Tough terminals: PC requirements for harsh logistics environments
Time is money. This is especially true with respect to warehousing and logistics applications. In this sector, fast order tracking and processing are vital and have become unthinkable without the help of computers. In addition to the majority of "ordinary" computer terminals, i.e. those found in office environments and used to optimize warehouse management, a large number of computers are also employed "in-situ", often mounted directly onto forklift trucks or other vehicles used for the conveyancing of goods. These computers face completely different environmental challenges compared to their "colleagues" stationed in offices or air-conditioned server rooms.
The DLoG MPC 6 product range for robust truck- and vehicle-mounted terminals has been developed on the basis of Congatec's XTX embedded computer modules. This paper looks at some of the environmental testing required for these terminals.