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Safety & Security January 29, 2018

ELOKON Brings German Safety Engineering to U.S. with ELOshield™ Forklift Anti-Collision System

Atlanta, GA, and Tornesch, Germany, April 9, 2017—

ELOKON, a European leader in lift truck safety technology, makes its U.S. debut at this year's Modex show in booth B1762. The firm is also delivering a seminar at the exhibition, "Applying Innovations in Advanced Driver Assistance-Systems to Material Handling" (Theater I on the show floor, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 11).

In its booth, ELOKON will demonstrate several innovative lift truck safety products, including ELOshield™, its best-in-class anti-collision system for forklifts and pedestrians.

ELOshield is a UHF-based warning system that helps prevent industrial truck accidents (both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-person). A fixed-site version monitors accident-prone areas, such as high-traffic aisle intersections. A mobile version monitors zones of up to 50 feet around moving vehicles.

Based on the customer's needs, these zones can be flexibly programmed, by vehicle, as circles, symmetrical rectangles, or asymmetrical polygons. Two zones, representing "warning" and "danger" risks, can trigger different system reactions.

When trucks get too close to each other or pedestrians, the truck-mounted display sends an audible and/or visual alert, automatically slows the truck down to "creep speed," and, if desired, stops the truck.
If pedestrians come too close to a truck, their tags vibrate and sound an alarm.

The system can also provide operator access control on each vehicle, and automatic speed control at exterior doorways (so vehicles can operate at maximum speed outdoors but are limited to a safe speed indoors).

This turnkey Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) includes ID tags for industrial trucks, pedestrians, and fixed locations (like racking or doorways), as well as operator displays for each vehicle and a charging system for the pedestrian tags.

No other comparable system provides:
• Customizable zones around trucks (which maximizes accuracy and minimizes false alarms)
• Truck-specific geo-zoning with stationary tags
• Longer range detection
• Longer lasting pedestrian tag batteries

For more information and product demonstrations, please visit ELOKON at Modex booth B1762.


With over 30 years of experience and a team of more than 130 professionals designing and deploying industrial safety systems, ELOKON is a global leader in forklift-forklift and forklift-pedestrian anti-collision technology. Our driver-assistance safety systems for warehouse trucks automatically monitor the distance between vehicles and objects, adapt vehicle speed, avoid collisions, and prevent injuries and damage.

Although our focus is safety—avoiding hazards and preventing accidents—we design our solutions to complement a vehicle's normal work routine with minimal disruption. Through vehicle integration and accident avoidance, our technologies deliver high operator acceptance, lower equipment downtime, and greater productivity.

ELOKON: Success in safety.

Modex Booth #B1762

For more information, please contact ELOKON at:
Christine Heydorn, Senior Marketing Manager
+49 4122 9570-33,

Gärtnerweg 49
25436 Tornesch, Germany

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