In the manufacturing industry, there is no doubt that accuracy is a huge component. From ensuring products meet weight requirements to preparing items for shipping, weighing accuracy is crucial. On the same page, manufacturing businesses need to maintain and increase efficiency to stay competitive in tough markets.
Advanced weighing solutions play a key role in improving both weighing accuracy and the efficiency of daily operations. In this article, we’ll look at some modern weighing solutions that are changing how manufacturing companies do business.
Packaging and shipping goods are major parts of all manufacturing operations. This can often be a time-consuming task that takes up a lot of resources, so it’s the perfect opportunity to find efficiencies. Dimensioning systems use scales and camera combinations to accurately determine a product’s size, shape, dimensions and weight for shipping.
Dimensions systems offer a huge advantage in efficiency because the process of weighing and determining dimensions is extremely fast. No longer do people need to take manual measurements, therefore speeding up the process of preparing goods for shipping.
Also, removing human intervention reduces the risk of error because the systems are designed to be incredibly accurate. As a result, dimensioning systems save you money by identifying the correct freight class to avoid additional fees from transport companies for incorrectly weighed goods.
A wide range of scales are used in the manufacturing industry, and each needs to be calibrated to ensure precision. Some types of industrial scales include:
- Platform/floor scales
- Bench scales
- Counting scales
- Crane and hanging scales
- Mobile scales
- Shipping/postal scales
- Container weighing
- Dial/mechanical scales
- High resolutions scales
All of these different types of scales serve a unique purpose, so manufacturing businesses need to invest in the right equipment. Working with experts such as the team from NWI gives you access to customised weighing systems to meet your exact requirements.
Whether you manufacture small or large products, accuracy is crucial. For example, overloaded shipping containers pose a safety risk and also result in fines for shipping companies. Even standard postage must be weighed accurately to avoid additional fees.
Platform scales remain in one place for the weighing of larger objects, while you can also choose mobile scales that are portable and easy to use. The type you use largely depends on what you manufacture and your internal processes, but many companies find great flexibility in having both options available. Being able to move your weighing equipment around a factory or warehouse improves efficiency greatly.
NWI specialises in putting together the right weighing systems for your needs, and we offer a huge range of Spartan industrial scales for the most advanced performance and features on the market.
Looking for advanced manufacturing weighing solutions?
NWI is one of Australia’s leading experts when it comes to advanced weighing systems for the manufacturing industry. Not only do we have the best weighing solutions for your business, but we also look after all your service and calibration needs. Our team offers customised, tailored solutions for all types of businesses, and you can always have peace of mind that your systems are compliant and fit for purpose. To find out more, contact our friendly team today.