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Top 5 Things to Consider When Mounting a Rugged Tablet to a Forklift

Top 5 Things To Consider When Mounting A Rugged Tablet To A Forklift

For manufacturing and warehouse operations, being able to mount a Rugged Tablet to a forklift can greatly increase worker productivity. Before you purchase a rugged tablet and mounting system, there are some important things to take into account. Here are our top 5 considerations.

1. Location of Mount

The type of mount you purchase may depend on where you plan to have it located in the forklift itself. Some mounts require drilling into the forklift, while others use clamps. Some locations may obstruct the operator's visibility as well.

2. Powering Tablet

Rugged tablets were designed to have long lasting batteries, but if you are running multiple applications at once all day, you may want to consider using a direct power source that can be wired to your forklift.

3. Forklift Voltage

Check that the power of the forklift matches those to the power input options of a mount before you purchase. Forklifts come in three different voltage types: LP, gas-powered, or electric. Knowing the size and voltage of your forklift will ensure you get the right equipment for your operations.

4. Peripherals Needed

Make sure the tablets you are considering include or add any peripherals your business may need. These may include a keyboard, barcode scanner, or 3-D. The needed add-ons will affect the type of mount system that will work best for your operation

5. Work Environment

The type of environment your forklift is exposed to also impacts the type of solution that would work best. If your operations are fully indoors and the forklift rarely needs power washing, then a semi-rugged device might be your best option. Operations that are routinely exposed to the elements should consider a fully-rugged tablet as the ports are sealed against water and dust.


Mounting a rugged tablet is an easy and efficient way to increase productivity while keeping your tablet safe and secure, yet mobile if needed. Interested in learning more? Request to download our mounting whitepaper. 

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