MAPAL has Efficiency in Store with New UNIBASE-S
MAPAL has now enhanced the UNIBASE-S single automatic dispenser and optimised the ergonomic aspects to improve ease of use for the end user when storing and managing frequently required consumables. The display unit is now on the top of the UNIBASE-S device, making operation easier and more ergonomically friendly for the shop floor users.
The software has been completely changed to the UNIBASE software system and this enables the new UNIBASE-S single automatic dispenser device to be coupled to existing UNIBASE systems or alternately be used as a standalone solution.
With its extremely compact dimensions, the UNIBASE-S dispensing system can be installed directly on a workbench. For example, the 96 or 192 compartments are perfect for storing indexable inserts, cutting tools, chucks or even personal protective equipment. The ability to have the compact system close to the workstation or operator can save the employee significant time with the continual trips to a central warehouse or stores area.
Removing consumables from the UNIBASE-S is quick and uncomplicated and shop floor staff can access supplies in just a few short steps. Initially, the employee must log-in to the device via the touchscreen, to make this even faster shop floor staff can log-in even faster via an RFID chip or fingerprint. Only registered employees can remove articles from the system. If an employee is not logged in, it is not possible to turn the dispensing drum and the dispensing compartments remain locked. After the desired article has been selected via the UNIBASE software, an LED identifies the compartment with the corresponding article. The dispensing drum is then rotated manually to the withdrawal position where the team member can access their consumable. After opening the dispensing compartment, the system automatically registers the removal of an article. The software identifies the removal of consumable stock and automatically updates stock levels. The ingenious software can provide comprehensive reporting for the customer to enable them to monitor and measure consumable usage, thereby providing improved visibility, control and subsequently reducing costs.