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9 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford Not to Invest in Mobile Power Solutions for Your Distribution Center

Posted April 16, 2015

2015-04-15_17251. Solutions for Every Scenario

You can’t afford not to implement solutions for your warehouse challenges. Whatever the particular challenge is at your nationwide fulfillment centers, your 1 million square foot warehouse, your 24/7 distribution center, or your manufacturing plant, mobile power solutions are available to:

  • Streamline your processes
  • Help your employees accomplish the most each shift
  • Ensure exceptional, on-time customer service

No matter what your facility’s particular needs may be, there are viable solutions available via the implementation of customized power workstations. Whether your particular situation is similar to those Newcastle Systems customers experienced, or it’s a one-of-a-kind challenge, there is an affordable, doable, and easy solution.

The following scenarios depict companies which are ‘stuck’ or are growing, and the solutions they’ve implemented:
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Newcastle’s Portable Printer Carts for the High Volume Warehouse

Posted October 10, 2014

heavydutylabelprintingstationAn expansive facility dedicated to shipping and receiving, warehousing, or order fulfillment and distribution continuously looks for ways to improve efficiency and productivity.  Positive improvements in these areas can start small and expand outward like ripples in a pond.

For companies with warehouse operations at the core, dramatic improvements to efficiency and productivity of the workforce happen by adding portable printer carts.  When the carts include portable power supplies, the staff celebrates and productivity can improve 50%.

Rather than having lists, labels, order picks, and inventory data produced at a stationary printing location, the staff works while on the move which reduces unnecessary downtime eliminating wasted steps.

Portable printer carts can be completely customized.  Whether you have a high volume operation or you only handle a few printing tasks a day, carts can be designed to fit your existing equipment and easily integrate into your current operation.  You won’t have to deal with potential delays or downtime as a new process is put in place.  Training is based on common sense and no special skills are required when turning a stationary printer into a mobile one.

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Newcastle Systems’ New PowerPack Series

Posted January 11, 2013

Newcastle Systems‘ latest product offering – the new PowerPack Series Portable Power System provides clean, seamless AC power for as long as 12+ hours at a time. This sturdy, compact unit is ideal for powering computers, printers, scales, testers and any other electronic equipment.  At the end of your customer’s shift or use, they simply plug the unit into a standard wall outlet to recharge.

The PowerPack Series Portable Power Systems is ideal for:

  • Customers who want to implement mobile power on an existing non-powered cart or workstation
  • Customers who want to power equipment off-site such as parking lots, sidewalk events, remote displays and more

Customers who have areas in their workplace where power is not available – far corners of the warehouse, loading docks, remote storage areas, etc.

For help finding the best portable power solution for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc


Optimize Your Wireless Facility

Posted November 15, 2012

The top 3 reasons to implement mobile workstations

Thanks to wireless technology, mobile powered workstations (MPWs) are opening up new frontiers of efficiency and productivity. These workstations with integrated power supplies can maneuver computers, printers, scales, barcode scanners, etc., to wherever they are needed. For some facilities, multiple MPWs can bring about a “system solution” — a whole new way of doing business. Capitalizing on the benefits of auto-ID technologies, they integrate the facility’s software with devices on the workstations to establish mobile on-demand label printing stations, mobile shipping/receiving stations, and so on.

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Newcastle NB Series Mobile Powered Carts used for Mobile High-Volume Printing Stations

Posted May 18, 2010

Newcastle NB470

“Operators would attempt to carry multiple tickets and other documentation back and forth to the parts staging. There were significant quality issues of wrong paperwork being attached to the wrong job.”

About the Company*:

The company is a leading global manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment with about 11,300 dealers in 170 countries and net sales of ~$18.5 billion.
*It’s the customer’s policy to keep the company name withheld.

With 1.3 million sq. ft of office, warehouse and yard space, the Indianapolis Distribution Center (IDC) located in Lebanon, IN is the company’s largest depot in North America, stocking over 240,000 sku’s.

Application Description:

The IDC receives multiple large shipments and then ships smaller orders to their regional distribution centers throughout North America.

Challenge:

There was one central area where 8 – 9 operators would walk to 1 stationary PC/printer station. Here, they would print multiple product labels, depot tickets, routing tickets, and other documentation.

According to the IDC’s Ops Manager, "Operators would attempt to carry multiple tickets and other documentation back and forth to the parts staging. There were significant quality issues of the wrong paperwork being attached to the wrong job."

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Mobile Workstation Carts with Integrated Power Supply Improve Productivity

Posted February 9, 2010

Mobile powered cartsIdeal for warehouses, distribution centers, factories, laboratories, retail stores, and many other facilities, NB Series Mobile Powered Workstations from Newcastle Systems save labor and improve productivity. These patented, ergonomic carts can carry computers (desktops, towers, or laptops), label printers, scales, barcode scanners, and most other small electronic equipment to wherever they are needed. An on-board battery can power up to four devices simultaneously for 8-10 hours of normal use. Adjustable shelves can hold up to 75 pounds each.

NB Series workstations eliminate unnecessary foot travel and paperwork. Instead of walking back and forth from a deskbound computer to printers and other devices used in tasks such as inventory management, process control, on-demand label printing, product testing, order picking, cross-docking, weighing, scanning, etc., all necessary equipment can be brought to where the work is taking place. An operator can have real-time access to WMS, ERP, and automated data collection.

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