TAMPA, FLA – It is estimated that 20% of all containers are not weighed accurately enough which has led to under-declaration of container weights, or unsafe loading, which has been responsible for many serious accidents, and was implicated in the sinking of the MSC Napoli in 2007.
Inaccurate container weights also cause truck accidents and train derailments due to unstable loads. According to official statistics 600 containers are washed overboard every year, although International Cargo Handling Coordination Association puts the real figure closer to 10,000.
Keytroller has set a new standard in forklift weighing with the introduction of the most accurate hydraulic scale on the market. The PRECISE Hi-Accuracy Forklift Scale offers weighing precision nearly as accurate as carriage or fork load cell scales, but at half the cost. Additionally, the product is water resistant and designed to withstand tough, abusive applications.
The PRECISE Hi-Accuracy Forklift Scale is equipped with a 4.3 inch color LCD touchscreen and solenoid operated bypass module, enabling it to achieve the highest accuracy reading of any hydraulic scale on the market.
Operation of the scale is simple:
When an operator is ready to weigh a load, he/she raises the load to the level of the magnetic sensor, which beeps, alerting him/her to start the weighing process.
When the weighing process begins, a horizontal line on the display gives the operator a reference as to the load’s full-capacity percentage for the forklift.
When a load picked is above the preprogrammed full-capacity percentage threshold, the unit will warn the operator. If the overload continues, an external siren alarm will sound. The devise will automatically store the time and date of the previous 10 overload events in the memory log.
How it works:
Hydraulic fluid under pressure bypasses through the module, past the sensor, where it samples hundreds of pressure readings. This process removes the majority of pressure inaccuracy that is associated with single reading conventional hydraulic scales. This technology enables the product to maintain a 0.2 percent maximum deviation.
Users are able to name up to 100 different channels, such as aluminum scrap, XYZ Inc, etc., as well as totalize each channel’s gross weight, tare (container weight) and net weight. Further, an operator can input a reference to each weighment (such as PO#, invoice#, customer name, etc.). Each channel stores up to 1400 events with independent identifiers entered for each weighment.
Users can remove the weighing data with a USB stick, or by removing the SD memory card. Weighing event log data is time and date stamped and can be exported to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, where the data can be manipulated into reports, graphs and charts.
Keytroller offers a tabletop demonstration kit, which allows qualified buyers to evaluate the quality, design, features and capabilities of the PRECISE Hi-Accuracy Forklift Scale.
To view a video of the PRECISE Hi-Accuracy Forklift Scale in action or obtain additional product information, visit http://www.keytroller.com/PRECISE-Hi-Accuracy-Forklift-Scale.html.
About Keytroller, LLC
Founded in 1988, Keytroller, LLC designs, manufactures and supplies a full line of electronic safety devices designed for forklifts, construction equipment, aerial lifts, personal carriers, boats and vehicles. Their solutions include: RFID/code, access-monitoring systems; electronic checklist automation; impact and speed sensing and control; directional shift controls; anti-theft wireless relay systems; digital video DVR recorders with GPS; wireless camera viewing systems, forklift spotlight warning LED, cellular and WiFi hour meters; and high accuracy hydraulic weigh scales. Keytroller is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and enjoys relationships with over 500 North American equipment dealers (aftermarket) many OEM vehicle manufacturers (installed as original equipment) and importers in England, Europe, Australia, South America and Southeast Asia.