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Scanner Holder - Versatile Vehicle Mounting Holder for Warehouse Scanners
Canadian Inventory Management Systems Ltd. - Langley, B.C.
To design, prototype and manufacture a swivel-base vehicle
mounting holder for Intermec 2415 RF scanner, that could easily
and safely be attached onto forklifts, tow-motors, pallet jacks
and other mobile equipment.
Conceptual and detailed design of holder with swivel-base, prototyping and manufacturing of 25 units.
The product's requirements demanded a versatile mounting
solution for the diverse mobile equipment used in warehouses.
At the same time the complete holder had to protect the
valuable scanner against bumps and shocks and allow the scanner
to be easily removed for portable use. These requirements were
met through the following solutions:
The base of the holder is designed as a durable polymer
boot that resists abrasion and harsh treatment and includes a
built-in vibration isolation. Custom-made, ball-shaped shock
mounts in an elastomer material protect the scanner
against damaging shocks on rough flooring. A ball joint allows
the holder to rotate a full 360 degrees and
to tilt to 45 degrees in all directions for optimum viewing
angle in any light condition. At the same time, special
springs in the ball joint area make it very easy to adjust the
holding force of the upper holder over a full turn of a lock nut.
A versatile mounting assembly permits to attach the swivel-base
scanner holder onto a horizontal, a vertical, or an overhead surface.
The receptacle, into which the scanner gets placed, swivels.
Once the scanner sits in the receptacle and is pushed back at
the top it automatically gets retained by a latch that
keeps it firmly in place. An ergonomically placed release
lever allows for easy and fast release of the scanner which flips forward.
This scanner holder was presented at a trade show and was so
well accepted, that CIMS requested KLN to additionally design
and prototype a similar swivel-base holder to accommodate a
different, larger scanner using the same conceptual solutions.
Contract Design Engineering, Prototyping, and Manufacturing Services
KLN KLEIN Product Development Inc.
(Located in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Area)
Langley, B.C., CANADA
Phone: (604) 530-1491
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