Success in warehouse, shipping and receiving, and distribution areas all comes down to efficiency, accuracy and maximum worker productivity.
One way to increase productivity is having the ability to print and apply labels right at the point of activity-whether that be labeling a shelf when boxes are moved, a pallet being shipped, an order being picked, or inventory being received.
Stationary printers are known for their industrial strength to keep up with label printing demands for several departments. However, they are not very portable. Workers must leave their station, go to the label printer (…have talk time along the way) grab their label (…did they get the right one) and apply the label(s) to the right box (…is it the right one?) There goes that time, focus and increases the risk for error.
Mobile or portable printers allow the worker to print and apply the label right then and there. The downside has traditionally been finding a printer to withstand rough use in a typical warehouse or cold storage environment.
Datamax-O’Neil released the RL4 Portable Label Printer, designed and tested to withstand warehouse use. Check out this video or download a free white paper to see ways just how much reliability and function this little printer offers:
- Survives being dropped several times on to concrete floors and shipping docks.
- With no time to remove gloves workers need for their own protection, many devices now account for this with easy loading media and larger capacity rolls for fewer changes.
- Rugged equipment is fully functional in cold storage with clean, crisp printed output.
- Battery life up to 12 hours, removable for charging.
As demands for productivity increases, so does the need for rugged devices for all your barcode labeling and data collection needs. Are you using mobile label printers in your warehouse or other areas? Are they holding up to daily use? Do you want to add mobile printing, computing, or data collection in your warehouse and don’t know where to start?
Contact us at WincoID to see how easy it may be to get started.