Hytera logistics and distribution two way radio communication product solutions

In-CarPC helps Allied Glass to improve productivity of forklift trucks

Allied Glass is a supplier of luxury glass packaging, creating beautiful and ground-breaking containers for a raft of international brands.

Storing most of its stock in a Leeds warehouse, the products are moved by forklift truck. Currently the loading of each product onto a forklift truck is recorded by the driver scanning the product’s barcode using a wireless barcode scanner. This device transmits the barcode information to a PC onboard the forklift truck, which runs a bespoke internally developed programme that processes the data and transmits it to the company’s back-office servers, in real time, over Wi-Fi.

Allied approached us because they were unhappy with their existing on-board computers, which were tablet based. The main issue was that the tablets had very poor Wi-Fi performance, resulting in frequent network dropouts as the forklifts moved around the warehouse. This caused delays in goods reaching their intended destination which was having a negative effect on the site’s

Our solution was the N81 on-board PC combined with dual high-gain Wi-Fi antennas mounted on the forklift’s roof, with a 10.4” touch sensitive display mounted in the cab. Russell Bavester, Information Technologist at Allied Glass, said “We are very pleased with In-CarPC’s solution, which has significantly improved our Wi-Fi connectivity. In-CarPC’s computer outperforms our existing solution even when the same antennas are used, and our existing barcode scanners
work seamlessly. We have also been able to free up a bit of room in the cab, as the previous tablet was very bulky. In-CarPC’s lead times for new units are a fraction of what we were used to in the past.”

In-CarPC, a division of Bowmonk Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1603 485 153
Web: www.in-carpc.co.uk

Check Also

12 new Apprentices start their career at the Port of Tilbury

12 new Apprentices start their career at the Port of Tilbury

Following the success of the Port of Tilbury’s Recruitment day in June, a group of …

MHW Latest Top Tweets