Forklift terminal multifunctional

Multifunctional forklift terminal of the MOBILE MF series

FORSIS offers three different variants in the field of mobile forklift terminals, each of which is adapted to specific customer requirements. Because forklift terminals should always get along with the minimum external dimensions, but offer a maximum LCD viewing area. The multifunctional forklift terminal with the analog resistive touchscreen is available in the MOBILE MF (multifunctional) series in
10 ", 12" and 15 "inch sizes.

  • Additional membrane keyboard can be integrated as an option in the front of the multifunctional forklift terminal
  • Contactless RFID reader for employee identification, also on industrial trucks
  • Versatile interfaces due to the second row of connectors
  • External antenna connection option
  • Single push button with direct assignment of application, command calls or control characters

If you reach the limits of your ideas and the possibilities of forklift terminals, our forklift terminal multifunctional will help.

In the past, we had situtations with our customers again and again where the possibilities of the forklift terminals single-touch and multi-touch were simply not sufficient. The background was, of course, the compact design, which is also desired for forklift terminals in order not to obstruct the driver's view and also to simply use the available assembly space.

The advantages of the forklift terminal are multifunctional

  • the second row of interfaces due to the construction depth of 130mm
  • the possibility of completely customizing the front area
  • the internal space in the housing to accommodate additional expansions.

Front area

The integration of the highly flexible and freely assignable FORSISI buttons is possible without any problems. Individual functions and program calls can be permanently stored here. You can find more about this in the "BUTTONS" area

It is possible to incorporate a complete, industrial-grade membrane keyboard with numeric keypad 0-9, function key block F1-F8 and various control characters. The connection is then via USB or PS / 2

It is even possible to integrate an RFID reader at this point. The evaluation is used purely in the application but can of course also be used to release the floor conveyor signal.

Connection area

An external antenna connection can be provided on the second row of connections. Up to 3 antenna connections are possible. Of course, serial interfaces and USB connections can also be brought out to a greater extent, e.g. to query sensors in the fork of the forklift. There are no limits here. ask for

Security aspects

To protect the traffic in your intralogistics, it is possible to block the screen or, alternatively, only the touch screen with the forklift terminal multifunctional as soon as the forklift truck starts moving. This is recognized by the internal acceleration sensor in the truck terminal.

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Mechanical structure of the multifunctional forklift terminal

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  • The housing of the multifunctional forklift terminal is made of steel / aluminum sheet parts. These are powder-coated on the outside and galvanized on the inside
  • The device structure is compact and vibration-proof
  • The multifunctional forklift terminal has minimal cabling and no mechanically moving components
  • The heat dissipation at the multifunctional forklift terminal takes place via the rear ten millimeter thick mounting plate, all heat-generating components dissipate here
  • At the same time, this plate also offers mounting preparation in VESA 100 format

Forklift terminal multifunctional - specifications

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  • The protection class of the multifunctional forklift terminal [EN60529] is IP65 on the front and, depending on the type and design, IP54 on the connection side
  • Approvals: CE, FCC
  • Vibration and shock test according to DIN EN 60721-3-5 / 5M3
  • Radio connection: IEEE 802.11 ac / g / n
  • Bluetooth interface, if the WLAN adapter is integrated in the multifunctional forklift terminal
  • Standard temperature range: -20 ° C to 50 ° C due to the selected components
  • Humidity: 0 - 90% (non-condensing)

Control elements - membrane keyboard

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The brightness sensor and the status displays on the multifunctional forklift terminal are also available in all device variants.

  • The background lighting of the LCD is adjusted depending on the measured ambient brightness
  • Status displays: 1: Power / 2: HDD active / 3: Error / 4: Message

As a special feature, the multifunctional forklift terminal of the MOBILE MF series offers the option of integrating individual buttons or a membrane keyboard into the front. This means that additional entries can be made without a separate keyboard.

  • Foil keypad with F1-F12, 0-9 and cursor control keys
  • Up to eight individual buttons with free assignment possible

Dimensions of the multifunctional forklift terminal of the MOBILE MF series

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Below you will find the external dimensions of the multifunctional forklift terminal of the MOBILE MF series. All information in mm.

  • Variant 1000
    LCD size: 10.4 "
    Resolution: 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768
    Width: 267 / Height: 266 * / Depth: 99
    Weight: 4.5 kg
  • Variant 1200
    LCD size: 12.1 "
    Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Width: 300 / Height: 288 * / Depth: 99
    Weight: 5.1 kg
  • Variant 1500 **
    LCD size: 15 "
    Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Width: 365 / Height: 340 / Depth: 1159
    Weight: 7.3 kg

* The impact-resistant antenna housing with IP65 protection class increases the housing height of the forklift terminal multifunctionally by 60mm
** Only available with analog resistive touchscreen technology

The difference between the models of the forklift terminal series is not only in the touchscreen technology but also in the connection rows and the associated device depth.

WLAN connection according to IEEE802.11 ac / g / n combined with Bluetooth V4.0

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  • The multifunctional forklift terminal offers a MINI PCIe slot - free choice of WLAN adapter
  • FORSIS offers its own antenna for all device series.
  • The antenna consists of three differently oriented individual antenna systems. Depending on the number of antenna connections of the WLAN card used, these can be combined as desired
  • The antennas work in the 2.4 GHz - 5 GHz range. This means that Bluetooth signals can also be sent to these antennas, especially with the combination WLAN adapter
  • The Wi-Fi 802.11 ac / g / n standard and Bluetooth V4.0 are supported
  • In addition to implementing the n-standard, our aim was to develop a robust antenna with protection class IP65

Connection rows

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All cable connections of the multifunctional forklift terminal are on the back and go downwards. Four screw terminals are attached to a carrier to relieve strain on the cables. This carrier can be removed using a secured knurled screw. Specifically, this means: simple and one-time installation of the cables. The cable carrier remains at the place of use even if the device is replaced.

The main difference between the multifunctional forklift terminal MOBILE MF and the other two models MOBILE and MOBILE MT is that the MOBILE MF provides two (instead of one) connection rows due to its greater depth. This means that additional interfaces of the CPU unit can be led to the outside, as well as external antenna connections with a wide variety of connectors.

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Mounting options - rear view

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The aluminum carrier plate of the multifunctional forklift terminal serves primarily as a mechanical holder for the
different fastening systems. The VESA 100 standard is supported. This allows the multifunctional forklift terminal to be attached to the practical mounting systems offered by FORSIS. You can find out more about mounting systems and assembly here!

As with the stationary devices of the PROFI series, the multifunctional forklift terminal MOBILE MF offers the option of identifying employees using an RFID tag. This makes sense, for example, if you want to ensure that the employee is authorized for certain processes, such as using a vehicle. In addition, the RFID technology offers the possibility, for example, to create logs of the driving times. The following RFID processes are offered by FORSIS:

  • LEGIC prime / LEGIC advant
  • MIFARE classic / MIFARE DESFire / EV1 125 kHz
  • ISO14443A (CSN / UID)
  • ISO15693 (CSN / UID)
  • Sony FeliCa (CSN / UID)
  • Inside Secure (CSN / UID)

The reading unit is completely integrated in the housing of the multifunctional forklift terminal. USB HID or serial transmission can be selected as the data interface.

In everyday work, in addition to touchscreen operation, it may be necessary to repeatedly enter command chains or program calls with the keyboard. Sometimes it is also changes between applications or recurring input sequences that make work processes in the production environment more difficult, because, for example, you have to work with gloves. Especially in the mobile area, quick or automated entry of standard processes can accelerate the work process. By assigning key codes via the "FORSIS Support GUI" software, individual adaptation to the application is possible. It can be used on any PC; no special drivers are required. The buttons or the external keyboard pads are automatically recognized as a USB input device. Installation in the multifunctional forklift terminal is possible using different button shapes.

Only one-time programming necessary

Up to 120 key codes (scan codes) or text characters can be assigned to a key. After the key codes have been saved, they are retained until they are overwritten again. This enables use on any computer. The key codes (scan codes) are the English USB-HID scan codes.

You can choose between three modes in the keyboard module: text, key combination and scan codes (key codes).
The first two modes make configuration easier, as the user does not have to enter the scan code for each individual key, but the program automatically converts the entered text or the key combination into a scan code. If the first two modes do not offer the desired functionality, you can enter the scan code yourself.

  • Function key configuration: Scancode
    In this mode, the appropriate scan code and modifier can be entered for the required number of keys.
  • Function key configuration: Text mode
    In the "Text" configuration mode, all you have to do is enter and save the desired text. The function can then be tested with the aid of a test field.
  • Function key configuration: key combination
    In this mode you must first specify how many key combinations are to be executed one after the other (a maximum of eight possible). The desired key combinations can then be entered in the text fields. Problems can arise when entering a key combination, as the operating system can execute it beforehand. Here the support GUI offers the possibility to make an entry with the help of the buttons ("Windows" / "ALT" / "STRG" / "ALT GR" / "TAB") easier.

The second row of interfaces in the multifunctional forklift terminal does mean that the housing depth of the device increases, but the advantages that result from this second row of interfaces are enormous.

A direct comparison between the resistive forklift terminal MOBILE and the multifunctional forklift terminal MOBILE MF shows the difference between the model series. The MOBILE series has a smaller housing depth, but only one series of interfaces is available. The greater housing depth of the MOBILE MF series provides a second row of connections and thus offers the possibility of leading additional interfaces to the outside. External antenna connections can also be brought out with a wide variety of connectors.

Based on our experience, the expansions of the serial interfaces are particularly important. Although these interfaces have often been depicted as outdated or obsolete, they are required again and again due to the existing old devices. The multifunctional forklift terminal MOBILE MF offers up to four serial interfaces, also with power supply on PIN9. Interface expansions for antenna connections that are required for external roof antennas can also be easily implemented with the multifunctional forklift terminal.