Rolling Office

A mobile self-powered warehouse cart for use in all areas of the distribution and logistics business.

Current Carts

Most carts:

…are cobbled together using available parts.
…use long extension cords for their power; this limits their mobility, and interferes with pallet jacks, forklifts, and human foot traffic.
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Problems With Current Carts
Incapable of surviving collisions with forklifts. Not mobile; tethered to long power cord. Numerous hanging cables and cords pose safety risk. Non-stable frame prevents use in gathering product.

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The Basic Idea

(1) Fit a monitor, computer with wireless, handscanner, printer, phone charger, label stock, batteries, and an inverter/charger… (2) …into a sturdy and mobile portable rolling office… (3) …for use in warehousing applications such as picking, packing, and cycle-counting.
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Wireframe Schematic
Printer. Monitor, keyboard, & mouse.

Electronics enclosure.

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Advantages

Fully-powered cart; no power cables and no network cables. Full computer network access to both WMS applications, spreadsheet files, and printers. Supports complete order processing: picking, packing, cycle-counting, printing & scanning. Sturdy steel-construction.
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Configuration 1: MOBILE PRINTING

Multiple carts print to their own printer. Each cart has a physical printer.
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Configuration 2: PRINTER BANK
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Multiple carts print to a bank of printers. Each cart prints to it’s own printer.

Wireless Network

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Models
All models support 8 hours of portable, continuous, and rechargeable power for basic warehouse activities.
Model 1: $1,627 Basic Unit. When power is spent, system shuts down and is unusable until fully charged. Model 2: $1,996 More electronics, setup more complex, unit can be used during charging. Model 3: $3,052 Less parts, better integrated electronics, unit can be used during charging.
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Model Pricing
Model 1
# 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 Summary Unit Cost Qty Subtotal Three Shelf Service Cart 400.00 1 400.00 6V Deep Cycle Gel Battery 153.00 2 306.00 Inverter 575.00 1 575.00 Battery Interconnect Wiring 60.00 1 60.00 Inverter/Charger to Battery Interconnect wiring 60.00 1 60.00 AC Plug Strip 33.00 2 66.00 Side panel shields (non-conductive) 100 1 100.00 Static Mat 50 1 50.00 Hinges/Screws 10 1 10.00 1,627.00

Model 2
# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Summary Unit Cost Qty Subtotal Three Shelf Service Cart 400.00 1 400.00 6V Deep Cycle Gel Battery 153.00 2 306.00 Inverter 575.00 1 575.00 Charger 339.00 1 339.00 Battery Interconnect Wiring 60.00 1 60.00 Inverter/Charger to Battery Interconnect wiring 60.00 1 60.00 AC Plug Strip 33.00 2 66.00 Side panel shields (non-conductive) 100 1 100.00 Static Mat 50 1 50.00 Hinges/Screws 10 1 10.00 1,966.00

Model 3
# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Summary Unit Cost Qty Subtotal Three Shelf Service Cart 400.00 1 400.00 6V Deep Cycle Gel Battery 153.00 2 306.00 Inverter/Charger 2,000.00 1 2,000.00 Battery Interconnect Wiring 60.00 1 60.00 Inverter/Charger to Battery Interconnect wiring 60.00 1 60.00 AC Plug Strip 33.00 2 66.00 Side panel shields (non-conductive) 100 1 100.00 Static Mat 50 1 50.00 Hinges/Screws 10 1 10.00 3,052.00

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