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.



About the Author

image
Sara Pearson Specter
Editor at Large

Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Logistics Management as an Editor at Large since 2001. Based in Cincinnati, Specter has worked in the fields of journalism, graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for 15 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky., with a bachelor’s degree in French and history.


Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world's most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

In a fundamentally changed world, your approach to strategy, and your supply chain, must also change. Andrew Winston, author of The Big Pivot, discusses how business can profit from this fundamental change.

Voice-enabled work is one element in a broad management strategy to improve order accuracy, increase productivity, and reduce labor costs in the supply chain. This complimentary white paper is designed to help you speak the ROI language, and provides a calculation formula to present the performance and financial payback from a variety of voice-enabled applications.

Conveyor manufacturers revise growth estimate up from 2% to 5%.

Experienced executive joins provider of automated storage and retrieval systems.

This white paper will outline the use of automated, software-driven picking technologies such as horizontal carousels, vertical carousels and vertical lift modules for inventory picking. These automated picking technologies can slash fulfillment times, labor needs and warehouse footprint requirements, while vastly improving throughput and worker productivity. This supports same-day and next-day delivery objectives and boosts customer satisfaction. Download the complimentary white paper.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA