31 May – 3 June 2016, Hannover, Germany


RAVAS-SafeLoad acts as an active load diagram for your forklift truck: it helps you prevent accidents, injuries and damages from tipping forklifts and breaking forks.

Mobile weighing

Amendments to the SOLAS regulations require that as of July 2016 the verified gross weight of containers must be made known before loading them onto a ship. Determining the container weight can be done by weighing the packed container or by weighing the individual items in the container, earlier in the chain. RAVAS supplies the mobile scales and the connectivity to make individual pallet weights available throughout the supply chain.


RAVAS introduces RCS Hy-Q, a high accuracy hydraulic scale for counterbalanced trucks and reach trucks.


In July 2015 the German Weights & Measures encountered a bug in the Legal for Trade software of our indicator 2100, which we have been supplying since the year 2002. It turns out that after a zero calibration the Audit Trail Number is not automatically changed, although this is required. Theoretically this makes it possible to extend the defined weighing capacity, by doing zero calibrations instead of tare-ing out the weight of pallets or containers (in practice this would cause repeated “underload” error messages every time the scale is unloaded).

RAVAS has corrected this bug in the latest version of the software for the indicator 2100: software version P7.8 (the previous version, containing the bug, was version P7.3). The software version number is shown in the display of the indicator, during start-up.

On legal for Trade units with indicator 2100 version P7.3 in the field, the electronics board should be exchanged for one with software version P7.8, before doing a periodical re-verification and re-stamping. Weights & Measures officials may refuse to re-stamp a unit with 2100 indicator version P7.3. RAVAS, or a RAVAS representative, will send you a special proposal for replacement of the electronics board of your 2100 Legal for Trade indicator, if you fill out the form.


In Gates’ DC near Gent, Belgium,  the order pick trucks are fitted with RAVAS weighing forks. The weight terminal  translates the weight increase on the forks into a number of articles picked and shows this number in the display. This helps the operator to correct any picking error at the spot where the cost is lowest: at the picking slot.  Gates has realised considerable cost savings. 
Waste & recycling
AVAG Betriebs uses a RAVAS carriage plate to invoice by weight
AVAG gets all kinds of waste delivered: metal, electronics equipment, paper and glass. These materials are processed into raw materials and partly sold to the customer. The recycled materials are invoiced by weight. AVAG has the legal obligation to provide their forklift truck with a calibrated weighing system. By using additional attachments like a rotator, it should also be possible to weigh bulky goods and transport.
Heineken uses iForks on their forklifts to weigh the beer tanks
Heineken Event Services supplies events with equipment and beer. Return shipments of 1,000 liter beer tanks are weighed to determine the amount of beer left in the tanks, since customers are only invoiced for the amount of beer actually consumed. Heineken uses iForks on their forklifts to weigh the beer tanks.
Logistics & distribution
Ravas Indicator Menzies
Menzies World Cargo handles all kinds of air cargo and transports the cargo back and forth to waiting airplanes at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. At the request of the carriers, Menzies weighs all incoming colli. If the actual weight is more than 10% higher than the weight declared on the Air Waybill, then the carrier can charge the extra weight to the forwarder. All weight data is stored in a database that can accessed by the carriers.
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Quaker Chemical fills drums with RAVAS electrical scale trucks
Quaker works on demand, there is almost no stock keeping of mixed chemicals. The filling is done using explosion safe weighing pallet trucks. ‘The weighing trucks have proved to be indispensable’, says Ad van der Meij (Supervisor Maintenance).
ACP manufactures parts for trucks


ACP supplies 500 to 1,000 boxes of components per day to several well-known lorry manufacturers. In order to prevent incomplete deliveries, all components are counted by scales integrated in the stacker trucks that lift and move the boxes. Thanks to the mobile counting scales the number of complaints from customers has decreased drastically.
FLOS creative component solutions counts parts before delivery
At FLOS orders consist of huge numbers of a single product. Since FLOS supplies just-in-time, it is of major importance that deliveries are correct. Which is why the components in incoming and outgoing shipments are counted on two hand pallet truck scales, saving and considerable time and avoiding counting errors.
Paint & coatings
Mixing and filling of car repair coatings
At Herberts expensive circulation systems became obsolete when they changed to explosion proof hand pallet truck scales to mix the paint, moving the scale from one component to the other. Thus they work faster, are more flexible in their production planning, and they have lowered their maintenance and investment costs.
Van Roessel printing office prints folders and brochures
Van Roessel Drukwerkers does specialised print jobs for the multimedia market. It sometimes happened that the presses had to be stopped, because paper had run out. Nowadays incomplete deliveries are already signalled while offloading the lorry, by a scale on a forklift truck.
Express Logistics & Air Freight
DHL missed out on turn over. They found the solution in a RAVAS weighing fork lift truck


DHL Poland was trying to solve a problem in their internal logistics: there was no efficient solution for weighing pallet shipments. Since these “special shipments” could not be accurately invoiced, DHL was missing out on turn over. In the end DHL found the solution: installing scales forklift trucks that move the pallets, in combination with wireless data transfer to their computer system.