Safety and assistance systems developer and supplier ELOKON rounded off a busy and successful IMHX show by taking home another award: its ELOprotect VNA personnel protection system won the Industrial Vehicles & Ancillary category at this year’s BITA Design4Safety Awards. ELOprotect beat a strong line of contenders for first place, underlining the increasing success of this system in the UK as well as in other global markets.
Along with all other ELOKON products, ELOprotect is designed to ensure the highest levels of accident prevention in the warehouse when industrial vehicles such as forklifts are working in proximity to the human workforce. It is a laser-based VNA vehicle-pedestrian safety system which monitors danger zones around forklifts and is automatically activated when a truck enters the narrow aisle. If it detects persons, other forklifts or obstacles it emits visual and acoustic warnings to pedestrians and drivers and automatically brings the vehicle to a standstill. The system is available with various modules such as anti-collision protection to enable the simultaneous operation of multiple VNA trucks in one aisle, ensuring not only maximum safety but also high levels of productivity.
The ELOKON team accepted the trophy from BITA Secretary James Clark during this year’s Logistics Awards which took place on 26th September. ELOKON MD Alexander Glasmacher comments: “We are delighted with this latest award for ELOprotect, which confirms our major contribution to increased warehouse safety. Recognition from bodies such as BITA and the FLTA - which chose ELOprotect as its Safety winner in 2018 – mean a great deal for us as well as our customers, who know that they are on to a winning solution when they work with ELOKON. We made valuable new contacts during the four days at the NEC and expect to install even more of our systems with UK customers in the coming months following discussions with visitors”.
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