Understanding Dimensioning and Weighing Automation: A Comprehensive Guide
By Rick Edwards | 13/04/2023 | Share:
In today’s fast-paced logistics industry, accurate and efficient parcel processing is essential for maintaining customer satisfaction and optimizing operations. One key element of this process is dimensioning and weighing automation, which provides precise measurements of parcels and their weight, helping to streamline the shipping process and reduce errors.
This data capture automation is also know as DWS; Dimension, Weigh, Scan
In this guide, we’ll explore the ins and outs of dimensioning and weighing automation, including its benefits, requirements, and MID approvals.
Benefits of Dimensioning and Weighing Automation
Dimensioning and weighing automation offers several benefits for logistics operations, including increased efficiency and accuracy, reduced labor costs, and improved customer satisfaction. By automating these processes, businesses can reduce errors, improve throughput, and minimize the need for manual intervention.
LFT Requirements for DWS
Legal-for-Trade (LFT) requirements are critical for dimensioning and weighing automation. LFT certification ensures that the system is accurate and reliable, and complies with local regulations. Any business that uses automated dimensioning and weighing systems for commercial transactions must comply with LFT requirements.
MID Approval for DWS
In addition to LFT requirements, businesses must also consider MID approvals when implementing dimensioning and weighing automation. The Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) sets standards for measuring instruments used for commercial transactions in the European Union, and approval is required for any system used in this context. MID-approved systems provide accurate and reliable measurements, ensuring compliance with local regulations and maintaining customer trust.
MID Approval also means that you can invoice your clients directly from the data captured without needing any human checks or approvals.
Choosing the Right DWS System
When selecting a DWS system, businesses should consider several factors, including accuracy, speed, compatibility with existing systems, and ease of integration. It’s also important to choose a system that is LFT certified and MID approved to ensure compliance with local regulations.
At Scaletronic, we offer a range of dimensioning and weighing automation solutions that are fully customizable to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our systems are LFT certified and MID approved, ensuring accuracy and compliance with local regulations.
Dimensioning and weighing automation is a critical element of logistics operations, providing accurate and efficient parcel processing that can help businesses optimize their operations and improve customer satisfaction. By understanding the requirements and benefits of this technology, businesses can choose the right system for their needs and achieve maximum efficiency and accuracy in their parcel processing operations.