The extremely rugged, mostly metal Antenna
Cell is specifically designed for RFID lift truck
applications. Its compact design fits within the confines
of the Adaptable Load Backrest.
With its unique, mostly metal design, the
Intermec Antenna Cell is an RFID antenna specifically
developed for forklift installations where shock and
vibration can far exceed the specifications of antennas
designed for fixed RFID reader applications. Complete
with mounting hardware, Antenna Cells can be mounted with
no drilling, cutting or welding which enables fast and
inexpensive installations for a single forklift or fleet
deployments. Antenna Cells are available in both FCC and
Antenna Cells leverage another new product,
the Adaptable Load Backrest (ALBR), developed in
partnership with Cascade Corporation, the world’s
leader in the design and manufacture of lift truck
attachments. The Antenna Cells can be mounted into an
ALBR in about a half hour, as opposed to spending a day
of field engineering time, and approximately $2500 in
expense, to install RFID equipment onto a forklift the
“old fashioned” way.
The ALBR neatly and precisely
compartmentalizes the Antenna Cells and RFID reader into
areas of the load backrest that don’t obstruct the
operator’s vision and are protected from damage. In
addition, the ALBR provides built-in Antenna Cell cable
routing for protection for vulnerable cables and a
professional looking installation.
Antenna Cells mounted into ALBRs are
flexible and configurable for quick and inexpensive
reconfigurations to support changing application needs
such as converting from pallet tag reading to case level
reading. This modular approach enables Antenna Cells to
be interchangeable for quick replacement of damaged parts
lessening slow downs in a busy operation.
The ALBR and Antenna Cells not only improve
operator performance and safety, they also significantly
reduce the time and cost of RFID forklift deployments.
With the ALBR and Antenna Cells, the installation of an
RFID reader and antennas no longer needs to involve
labor-intensive customization of the load backrest or
fork truck. Durable, reliable installations of these
products should last the life of a typical forklift
Antenna Cells are sold by Intermec
Technologies and its distributors and partners. ALBRs are
manufactured and sold by Cascade Corporation. They are
built to order for specific forklift models.