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AMR Lift Truck

Automate materials movement with safe and reliable task automation.

Background

As technologies for sensing, mapping, and navigation have improved over the last decade, AGV (Automated Guided Vehicles) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR, or Industrial Mobile Robots) are now available as an alternative to forklift trucks in warehousing, intralogistics industry, and factories. While AGVs often work in an environment separated from humans to maintain safety, AMR lift truck offers flexibility in navigating the workspaces through autonomy technology that combines data from cameras, LiDAR, and machine learning.

The AMR’s main components include an HMI controller, computing unit, battery, motors, sensors, and camera. The AMR lift truck is considered more flexible because it can change its path dynamically with less effort, providing cost-effective solutions due to its flexibility and ease of setup.

Main Challenges

  • Indoors to outdoors material flow – The AMRs controllers can endure the operation heat without system crash and continue to deliver stable performance. Moreover, some applications might include humidity, strong vibration, and dust that may impact the product’s functionality. It needs to be tested under strict conditions to ensure the design could couple with humid, dusty, and applications environments to reduce device downtime.
  • Wide range of connectivity with stable computing capabilities – AMR utilizes sensors and embedded systems to understand its operating environment. Hence the computer device mounted on the AMR lift truck must support multiple I/O interfaces and wireless connectivity to connect with cameras, sensors, etc., and deliver data and locations with the warehouse management system.

Why Winmate

Reliable and versatile computing capabilities

Winmate Vehicle-Mounted Computers seamlessly fit most warehouse and heavy-duty vehicles. It features a set of programmable keys and a glove-friendly touchscreen to simplify the most complex operations.

Each product has been tested based on the MIL-STD 810G/H against vibration, drop, and impact. Also, IP65 protection, optional waterproof connectors, temperature sensor, defroster, and optical bonding protect the computer against dust, water intake, and humidity.

Winmate rugged lift truck computer passed IK07, IP65, and US military standard protection standards

Accurate and precise PCAP touch panel

Winmate rugged computers feature a compact panel with projected capacitive PCAP touch technology that supports simultaneous touch performance for demanding PC-based visualization tasks—optimized with optical bonding technology for clearer vision and to prevent screen condensation.

A gloved hand is touching Winmate FM12Q rugged computer touch panel

IO Ports and Wireless Connectivity

Through its controller and computing units, the vehicle is constantly communicating with its environment. From data transfer into a warehouse management system, the comprehensive sensor technology is fitted on all sides of the AMR lift truck for workers’ protection and navigation during mixed operations, etc.

Rich I/O interfaces and wireless connectivities are must-haves, such as connecting with cameras, sensors, and other end devices. Also include the BT, WLAN, WWAN, GPS, and external antennas to increase the signal strength.

Winmate 7 inch vehicle computer available in Android and Windows with wireless connectivity WWAN, WLAN, GPS, BT.

Built for the industrial applications

Winmate rugged computers are designed durable and silent, adopting a fanless cooling system with passive cooling fins. Reduce power consumption, increase product reliability, and extend the product life cycle.

Our products are also equipped with easy installation solutions, isolation protection, a wide range of power input (vary by-products), and an optional ignition on/off control function to protect against a power surge.

Winmate G-WIN VM series rugged computer with a fanless cooling system to reduce maintenance and noise.

Application Diagram

Autonomous mobile robot AMR lift truck with Winmate G-WIN VM series computer to connect to LiDAR sensors, simultaneous localization and mapping system, and cameras for navigation, communications, and data transfer into the warehouse management system and other devices.