The growth of wireless technology has changed the nature of how electronic equipment can be used. Procedures that were originally built around a network or electrical connectivity at a fixed location can be modified because the computing, printing, testing, weighing and scanning technology can now be brought to where the work is taking place. Operators & Management now have continual access to real-time information anywhere in a facility as tools needed to automate business processes are always at hand.
NB Series Mobile Powered Workstations from Newcastle Systems 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.
These patented, ergonomic carts can carry computers (desktops, towers, or laptops), 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. For maximum convenience and efficiency, every model in the NB Series has a slotted mast that allows the user to adjust the height of each shelf to the most comfortable position. The workstations are compact (42″ high with a footprint of 24″ x 26″) and easily maneuvered on 5″ casters (front fixed, rear locking swivel).
NB Series Mobile Powered Workstations are available in five models with a range of rechargeable power packages from a 40 AH battery, 350-watt inverter, and 10-amp charger up to a 200 AH battery, 1250-watt inverter, and 30-amp charger. A non-powered model is also available. Accessories include additional shelves (including a slide-out shelf), a laptop holder, an adjustable keyboard tray, a binder holder, an adjustable LCD support, a lockable drawer, a CPU holder, and a barcode scanner holder.
Some typical uses of NB Series workstations:
- Scanning barcodes
- Generating labels on-demand
- Updating inventory
- Product and shelf labeling
- “Line busting”
- Remote power for retail garden centers and sidewalk events
For more information on the benefits of wireless mobility in warehouses and distribution center, see this white paper.