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Wireless Inventory Tracking


Gone are the days of scrambling with clipboards and spreadsheets to keep tabs on your inventory. If your business wants to compete in today's data-driven world, it’s high time you embrace the power of wireless inventory tracking systems. 

Wireless inventory tracking uses cutting-edge technologies to transform the inventory management process. These systems include software components, such as RFID technology, Barcode scanning, and asset management software. But they also include hardware components, including one vital piece of equipment that often gets overlooked: the crane scale.

Crane scales in wireless inventory tracking

Crane scales offer several uses in wireless inventory tracking, as they go beyond simply providing weight measurements. Here are a few ways in which a crane scale can contribute to a more efficient and accurate system.

Simultaneous lifting and weighing

Traditional inventory tracking often involves moving materials to a dedicated weighing station. This may create a bottleneck or add unnecessary steps to the process. But a quality wireless crane scale can eliminate this step by integrating the weighing process directly into the lifting operation. Imagine a steel mill where heavy beams are lifted for transport. A crane scale can weigh the beams as they’re being lifted, saving time and effort compared to setting it down on a separate platform scale. This usage can also serve as a way to double check shipments of orders as they’re prepared for delivery. By weighing the outgoing shipping container, you can verify that the weight matches the estimated weight based on the items being shipped.

By combining lifting and weighing, a crane scale helps streamline workflows in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and construction sites, helping reduce labor costs while increasing efficiency.

Monitoring Inventory Levels

A crane scale provides instant weight readings, allowing you to track inventory changes as they happen for real-time inventory updates. This is particularly valuable for bulk materials like grain or scrap metal. By monitoring weight changes during loading and unloading, you can identify discrepancies early on and prevent stockouts or overstocking situations.

Accurate weight data from crane scales can also help you create more precise inventory forecasts. This allows for better planning of material needs, reducing the risk of production delays or wasted resources due to inaccurate inventory levels.

Calculating Batch Weights

For processes involving large quantities of similar items, for example, bags of fertilizer or lumber boards, weighing each item individually can be time-consuming and impractical. But using a crane scale lets you weigh entire batches as they’re being lifted, giving you a total weight for inventory tracking purposes.

Using a crane scale for batch weighing also reduces the margin for error, while improving data accuracy.

Data logging

A quality wireless system should have the ability for both manual and automatic data logging—an optional add-on to all of our Ron Crane Scales models. 

Automatic data logging captures weight data digitally, eliminating the need for manual recording and thus reducing errors. This speeds up data processing and the data can be easily transferred to a computer as part of a larger inventory tracking system. Real-time inventory updates allow for efficient workflows, improved inventory control, and better forecasting based on historical data.

Choosing a crane scale for wireless inventory tracking

Now that you better understand the need for a crane scale in wireless inventory tracking, you’re probably asking, “How do I choose one that’s right for me?”

Wired vs. wireless crane scales

One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is whether you want a wired or wireless system. 

While both wired and wireless crane scales can be excellent devices, in inventory tracking, a wireless system will usually be the better choice.

Some of the advantages are:

  • Increased flexibility and ease of movement around the job site for the operator
  • Increased safety by eliminating tripping hazards inherent in a wired system
  • Allows for multiple operators with additional readouts on a single system

Maximum lifting capacity

Choosing a max capacity is an easy decision as long as you know the heaviest weight you would need to lift for your particular applications. It’s important however to keep in mind that a crane scale should never be overloaded—i.e. you should never apply more weight than the stated max capacity. Overloads are both a safety risk to personnel and will damage the scale.

Accuracy and durability

A scale isn’t worth much if the readings it produces aren’t accurate. All Eilon Engineering crane scales have a standard accuracy of 0.1% of the system's full scale. This means, for example, that a 10-ton capacity system will be accurate within 10 kg of the weight. 

But accuracy alone isn’t enough—you’ll need a system that’s reliable and durable. Eilon Engineering systems are constructed using only the most robust and durable materials, allowing them to be used in a variety of work environments. For example, our load cell bodies are made of aerospace-grade steel for maximum strength and durability.

Add-ons and additional functionality

While most scales come with standard functionality like tare and zero, for inventory tracking you may need additional functionality, such as automatic data logging or totalizing. These functionalities and others are available on all Eilon crane scales.

Reliability and dependability

With five decades of experience, Eilon Engineering has earned a global reputation for excellence. Our systems are backed by an industry-leading 5-year manufacturer’s warranty, so you know we stand by our products. Further, every Eilon crane scale is fatigue-rated, meaning that so long as the system has never been overloaded, it can withstand an unlimited number of lifting cycles. 

In short, with Eilon, you’re guaranteed a weighing system that will last.

Get in touch today

Wireless inventory tracking is just one of many uses for an industrial weighing system. Get in touch today, and learn more about how Eilon Engineering systems can help meet your weighing during lifting needs.

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