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While most companies depend on truck scales and heavy-duty weighing equipment to determine a truck's load weight, many businesses are starting to catch-on to the advantages of the load volume scanner.
The load volume scanner is completely different form of technology in that it doesn't directly weighing loads, but rather uses volumetric scanning to generate 3D images of a truck's load. With basic inputs defining the material density and general weight per cubic metric, the system can take scanned volume data and convert it into weight.
Although a revolutionary means of high-capacity weighing, the load volume scanner is a rather simple tool that offers a wealth of benefits for many companies. Whether for construction, mining, or agriculture, the load volume scanner provides a cost-efficient alternative to truck scales.
Advantages of the Load Volume Scanner
The load volume scanner system offers a wealth of advantages. While its application varies per job site and weighing operation, below are some of the most common advantages of using the load scanner technology.
- Affordability - Compared to heavy-duty to truck scales, such as weighbridges and axle scales, the load volume scanner is a much more affordable investment. Most systems are fraction of the price of most other weighing systems. The load volume scanner can also be rented for short-term use.
- Portability - The load volume scanner can be transported from job site to job site. It's fully-portable trailer system makes it easy for any operator to tow the load scanner system wherever it's needed.
- Accuracy - Generate accurate volume and weight calculations time and time again without needing to recalibrate the system. The load volume scanner provides exceptional accuracy in determining the volume and weight of loads.
- Functionality - In addition to measuring the volume and weight of loads, the load volume scanner also functions to ensure proper load distribution in truck beds. The 3D imagery can provide immediate feedback as to any inadequacies of how loads are being distributed, thus helping to optimize throughput for high-volume operations.
These are just a few of the primary advantages that make the load volume scanner so highly-sought by many different companies. To learn more about the load volume scanner, visit LoadScanner.com to see more information about how the system works, where to invest, and how much it cost.
Walz Scale, a company commonly known for truck scales and heavy-duty weighing equipment, has recently unveiled its new dimensional weighing system for shipping and distribution centers. It's actually a complete line-up of dimensioning systems that making the scanning, weighing, and overall cubing processes much more efficient as well as affordable.
Suitable for applications spanning from high-volume logistics and distribution companies to local shipping centers, the dimensional weighing and scanning systems from Walz bring value to all relevant operations. Below we go into greater detail about some these new dimensioning systems from Walz.
Static Package Scanner (SPS)
Static Package Scanner (SPS) system is perfect dimensioning and cubing system for warehouse operations, shipping, POS desk, and any other organizations seeking an affordable and highly-accurate dimensional weighing system. The SPS is unique solution that combines affordable pricing and efficient, reliable dimensioning into on single, easy to use unit.
The SPS is designed with industrial-grade sensors that generate accurate package dimension measurements. Unlike most conventional dimensioning systems, the engineering and design behind the SPS allows for continued operation in rugged industrial applications and high-volume shipping stations.
In-motion Package Scanner (IMPS)
Taking these to the next level, the In-motion Package Scanner (IMPS) is a dynamic, in-motion cubing and dimensioning system for conveyors that provides real-time package dimensions and metrics. The industrial-grade design of the IMPS allows shipping and logistics operations to incorporate this system directly into their existing conveyor systems.
The IMPS utilizes field-tested, state-of-the-art laser scanning technology to achieve high accuracy dimension data at high conveyor belt speeds.
Coming standard with UPS/FedEX/DHL/USPS dimensional weight compliance, the system operates either as a standalone dimensioning system, or is easily integrated in existing conveyor systems. For operations focused on increasing efficiency, maximizing throughput, and reducing operating costs, Walz Scale offers turn-key IMPS systems to fully-automate customers shipping and manifest systems.
Pallet & Large Freight Dimensioning
Walz Scale offers a number of highly-advanced systems for clients needing an accurate dimensioning system for pallets and large freight operations. These systems, which known to provide some of the fastest and most accurate measurements in tough conditions, are simple to operate.
The data management functionality on Walz large freight dimensioning systems enables seamless integration into existing WMS (warehouse management systems.) For many clients, setting up a fully-operating and highly automated system is turn-key.
Similar to the IMPS, the pallet and large freight dimensioning systems by Walz use laser scanners to generate accurate dimensional data time and time again. Designed as an advanced dimensional weighing and scanning system for palletized cargo transported via conveyor, these are dynamic systems that provide dimensional weight data without the need to stop the pallet. Additionally, these dimension scanners are available for operations both indoors and outdoors, depending on the specific application.
To see more advanced cubing and dimensional weighing systems from Walz, visit the new website DimensionalWeighing.com for a complete look at all of the products and solutions the company has to offer.