Weighing System Automation and systems integration deliver high quality, consistent and accurate weighing and measurement outcomes, underpinning commercial success
If you’re in the market for a sophisticated industrial weighing and measuring system, the chances are high that you’re involved in highly trade exposed commodities production or highly competitive manufacturing and distribution. That’s important because operating in trade exposed and/or competitive environments means that efficiency and accurate data are essential to maintaining productivity and profitability. Whether it’s minimising costs, maximising production or reducing compliance risk – a detailed understanding of what you’re producing, how it’s being transported and where it’s going is critical to the long term viability of your business.
At some point that means you will need to consider the suitability and applicability of your existing weighing and measuring systems, how they integrate with your production, transport and sales systems and what information they provide you that will support continuous improvement, process efficiency and compliance management.
Industrial weighing and measurement systems have evolved significantly over the past decade or so. While weighing technology itself operates under the same principles that it has for a long time, the ability to integrate with other production systems and across the supply chain, using the latest information technology, has dramatically increased the utility of industrial weighing and measuring systems. These developments are delivering ever greater control to producers and improving commercial outcomes.
A critical consideration for installing a sophisticated weighing system is design and suitability – is the system you are looking at fit for purpose in relation to your production processes and products? The best way to assess this is to engage with an expert service provider that understands the contemporary science and technology for weighing and measuring systems, has deep technical knowledge and can demonstrate experience across a range of sectors.
Accessing this type of deep industry knowledge and expertise will ensure that you develop and install a fully integrated system that is customised and tailored to your needs, and uses the most up to date technology and equipment to deliver the best outcomes for your business.
In order to deliver world-class weighing and measuring results that can improve commercial outcomes, your weighing system must be able to deliver:
- Improved productivity
Whether it’s maximising transport times with weigh-in-motion systems, or optimising loads and axles distribution with truck or train scales, weighing systems should be able to deliver improved productivity.
- Increased efficiencies
Using the latest information technology to deliver automated outcomes, reducing repetitive activities and minimising labour inputs is important for any modern weighing system. By minimising human interaction in the weighing and measuring process, this also delivers enhanced safety outcomes.
- Safety and compliance outcomes
Vehicle and trailer overloads and inconsistent load distribution are examples of problems that can be addressed with sophisticated weighing systems to help ensure safety and compliance outcomes as well as minimising wear and tear on equipment and vehicles.
- Technological integration across the enterprise
Modern, sophisticated weighing systems allow continuous, remote and detailed collection of data that can be integrated with the entire production, transport and sale process, delivering essential detail for business analysts and decision-makers.
- Cost effectiveness
Finally, your weighing system should be cost-effective and fit for purpose to suit your business processes and requirements.
To better understand your whole of enterprise weighing and measuring needs and develop a customised solution for your business, take the time to engage industry experts like Trakblaze to ensure you get the most profitable outcome for your business.