NTEP and non-NTEP configurations can help operators work more efficiently, confidently

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

GREENE, N.Y., May 9, 2018 — The latest solution from The Raymond Corporation increases productivity on every load by weighing product directly on the walkie pallet forks. The Raymond® Model 8210 — with factory-installed, fully integrated mobile weigh scale options — is available in two configurations: a legal-for-trade configuration in adherence to the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) or in a non-NTEP configuration.
The NTEP is administered by the National Conference on Weights and Measures, which has established a uniform set of criteria and test procedures for the evaluation of commercial weighing and measuring devices. NTEP scales are designed for commercial weight sensing and must be certified by the appropriate local U.S. governing office.  
“By using mobile scales on these robust, durable pallet trucks, operators can quickly verify inbound and outbound freight, and greatly improve order accuracy and create savings,” says Erica Moyer, product manager for pallet trucks and stackers at Raymond. “These solutions are ideal for applications that weigh or measure bulk materials for distribution, as they provide increased productivity and accuracy for shipment bill of lading and order picking fulfillment.”
These scales measure the amount of weight directly on the pallet truck forks and communicate — using either serial or Bluetooth connections — that weight to the operator through a LCD display called the Scale Indicator. NTEP scales are accurate within 0.1 percent of the maximum calibrated load weight.
The system consists of two parts: a scale mounted in the tractor fork skins, and weight-sensing load cells installed over a modified fork frame. The system is powered through the truck battery and includes IP65-protected electrical components for work in wet environments. Optional cold storage conditioning enables operation in cold environments down to -4 degrees Fahrenheit. 
To learn more about the Raymond Model 8210 walkie pallet truck with NTEP and non-NTEP mobile weigh scale options or The Raymond Corporation, visit or call 800-235-7200.
About The Raymond Corporation
For more than 95 years, The Raymond Corporation has built a reputation on innovation, quality and service. Raymond manual and electric forklifts meet a variety of material handling needs and offer advanced end-to-end warehouse solutions that enable operations to run better and manage smarter. This philosophy helps ensure Raymond and its customers are always evolving, always running, always moving ahead — and always on. The portfolio of advanced offerings includes the iWAREHOUSE® fleet management and warehouse optimization system; automated lift truck solutions for the warehouse of the future; and the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator, a supplemental instructional tool that helps customers improve their operations and meet industry labor demands. Raymond also provides industry-leading customer support through a network of skilled technicians and its authorized Sales and Service Centers. Raymond’s work in energy savings, space utilization, ergonomics, manufacturing quality and fleet optimization — combined with best-in-class products and services — work together to increase efficiency and lower costs throughout material handling operations.
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