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World’s First Smartphone Forklift Fleet Management System on Show at LogiMAT

7th December 2018


LogiMAT, Hall 10, Stand F09

Safety and assistance systems supplier ELOKON says it has something special to unveil at LogiMAT 2019: its new ELOfleet4forklift fleet management system is the first of its kind to be controlled by an app on a smartphone or tablet of the customer’s choice. “This innovative assistance system represents a major step forward in the sector, as using commercially available smartphones makes it easy and  intuitive to operate,” said ELOKON MD Alexander Glasmacher. “Furthermore, our specially developed ELOfleet4 app enable sus to offer individual ‘own brand’ versions for customers, who can incorporate their own customised safety messages depending on specific requirements.”

ELOfleet4 can be installed and retrofitted on any type of forklift whatever age, brand or drive type,  can analyse data accrued across multiple sites and is particularly suited to operations which use mixed fleets. And to make it as convenient as possible for customers, the software can be installed in the cloud or on a local server within the customer’s firewall, according to their requirements.

Features of ELOfleet4 include driver access login using RFID Near Field Communication (NFC) and freely configurable electronic pre-ops checklists. Any impacts or damage to the forklift are wirelessly notified in real time and a host of KPI indicators can be recorded.The newly designed dashboard can be operated via the web browser of tablets,smartphones or notebooks to ensure fast analysis of all important fleet data, transmitted by WLAN or GSM, which can be summarised in daily, weekly or monthly evaluations.

ELOKON will present an updated version ofELOprotect – a mobile personnel detection safety system for very narrow aisle trucks. This is now available with a new laser scanner with a higher detection range of 9 metres allowing for higher speeds and therefore increased productivity. Its reduced size also makes it much easier to be integrated with modern day VNA trucks.

Also on display is the UWB-based protectionsystem ELOshield, which creates protective shields around pedestrians and forklifts to reduce the risk of accidents.