Low temperatures don’t need to be the culprit of reduced reliability or productivity for your cold chain logistics. But, what they do require is specialized equipment to streamline the handling and tracking of products through the entire supply chain. Not only will this help your operation maximize fulfillment, but it also will ensure the product safety and integrity of temperature-sensitive products, like food perishables or vaccines and medications, throughout the entire cold chain—from manufacturing floor to delivery door.
Peak Technologies offers a wide range of cold chain logistics solutions that can be customized to your business needs. These mobility services include data collection, mobile computers, scanners, forklift mounts, cold chain RFID solutions, cold storage labeling and printing, and wireless networking. Contact us today to learn more about how we could help.
Devices built for temperature -controlled environments can’t maintain their optimal functionality when placed in freezing environments—even for just a short period of time. Refrigeration units and freezers wreak havoc on every component of these devices from casing to internal circuitry.
These environments require specialized equipment and technology to help ensure products are safe during every step of the process.
Having the right cold supply chain solution for your logistics needs is essential; Peak Technologies can help your enterprise:
Move more products safely and efficiently through the supply chain allowing your operation to maximize fulfillment.
Work more efficiently despite gloved hands with ergonomically designed devices and wireless networking that can perform despite cold temperature ranges.
Cold chain devices remove barriers to accuracy such as sticky keys, foggy screens and labels that won’t scan or stick.
Eliminate the challenges common to standard devices such as condensation, device failure, and dropped, slow or misaligned wireless signals.
Manufacturers have developed devices that have the same reliability and functionality in cold environments as their standard model counterparts. When selecting the optimal devices for your application, it’s important to consider the amount of exposure to extreme cold conditions, and the frequency of exposure.
Integrated heaters and freezer-rated batteries separate these cold chain devices from their temperature-controlled counterparts. Additionally, ergonomic designs allow for easy handling with gloved-fingers whether using a touch screen or keyed entry.
Zebra MC9300 Freezer
Zebra TC8300 Freezer
Rugged cordless scanners are ideal for freezing temperatures, equipped with components designed to prevent optics from freezing or plastic casing from damage.
Zebra LI3678 Extended Range Scanner
Honeywell Granit 1981i Scanner
High RH condensing and integrated heaters allow for reliable and accurate use of vehicle mount computers while screw-connectors provide a condensation-free connection that keeps devices tightly in place.
Zebra VC8300 Vehicle Mount Computer
Honeywell VM3A Vehicle Mount Computer
For labeling applications in cold environments, it’s critical to not only have the right printing equipment, but the right labeling materials. Printers should be equipped with cold temperature compensation to automatically optimize and balance print speed and quality. Specialized labeling supplies must be able to stick to surfaces of -20° F / -20°C, while also staying at temperatures as low as -65°F / -54°C.
Zebra ZQ500 Series Mobile Printer
Cold Chain Label
The most modern mobile devices adapted for freezing environments could have difficulty performing optimally if the wireless networking has been deployed without cold temperatures in mind. Insulation keeps cold air from escaping but it also restricts the movement of radio waves. Access points in freezing environments require specialized heated enclosures as well as antennas specifically designed to prevent RF signals from bouncing off obstacles—a common challenge in cold temperatures.
Discover how mobility solutions designed specifically for your cold chain logistics can help your operation be more efficient and profitable. A solutions provider with extensive knowledge and industry expertise can help you down the path to success. Let Peak Technologies assist in optimizing your cold chain logistics via our managed mobility services.
Our team works with you to create a mobility roadmap that aligns the right services and solutions to your specific needs, choose the right devices, deploy them, and help you manage them throughout their entire lifecycle.