SCALES and weighing information management system manufacturer Tamtron has launched its new-generation timber scale – the One Timber.

Described by Tamtron as a modern, more accurate scale that will serve its customers with the utmost reliability, the scale features the new Tamtron One touch-screen display and a strain gauge weighing link. The weighing link is based on strain gauge technology, so there are no moving parts or hydraulics that cause friction to affect the weighing result. This is said to eliminate the possibility of irregularities in the weighing results.

“Weighing accuracy is the number one thing – it has to be fine-tuned to perfection and the operator’s way of working must not affect the accuracy of the scale. The One Timber scale is extremely accurate and enables optimised load performance in all conditions,” said Harri Pentinniemi, product manager at Tamtron.

Pentinniemi also praised the new One display: “The technology, design and software of our previous scale has come to an end and now we have done a complete overhaul of our timber scale. Our customers had also hoped for more sophisticated features, but at the same time a more simple and modern display. We cooperated with a design agency to create a new user-interface for the scale and special attention was paid to its simplicity. The display’s durability in different environmental conditions was also increased.”

One Timber transmits data 24 hours a day wirelessly to the One Cloud, which can be integrated into a customer’s own record-keeping software. With the Tamtron One cloud service and real-time data transfer, weighing results are immediately transmitted to the customer, and orders can also be sent directly to the scales, locate the scale’s activity and view work done on a PC. 

According to Tamtron’s sales manager Juhana Ruupansalo, this new technology will increase the transparency between all parties involved. At the same time, the possibility of human error is eliminated and the work is more flexible when loaded amounts are not recorded manually.

“The weighing link is a small part of the scale, but it plays a big role in how operators and their clients will build trust with each other and with all the parties involved with transparent and fair transactions,” said Ruupansalo.

The One Timber scale has been in use by test customers for over a year now, and, according to Ruupansalo, customers have given very good feedback, especially on the durability, quality and usability of the scale.

“Tamtron has the advantage of decades of know-how in the production of weighing solutions, which has allowed for our scales to be extremely reliable. The company has long been a partner for crane manufacturers, transportation companies and we are well aware of the needs and challenges in the industry. The One Timber’s development work also sought to actively search for the variations in the user experience of the scale in different situations and users over a long period of time. This is now reflected in the successful outcome of the scale,” Ruupansalo concluded.