News | September 25, 2009

Winware Releases The Hybrid Accu-Cab Utilizing Dual Technologies In One Dispensing Device

Source: WinWare, Inc.

WinWare Inc. announces the addition of the CribMaster Hybrid Accu-Cab a versatile passive-issue device that allows for simplified dispensing of small bench stock by utilizing the scale-and-bin technology and dispensing of nonbulk types of indirect material with the use of RFID.

"The Hybrid Accu-Cab is the latest of our point-of-use devices that combines two of the most cutting edge technologies, the scale-and-bin technology as in the Weigh Station and RFID as in the Accu-Cab," states Larry Harper, WinWare president. "Our goal was to create a dual solution by combining multiple tracking methods to accurately manage both bench stock and durable types of inventories all in a single device." This point-of-use device allows the ability to easily retrieve bench stock such as fasteners and bolts and to track issues and returns of serialized and durable items all with a high level of accuracy. Driven by CribMaster software, the leading inventory management application for indirect materials in manufacturing and productive environments, the Hybrid Accu-Cab adds yet another inventory management option to an already extensive line of solutions. Harper adds, "Our goal is to have the right inventory management solution for any indirect material, no matter the processes or business culture."

Just as in the Accu-Cab and the Weigh Station, the Hybrid Accu-Cab consists of a heavy duty, double walled cabinet internally equipped with highly sensitive scales, four RFID Antennae, and a secure door lock. When a user walks up to the Hybrid Accu-Cab, he or she must identify themselves prior to the door being unlocked. They can do this by using a touch screen monitor mounted on the door or with a bar code or proximity badge scan. Once the door is unlocked, the user opens the door to find bulk inventory in bins and inventory (that is tagged using Passive Gen2 Tags) on adjustable shelving. The user removes the inventory and shuts the door. The inventory is automatically adjusted and the inventory is properly accounted for. The same procedure takes place when returning an item. The user identifies who they are to the system and then clicks "open" to unlock the door. The user places the item back on the shelving in any location for RFID returns.

The CribMaster software that drives the Hybrid Accu-Cab contains the functionality needed to manage any type of indirect material. From tooling, spare parts inventory, PPE, MRO, etc., CribMaster is a robust and flexible inventory management application that was built by supporting the processes associated with this type of inventory. CribMaster currently has over 3000 customers in 13 countries and is the clear leader in providing technology to assist customers in reducing usage, tracking inventory movement, enhancing processes and developing more effective replenishment.

About WinWare
WinWare Inc. was established in 1992 in Marietta, GA., just outside Atlanta. WinWare is the clear leader when it comes to flexible, robust systems to manage MRO, tools and spare parts inventory. Its knowledgeable and experienced staff is dedicated to creating enterprise-wide systems that manage tools and indirect material in productive environments. WinWare has a long-term reputation for providing outstanding customer service and technical support for each of its customers, no matter how large or small. The company is committed to providing expert software and hardware solutions. For more information visit

SOURCE: WinWare, Inc.