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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?



Philadelphia Scientific Introduces iBOS Barcode Scanner; Provides Critical Visibility into Individual Battery Run Times and Lift Truck Utilization

Barcode scanner is an add-on to the iBOS® battery room management system.

Philadelphia Scientific, The Lean Battery Room Experts™, has introduced the iBOS® barcode scanner. An added feature to the iBOS® battery room management system, the handheld scanner enables the tracking of individual battery run times and individual lift truck utilization or “deadman” hours by scanning barcodes on each battery and each lift truck. This information is then fed into the iBOS system and is reported through the iBOSWorld Web Service. When combined with the iBOS battery room management system’s ability to properly rotate batteries and right-size battery rooms, the barcode scanner provides for increased visibility into battery and lift truck utilization. This additional information helps warehouses and DCs better manage the maintenance and replacement of their battery fleets.

According to Harold Vanasse, Philadelphia Scientific’s vice president of sales and marketing, “Knowing the run-time hours of individual batteries is the key to managing the maintenance and replacement of the battery fleet. The barcode scanner increases visibility into battery room activity, enabling operators and managers to easily identify weak batteries that are in need of service or replacement without burdensome manual paperwork.

“For warehouses and DCs that lease their lift trucks, the iBOS barcode scanner is an essential tool for identifying and tracking deadman hours - the number of hours the truck is engaged in operation. This information enables the proper management of the battery and lift truck fleets,” Vanasse continued. “For many operations, preventive maintenance is performed based upon deadman hours, and the barcode scanner gives operators and managers a tool to easily record these hours. With the new scanner, managers can take a systematic approach to battery room management that puts information right on their desktops, eliminating the need for keeping hand-written logs or guessing at those hours.

“The iBOS system and its new barcode scanner bring much-needed data into the battery room. And the bottom line is that this data will improve battery room performance and positively impact productivity throughout the warehouse or DC.”

About Philadelphia Scientific LLC
Since 1983, Montgomeryville, Pa.-based Philadelphia Scientific has brought advanced technology solutions to the industrial battery industry. The company specializes in the research, design, development and manufacturing of industrial battery components and tools that maximize battery performance. For more information about Philadelphia Scientific, visit the company’s Web site at 215-616-0390.

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