Valve caps, screws and caps, bolts, fasteners, battery terminals, washers…the list goes on and on. While most people think of large parts like engines or radiators when they think of automotive parts, there are a lot of smaller parts that are just as crucial to have in stock. However, keeping an inventory of these smaller parts can be more time consuming than larger ones.
Manage Your Inventory with Counting Scales
When you want to keep your inventory of small automotive parts accurate without the hassle and unreliability of hand counting or guesstimating, a counting scale inventory system can make the process go much more smoothly and give you real time accuracy.
A parts counting scale will convert the weight of a batch of parts into the number of pieces in that batch. This is accomplished by weighing a small sample of parts, calculating the weight of an individual piece, and then dividing the weight of the full batch by the calculated piece weight. And while it sounds like a pretty simple task, a lot of scale manufacturers get it wrong.
You’re going to need a system that allows you to easily calculate the weight of a sample batch, but the average industrial scale may not be sensitive enough for such small parts. If the sample batch isn’t weighed accurately, it can affect the accuracy of your entire inventory. This means you need a scale the ability to weigh extremely lightweight pieces with precision. Our counting scales’ high precision, surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, and advanced digital algorithms make it a quick and easy process.
As an example, let’s say you have a standard 100 lb. capacity scale with a resolution of 0.02 lb. If your sample weight is 0.09671 lb. and your sample size is 10 pieces, the result is 0.9671 lb. However, your scale can only read to its best resolution, which is 0.96 lb. That’s an error of 2.5%, which is pretty significant.
Now if you chose a SAW-C scale from Arlyn, you’d have the same 100 lb. capacity but your resolution would be much finer at 0.001 lb. Using the same sample weight (0.9671 lb.) and sample size (10 pieces), the scale will read .967 lb. Not only does our ultra precision scale make the reading more accurate, it also reduces the margin of error to .03%, which is much more reliable.
Arlyn Scales Quick Count Feature
Our counting scales come equipped with a Quick Count feature that turns parts counting into a one-step process with no confusing menu functions. Our intuitive interface and large internal memory means you can complete the sample weighing process once, store the piece weight of hundreds of items, and completely bypass the sampling process in the future.
Inventory data is meant to be shared. We can equip your scale with nearly any communication port. Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Cloud, USB, flash drive, and other analog ports are available so that you can move your data to external computer systems or even to the web.
Custom Inventory Solutions
If you have hundreds or thousands of different kinds of parts you keep in stock, you may want to consider going with one of our custom inventory solutions. For example, you can implement a system where multiple bins are placed on a shelf and equipped with counting scales that will determine the number of parts in your inventory. Connected to a Wi-Fi connection, you can communicate your inventory data directly to an easily accessible website. An alert system can be configured to send automatic email messages when stock of a particular product is running low. Inventories from warehouses around the world can be monitored anywhere there’s internet access in one convenient place.
Factory Direct Pricing and Service
Arlyn Scales is a factory direct company, which means you get all the benefits of working directly with the factory when you work with us. These include extremely competitive pricing on high quality products and customer service that actually understands your needs and can offer you a real solution.
So whether you’re interested in one scale or an entire system, contact us today and learn how we can help you keep your inventory accurate and up-to-date!