELOprotect?

We’d be glad to give you additional information about our award-winning mobile pedestrian protection system for VNA lift trucks.

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Mobile Safety and Assistance Systems Flyer (pdf)

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