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  • Dimensioners use infrared or ultrasonic sensors to precisely measure and weigh both boxed and unboxed objects to ensure things are shipping at maximum capacity.
  • Dimensioners are able to process each unit passed through it in seconds with a higher degree of accuracy than human measuring to prevent discrepancies.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used dimensioning systems: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
Cubiscan 125 Dimensioner
Cubiscan 125 Dimensioner
  • Measures and weighs irregularly-shaped objects
  • Equipped to a cart for full mobility
  • Provides shipping measurements in seconds

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About Dimensioning Systems

Dimensioners, sometimes called cubing systems, are a relatively new technology, making their first appearance in the late 1980's being introduced to market by Cubiscan. They were designed to make cubing, dimensioning, and weighing for shipping and inventory control a fast, efficient, and accurate process to minimize excess packaging and maximize the amount of product that can be palletized, crated, or shipped.

Cubiscan manufactuers dimensioners for any size application, from large room-scale dimensioners for oversized pallets all the way down to table-top sized systems for parcel measurement applications. Pallet dimensioners are for larger items and are most useful for large freight shipping. Parcel dimensioners such as the Cubiscan 125 are for weighing and measuring individual boxes, containers, or items and are most commonly seen in warehouses and distribution centers.

Parcel dimensioners, ideal for shipping of smaller products, can be used as standalone pieces or equipment or implemented into conveyor systems for seamless measuring to be sorted and shipped. When a parcel dimensioner like the Cubiscan 200-TS is integrated with a conveyor system, they allow for hundreds of items to be measured every minute with the need for the conveyor to slow down or stop to allow products to be measured.

Cubiscan dimensioning systems are immensely useful to any warehouse or material handling facility that has a volume of shipping, especially shipping of irregularly shaped items. They use state of the art technology to optimize every inch of your freight space, and because of this, they tend to be very expensive, costing tens of thousands of dollars. Fortunately, when buying used from American Surplus, you will save 40-60% off the price of a new Cubiscan dimensioning system, saving you thousands. Contact a member of our sales team for more information about our current inventory of used Cubiscan dimensioning systems, as well as our full selection of used scales for any department in your facility.

Advantages of Dimensioning Systems

Dimensioning systems have many different advantages in various fields and applications. Here are some of the key benefits of dimensioning systems:

  • Accuracy: Dimensioning systems provide highly precise measurements, reducing human errors and inconsistencies. They use advanced technologies such as laser or vision-based sensors to ensure precise measurements, which is crucial in industries where precision is paramount, such as manufacturing and engineering.
  • Efficiency: Dimensioning systems automate the measurement process, significantly improving efficiency compared to manual methods. They can quickly capture and record measurements, saving time and effort. This increased efficiency allows for higher productivity and throughput in industries that rely on accurate and timely measurements, such as logistics, warehousing, and shipping.
  • Cost savings: By reducing human error and increasing efficiency, dimensioning systems can lead to cost savings. Accurate measurements help minimize waste, optimize material usage, and avoid costly rework. In logistics and shipping, dimensioning systems can assist in optimizing cargo space and reducing shipping costs by accurately calculating volumetric weight.
  • Standardization: Dimensioning systems adhere to standardized measurement protocols, ensuring consistency across measurements. This standardization is especially beneficial in industries that require adherence to specific regulations, quality control standards, or compatibility with other systems. It facilitates seamless integration and interoperability between different systems and processes.
  • Data integration and analysis: Dimensioning systems generate digital measurement data that can be easily integrated with other software systems, such as inventory management or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. This integration enables real-time data analysis, tracking, and reporting, providing valuable insights for decision-making and process optimization.
  • Automation and workflow integration: Dimensioning systems can be seamlessly integrated into existing workflows and automated processes, enhancing overall system efficiency. For example, in automated conveyor systems, dimensioning systems can be incorporated to measure and sort items based on their dimensions, weight, or other parameters, allowing for streamlined logistics and material handling.
  • Versatility: Dimensioning systems can be used across various industries and applications. They can measure dimensions of objects, packages, pallets, or even irregularly shaped items. Some advanced dimensioning systems can also capture additional information such as barcode scanning, image capture, or identification of package contents, enhancing their versatility and functionality.

Dimensioning Systems Applications

Dimensioning systems find applications in various industries and fields where accurate measurement of dimensions is crucial. Here are some common applications for dimensioning systems:

  • Warehousing and Logistics: Dimensioning systems are extensively used in warehouses, distribution centers, and logistics operations. They accurately measure the dimensions and weight of packages, pallets, and cargo, allowing for efficient space utilization, optimal loading of trucks, and accurate calculation of shipping costs.
  • Manufacturing and Engineering: Dimensioning systems play a vital role in manufacturing and engineering processes. They are used to measure the dimensions of raw materials, components, and finished products to ensure adherence to design specifications and quality control standards. Dimensioning systems help in detecting defects, assessing product conformity, and facilitating efficient production processes.
  • Retail and E-commerce: Dimensioning systems are employed in retail and e-commerce settings to accurately measure products for inventory management, pricing, and packaging purposes. They enable efficient stock management, space optimization on shelves, and accurate calculation of shipping costs based on volumetric weight.
  • Freight and Transportation: Dimensioning systems are used in the freight and transportation industry to determine the dimensions and weight of cargo. This information is crucial for determining freight rates, load planning, compliance with weight and size regulations, and maximizing space utilization in containers and trailers.
  • Airport and Aviation: Dimensioning systems are utilized in airports and aviation facilities for baggage handling and security screening. They accurately measure the dimensions of luggage and assess whether it meets size requirements for carry-on or checked baggage. This helps in optimizing space utilization in overhead compartments, cargo holds, and security scanners.
  • Architecture and Construction: Dimensioning systems assist architects, engineers, and construction professionals in accurately measuring and documenting building dimensions. They aid in creating as-built drawings, verifying construction compliance with design plans, and estimating material quantities required for construction projects.
  • Parcel and Postal Services: Dimensioning systems are employed by parcel and postal services to measure the dimensions of packages and calculate shipping costs accurately. This ensures fair pricing, efficient sorting, and optimization of delivery routes based on package dimensions.
  • Customs and Border Control: Dimensioning systems are utilized by customs and border control agencies to accurately measure the dimensions of imported and exported goods. This information is crucial for customs duties, tariffs, and compliance with import/export regulations.
  • Freight Forwarding and 3PL: Dimensioning systems are integral to freight forwarding and third-party logistics (3PL) companies. They enable accurate measurement of freight dimensions, optimizing load planning, maximizing space utilization, and providing accurate billing information to clients.

Dimensioning Systems Manufacturers

  • CubiScan
  • Rice Lake Weighing Systems
  • Dimensional Weighing
  • FreightSnap
  • Accu-Time Systems
  • Walz Scale
  • Mettler-Toledo
  • CubiScan-Batch

Dimensioning Systems are Also Known As

  • Cubing systems
  • Dimensional weighing systems
  • Parcel dimensioning systems
  • Volumetric measurement systems
  • Package measurement systems
  • Dimension scanners
  • Volume measurement devices
  • Cubing and weighing solutions
  • Dimension capture systems
  • Automated dimensioning equipment

Dimensioning Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a dimensioning system?
A: A dimensioning system is a technology or device that is used to accurately measure the dimensions, weight, and volume of objects or packages. It typically utilizes sensors, such as lasers or cameras, to capture the necessary measurements.

Q: How does a dimensioning system work?
A: Dimensioning systems employ various technologies, such as laser-based or vision-based sensors, to capture measurements. They emit laser beams or capture images of objects, and then algorithms analyze the data to determine dimensions, weight, and volume. Some systems may also integrate weighing scales to capture weight measurements.

Q: What are the benefits of using dimensioning systems?
A: Dimensioning systems offer advantages such as accuracy, efficiency, cost savings, standardization, data integration and analysis, automation, and versatility. They help minimize errors, optimize processes, improve productivity, and enable better decision-making based on accurate measurement data.

Q: Where are dimensioning systems commonly used?
A: Dimensioning systems find applications in industries such as warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, retail, transportation, architecture, and customs. They are used in settings like distribution centers, shipping companies, e-commerce, airports, and construction sites.

Q: Can dimensioning systems measure irregularly shaped objects?
A: Yes, some dimensioning systems can measure irregularly shaped objects by capturing multiple data points or utilizing advanced algorithms to approximate dimensions. These systems can handle objects with complex shapes, such as cylinders, spheres, or non-rectangular packages.

Q: How do dimensioning systems contribute to operational efficiency?
A: Dimensioning systems automate the measurement process, reducing manual effort and potential errors. They enable faster data capture, streamline workflows, optimize space utilization, improve inventory management, and facilitate efficient logistics operations, resulting in enhanced operational efficiency.