Newcastle Systems puts power on the move in workstations

To keep their line of NB mobile powered workstations up and running 24/7, Newcastle Systems (Booth 3859) introduced the new power swap system.

Chris Paquin, sales development coordinator, shows off Newcastle Systems’ new power swap system.

By Sara Pearson Specter, Editor at Large
January 22, 2013 - MMH Editorial

To keep their line of NB mobile powered workstations up and running 24/7, Newcastle Systems (Booth 3859) introduced the new power swap system. Consisting of a battery mounted on swivel casters that can be swapped in and out of the workstation base in less than 30 seconds, the system boosts productivity with minimal interruption to workflow, said Christine Wheeler, marketing director.

“The power swap system includes a 16 x 16 x 12 inch ventilated cabinet, cabinet handle, power cord reel holder and a digital remote meter with LED display that shares battery status,” Wheeler noted. “To recharge the battery, it simply plugs into a standard power outlet.”

With the battery system, a single workstation can power printers, computers, scales and other hardware for up to 24 hours a day—replacing up to three workstations, she added.

The company also highlighted its PowerPack series of portable AC power systems. Housed in a sealed, ventilated steel cabinet that measures 20 x 21 x14 inches, the system includes a battery, inverter, smart charger and fusing system. They operate in temperatures from 32 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and are ideal for areas that lack another power source, such as far corners in a warehouse, dock areas and remote storage structures. Because each unit weighs between 120-160 pounds, they may be further equipped with an optional wheel-base tote system, concluded Wheeler.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.



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Sara Pearson Specter
Editor at Large

Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC (http://www.saraspecter.com). Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery (http://www.BellsUpWinery.com).


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