Hytrol unveils Toolbox mobile app

A new mobile app from Hytrol Conveyor Co. (Booth 7434) gives customers better, more efficient access to information about their automated materials handling solutions, Phillip Poston, Hytrol’s manager of marketing, said at booth press conference Monday afternoon.

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A new mobile app from Hytrol Conveyor Co. (Booth 7434) gives customers better, more efficient access to information about their automated materials handling solutions, Phillip Poston, Hytrol’s manager of marketing, said at booth press conference Monday afternoon.

The app, called “Toolbox,” allows users to scan serial number information on systems, create parts “wish lists,” perform order searches, export wish lists, and look up manuals. The app is currently available for iOS/iPhone and Windows Phone platforms and will be available on Android in the third quarter.

Using the apps is more efficient and timely for users than writing information down on paper and returning to an office, and more practical than lugging a laptop in a warehouse environment. The end result is an increased level of information access for end users, said Poston. “We know knowledge is power,” said Poston, who added that Toolbox is a way to convey this knowledge “easily and all in one place.”

Hytrol also demonstrated an upcoming mobile app called “Genesis” that with a Bluetooth adapter that plugs into the communications port for a material handling system will support configuration functions on the app. The Hytrol Genesis app is slated for availability in the fourth quarter.

Modex 2014 is scheduled to be held March 17-20, 2014 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Conference Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2014 coverage.


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Roberto Michel
Roberto Michel, an editor at large for Modern Materials Handling (MMH), has covered manufacturing and supply chain management trends since 1996, mainly as a former staff editor and former contributor at Manufacturing Business Technology. He has been a contributor to MMH since 2004. He has worked on numerous show dailies, including at ProMat, the North American Material Handling Logistics show, and National Manufacturing Week. He can be reached at [ protected]

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