Also the environmental industry uses weighing hand pallet trucks on board freight trucks to weigh collected waste at their clients site. Also part suppliers in the automotive industry use mobile scales to count parts in just-in-time deliveries. Even in military applications mobile weighing becomes a major tool to determine load distribution on cargo planes and helicopters.
More applications you can find in the following industries: Logistics 3PL - third party logistics: mobile scales are frequently used in contract logistics. Especially in order picking: reducing errors lowers cost per order line and raises client satisfaction, which might mean renewal of the contract or acquisition of new clients. Retail chains: Distribution centres in supermarket chains use scales on walkie and rider pallet trucks for checking incoming and outgoing goods and for correcting picking errors. Express logistics: Companies like FedEx, DHL and TNT are moving more and more palletized goods. These pallets do not pass over the automated conveyor belts, but need to be identified and weighed anyway, for planning and invoicing. They are usually weighed on the lift trucks that move them around the hubs.
Also Air freight is expensive and invoiced by weight, which is usually declared too low by the sender. Air freight companies weigh to optimize their profitability by post hoc invoicing and to ensure proper weight distribution on airplanes. Since these companies always work under time pressure (waiting planes are expensive), they use weighing hand pallet jacks or scales in their lift trucks to minimize time losses.
Next example: fine chemical industry. Raw materials are mixed into production batches of semi finished product according to weight. The use of mobile scales increases process efficiency and reduces labour cycle times. Pharmaceuticals:
Mobile Weighing is the tool to optimize your supply chain
Jacob Blom, has more than 25 years experience in sales and marketing of Mobile Weighing systems, working for RAVAS Europe BV in The Netherlands. RAVAS manufactures and distributes weighing systems integrated in hand pallet trucks, warehouse trucks and forklift trucks. These mobile weighing systems enable companies to make their internal logistics cheaper and more efficient. RAVAS is worldwide market leader for mobile weighing. For more information http://www.ravas.com
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RAVAS manufactures and distributes weighing systems integrated in hand pallet trucks, warehouse trucks and forklift trucks. These mobile weighing systems enable companies to make their internal logistics cheaper and more efficient, to raise the quality of their products and services and thus increase client satisfaction.
In an evolving market, RAVAS is continuously developing new techniques that help us maintain our lead and create products that are of value to our customers