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Winmate Vehicle Mounted Computer Exceeds Expectations

Redefining possibility in a vehicle mounted computer
9 December, 2021
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Winmate Vehicle Mounted Computer Exceeds Expectations

Winmate's FM series of vehicle mounted computers are installed to replace an existing, less robust system. This new setup enables users to increase material handling, reduce the cost associated with handling delays, and streamline the supply chain. This computer can be securely mounted inside a forklift, providing workflow, scheduling, tracking, and the exact location of any piece or product throughout the warehouse.

Warehouse facilities offer complex environments that can be fast-paced and dangerous. Maintaining a productive yet safe workflow is paramount to a successful and organized warehouse floor. Communications between both computer systems and machine operators are vital to maintaining an effective yet safe flow. Vehicle-mounted systems need to be efficient, easy to use, and capable of handling harsh environments without distracting from workflow or safety.

Background

The customer in this application had an existing system that often loss communications at different locations within their facility. The older, slower, and less robust system was not as ergonomically friendly, and communication errors interrupted workflow. The customer desired to maintain connectivity throughout their facilities and be easy to retrofit, easy to transition employees to use, and easy to use.

Solution

Winmate's FM10 vehicle mounted computer was retrofitted to two of the customer's 48VDC forklifts. The FM10 has flexible power requirements to handle up to 60 VDC, eliminating a special power adapter. An extended range barcode scanner with Bluetooth was paired to the base station. Also mounted are an I-Key keyboard, model DU-5K-FSR-USB, and WiFi antennas set up for both 2.4 and 5GHz bands. The RAM mount system was set up to keep the driver's side view unobstructed, and all cables were secured to the RAM.

Winmate FM10 Vehicle Mounted Computer
Winmate FM10 Vehicle Mounted Computer

Results

Both forklifts were put through typical operations with two different drivers. Both drivers noted that the systems operated quicker than the older system, and the communications remained robust throughout the whole facility, even in areas where the older system lost contacts. Adjustable height and angles for the equipment and keyboard allowed for driver comfort and safer operation. Both drivers liked the more extensive and easier to use keyboards with built-in mice. The installers loved the system, especially with all screws and terminals being included within the provided kit. The deleting special power adapters and the clean manner of setting up the system were favorable to the installers.

Winmate FM10 Vehicle Mounted Computer

Warehouse and Logistics Solutions Book

In the warehouse environment, the ability to mount mobile devices and computers to forklifts, trucks, tuggers, and inventory pickers is essential for productivity purposes. From inventory management to order fulfillment, asset tracking, shipping, and receiving, the warehouse floor is a complex ecosystem that requires high-efficiency technology to keep things running smoothly.

Our vehicle mounted computers include:
  • Fully rugged design and easy vehicle integration
  • Robust wireless communications
  • Turnkey vehicle mounting options

Winmate's full line of rugged vehicle mounted computers, designed to fit seamlessly into forklifts and other warehouse vehicles, will help minimize errors, streamline ordering and inventory management, and improve operational efficiencies.

Please download the e-brochure by clicking the icon below.

Solution Brochure: Vehicle Mounted Computer

Ordering Information


FM07 - 7" Intel® Celeron® N3350 Windows Vehicle Mounted Computer

FM07

7" Intel® Celeron® N3350 Windows Vehicle Mounted Computer (IP65)

FM07P - 7" Intel® Celeron® N3350 Windows Vehicle Mounted Computer

FM07P

7" Intel® Celeron® N3350 Windows Vehicle Mounted Computer

M101BK - 8" Intel® Celeron® N2930 Windows Vehicle Mounted Computer

M101BK

8" Intel® Celeron® N2930 Windows Vehicle Mounted Computer (IP65)

FM10 - 10.4" Intel Atom® E3845 Windows Vehicle Mounted Computer

FM10

10.4" Intel Atom® E3845 Windows Vehicle Mounted Computer (IP65)

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Winmate Inc. is a rugged computing and embedded solutions provider for industries operating in some of the most challenging environments. Founded in 1996 in Taipei, Taiwan, where its headquarters, research, development facility, and production lines are located, the company has offices and service centers worldwide. Winmate develops rugged industrial-grade computing solutions that advance the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT). Industrial display and panel PC, HMI, embedded systems, IoT gateways to rugged tablets, and handheld devices for industries ranging from transportation and logistics to marine and military, railway, oil and gas, smart grid, healthcare, and field services. Winmate also provides professional services in customizing products and project management to create a unique customer's needs.

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