Avery Weigh-Tronix is launching the UK's first forklift truck track-and-trace data- collection system at IMHX on stand number 17T159.
Developed in conjunction with Erwin SICK Ltd, the system combines a forklift truck scale with a bar code scanner, to collect pallet information that can be used to monitor the progress of freight through the hub.
Pallet weight and data is collected during loading or unloading without the driver needing to leave the cab, so there is no loss of speed or efficiency. An onboard indicator, the Simulcast WI130 from Avery Weigh-Tronix guides the driver through the scanning and loading process and downloads data at the end of the shift for analysis.
Avery Weigh-Tronix's specialist system engineers can create bespoke software reporting packages to detail the pallet's weight, time of unloading and reloading, its origin and destination, its contents and the total number of pallets in the consignment. The system could also be used to record who loaded and unloaded the pallet, providing accountability if there is any damage.
The scale features patented Weigh Bar weight sensors and out of level compensation to maintain accuracy. The bar code scanner is the first to use auto focus technology, enabling it to read data at different distances and on uneven surfaces.
Also on display for the first time in the UK are Weigh Legs that can be bolted onto new or existing conveyor installations for weighing parcels in motion. Typically, operators have to take items off the line and weigh them separately on a static floor scale. The Weigh Legs offer an automatic and therefore, faster option and can be adjusted easily to suit varying conveyor heights.
They incorporate two patented Weigh Bars for accurate weighing and can interface to a range of indicators for management data.
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