Phononic launched its Actively-Cooled Tote (ACT) 2000, the next generation of cooling and freezing for cold chain fulfillment, which combines the success of the first ACT, just now with learnings from more than 20 commercial installations.
“Grocers are facing a costly challenge to improve their fulfillment capabilities, particularly for perishable and frozen items, while achieving profitability, requiring a re-examination of the grocery fulfillment process,” says Larry Yang, chief product officer of Phononic. “For the ACT 2000, our team incorporated the feedback and learnings from over 20 commercial installations to provide customers with a comprehensive solution. Currently, the approach for retailers in on-site grocery fulfillment is costly, losing $13-100 order. The ACT 2000 helps close this gap by being flexible and scalable and delivering a proven ROI on cold chain operations and ensuring critical food safety and quality – ultimately enabling retailers to meet the demands of e-grocery fulfillment.”
- The ACT 2000 features a proprietary thermoelectric-based cooling platform that eliminates toxic refrigerants and environmentally destructive hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that warm the earth’s atmosphere. All while meeting the most demanding refrigerated and frozen cold chain needs.
- Available in both refrigerator and freezer versions for retail and automation environments, the ACT 2000 includes accessories, Internet of Things (IoT) data connectivity and turn-key installation.
- Updated features include lightweight and ergonomically friendly design for ease of handling and 33% more storage capacity for larger food items and multiple orders.