A volume measuring device can measure more than just volume

Volume measuring devices are used in various areas of logistics, among other things. Here you can help companies with a high volume of packages or goods to determine dimensions and weights (or even a barcode) efficiently and precisely. This digitalization of goods offers many advantages. In this way, master data is generated that enables optimized logistics processes.

For example, if new goods arrive at the incoming goods department, they can be merged with the existing core product master data to form a new master data record. This allows the goods to be handled, stored and retrieved effectively. The data also provides the basis for economically sensible loading of transport vehicles, swap bodies or containers. No space is wasted and everything can be stowed away to optimize the tour.

If the volume measuring device is also equipped with a camera, images of the goods are created during the master data capture. During later processing at packing stations, these help, among other things, to assign the appropriate packaging. Small parts in oversized boxes are now a thing of the past. This saves materials, money and protects the environment. Read more...

The Process - What Volume Measuring Devices Are Available and How Do They Work?

zippcube_features_dIn a combined device consisting of a scale and laser distance sensors, a cuboid-shaped package is placed by the operator on the device's measuring frame, allowing for volume and weight measurement in one operation. Non-cuboid objects can also be captured with the help of measurement stops. The highly precise laser sensors scan the boxes accordingly, while load cells located under the platform perform accurate weight determination. During this process, the corresponding volumetric weight is calculated directly. An optional camera can take the respective product photo for the master data. In combination with an industrial PC and the corresponding software, easy integration into merchandise management and shipping systems is possible. Corresponding interfaces (e.g., USB) also allow data transmission to higher-level IT systems or WMS (Warehouse Management Systems).

If the size and characteristics (e.g., non-cuboid, packaged in film) of packages vary frequently, a system for semi-automatic volume and weight measurement with a light grid measuring system may be suitable. Here, the object to be measured is placed on a surface made of safety glass. Subsequently, a measuring gate with a light grid is pulled over the object to be measured. The complete object is thus captured three-dimensionally, while precision load cells under the glass plate simultaneously measure the weight. Here too, an attached industrial PC processes the data for further use in merchandise management and shipping systems. There are also export options to a CSV file or SQL database. Optionally mounted on a mobile table with a interchangeable battery system, the entire system can be conveniently used exactly where it is needed.

Conclusion: Volume Measuring Devices Increase Efficiency

To capture the weight and dimensions of packages in one go and obtain optimal data for further processing and processing, volume measuring devices are perfect. Especially in logistics, they ensure improved workflows and can save costs.