Get to know about dimensioners
What is a dimensioner?
Dimensioner is a tool to measure volume and dimensions of an object, most particularly of parcels and pallets. Companies that provide or acquire logistic services use dimensioners to calculate the shipping charge of freights based on their dimensions. Dimensioners are usually accompanied by scales in order to measure the weights of freights.
Introducing 4th Gen of Dimensioners
We at BeeVision strive for providing state-of-the-art dimensioning devices. We categorize dimensioners into 4 different generations depending on the used technology.
Get to know the limits of your dimensioner
How 3D dimensioners work
3D vision-based dimensioners are becoming more popular thanks to their cost-effectiveness and easy-to-deploy nature. As the dimensioning paradigm shifts from primitive ultrasound/infrared sensors and expensive lasers to 3D vision cubing systems, some questions may arise among users.
Why do you need to use dimensioners?
Increase your profit with dimensioners
There is on average 40% difference between the declared value and actual value of dimensional weights. Dimensioners provide you a systematic way to prevent higher-than-actual costs due to wrong dimensional data.
BeeVision: a 3D imager dimensioner
3D Imager Dimensioners vs Laser Dimensioners
Laser dimensioners have been in use for more than 20 years. They are robust and proven; however, they are very expensive and difficult to install. That is why it is quite hard for the companies to employ laser dimensioners. They have to think twice and make sure that they are profitable.
BeeVision: Master Data Collector
Increase your warehouse efficiency with dimension and weight master data
Warehouse and fleet management SW are commonly used but in order to take full advantage of efficiency-boosting SW, you need the dimension and weight master data of what you store and ship.
Transition to cubing and weighing systems
Points to check before adapting dimensioners
Are you still measuring packages or even pallets manually? With a tape measure? How do you save cubing data to your database? To perfectly control your shipping costs or revenues, you need a dimensioner. Dimensioning systems help you systematically and accuractely measure dimensions of packages and save cubing data to your WMS, TMS or ERP.Read more...
Image capture with dimensioning systems
Tracking and preventing damage claims
Current dimensioners are mostly equipped with cameras and images of products can be captured during automatic dimensioning. This provides you the oppurtunity to take pictures of incoming and outgoing products and save them either in the dimensioner or in your database as well.
Importance of cubing systems at e-commerce
E-commerce & Dimensioners
If you are running an e-commerce business, that means you are shipping at least hundreds of packages per day. Shipping charges are an important share of your costs and have direct influence on your profit. Would you not want to increase your profit up to 40%?Read more...
Don't want to take little bumps, ropes into account
Advantages of real volume dimensioning
An object with bulging sides naturally takes up more space than its original shape and it is expected that it is charged for higher cost. However, what happens if a fragment of label or tape sticks out from one of the sides of the object?Read more...
Connection to TMS, ERP, WMS
Integration of dimensioners to your system
First concern during transition to automatic dimensioning is integration to existing software systems. The reason lies in the past. Laser based dimensioners do not possess strong processing capabilities and thus their only job is to provide cubing data. You would need an intermediate computer or software to get data, convert according to your needs and send to your database.Read more...