Keeping track of things on the roll

June 30, 2010

Processors looking for a way of efficiently handling inventory on the shop floor might like to consider the innovative PC Series Mobile Powered Workstation from Newcastle Systems (Woburn, MA).

With on-board power to run a a computer, a printer, and other devices simultaneously, shelf space provides room for products and other items. With 6-inch rubber swivel casters and no cord trailing behind, a PC Series Workstation can be easily rolled and positioned for optimal productivity. The casters can be locked for stability once the workstation is in place. All models have a load capacity of 500 lb.

The unit’s rechargeable battery offers integrated, seamless power for up to 12 hours of normal use. Carts are available with dimensions up to 24 by 48 by 37 inches. Accessories include an additional shelf, drawers (including a keyboard drawer), a laptop holder, an 18 by 20-inch pullout printer shelf with a capacity of 60 lb, a CPU holder, two types of flat-screen holders, and a barcode-scanner holder. All can be added in seconds and easily adjusted to suit the operator’s height and needs.

A typical use of the workstation is the recording of inventory in real time, printing a label as each product is handled, with access to warehouse management systems (WMS), ERP, and automated data collection. In a receiving department, inbound products can be inspected, labeled, and rerouted at the same workstation, eliminating unnecessary foot travel and paperwork. [email protected]

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