The new SF1 Wearable is a combination of a scanner and a glove mount that can be worn comfortably on the wrist. Users can work with both hands, thus increasing work safety. The scanner is extremely robust and does not only increase safety, but also improves efficiency, especially in a logistics and warehouse management system.
In a warehouse management and order picking environment, work safety is not the only thing that plays a major role. Ergonomic aspects must also be considered, as well as work efficiency. They both heavily influence daily operations. In addition, companies are focusing more and more on employee satisfaction.
DENSO WAVE EUROPE has reacted to the demands of the market and is now ready to launch a smart glove – the SF1 Wearable. Kaber Kolioutsis, Marketing Communication Specialist at DENSO WAVE EUROPE, explains: “The biggest advantage of our new wearable is that users have both hands free. This makes tasks much easier, for example order picking, and helps increase work safety.”
Furthermore, because its inner frame is made of magnesium, the SF1 is extremely robust, which is an essential feature in warehousing and logistics. It can withstand up to 3,000 drops from a height of half a metre. What makes magnesium special is that it is not only very robust but also very light. Hence, the SF1 scores both with its robustness and its light weight.
The ergonomic design of the SF1 is another advantage. In comparison to ring scanners, where the entire weight of the scanner rests on the fingers, the very light 80 grams of the SF1 are evenly distributed over the whole hand of the worker. Kolioutsis adds: “Users of the SF1 can work intuitively, because the device indicates by vibration, or the flashing of different LEDs or a beep, if the corresponding barcodes have been scanned correctly. That is a great advantage especially in very loud surroundings.”
Furthermore, the battery performance of up to 24 hours is a clear advantage, as numerous processes can be carried out without any interruptions. The SF1 is also compatible with many smart devices. For example, it can easily be connected to a PC, tablet or smartphone via a Bluetooth connection. iOS, Windows and Android are all supported.
Since the SF1 makes high-speed scanning possible, employees save a great deal of time. In addition, barcodes and QR Codes can be read even if they are damaged or if they are not printed on paper but displayed on a mobile telephone screen. The users do not have to twist their hands uncomfortably to do this. Instead, they can simply point the SF1 in the direction of the code as omnidirectional scanning is possible.
And if a code is hard to reach, the Wearable simply becomes a mobile scanner: Once it has been removed from the wearable attachment, the scanner can continue to be used wirelessly. This design is patent pending. The SF1 is also IP54 certified against dust and water, and it can be used at temperatures between -20 degrees Celsius and +50 degrees Celsius.
“Some of our clients have already tried and tested our Wearable and they are convinced by its advantages. With this innovation, working in logistics and warehouse management reaches a whole new level,” Kolioutsis sums up.