Every warehouse, inventory management, and product distribution center depends on accurate data to ensure high-end performance and efficiency. Scaling and weighing are essential activities in the logistics industry. Choosing the right scaling system and employing certain weighing practices is necessary to generate revenue and productivity in the distribution and logistics industry.
A reliable weighing system in logistics and warehouses can improve the accuracy of billing and shipping operations and in turn, enhance the overall workflow productivity. The latest technologies have produced the high functionality equipped weighing scales that can bring significant improvement in accuracy and efficiency in warehousing and distribution operations.
Lets us check out some of the best and accurate gadgets used in the logistics industry.
Lift truck scales
The truck lift scales are the forklift scales that are integrated on the trucks so that users don’t need to use a separate weighing scale. They are user-friendly and have a safety mechanism that makes it easy and safe to be used by the workers.
The forklift truck scales make it easy to measure and transfer the products and packages from one area to another in a warehouse. The truck lift scales offer the users with the following advantages.
WMS integration – The WMS integration allows you to program the scales for communication with warehouse management system or a terminal that is away from the site. By integrating the truck lift scales with a WMS, users can quickly send and receive information to and from a warehouse.
Safety – If the load exceeds the capacity of a forklift truck, it is dangerous for the operator as well as the people working around the truck. All the truck lift scales are equipped with safety bolts to ensure the safety of the load. These safety bolts keep the weight secure even if the overload damages the scale.
Accuracy – The forklift scales ensure the accurate measurement of the weight of any package. Forklift scales come equipped with multiple sensors that provide the accuracy of measurement regardless of the type of items.
Weighing huge boxes and pallets can be a challenge in warehouses and distribution centers. However, the pallet scales now are more accurate and easier than ever. Users can measure the weight of any package using the pallet scales.
Conveyor belt scales
Logistics and manufacturing units also measure the weight of items while they transfer them to use conveyor belts. The conveyor belt scales are used for weighing the items when they are being transferred on conveyor belts. The conveyor belt scales are available as freestanding units, and they can also be integrated into a belt.
The type of scale to be used depends on the type of product or item that users need to weigh. However, it is necessary to choose the right conveyor belt scale to get accurate results and save money. In addition to selecting the right scale, the correct installation of the scale is also essential for accurate weighing results.
Warehouses and manufacturing units need to consider weigh frame location, horizontal idler space, roller selection, idler frame, horizontal and vertical alignment while installing a conveyor belt scale.
The modern bench scales come with weighing indicators with backlit display that allows users to get the accurate weighing results for light to heavy products or packages. The complete stainless steel construction and waterproof encapsulated load cell make them easy to use in wet locations like cold stores, meat, and fish stores.
Floor Scales S
The floor scales type S comes with a robust weighing platform made of enameled steel. It has a separate weighing indicator connected to display the accurate results. Floor scales can measure the weights up to 6000 kg. However, the maximum weight capacity varies from brand to brand. Equipped with LCD backlight display, the unit can provide accurate results for light and heavy products.
Counting scale BSC II
The counting scale BSC II is a check scale used in many industries for counting purposes. Some products are difficult to count manually. The counting scale BSC II can count any number of items with high speed and accuracy. The unit comes with backlight LCD to display the results like weight, per unit weight and the number of units. The counting scales come in various sizes and weighing capacities for use in a variety of applications not limited to warehouses.
These are some accurate scaling gadgets used in the logistics industry. As accuracy is an essential element to enhance the efficiency and productivity in logistics, manufacturers are using the most advanced technologies to make accurate scaling equipment. The modern scaling equipment comes equipped with AI (Artificial intelligence) and IoT (Internet of things) technologies to make them more precise and efficient to be used in any industry, not just logistics and warehousing.