Technician retrofits a forklift truck with Linde components
This is how forklift trucks communicate

connect: hardware components:

connect: Hardware

The connect: hardware components connect the forklift truck fleet with database software. They collect and transmit control and sensor data and make them available for further processing. Alternatively, they serve as an electronic ignition lock with PIN or RFID identification.

Retrofitting solutions

New trucks are delivered from the factory with the connect: hardware, all components are also available as retrofit solutions for existing forklift trucks and those from other manufacturers. As a standard, Linde offers data communication via GPRS to the Linde Cloud and Bluetooth to local databases. Other wireless transmission technologies such as WLAN can be configured as customer-specific solutions.

access units CAM

connect:access unit (CAM)

Only authorised operators can unlock and use the forklift truck using a PIN or RFID chip via the connect:access units. The software for additional connect: function modules can be installed via the Bluetooth connection. Both the PIN and the RFID units can be retrofitted with minimum effort to existing Linde forklift trucks or those of other manufacturers.

connect: data unit

connect:data unit (CDX)

The CDX unit collects data on the forklift truck and transmits it via mobile telecommunications to the Linde Cloud servers. It can be ordered as a complete retrofit kit from the Linde world distribution centre in Kahl. It only takes a few minutes to install the components. The unit is connected to a CAN bus and is ready for operation immediately after installation.

connect: retrofit kit

Bluetooth retrofit kit

Forklift trucks that are not equipped with Bluetooth-ready PIN or RFID units can be easily integrated into the fleet management system with the Bluetooth retrofit kit. The retrofit kit is easily inserted into the forklift truck’s wiring harness and connected to the existing access module.

Overview of availability

Which functions of the connect: fleet management system are available for which forklift trucks? The connect: brochure availability ensures clarity. We regularly update the overview and keep you informed.

You can download the current availability brochure here

Linde consultant with customer at site

connect: Support

All of your components from one source: Experts in hardware and software development, product support and consultation from Linde support you in the design and implementation as well as the ongoing operation of your fleet management system. The connect: hardware and software components are continually enhanced and new functionalities added.

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.



You can combine the function modules of connect: to form one system that optimally meets your individual requirements.



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