An industrial scale is designed and built for use in factories, production facilities, and warehouses. The industrial scale's high weighing capacity is well suited to weighing large and heavy products and when accurate weights are required. In addition, industrial scales are built with durable materials to withstand wear and tear and the shock and vibration common in environments where the scale is used.
A typical industrial scale is a floor scale used for years by companies to weigh their goods. The floor scale is in a central location in the warehouse or production facility. To weigh pallets or containers with a floor scale, forklift and pallet truck operators must pick up their load and drive from one location in the facility to another where the floor scale is located. Once at the floor scale, the operator must drop their load onto it and wait for the weight to be calculated.
This process is time-consuming and can lead to delays within the logistics process.
Blog: Mobile scales compared to a floor scale
For many years, the industrial floor scale was the go-to product for companies to weigh their goods. But is the floor scale still so efficient? Isn't a newer, mobile scale a much better way to keep track of your inventory?
Disadvantages of Industrial Floor Scales
Although floor scales may be a less expensive option, they come with several disadvantages. First of all, the floor scale's fixed location creates many challenges. Each trip operators make to the floor scale adds time to shipments, and the additional fuel consumption could be a lot higher in these expensive times. In addition, the space taken up by the floor scale, including the approach, could be put to better use.
These additional expenses and lost revenue could become potential profit drivers with intelligent weighing solutions. When a pallet or forklift truck is equipped with a built-in weighing system, the weighing process occurs instantaneously. Integrating weighing into your logistics process will save time and eliminate unnecessary expenses. For example, mobile weighing saves an average of 1.5 minutes per pallet weighed—a daily savings of 48 minutes or 200 person-hours per year per employee.
Replace your inefficient and inflexible industrial scale with a mobile weighing system
A weighing system built onto your pallet truck or forklift makes your internal logistics much more efficient. You weigh where and when you want. During internal transport, for example. This gives you flexibility in your checks and saves time, space and manpower.
It is good to know that mobile weighing solutions can also be applied to your current trucks and can be built in all makes and models of pallet trucks and trucks. Whether you want to make use of extreme accuracy for mixing or dosing recipes for example, you are looking for a solution to make your order-picking process more efficient or you are looking for indestructible top quality for weights up to 99,000 kg.
Want to know how mobile weighing technology allows you to work twice as fast as with your current old-fashioned floor scale or warehouse scale? Read our blog Mobile scale compared to a floor scale, watch the accompanying video and judge for yourself.
Are you convinced of the advantages of mobile weighing, or do you have additional questions? Our experts will be happy to help!
Learn more about our Mobile Weighing Technology through our blogs
Discover through blogs, videos and other items how a mobile weighing system can make your processes more efficient and cheaper, generate management information, monitor the quality of your products and services and promote customer satisfaction.
Determine which pallet truck best suits your weighing needs
Due to the wide variety of applications, unique specifications, and requirements, it can sometimes be quite challenging to determine the best mobile weighing solution for your operations. Know that at RAVAS, we always have a solution that perfectly fits your specific situation.
How your pallet trucks and other trucks can 'suddenly' weigh!
Pallet trucks, warehouse trucks and forklift trucks are indispensable in logistics and in the industry. And then there are models on the market that can weigh. It is this mobile weighing technology that dramatically increases the flow in and around your business.
Save time, space and money with a Mobile Weighing System
With a mobile weighing system on a forklift, warehouse truck, stacker, or pallet truck, you can weigh in the flow of your internal logistics. You immediately know the weight of the lifted goods. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to drive back and forth with each pallet or container to a fixed floor scale. Mobile weighing systems save you time, money, space, and manpower and improve the efficiency of your intralogistics.
A Mobile Weighing System as the perfect alternative to your inefficient Industrial Scale
Would you please fill in the fields to receive more information on RAVAS products & solutions?
Ask our specialists for more information or a quote.