Workplace Efficiency Technology 2014

Staying on top of the latest technology for the workplace can be overwhelming, but is essential to maintaining overall performance for any office. Compromising on technology to save money  not only causes poor efficiency, but also leads to a general frustration among workers who must sacrifice time in order to work with less than benchmark equipment. 2014 brings in new  technology designed to increase efficiency and make common workplace tasks  less frustrating.


A New Level of Engineering in Auto-Feed Shredders

Though auto-feed shredders were designed to shred independently, not requiring attendance from users, they came with time-consuming prep-work requirements for materials to be shred. Some auto-feed shredders required paper clips to be correctly positioned on documents, restrictions on staples as well as restrictions on the type of paper being shredded including double sided paper, glossy paper, folded paper, and crumpled paper. What was designed to save time ended  up wasting time.

The new Fellowes AutoMax Auto-Feed shredder takes the prep-work out of auto-feed shredding. Engineered with SureFeed Technology, the AutoMax allows users to simply fill the bin, push the button and walk away.

The AutoMax also features the Jam Guard System to prevent shredding interruptions and SmartLock which engages with each shred cycle to protect confidential information.  An additional benefit of the 500c AutoMax model includes 3 Start Delay options for implementing shred jobs even after the work day.



Enhanced Laminating Technology for more Efficient Performance

When laminating becomes an essential task for an office, the issues that commonly arise are reduction in efficiency related to the laminating machine.  One typical scenario is having to readjust the laminator settings to accommodate different pouch thicknesses.  If you’re laminating a lot and trying to laminate as fast as you can, it is very easy to make the mistake of feeding a pouch with a different thickness without stopping to make the necessary adjustment to the machine. The result can lead to jams and wasted time trying to get back into your laminating groove.

The new laminating machines from Fellowes feature AutoSense, which automatically detects pouch thickness and self-adjusts to the optimal laminating setting.  This unique technology eliminates the common mistake of changing the pouch thickness without changing the setting, so you can pay less attention to the laminating machine and more attention to the work at hand.

Another common efficiency issue with lamination is the warm-up. Waiting for your laminator to get hot enough to do the job can mean lost time at the office. New InstaHeat technology warms up the laminator faster , some models warming up in a only a minute–an important feature for getting your laminating job done faster.

In addition to these other time-saving improvements, these new laminating machines also feature an overall faster laminating speed, with some models laminating as fast as 40 inches per minute. With speeds like that, laminating does not have to be a workplace task that takes up all your time.


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