Improving Inventory Management Efficiency Using Scales

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The article was updated on 18-12-2019.

In business, it is considered standard practice to take a complete inventory at least once a year. This helps businesses stay organized and aware of inventory levels. Weighing Scales, such as counting scales, can help make the inventory taking process more efficient.

Useful Features of Scales

  1. Parts Counting
  2. This feature helps in counting a high volume of identical parts accurately and efficiently. This can let you to take inventory at a faster rate and allow you to potentially avoid some human error from counting by hand.

  3. Batching
  4. Batching is common in many industries. This feature is designed to deliver set batches of materials with accuracy. It also allows you to deliver a quality product and track material inventory, which minimizes waste and reduces errors.

  5. Accumulation
  6. This function allows you to keep a running count of all the parts that you want to weigh. This helps if you need to count the same type of part in multiple containers or more parts than can be counted in a single weighing.

Programming the Scale

There are different ways you can program your scale to aid you with your inventory and standard weighing needs.

  • Preset tare function:
  • This is done by measuring and storing the weight of the storage container or pallet by itself initially. You can then weigh the goods with the container or pallet and the scale will remove the weight of the pallet or container, displaying the final weight of just the goods.

  • Scale connectivity:
  • Some scales are also capable of being connected to each other and will communicate so that the weights or counts from the multiple scales all are accessible at one device or display. This is a useful feature that can make processes even more efficient.

  • Preset Tare function:
  • This can be done by measuring and storing the weight of the empty container. The scale will remove the weight of the container and only display the weight of the goods in or on the container.

Scale Calibration

Regular calibration helps ensure scales give you consistent and accurate readings. The accuracy of scales becomes less reliable over time due to normal wear and tear and regular use. A scale can also lose calibration because of external factors such as electrical surges. Regular calibration along with routine testing will help maintain the scales accuracy.

To learn more about how scales can increase the efficiency and productivity of your weighing processes, contact the sales team at Quality Scales Unlimited.

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