How Advanced Cubing Systems Are Streamlining Shipping & Receiving Operations

Cubing systems (or “cubers”) are designed to determine the dimensions and weight of packages and other units that destined for shipping. Advancements in cubing systems have significantly helped to improve the performance and efficiency of shipping and receiving operations, warehousing and distribution companies, and other related business models. cubing dimensioning packages

In short, these cubing and dimensioning systems provide accurate and reliable measurement of weight and volumetric dimensions, making these internal process far more efficient and streamlined.

Industrial Applications of Cubing Systems

Automated cubing systems are popularly used in industrial applications, such as warehouses and distribution centers. An automatic cubing system provides both dimensional scanning and weighing components businesses need to achieve the weight and dimensions of large packages and pallets

The loaded cubes are placed on the number of scales which are integrated at one end of the conveyor belt system, whereas the operator scans the barcode label, which illustrates the weight of the pallet. Motorized conveyor then transports the pallet to the cutting of cubes that automatically collects dimensions of a loaded pallet as it passes over the head of laser sensors.

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The size is then combined with data from the scales and barcode scanner before transporting to the customer’s billing system, which then decides whether the cargo’s weight is of a certain category, or the other. This system tray for cubing commerce is approved by the National Institute of Measurement.

Travel expenses to be incurred can be precisely determined from the achievements of its data. Automatic cubing systems are able to accurately determine the cubic size of the loaded pallets, even irregular shaped loads (not cuboid) or the goods covered in black or blue plastic that could not be cut into cubes.

Cubing for Shipping & Receiving Operations

Cubers scan the units with laser technology designed to provide accurate dimensional data, regardless of the speed of the conveyor belt. The scanner allows the warehouse to handle a large number of packets at a much greater speed, thanks to high-speed laser. When it comes to the cost of installing this system, it is advised to have smaller cubes. Dimensional detector systems can be integrated into a carrier setting without changing the existing settings.

Many warehouse managers have noticed how effective storage functionality has become after installing the three-dimensional scanner. There is no need to use a tape measure to take a lot of time, since this information can be created in seconds, saving time and money.pallet cubing systems

The advanced technology allows the store to just connect your computer to the Internet and the software makes it easy to exchange data. Integrated with dimensional weighing scale systems, these static cubing systems provide accurate weighing and measuring solutions even in the busiest stores. Customers who have used the technology have completely changed the way of managing packages, and admit that installation was very easy.

In-motion Cubing Systems for Conveyors

The carrier based cubing systems may be used for boxes or pallets. The store can choose between 3 different sizes for cutting unit blocks. For busy warehouses, the 4010- cutter is better as it is able to handle high-speed scanning on the go, it means that the work can be done faster, with accuracy checked. Construction of 3,000 cubic meters storage budget is not so much activity with the system.

conveyor in-motion cubing systems

Advanced in-motion cubing systems are able to deliver some incredible advantages, including:

  • Labor costs can be reduced as a result of automation
  • Warehousing companies can provide faster and more efficient customer service
  • There can be a reduction in the margin of error in the recording of accurate data
  • Inventory can be more accurate
  • The store can be able to handle large volumes

These advanced cubing systems provide solutions that offer better functionality and performance at all levels of the design, the package weighs, and other storage needs of automation.

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5 Ag Scales for Efficient Harvest Weighing & Crop Management

Determining how much crop you have grown is very important if you are a high-volume farmer. You must calculate the weight of your harvest to know how much you can charge as well as how much profit you are going to make. To be able to do this, you will need to have the right systems in place.portable axle scales

In this article, we take a look at five types of ag scales used by farmers and agricultural producers to weigh harvest loads and manage crop yields.

1. In-Motion Axle Scales

There is so much to like about the in-motion axle scales. They are highly versatile, moveable, affordable and accurate. They will come in handy if you are a versatile farmer. They make the task of weighing loads from different fields absolutely easy compared to using a static truck scale.
If you are a farmer that works hard every day, you must be looking for the most efficient way of doing work. With the in-motion axle scales, you will have great weighing systems that are easy to use and cost efficient.

2. Grain Cart Scales grain cart scales

If you are a large scale grain farmer, grain cart scales can be ideal harvest weighing systems for you. Grain farming is very specialized. It requires taking a lot of detail to every crop. And since grains are typically grown in larger quantities, you will need to have a scale that is specifically designed for grains.

With grain cart scales for ag producers, you can be sure of measuring your grain crop perfectly because they are designed to use carts that hold grain. They are perfect scales for every grain farmer.

3. Weighbridge Scales

These are heavy-duty scales that are perfect for high volume applications. If you are a small scale farmer, weighbridge scales will not be ideal for you because there will be no point spending a lot of money on them for small scale needs. truck scales

Weighbridge scales are designed to handle large quantities of any crop so as to cut down on labor time. If you are a commercial farmer or large scale farmer, they are a must have.

4. Portable Truck Scales

Portable truck scales are designed to deliver a convenient as well as cost-efficient solution for weighing and managing yields in different locations. They are ideal for people that need ultimate portability during their weighing operations.

All types of agricultural producers can leverage the accuracy and efficiency of these portable scales to weigh harvests as well as manage data. They are also ideal for construction, logging, demolition, gravel, sand, and other operations that require moving from one site to another.

5. Onboard Scalesonboard truck scales

Onboard scales are used in agricultural applications to facilitate accurate as well as quick measurement of produce. You can use them to measure motionless carts and trucks as well as those that are in motion. You can easily install them in measurement systems in order to capture weights as well as number of trucks, carts or skid steers.

Modern onboard truck scales are equipped with processing units, sensors, and displays where data is rendered. You can also find on-board scales that are wireless, which are known as smart scales.

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Advanced Truck Load Scanner Technology Offers Multi-Industry Solutions

The new load scanner technology from Walz can certainly be a great addition to a number of operations and companies that need to calculate the volume and weight of large equipment or truck loads. Whether for farming or mining, Walz Scale offers an accurate and dependable truck load scanner system that successfully caters to these kinds of industries, and many more. Truck Load Scanner Unit

The load scanner system designed by Walz Scale delivers optimal accuracy necessary for payload management and determining the precise volumetric measurements of truck beds and other load bearing equipment. While it still might be a mystery for some as to how this load volume scanning technology is becoming the new truck scale, the way the system works is actually quite simple. Below we delve further in detail about the truck load scanner from Walz, what it’s composed of, its functionality, and its overall features.

Walz Load Scanner Components

The load scanner comes fully configured from the company and consists of many components. They are Walz Load Scanner Head, instructions guide and Payload Pro Operating System. In essence, this system is very easy to set-up and use. As compared to alternative systems such as weight equipment and expensive truck scales, a load scanner by Walz Scale offers you an affordable solution for managing load data.

Load Scanner System Components

What’s So Great About This Load Scanning Technology?

This Load Scanner uses latest laser technology to deliver results. It uses laser light in order to accurately determine the exact load carried in open top trucks. This technology works irrespective of whether the trucks is in motion or is traveling dynamically. View the load scanner in action by checking out the video below.

Volumetric Load Calculations

With the volumetric load calculations using this latest Walz Scale, now it is possible to take notes of products that are loaded onto the truck. This unique feature has been incorporated keeping in the mind the needs of various industries dealing with loads such as transportation, mining, or construction industries.

Fully Automated Operation and Monitoring

This particular feature is very helpful and it helps businesses to monitor their trucks while they’re being loaded in the warehouse right to the stage of transportation and delivery. This system can also keep a record of empty trucks.

The system scans the load and can also calculate the exact weight of the load. This load weight is then compared with other trucks in the system. When trucks are on road, this record is kept and maintained till the time trucks reach their destination and are emptied.

Compatibility Features

The benefits of Walz Scale load scanner increases due to its inherent ability to work with other devices and components. It can work in association with mounting hardware, computers, reporting software and 3D scanners. To make the process of documentation and reporting easier, the scanner is shipped by the company with all these components. For more information about compatibility features, see the load scanner details at WalzScale.com.

Data Reporting In Real-Time

Real-time data reporting is an important feature that ensures that truck load is according to the requirement and is now acceptable for delivery. This volumetric load scanning system also reports in real time that trucks have arrived at their destination and are now being emptied.Data from load scanner technology

Precise Load Scanning Calculations Possible

In operations where load’s cubic volume is required, the direct measurement reported by the Walz Scale delivers a reliable and accurate measurement which you can use. Unlike other payload management and valuation systems, this system eliminates uncertainties and variable in load variation, compaction and moisture content. In short, this system offers you an accurate volume calculation and eliminates all old school methodologies such as guessing and counting truck loads.

System Scanning And Measuring The Volume

3D Volume Scan ImageAs the truck or any other target vehicles arrives under the scanner, it precisely scans the load volume within 0.3m³ and immediately creates a 3D model or a surface profile. It then compares this profile with the profile when vehicle is completely empty, and the loadscan is then able to accurately calculate the load volume to within 1 percent. Every vehicle using load scanner if fitted with special RFID tag that identifies it as it passes through the load scanner and then matches it to its load. The maximum permissible drive-through speed is 3.7mph (6kmph/hr).

Volumetric truck measure is a requirement within the quarry, civil construction, and landscape supply industries, and many other sectors where flowable solids are traded by the truck-load. Portability is also a good feature of this 3D volume load scanner which is worth mentioning. Based on the scanner’s design, you can choose permanent mounting of the system in a specific location as well as can choose a portable configuration for using this system.

By working with volume instead of weight, a more accurate measure can be successfully obtained. Operators of the Walz Scale load volume scanner can literally “see” the load, whereas volume measurement is converted from weight is commonly affected by various environmental factors like moisture and varying material densities.

Customizable Reporting

The scanner’s system allows to customize reports according to the requirements of the managing personnel. You can choose the report details and the also graphically generated images for printing or for any other use.

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New 3D Laser Dimensional Scanning & Weighing System by Walz

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.3d laser dimensional scanning and weighing

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

Dimensioning SystemsWalz 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.

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An Inside Look at PFREUNDT On-board Weighing Systems

PFREUNDT has become a staple in the world of on-board weighing systems, not just in its native Germany, but also around the world, especially in North America. On-board weighing technology has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years, and at the center of this great revolution are companies like PFREUNDT, whose unique line on-board weighing systems now enjoy global appeal. PFREUNDT

So, what are PFREUNDT on-board weighing systems? What underpins their obvious importance in today’s on-board truck scales in the world?

The Unique Technology In PFREUNDT On-Board Scales

Granted, there are many global companies fighting for the on-board weighing scales space, but PFREUNDT stands head and shoulders above its competitors by having exclusive access to unique technology that makes its system significantly better than what its competition has to offer. Because of this technology, PFREUNDT on-board scales are of much better quality, more accurate, very affordable, and offer access to a global network of service centers.

Pfreundt-on-board-WeighingThis brand of on-board truck scales offers integrated connectivity through software platforms like Payload Pro Software from Walz Scale, which allows configuration of the system for use with mobile devices such as PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Users can even have Internet-based access to the weighing data. Although less advanced PFREUNDT weighing systems may lack this handy feature, they still offer digital monitoring capabilities.

These on-board scale also offer wireless transmission technology, so that communication of accurate weighing data is maintained all through. The wireless option is in-built into the on-board scales, which means that there is no need to use special software installed on to a mobile device in order to get the wireless transmission option. Users of this on-board weighing system also have access to other technological conveniences such the PFREUNDT web portal.

How PFREUNDT On-board Works on-board weighing scale

PFREUNDT on-board scale company offers weighing systems for a broad range of applications. Transporters, miners, farmers, and other professions requiring the use of trucks to transport heavy items can make use of this weighing technology. The good thing about these systems is that they are mobile, and this means that trucks do not have to get loaded, go to designated weighing stations, then get the weight adjusted to meet axle load requirements – all this can be done at the loading site, thanks to these on-board weighing scales. This saves costs as well as time.

The on-board weighing systems are also especially easy to use. The installation is pretty simple, as is the servicing. The systems are also very easy to operate, unlike former weighing systems. Additionally, these systems represent substantial cost savings because of their size. This is why they have grown in popularity in North America and elsewhere in the globe. PFREUNDT on-board scale are also sturdily constructed to handle the rough environments in which they are to be used.

Conclusion

PFREUNDT has definitely managed to make a name for itself in the on-board scales market by creating an innovative product that has completely revolutionized this industry.

The quality of PFREUNDT on-board scales is unrivaled, and so are the technological conveniences that come with this top-class weighing system. It is not surprising, therefore, that PFREUNDT on-board weighing systems have become popular around the world. For more information, please visit PFREUNDT.de.

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The Most Advanced Industrial Weighing Technology of 2015

When working in the industries of mining, agriculture, construction, public works and other industrial sectors, companies need the most advanced and state-of-the-art industrial weighing technology to maximize efficiency, increase throughput, and stay ahead of the competition.

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Those in these industries require solutions that are practical as well as expressly accurate and reliable. The following will guide you through the most advanced industrial weighing technologies of 2015.

In-Motion Rail Scales

For those that are in need of permanent and durable installations, in-motion rail scales (or in-motion rail car weighing systems) are an ideal option. These portable railroad scales able to provide highly accurate weights for rail cars and locomotives both dynamically and statically.

in-motion rail car weigh scales are able to ensure exceptional and top-notch outputs even in the most unfavorable environments and weather conditions. This systems are able to eliminate the need of track modifications due to the bolt-in design that it features.

In-Motion rail scales additionally offer a dynamic weighing function that is able to ensure more expedient weighing and exceptional accuracies of all rail assets. This is a system that is definitive must-have for any farmer or producer.

On-Board Truck Scales scale readout on-board truck scales

On-board truck scales allow mining companies and other industrial users to measure and track vehicle weights, which eliminates the need for an external scale. Given that these scales are on-board the truck, they are among the most efficient for advanced industrial weighing.

On-board truck scales, such as those offered by Walz Scale, host a hydraulic pressure system that is able to ensure the accurate capture of all weights. Their display is compact and small while the display is able to deliver an ideal interface in order for it to be located within the truck. They are expressly easy to install, requiring no professional assistance or added fees.

In-Motion Portable Axle Scales  in-motion axle scale portable

This scale type was developed as an alternative to larger truck scales. In-Motion portable axle scales deliver a weighing option that is extremely easy while allowing for quick weight inputs. Additionally, the scales allow for the reduction or elimination of overload fines, while being robust yet thoroughly portable due to it being battery operated.

These in-motion axle scales are integrated with a weight ticket printer that enables users to print tickets for each vehicle that is weighed. See the video below to get a view on how in-motion portable axle scales function.

Load Scanner

load scanner towerAlthough the load scanner system is not considered an actual scale unit, it is incredibly fast, simple to install and impeccably accurate. It is able to incorporate loaf scanner technology that is world class while providing users with large scale weighing and payload management solutions that are both heavy duty and cost effective. The load scanner is able to develop a 3 dimensional volume image that can be calculated into weight as well as track truck loads.

It is integrated with the software platform of the Payload Pro Operating System which is compatible on all computers and mobile devices. It is this proprietary software platform that allows for operators to monitor, manage and track load scan data.

An innovative aspect to the method of payload management was spawned with the advent of the volumetric load scanner. This is a scanning system that offers an idyllic solution for the volumetric measuring of bulk materials that have been loaded onto a vehicle. Below is the industry-leading load scanner system by Walz Scale.

This form of capacity scanning technology is a tool that allows operators the ability to determine optimal and accurate load volumes through the generation of 3 dimensional imaginings of the truck bed. They utilize laser scanning technology that is advanced and can be placed to usage in a variant of operations that include the following: demolition, mining, construction and more.

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3 Portable Truck Scales That Provide The Greatest Value

The mining industry at times can be challenging in many aspects. It is a common knowledge that mining involves long hours, hard work, and strategic allocation of the right resources. Mining operators need to make very critical decisions in how they invest and utilize weighing technology.

For most mining companies, it makes sense to utilize portable truck scales to weigh and manage payloads. Heavy duty weighing technology has advanced over the years, and portable truck weighing scales can be applied to nearly any weighing site. Additionally, these come in many different make and model designs, each offering unique features and benefits.Mining Truck Scale Portable

To help you pinpoint the perfect portable truck scale to meet your mining company’s requirements, below we feature three manufacturers that produce dependable, accurate portable truck scale systems.

Payload Pro’s Portable Truck ScalesPayload Pros Portable Truck Scale System

Payload Pro’s portable truck scales offer incredibly accurate readings, in addition to being some of the most easy to use systems available. Furthermore, these types of portable weighing scales come in various designs, many of which are specifically tailored for mining applications. The portable truck scales from Payload Pros are also highly-resilient. Moreover some models offer in-motion and stationary/static weighing operation, providing an added layer of efficiency and throughput.

Portable Truck Scale FeaturesPortable weighing scale for trucks

  • The scales are durable for long lasting and tough use and they are also resilient.
  • They provide consistent and accurate readings
  • They are in wide variety which includes steel and aluminum construction.
  • The scales are easy and also simple to install
  • They offer both in-motion and stationary weighing scales

Avery Weigh-Tronix

Avery Weigh-Tronix portable weighing truck scale designs facilitate their easy usage on almost every terrain and you can also set them up as permanent fixture. They have a modular design which allows easier setup and which never requires much preparation on the site. The manufacturer also offers great customer service and warranties.

Portable Truck Scale Features

  • The portable truck scales allows easier weighing of truck loads as you can use them at any place.
  • You can install the scale system on any surface which is not very unstable within 2 to 4 hours.
  • The scales are designed and made from various modular sections and this feature eliminates the use of preparing a site, which at times can be expensive and also time consuming.
  • You can fix the scale permanently.
  • The scales also come with warranties.
  • The company offers lifetime service, maintenance and support.

For more information on Avery Weigh-Tronix’s portable truck scales, click here.

Ag Weigh AXW-Series Portable Truck Scales

Ag Weigh’s AXW-Series is a good option when choosing portable truck scales that easy to use, high capacity, and provide in-motion weighing. Although a company that’s focused on the agricultural market, Ag Weigh’s scales can hold support the weighing needs of various types of trucks and are commonly used by mining companies. See the video below from WalzScale.com, parent company of Ag Weigh.

The portable truck scales from Ag Weigh are know to be lightweight, very easy to install, and also come with some removable ramps which facilitate easier mining. They also have a very durable carrying case for easy portability.

Portable Truck Scale Features portable truck scale case

  • The AXW-Series Portable Truck Scales allow for in-motion weighing of the vehicle axles beyond 110 tons.
  • The portable scale systems are super lightweight and also very easy to install.
  • The portable truck scales are either made of aluminum, which is lightweight or steel suitable for the heavier trucks.
  • The portable truck scales also come with various removable ramps, which are very light.

The three brands currently in the market are among most industry advanced scales. Individuals in the mining industry have tested them and the producer companies back them with some warranties support and also with their name. Therefore, if you don’t have a truck scale; you should research on them. If you’re in the market to purchase a new set, they’re a great option and also a good starting point.

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Truck Scale Supplier Spearheads Development in Advanced Scanning Technology

Load Scanner on the goThe Walz Load Scanner (also known as the Volumetric Payload Scanner, or VPS, by WalzScale.com) has revolutionized weighing process for numerous industries, allowing for faster open-top truck volumetric calculations and consequently faster payload delivery.

The Walz Load Scanner bypasses traditional methods of payload measurement by utilizing cutting edge technology and highly advanced algorithms to allow for non-contact laser scanning. As a result, many businesses, spanning from agricultural producers to mining companies, are leveraging a more efficient and cost-effective means to calculate the value of their loads.

Providing The Perfect Alternative

Walz Load Scanner in Action

Traditional methods of payload calculation are costly and cumbersome. They require the purchase of highly expensive scales and often the installation of said scales in a permanent location. Portable scales are bulky and not easily transported. This amounts to an unnecessary expenditure of time, money and energy, all of which could be better spent meeting project goals.

The Walz Load Scanner does away with the need for costly, unwieldy scales, and works by comparing an empty scan of a truck bed with a scan of the same loaded truck, rendering a three dimensional image of the payload. Trucks can be outfitted with RFID tags to facilitate the process. The trucks then drive under the overhead scanner at a speed of roughly 3.5 miles per hour, though high-speed scanning is possible, as well. Additionally, the Walz Load Scanner can typically cost less than half of traditional truck scales and weighbridges.

Unlike traditional methods of volumetric calculation, the load scanner from Walz minimizes variables in payload compaction (moisture, load variation), and eliminates the need for inexact tracking methods, like counting truck loads.

Easy Install & Use. Minimal Maintenance Required.

load scanner towerThe Walz Load Scanner system is available as a portable unit or a permanently installed device. Installation is fast and easy, and the portable units are easily transported to any given worksite. Portable units are ideal for the construction industry and for road or highway projects, allowing for a mobile solution to monitoring goods and materials.

Additionally, the Scanner is built to withstand everything that’s thrown at it, and the Walz Load Scanner has been proven to function in even the harshest of industry conditions, like excavation operations and high-volume mining sites. Unlike traditional truck scales and weighbridges, the Walz Load Scanner can potentially go years without requiring recalibration or scheduled maintenance. It has been hard-tested over time, and manufactured to reduce the chances of operator error.

The Walz Load Scanner provides detailed and highly accurate measurements of payloads, along with rendering three dimensional, thermographic images of the same. Individual truck load tickets can be printed out, or they can be stored on a cloud-based account and accessed for later reference.

Seamless Data Analysis & Cloud-based Storage

PayLoad Pro Load Scanner SoftwareAdditionally, the Walz Load scanning system allows you to monitor your materials and stockpiles in real time. All of your data can be tracked and reviewed via your desktop, laptop, tablet or outdoor kiosk using the patented Payload Pro Operating System.

You can even monitor your data from the comfort of your truck cab, using the Excavator Display, a touch-screen, window-mounted kiosk system. The ease and speed with which you can access relevant worksite data allows you to track material production without disrupting your workflow, enabling you to save time and money, and get the job done faster.

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Advancements in Weighing Technology for Trains & Railcars

It is absolutely essential to measure the load weight on trains and rail cars, not only for maintenance and safety reasons, but also for payload calculations to determine the value of the load being transported. For these reasons, accurate and reliable tools and systems must be used for the taks. Heavy-duty rail weighing scales (or “rail scales” for short) are one form of technology that has been developed to perform the task and provide a solution for such needs.Rail Weighing Scales Technology

Rail scales are specially designed to measure the load weight on railcars and trains. Although these rail weigh scales might seem like advanced and complicated systems, most rail scales are actually quite simple in nature.

This technology is highly valuable to various industrial, agricultural, and mining industries that need to weigh loads accurately and efficiently before being shipping. Additionally, these types of rail scales can verify the weight of trains and locomotives, as well as provide general purpose weighing, wheel balancing, portable scale operation, and inventory control. They are extremely accurate and easy to use, making them a popular solution across many different industries.

portable rail scale system

Benefits of Rail Scale Systems

In industries that work with high volume loads, rail weighing systems provide the best possible solution to determine the weight of a load. So what are some of the benefits of rail scale systems?

  • These innovative scales are portable. They can be carried to the location by two people and can be quickly installed in only a few minutes. Portable rail scale systems are very convenient and saves valuable time. The system can also be moved to another set of tracks in only minutes, which means that weight data can be measured on multiple lines.
  • This type of system is able to weigh rail car loads that are in motion. They are installed within the track and they measure the weight of the train as the car passes over them. Since the train does not need to stop in order to be weighed, this allows for maximum efficiency.
  • Many of these systems have advanced computing software for safety and warnings. This will allow them to distinguish the weights of different elements within the shipment, so that the entire load can be analysed.
  • Rail scale technology includes a number of features including cables, sensors, connection bars and drilled joint bars. They will help to capture more accurate measurements of the rail car, especially when they are installed at precise locations.
  • Rail scales are a relatively inexpensive solution, compared to costly weighing technology such as rail weighbridge scale systems.

Here’s a video of the In-motion Rail Scale System offered by Walz Scale:

Rail scale systems are valuable tools and it is crucial to be able to measure the weight of a rail car accurately. When a rail car is overloaded and weighs too much, this can lead to excessive wear and tear on the wheels, bearings, axle boxes, drive units, suspension components and gear boxes.

Rail Scale Technology

Also, weighing rail cars is important for safety reasons, especially in the mass production and mining industries. Since many of these trains travel at high speeds over long distances, any variation on the recommended weight can cause accidents and derailments.

This is why sophisticated rail weighing technology such as rail scale systems are so valuable within industries that need to ship loads accurately and efficiently.

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