Laser scanning is the fastest technology to acquire 3D images for many different applications. Integrated with specialized software, 3D-generated laser technology has become a key component to today’s latest dimensional scanning and weighing systems.
There are many different technologies that utilize dimensional scanning and weighing, but probably the most advanced systems are dimensioning solutions offered by Walz. By using Walz 3D laser dimensioning technology, shipping and carriers can freely combine PC software integration that can plug-in to most popular carriers. To protect themselves from the incurred cost of underestimating shipping costs for lightweight yet large items, shipping companies calculate charges based on the greater measurement between the actual gross of the package and the volumetric weight of the package, assuming that particular package meets a certain threshold size.
Static Dimensional Scanner
For smaller firms, the SPS system from Walz (“Static Package Scanner”) is ideal for POS desk, shipping/sending out and other warehouse operations, and any organizations looking for an accurate and inexpensive dimensional weighing system. But best of it, you can use this scanner to integrate with other shipping carriers and systems. How come, you may ask?
Today, it seems like even when you find a technology for 3D laser dimensional weighing and scanning, it lacks the needed integration you really need. The most important integration is the integration with shipping carriers. And here’s where Walz Scale really shines. Even more, Walz offers a number of highly-advanced systems and technologies for shipping companies needing an accurate dimensioning system for pallets and large freight operations.
Affordable Dimensional Scanning & Weighing Solutions
Walz really shines when it comes to ERP and WMS integration. This integration is included in an affordable dimensional scanning and weighing system from Walz. Even though this technology was too expensive for most carriers, with Walz this technology is not expensive anymore. Now, carriers can freely connect to the Internet and integrate with other shipping companies, including DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT and many others, which is an excellent feature.
Even though such dimensional scanning and weighing systems were unavailable before for most small companies, it’s very inexpensive now. Another area where businesses often hung up is the quality of components. For example, most scanners were made out of cheap materials. Walz system is based on a thick aluminium, which is perfect for industrial settings.
A New Standard In Dimensioning Systems
3D laser scanning technology is not a magic, even though the dimensioning systems that make it possible are very advanced. Behind this innovative technology, there’s a lot of knowledge, research and experience that makes the laser scanning technology seem so easy and simple to end users. If you are unfamiliar with the terms 3D laser scanning and point clouds, these are good terms to know.
3D laser scanning, in the first place, is a non-contact technology that digitally captures the form of physical objects using a line of laser light. Then, 3D laser scanner creates the so-called points of data from the surface of an object. Thus, 3D scanner simply captures a physical object’s exact size and shape into the world as a digital representation.
3D laser scanner measures fine details and capture formless shapes to quickly generate highly accurate the so-called point clouds. This technology is ideally suited to the inspection of complex geometries and shapes which require huge amounts of data for their accurate description.