ELOKON Introduces Safety System for Driverless Transport Vehicles at MODEX, Designed to Prevent Collisions with Forklifts Equipped with ELOshield System

Attendees can experience the ELOshield forklift safety and pedestrian detection system, the new ELOshield module for automated guided vehicles/autonomous mobile robots and the ELOfleet telematics system in booth #B9206 in Atlanta March 11-14; CEO Alex Glasmacher hosts three interactive seminars on how to benchmark safety systems for material handling equipment in warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing plants.

ATLANTA—March 5, 2024—ELOKON, Inc., a leading innovator in automated forklift safety and fleet management systems, will showcase its new ELOshield module for driverless transport vehicles such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMR) at the MODEX Show March 11-14 in Atlanta. With ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless sensors that offer a 360-degree range of up to 82 feet, the ELOshield AGV/AMR module prevents collisions between these small and often overlooked vehicles in warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing plants and forklifts equipped with the ELOshield forklift safety and pedestrian detection system.

The radio-based ELOshield AGV/AMR module acts as stand-alone antenna that can be easily installed on these material handling vehicles due to the module's small size (3.3in x 2in x0.8in). The module can be used in fleets with all different types and brands of AGVs and AMRs and can be pre-installed by vendors or suppliers or retrofitted onto existing fleets, no matter how long they've been deployed.

"With driverless transport vehicles an integral part of today's warehouses, distribution centers and even manufacturing plants, the ELOshield AGV/AMR module significantly increases worker safety while protecting the organization's major investment in automated material handling technologies," said Alex Glasmacher, CEO, ELOKON. "When combined with warning lights, gate controls or projectors, as companies often do, they see an even more comprehensive improvement in operational safety without compromising vehicle productivity in any way."

ELOshield, the ELOshield AGV/AMR module and ELOKON's cloud-based forklift fleet management solutions (ELOfleet) will be shown in booth B9206. ELOshield and ELOfleet are used by many of the world's largest companies to make their warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing plants safer and more efficient.

Join interactive discussions in three benchmarking material handling equipment safety seminars
In his three seminars, Glasmacher will discuss how to benchmark safety systems for material handling equipment during on-floors seminars each day of the show. The interactive presentations will provide:
• An overview of the current state of safety systems in materials handling equipment (MHE), including the latest technology advancements and industry standards.
• Discuss real-world case studies and experiences from industry leaders, highlighting the importance of implementing robust safety systems to prevent accidents and injuries.
• Present a systematic framework for benchmarking safety systems, including key performance indicators, testing methodologies and evaluation criteria.
• Explore emerging technologies, such as UWB two way ranging solutions, UWB RTLS solutions, camera based RTLS solutions, AI, Data Analytics and IoT, and their role in enhancing safety measures within MHE operations.
• Facilitate discussions and knowledge-sharing among participants, encouraging collaborative efforts to improve safety standards across the industry.
• Provide an innovation outlook on further developments in IoT sensors, machine learning algorithms, Data Analytics and merging telematics and safety systems for even more sophisticated safety solutions

"The rapid advancement of material handling equipment (MHE) technology has significantly improved efficiency and productivity in various industries, but ensuring the safety of both operators and the workplace environment remains a paramount concern," Glasmacher added. "To address this, we'll explore the critical need for evaluating and comparing safety systems within the MHE domain. We encourage MODEX attendees to join our interactive discussions at one of these three sessions to help improve safety standards across the industry."

The "Benchmarking Safety Systems for Material Handling Equipment: A Comprehensive Evaluation" seminars are scheduled for:

• March 12, 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Theater B
• March 13, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Theater H
• March 14, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Theater C

ELOKON is a specialist in forklift telematics and safety systems, providing cutting-edge solutions to help customers enhance safety, efficiency and productivity in their warehouses, logistics and manufacturing operations. Founded in 1986, ELOKON has offices in Germany, the U.S. and Poland, and serves customers in 46 countries worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.elokon.com

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