3 scales to improve efficiency at your fulfillment centre

If you operate a fulfillment centre, you know it’s important to maximize your efficiency. The faster you can move merchandise, the better your bottom line will be. Fortunately, having the right scales can help in a big way. Here are three scales you should consider for your business.

1. Floor scale

Floor scales are used to weigh items at ground level. They typically sit no more than a few inches off the floor and can be equipped with a ramp for easy loading. This type of scale can help you save on labour if you need to weigh heavy or bulky items. Instead of hoisting them up onto the weighing platform you can roll them on using a dolly or other device.

Floor scales are available in a range of sizes. At Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd., we carry floor scales with platforms as compact as 12” by 12” or as large as 5’ by 5’. Our larger floor scales can handle capacities as great as 10,000 lbs.

2. Pallet truck scale

A pallet truck scale is a manually operated pallet truck (also known as a pallet jack) with an on-board weighing device that provides precise, reliable readings. It allows you to weigh items on the go and therefore streamline your process. Compare this with using a static scale, which entails the extra steps of unloading goods onto a scale, registering the weight and getting them back on the pallet jack.

The pallet truck scales we carry at Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. have an accuracy of ± 0.1%, a capacity of 5,000 lbs. and feature an easy-to-read LED screen and push-button print function.

3. Lift truck scale

Do you use forklifts or lift trucks at your fulfillment centre? A lift truck scale mounts directly onto a forklift, allowing your forklift drivers to weigh items on the fly. Much like pallet scales, lift truck scales allow you to eliminate various steps in your work process. They can even be programmed to wirelessly link up with your warehouse management system (WMS) for easy data collection.

The lift truck scales we carry at Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. mount directly onto any Class II or Class III lift truck, have a capacity of 5,000 lbs and feature an automatic calibration function.

Top-quality industrial and commercial scales in Alberta

At Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd., we have an extensive selection of state-of-the-art scales, including floor scales, pallet jack scales and lift truck scales. We also offer scale rental for those who’d prefer to rent rather than buy their sales. Contact us to learn more about our scale products and services in Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Swift Currant and surrounding areas.

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