For shipping, receiving, and inventory management operations, weighing can be an extra step that slows the process down. The Mettler Toledo VFS220 on-board forklift scale changes that, enabling users to obtain accurate weight readings without transporting every load to and from a scale.
The VFS220 is designed as an aftermarket add-on to any ITA Class II carriage fork lift. It consists of two components: a scale carriage assembly that is installed between the forklift truck's lift bracket and forks, and a scale controller that is mounted on the forklift truck's head guard.
Mounting the VFS220 scale carriage on a forklift truck is as easy as installing forks. Just hang the scale on the lift bracket, adjust the locating tab, and tighten two clamps. No welding or shimming is required. The moving scale carriage communicates with the controller by radio signal.
The scale is designed for improved safety and productivity. The center of the carriage is open, providing a high-visibility window that allows the forklift operator to see loads and position forks for lifting. A user-friendly touch screen additionally makes the scale controller easy to operate and allows the forklift operator to complete a variety of weighing transactions in a few simple steps. Administrators have access to setup screens for customizing weighing operations.
With a wireless network adapter, the scale controller can transmit data instantly to a wireless local area network. The PC card adapter uses standard Wi-Fi protocol for compatibility with any network. Because the controller utilizes Flash Memory, it will not lose data if the network goes down. The controller is compatible with peripheral equipment such as printers, bar-code scanners, and RFID tag readers.
Company: Mettler Toledo
Company Phone: (800) 786-0038
Company URL: www.mt.com