In-line scales get their name because they are integrated into conveyor systems, allowing products to be automatically transported over the scale on the way to the next process. In-line scales are usually placed between two pieces of conveyor, allowing smooth transfers to and from the scale.
The item’s parcel ID is automatically scanned and the weight is recorded and reported to the system software. The system software checks the weight against the expected weight and ensures the item is then properly routed to the next appropriate process. For example, items with correct weights are sorted to outbound shipping, while items with incorrect weights are sent to a QC lane for inspection and correction.
In-line scales are modular and can be customized to fit a variety of applications and needs, including ecommerce, manufacturing, food & beverage, distribution, and more. There are options available to weigh a variety of items, some of which include bags, bottles, cartons, cans, canisters, blister packs, cases, over wraps, pails, trays, tubes, flexible pouches, vacuum packs, raw or unwrapped products.