BZN Baustoff Zentrale Nord determines the weights of containers of cobblestones with RAVAS-1 pallet truck scales


Baustoff Zentral Nord sells cobblestones. Previously, they estimated container weights by counting the stones, before delivering to the customer. A RAVAS hand pallet truck scale weighs fast and without interrupting the process.

"The RAVAS-1 is robust, attractively priced, and easy to work with."


Determine weights with hand pallet truck scales

Baustoff Zentrale Nord sells wood and building materials from 12 sites in Niedersachsen, north-west Germany. Granite cobblestones are part of BZN’s delivery program. They are received and shipped in wire containers. In the past, when preparing an order for 1,000 kg cobblestones, the order weight was reached by counting out the stones, assuming an average weight per stone. There were considerable disadvantages to this method. It was very time consuming: the cobblestones had to be lifted from one container into the other one by one, while counting them out. And since there is quite a variation in the size and weight per stone, the estimated order weight proved very unreliable.

Save a lot of time

BZN decided to order a RAVAS-1 load indication system for nine of the sites. The RAVAS-1 makes the order preparation process for cobblestones faster and more efficient. For a 1,000 kg order a full wire container is lifted by the RAVAS-1. After having tared out the weight of the container, stones are added or taken away until the RAVAS-1 indicates approximately 1,000 kg. With a tolerance of ± 20 kg BZN comes much closer to the real order weight than with the old counting method. And since granite cobblestones are not particularly expensive (about 14 euro cent per kilo), the limited accuracy of the RAVAS-1 is sufficient. All in all, the BZN subsidiaries save a lot time during their order preparation.

RAVAS-1: 'Robust' and 'value for money'

BZN is quite positive about the RAVAS-1. They mention its robustness, attractive pricing, and how easy it is to work with. Every now and then the units are also used in goods reception and shipping.