Weighing systems are so much more than a set of scales. Integrated systems help to improve the weighing process, enhancing accuracy and providing far more analytical data and insights. Let’s look at how software and technology are changing the face of weighing systems across all industries.
The role of software in weighing systems
There is no doubt that the world is becoming increasingly digital. Even in food processing, manufacturing, waste management and transport industries, digital technology is driving huge changes.
The main idea behind bringing technology into your operations is to increase efficiency. With that said, there are usually plenty of other benefits to modernising the way you work. From cost savings to increased accuracy, software offers many perks.
Data capture is another major reason software and technology are so useful in commercial weighing processes. Advanced weighing software collects and records all types of data that can be useful for tracking, compliance, chain of responsibility auditing, and so much more. With more data, businesses make more informed decisions.
Let’s look at some examples of advanced weighing systems that harness the power of software.
Food processing weighing technology
The food processing industry requires both precision and large-scale weighing solutions. Depending on what you manufacture or process, you may need a number of weighing systems for different stages of production.
The FlexPoint Recipe and Formulation software helps to ensure recipe compliance with an easy-to-use interface. When paired with our weighing systems, FlexPoint can store multiple ingredients and recipes and be used by multiple operators. It ensures the correct volume of ingredients is used in every mix and captures every bit of data you could ever need for tracking and compliance.
Waste management solutions
FlexPoint WinWeigh software for waste management facilities significantly improves efficiency, accuracy and record-keeping. This software links seamlessly with weighbridges, RFID systems, cameras, security systems, and so much more. In simple terms, it captures data from throughout the facility and makes your processes more streamlined.
You could also consider the FlexPoint Itemised Waste Management Software, which can be used in a range of commercial settings. Rather than being specifically used for waste management facilities, this software helps itemise the types of waste disposed of. It is most frequently used in retail buildings, apartment complexes and strata environments to enhance the waste management process.
Logistics and transport
Chain of Responsibility compliance is huge for the transport and logistics industry. For example, a truck leaving a depot with a load of soil should deliver the entirety of that soil to the destination. Specialised weighing software allows you to keep accurate records of any vehicle leaving your facility and its weight. If there is a variation at the destination, it can be tracked for better compliance.
This is only one example of how the software works. It can also be linked with a range of other systems to gather even more data. From ticketing and payment terminals to stock and inventory control, software is improving accuracy throughout the transport and logistics industries.
Looking for customised weighing solutions?
NWI is a leading authority on all things weighing. From precision scales in laboratories to weighbridges in waste management, we have customisable systems and solutions to suit all needs. We offer world-class quality and innovation with local service, ensuring you get the solutions you need at affordable prices and with local support. If you’d like to discuss your weighing needs, contact the team at NWI today.