The totes use wireless contact charging and are Wi-Fi and IoT ready, providing real-time insight into the cold chain automation process
Phononic, a provider of semiconductor cooling solutions, has introduced a new intelligent actively-cooled tote and technology platform for grocery products.
The company has designed the solution for active, portable cooling and freezing of perishable goods.
Phononic claimed that the new product and platform offers better cold chain integrity, strong ROI and labour savings across the entire Cold Chain Fulfillment Ecosystem.
Designed to provide maximum flexibility and freshness for grocers and their customers, the new intelligent actively-cooled tote is also believed to help achieve critical environmental, social and governance (ESG) mandates.
Phononic’s system, which uses CO2 and water, is non-toxic and non-flammable and eliminates the use of dry ice, gel packs or ice blocks.
Phononic’s active cooling technology and platform is designed to eliminate the requirement for tri-temp storage capital expense in both fixed and mobile implementations.
The totes use wireless contact charging and are Wi-Fi and IoT ready, providing real-time insight into the cold chain automation process, thus increasing operational efficiencies.
It is designed to address multiple use cases, including storage, pick and pack, curbside pickup, delivery and unassisted delivery, hub and spoke.
Phononic cold chain fulfilment SVP Dana Krug said: “Our Phononic tote technology and platform for grocery retail not only provides for the highest quality of perishable foods, it also avoids the use of toxic, high GWP-refrigerants that warm the earth.
“That kind of positive environmental impact will be critical for climate control as this sector scales globally – and we know that our customers are focused on it.”
Phononic will showcase the intelligent actively-cooled tote and technology platform at the Groceryshop conference in Las Vegas.