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Our Quick Take on Tesla’s Annual “Battery Day”

It’s hard to imagine during the heyday of lead acid batteries that anyone would have thought something called “Battery Day” could be seen as a futuristic, sleek, design-savvy symbol of innovation. But in case you missed it, yesterday September 22nd was the annual Shareholder meeting for Tesla, an event they have branded as “Battery Day”, and is used as a showcase for new innovations, ideas and plans coming out of Tesla.

Topics: Trends Mobile Power Lithium Power

The Most Creative Mobile Power Applications of 2020

While no one needs to be reminded how much has been changing across our industry in 2020, it’s useful to keep looking into HOW things are evolving and learning about what everyone is doing differently as either a reaction to events, or to get ahead of them more pro-actively.

At Newcastle Systems, the large variety of industries over which we receive orders gives us an interesting vantage point from which we can see how things have evolved quite a bit this year. Today we thought it would be useful to share some of what we have been seeing and what we might expect because of it going into 2021. To be brief – you’ve been incredibly innovative and creative this year.

Topics: Mobile Power 3PL ECommerce Planning

Physical Distancing and Safer Personal Spaces In The Warehouse

For fifteen years, we've always been about finding ways to make the warehouse workstation mobile and productive. But our new world in 2020 has created needs and solutions we may not have always anticipated. Whether it is businesses operating at full capacity or those just trying to stay open enough to support their customers, there has been a sudden recognition for the need to maintain physical distancing and personal spaces to keep everyone safe and to keep supply chains healthy.

Topics: Mobile Powered Workstation Carts Mobile Power Lithium Power Physical Distancing Personal Workstation

Mobile Device Management to Track Your Mobile “Fleet”

Batteries That Ruin Vacations?

About 7-8 years ago during one of our first annual Customer Satisfaction Surveys, one of our early and loyal customers was selected for an interview which is something we do to get some more qualitative insights to go with the quantitative results we get from the online survey. At the time this customer said something that we’ve always kept in mind as challenge we knew we would always need to devote our energy to solving a bit better every year. This was well before we had even conceived of creating our Lithium battery, the PowerSwap Nucleus, and at the time every cart we sold came with a rechargeable SLA battery similar to the ones still available today. Depending upon the configuration, most users would get 6-10 hours from a single charge, and then bring the entire cart to a power source for it to get recharged, usually overnight. One of the challenges with SLA however, has always been recovering them if they are left to run down completely without being recharged. Along with the relative weight this chemistry brings to a power source, this was the most common support issue we’ve traditionally had with SLAs.

Back to the survey. When the customer was asked in our interview “what is your biggest concern about your Newcastle carts?”, he responded “Going on vacation. Because I lose sleep wondering if someone made sure they were all plugged in at the end of the day.”

Topics: Mobile Power SLA battery life mobile device management Mobile cart battery charging PowerSwap Nucleus

How Much Do You Love Your Mobile Power? One Client Shares The Love.

In a perfect world, we would sit back and let our customers do our marketing for us. Because with a Net Promoter Score of +56, we know our products are loved and widely used by them. And recently we woke up one morning thinking perhaps that perfect world was beginning to form when we received this video from Wurth, a global retailer group based in Germany with a core business in the distribution of fasteners and tools with over 120,000 different products. 

To be considered a supplier worthy of their endorsement is truly a privilege, especially when their corporate philosophy is so direct on what they stand for:

"When it comes to quality, we make no compromise. The Würth name stands for good, solid products and process quality in addition to outstanding customer service. Being close to our customers is important to us. More than 45,000 employees in 80 countries worldwide are busy looking after the needs of our customers."

Many thanks to the team at Wurth for making our day! Now, how can we make yours?

Topics: Video Mobile Power WERC

‘Twas the Light Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the warehouse
A creature was stirring, it was John;

Topics: News Computer Cart with Power Mobile Power Lithium Power

How to Reduce Turnover and Improve Productivity on the Manufacturing Floor

There’s no doubt—manufacturing is a tough industry to work in. With tight turnaround times, increasing shipping demands and the need for immaculate quality, it’s a challenging space for a business to grow and thrive. To further complicate things—administrators are finding it difficult to attract and retain talent.

Topics: Manufacturing Lean Manufacturing Mobile Power Process Improvement Staffing

Eliminate Costly Waste in the Warehouse with Mobile Power Technology - Video

In case you weren't able to attend Modex 2016 you can still listen to Newcastle's presentation "Opening New Frontiers in Efficiency and and Productivity With Mobile Power". 

Topics: Video Mobile Power

How does mobile power help?

Study Your Receivers’ Motion

Topics: Mobile Power

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

…you can’t afford to not implement solutions for your warehouse challenges. Whatever the particular challenge (still) is at your nationwide fulfillment centers, your one million sq. ft warehouse, your 24/7 distribution center, or your manufacturing plant, state-of-the-art solutions are available • to streamline your processes, • to help you employees accomplish the most each shift, and • to 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.

Topics: Mobile Power