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Linde connect Functions

The requirements of a fleet management system are often very specific: Every business offers a different working environment for the industrial trucks in a fleet. Accordingly, you can combine the individual function modules of Linde connect to form one system that optimally meets your individual requirements.

connect:ac – access control

With connect:acoperators control access to your fleet: Who is currently at the wheel of which forklift truck? connect:ac provides the foundation for the planned fleet deployment.

access control – The Electronic Key

access control – The Electronic Key

With connect:ac you control access to your fleet: The application enables the unlocking of forklift trucks using PIN or RFID, the assignment of drivers and forklift trucks, as well as the administration of authorizations (such as driver's license and eye test).

  • Unauthorized use of forklift trucks no longer possible
  • Access can be regulated by person, period of validity, driving authorization, and forklift truck
  • Evidence of forklift truck use possible at all times
  • Driver-specific forklift truck settings, such as reduction of speed
  • Lost keys no longer possible
  • More conscious driver behavior with the forklift trucks
  • Contactless identification via RFID transponder or PIN procedure using a keypad
  • Also available for retrofitting

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Pre-Op-Check App II – Pre-Shift Check via App

The app for smartphone or tablet enables a safe and simple forklift truck check to be carried out before each use. Deficiencies can be immediately documented by photo and sent to the fleet manager. The forklift truck can only then be started when the check is complete and the forklift truck is ready to use.

Safety

  • Increased operational safety for drivers and their surroundings as the forklift truck can only be started when the check is complete
  • Transparency regarding the state of the vehicle
  • Photographic records of damage or irregularities

Efficiency

  • Simple checklist management
  • Preparation and documentation of all questions and answers
  • Full integration in connect:desk
  • Real-time reports
  • Available in multiple languages

Usability

  • Easy-to-understand and clear app operation
  • Simplified setup
  • Simple process for drivers (menu-driven)
  • Automatic app updates

Screenshot of the Checklist Configurator

Checklist Configurator for the Pre-Op Check App

The questions for the connect: pre-op check app are created using the connect:ac pre-op check Checklist Configurator. The Checklist Configurator enables a fleet manager to create a list of questions for the vehicle check. The fleet manager can ask any question in different languages that can be answered either YES or NO. The effects of the answers to each question must also be defined: continue to the next question, release the vehicle, take a photo, or lock the vehicle.

If the pre-op check has completely or partially failed, a report is sent to the fleet manager. The questions and answers are listed in the report in the language of the respective driver and fleet manager.

Here you can receive access data for the connect: Checklist Configurator can be found here:

connect:dt – crash detection

connect:dt documents the use of the fleet forklift trucks: Was a forklift truck being used a lot, or was it often not in use? Were there any accidents? Is the forklift truck functional?

Video about crash detection – The Electronic Damage Monitor

crash detection—The Electronic Damage Monitor

Was there an accident? Is part of the company site uneven? Is a driver driving without care? connect:dt crash detection records the time and severity of heavy shocks which could lead to forklift truck damage.

  • Identification of danger points or floor damage on the company site
  • Intentional misuse or irresponsible driving can be attributed to individual drivers
  • Reduction of damage due to improper use
  • Reduction of repair costs
  • Early detection of forklift truck damage
  • Automatic speed reduction of the forklift truck can be set
  • Recording threshold can be set individually
  • Determination of driver in the event of accidents or building damage
  • More conscious driver behavior with the forklift trucks
  • Improved safety on the company site
  • Also available for retrofitting

operating hours – The Digital Driving Logbook

operating hours – The Digital Driving Logbook

Is a forklift truck rarely used? Will it soon exceed the operating hours agreed upon with the leasing partners? With connect:dt operating hours, fleet managers can regularly determine the deployment duration of your forklift trucks.

  • Automatic collection and transmission of the operating hours
  • Read-out interval can be set individually
  • No expense for manual recording of the operating hours
  • No disruption of operational processes
  • More transparency
  • Improved operational planning and optimized fleet utilization
  • Better scheduling of service intervals
  • Avoiding unnecessary forklift truck down time
  • Early identification of bottlenecks
  • Warning if hours are exceeded
  • Reduced overuse of the forklift trucks
  • Reports possible for individual forklift trucks
  • Data transfer via mobile telecommunication network, no additional infrastructure
  • Also available for retrofitting

Video about trouble codes – Automated Error Transmission from the Forklift Truck

trouble codes - Automated Error Transmission from the Forklift Truck

Does a wearing part need to be replaced? Should a forklift truck be taken out of operation as a precaution? connect:dt trouble codes provides qualified information on errors on the forklift truck, even those which will not immediately limit performance.

  • Early detection of malfunctions or damage
  • Enables preventative servicing
  • Reduces forklift truck down time
  • Improved availability of the forklift trucks
  • Optimizes service processes with reduced repair time
  • Transparency with error sources
  • Automatic information possible from the service organization
  • Automated e-mail reports
  • Also available for retrofitting

connect:an – usage analysis

With connect:an fleet managers analyze and monitor the performance of their fleet: How often does a forklift truck drive or lift? How much energy is it using?

Video about usage analysis –The Digital Use-of-Potential Analysis

usage analysis – The Digital Use-of-Potential Analysis

How is the forklift truck’s usage time divided between driving and lifting? Does the use conform to the forklift truck’s performance profile? connect:an usage analysis provides details on how well the capacity of the forklift truck and the entire fleet is being used.

  • Overview of forklift truck availability
  • Shows the actual fleet performance
  • Easy identification of insufficiently utilized forklift trucks
  • Displays potential for improvement within the fleet
  • Reduces new acquisitions or the use of replacement forklift trucks
  • Transparency of fleet utilization
  • Enables conclusions to be drawn on the behavior of individual drivers
  • Data transfer possible using various communications technologies

battery management – Digital Battery Maintenance

Is the battery being serviced properly? Are batteries frequently being charged too early or too late? connect:an battery management assesses the battery’s status and detects possible operating errors using recorded parameters.

  • Prevention of damage and loss of performance through erroneous loading or maintenance
  • Increase in forklift truck availability
  • Prevention of unnecessary maintenance or replacement costs
  • Battery parameters are transparent at a glance
  • Notification when limits are reached
  • Energy consumption clearly quantifiable
  • Operating errors can be attributed to drivers
  • Identification of rarely used or overused batteries
  • Makes drivers more aware of energy management

connect:zi – Zone Intelligence

With connect:zi industrial trucks can be managed more safely and transparently worldwide: How many forklift trucks does each location have in use? Where is each forklift truck currently located?

The module connect:zi Truck Mapping from Linde Material Handling detects and tracks the position of a truck.

Truck Mapping

The Linde module connect:zi Truck Mapping delivers GPS-based vehicle tracking in outdoor applications and leverages fleet monitoring opportunities. Via the Linde connect:portal, sales organizations and network partners can easily detect and track the position of any truck to enhance service and availability.

Speed zoning graphic showing a speed zone, which was set up with the help of Linde connect:zi.

Speed Zoning

Linde's connect:zi Speed Zoning module is a further step towards enhanced safety in our customers’ warehouse and production areas. The module allows safety zones to be defined. Whether its near pedestrian ways, in wide areas, at crossings or in narrow aisles: precise speed adjustment to an accuracy of 15 cm makes working in warehouses even safer.

Fleet Management

The fleet of the future will be better connected, more efficient and safer. The digital fleet management system connect: from Linde provides the right solutions for this.

Overview

Hardware

The Linde connect hardware components connect the fleet to databases and software.

Hardware

Software

The Linde connect software provides comprehensive access to all fleet data.

Software