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Forklift terminals and mobile workstations The core of the logistics hardware

Do you want to introduce a driver control system, digitize data acquisition in your company or modernize existing hardware in the areas of picking and dispatch? For this you need logistics hardware that is optimized for use in the warehouse and logistics environment.

With FORSIS you always get the right logistics hardware

Due to the multi-layered relocation of goods of all kinds, as well as the increasing expectations with regard to delivery times, the expectations of delivery services are constantly being raised.
The applications used must therefore be implemented on logistics hardware that is characterized by failure safety, performance and ease of service. Forklift terminals for industrial trucks and mobile workplaces meet these criteria.

The fact that the logistics processes in the company and in the general economic cycle represent the most highly automated and rationalized processes means that the use of well-engineered logistics hardware is an absolute necessity. The aim here is to optimize the route of the goods and the means of transport, always exhausting the volumes and ensuring that those involved in the economic cycle are supplied. Industrial trucks that are optimally connected and integrated make an important contribution to this process flow.

FORSIS offers the right platform for this with its logistics hardware specially designed for mobile use in the form of forklift terminals and mobile workstations.

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From a technical point of view, there are worlds between stationary and mobile data acquisition devices. On the basis of the forklift terminals, you will find some differentiation criteria below.

  • Highly available computer unit in the data acquisition devices
  • Compact design with robust and flexible brackets VESA 100
  • Fanless and plate-less system without moving mechanical parts
  • Placement of all important interfaces with minimized internal cabling
  • Connection of the logistics hardware via WLAN, UMTS, GPS
  • DC / DC wide entry area for vehicle operation, with vehicle signaling
  • Extended temperature range -28 ° C to 50 ° C when standing
  • Vibration-proof construction is mandatory for logistics hardware
  • Special approvals for use in road traffic

In the production areas and logistics center there were and are the so-called info points or master offices. There are PC workstations, printers, etc., i.e. IT infrastructure. Modern logistics hardware in the form of mobile workstations brings exactly this IT to the place where it is needed.

  • Long battery life, short charging cycles and thus a long use
  • Shortening distances through direct and quick access
  • The classic PC functionality becomes mobile through logistics hardware
  • Independence through WLAN connection
  • Completed system with printer and barcode reader

FORSIS basically complements its logistics hardware products directly by integrating barcode or RFID readers or indirectly by adding them. In the logistics environment, these are of course the classic wired or wireless barcode solutions and handheld terminals. Our subsidiary KUMAIDENT GmbH in Stuttgart is at your disposal as the competence in these areas.

The analog resistive touch of the MOBILE series optimally combines high performance, low weight and minimal dimensions.

Due to its construction with a front foil on the glass carrier, it has a laminated glass effect. This means that if the touch panel is destroyed, no glass splinters can splinter outwards.

Operation can be carried out with gloves, pens, etc.

The alternative to resistive touch is the capacitive touchscreen surface, also known as PCAP multitouch technology. The front pane is designed as a protective glass pane (laminated glass) and hardened by chemical surface treatment.

Full gesture control is possible with operating systems that support this.

In addition to the compact MOBILE series, the MOBILE MF (multifunction) offers a multitude of expansion options thanks to its design.

In addition to the wide range of different forklift terminals, we also offer a reduced number of industrial tablet PCs. Of course, tailored to our perspective on industrial data acquisition: flexible and modular.

The entry-level version of the mobile workstations, the ENTRY, is designed for the network-independent supply of low-voltage consumers such as tablets, notebooks and, of course, the energy-saving industrial PCs from FORSIS.

This mobile workstation impresses with its flexibility.
The narrow trolley variant, which has the smallest dimensions, is ideal for narrow driveways in the warehouse.

The middle trolley variant with the basic body offers an upper work surface of 580 mm and space for up to two battery units up to a maximum of 120Ah.

The large version offers an even larger work surface of 1000 mm and can be equipped with an additional device mounting bracket on which the IPC can be mounted.

In the case of a mobile workstation with a protective bar, both the IPC and other peripheral devices are mounted on a carrier system. In addition to the basic size, there is an extra-large mobile workstation that can accommodate up to three printers.

In addition to the forklift terminals and the mobile workstations for logistics, FORSIS offers other approaches to data acquisition.
Here you will find further solutions as well as information material.

Finding the perfect forklift terminal suitable for all applications is difficult if not impossible. The requirements are individual and complex, as the well-known opposites are always faced with the mobile data acquisition on the industrial truck:

  • Space requirement
    Fit the largest possible LCD size without affecting the driver's field of vision
  • Performance
    The terminal should have a fast response time with low consumption and low heat dissipation
  • Construction
    Sufficient connection options and extensions should be available

For this reason, FORSIS offers three different forklift terminals variants of the MOBILE series.

Our goal is to find the optimal solution for each customer from the contradictions and contradictions of customer requirements. The FORSIS MOBILE series optimally combines high performance, low weight and minimal dimensions.

FORSIS has been offering an extensive range of different mobile workstations for years. The focus is always on a robust mechanical structure that can withstand all requirements in the harsh industrial and logistics environment. In addition, FORSIS completes its product range with mobile workstations made of stainless steel for the hygienically sensitive location and with smaller mobile workstations for the assembly area.

Here is an overview of our mobile workstations:

  • Entry-level variant
    The entry-level solution is light, flexible and ready for immediate use. Always ready to implement your mobile requirements.
  • Flexible work surface
    This is a workstation with a universal storage area that offers plenty of space for storing a keyboard, scanner and printer. This variant also offers the option of attaching the device to a mounting bracket. This means that there is even more storage space available.
  • Protection bar
    The industrial PC and control systems are installed at eye level on the crossbar of the control system. To protect the devices, a protective bracket is placed over all components.
  • Hygiene
    In the hygiene-sensitive environment, the mobile workstation has an additional function. The protection of the components in the cleaning process and compliance with the guidelines of hygiene regulations.