Integrated electronics for vehicles

The growing IoT focus at Elmia Subcontractor has led to the addition of a totally new exhibitor group. Mobile Integrator is one of the new suppliers in IoT, with a focus on small and medium-sized companies.

The company specialises in solutions for the systems integration of electronics for vehicles.

“We usually say that we work with everything that runs on wheels and is not a car. For example, transport and logistics vehicles, construction machines and vehicles in forestry and agriculture,” explains CEO Kjell Wester.

Tough demands are placed on mobile electronics, which must be able to handle temperature variations, motion and external wear and tear – all without disruptions to their data collection and transmission.

 

Traffic lights with a cloud service

“We’re seeing that it’s hard for small and medium-sized companies to access this expertise today, and so we want to help them find solutions,” Wester continues.

One exhibit at the fair is a customer case for Berlex in Kungälv, where Mobile Integrator developed an IoT solution for traffic lights that previously communicated by radio.

“There were problems then with both range and disruptions,” Wester explains. “We’ve now developed a system where the traffic lights communicate with a cloud server. The solution also gives added value in the form of information on such things as battery status.” 

 

Local network in lift trucks
Another customer helped by Mobile Integrator is Kalmar Lifttrucks, which supplies solutions and services for materials handling at ports, terminals and distribution centres and in heavy industry.

“In this case we helped them develop a system that helps lift truck operators with their daily vehicle inspections,” Wester says.

A local network, called a CAN bus, in the lift trucks helps to collect data efficiently.

“Many small and medium-sized companies have difficulty perceiving the benefit of IoT solutions, but here the customer understood after the fact that they’d gained a much more orderly vehicle fleet. The lift trucks and workplace are made safe and save money in practice, because it’s possible to intervene proactively and prevent problems,” Wester concludes.

Published
11/16/2018
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Newcomers to the fair. Mobile Integrator is an independent systems integrator and supplier of electronics for vehicles and mobile machines. Left: Kjell Wester, right: Ulf Liljeqvist.
Newcomers to the fair. Mobile Integrator is an independent systems integrator and supplier of electronics for vehicles and mobile machines. Left: Kjell Wester, right: Ulf Liljeqvist.