Volume scales for packaging and dispatch

Logistics companies have long discovered the benefits of volume scales. At any step along the logistics chain, they can determine the actual dimensions and weight of shipping units, speeding up the workflow, which is particularly useful where large numbers of parcels or consignments need to be handled. Read more...

Various areas of application in your company - 3D volume measuring system

The precise determination of the weight and size (dimension recording) of goods is essential for both professional mail order businesses and logistics companies. This is particularly evident when shipping to third countries as well as applying for customs documents. Traditional measurement with scales and tape measures takes a lot of time, and variable box sizes exacerbate this problem. In order to minimize your workload, BOSCHE provides you with high-quality volume scales that carry out both measurements in one step and, thanks to the non-contact measuring method, eliminate measurement errors avoid. Using an RS-232 or USB interface, the data can be fed directly into your merchandise management system and linked to your customers' master data. Depending on the model you choose, the volume scale can be used in numerous areas:

  • Determine and archive master data
  • Object measurement to optimize storage locations
  • Protrusion control with height measurement
  • Sorting of packages
  • Calculation of the optimal packaging

Semi- and fully automatic volume scales in BOSCHE quality

There are various types of volume scales available in our online shop: on the one hand, the measurement using a light grid and on the other hand, the variant with laser distance sensors. Each object is measured to an accuracy of 5 mm, offering the highest level of precision that is hardly possible with manual measurement. Choose the right product depending on how big it is. and heavy your packages usually are.

During the light grid measurement, the package is moved either via a conveyor belt or through a movable arch and is thus pushed under the light barrier. The volume scale simultaneously determines the weight and the volume of the package and calculates the corresponding volume weight. With the help of the adjustable throughput speed, your employees always maintain control over the volume of goods. The standard measuring range of our devices is 1,000 mm x 1,000 mm x 1,500 mm, but can still be increased thanks to the modular system can be expanded individually. The volume scales with light grids cover a weighing range of up to 100 kg, quickly pay off and can be used for many package sizes.

If you mainly work with large packages, we recommend purchasing a volume scale with laser distance sensors. At BOSCHE, these measuring instruments are equipped with Class 1 lasers, which are completely harmless to the human eye. In contrast to the light grid system, the package is placed manually on a platform, measured by three sensors on each axis and weighed at the same time. The scale frame made of powder-coated steel guarantees a long service life and, due to its low construction height, is perfect for easily attaching the packages. Equipped with calibratable and laser-welded load cells, the scales are designed for various loads from 30 kg to 60 kg up to 150 kg. The height-adjustable feet enable exact leveling, so you can set up the volume scale even on slightly uneven surfaces. The entire weighing technology is the same as with others Bosche products such as floor scales, counting scales, pallet scales or lifting scales are designed for daily use.

Bosche offers a perfect solution for courier, express and parcel services, which not only makes picking and transport planning easier. Planning storage locations is more accurate with this measurement. Thanks to the precise master data (length, width, height, weight), the selection of packaging is more precise.

What types of volume scales are there?

There are different types of volumetric scales used depending on the application and specific requirements:

Static volume scales: Stationary scales that record the volume of an object manually or automatically by measuring the dimensions. Examples are platform scales with integrated measuring systems.

Dynamic volume scales: Record the volume in real time during the loading or unloading process. They are often used in logistics and enable the automatic measurement of cargo volume during the transport process. The Linecube is suitable for dynamic freight measurement from BOSCHE excellent.

Volumetric laser scanners: Use laser beams to scan the dimensions of an object and calculate volume. They are used in logistics and shipping. The zippcube also records non-cubist objects by using two high-precision light grid pairs the objects to be measured are scanned with an accuracy of 1-2 mm.

3D camera systems: Capture the dimensions of an object using high-resolution cameras and create a digital 3D model. The volume is calculated based on this model and is used for complex shaped objects or in quality control.

Ultrasonic or infrared sensors: Detect the dimensions of an object without contact using sound or light signals. The volume is calculated based on the measurement data.

What advantages do weighing systems offer for volume measurement?

Volume scales enable the volume of objects to be precisely determined, which is advantageous in various industries. Benefits include:

  • Efficient space management: Thanks to the precise volume measurement, the available space can be optimally used to avoid overloading or underloading.

  • Cost optimization: Accurate volume allows transportation and storage costs to be optimized by avoiding overcapacity or additional freight costs.

  • More Accurate Inventory Management: With the volume data, inventory can be accurately recorded and managed, resulting in better inventory control and planning.

  • Automation and time savings: By automatically recording master data of length, width, height and weight within a few seconds, volume scales save time and enable weighing processes to run more quickly .