The RAVAS-1 has been updated. Our entry model weighing hand pallet truck is now fitted with a compact, dedicated indicator and consumes less power than its predecessor: it works on two AA batteries, instead of four. The RAVAS-1 is the ideal entry model for anyone who wants to experience the advantages of mobile weighing. At 496 GBP (advisory list price) the RAVAS-1 offers a weight indication in 5 kg steps, with a tolerance of ± 20 kg. For more information about RAVAS-1, for UK please contact RAVAS sales manager Nicola Whittle. For other countries: please check this page.
Advantages of the new RAVAS-1 pallet truck scale
• More user-friendly, the integrated G-sensor enables the lifting height indication in the indicator display;
• The integrated G-sensor for the lifting height improves correct use and the accuracy of the weighing system;
• Totalling function;
• Overload alert in the display;
• 150 hours of autonomy with only two AA-batteries;
• Professional battery exchange solution;
• Compact design indicator.
Accurate and solid
The new generation RAVAS-1 is the completely renewed and strongly improved successor of the LIST-concept, first introduced in 2004. LIST, Load Indication System, is the RAVAS owned patented principle of an indicative weighing system mounted on a standard pallet truck. In other RAVAS pallet truck scales parts are mounted in the pallet truck forks. Since there are no components installed in the forks of a RAVAS-1, the pallet truck scale is virtually indestructible. This also makes it suitable for very rough applications. There are no changes at all to the pallet truck forks, which retain their original dimensions. This guarantees easy entrance into low or closed pallets.
How does the pallet truck scale RAVAS-1 work?
Whenever a load is lifted with a pallet truck the chassis bends and deforms, as a result the RAVAS-1 knows the weight of the load on the pallet truck by measuring this deformation. The measurement is calculated by a sensor on the head of the chassis. The indicator of the RAVAS-1 translates this into a weight. The indicator shows the weight in 5 kg steps, with a tolerance of ± 20 kg. The maximum lifting capacity is 2,200 kg.
General check weighing
The RAVAS-1 is meant for general check weighing, at goods reception, when determining shipping weights, for preventing overloads and for safety checks. Since there are no components installed in the forks, the pallet truck scale is virtually indestructible. This also makes it suitable for very rough applications, e.g. in production areas or on board lorries.
New indicator, compact design
Redeveloping the RAVAS-1 led to a much more compact indicator. The indicator’s professional design follows the lines of the pallet truck chassis and therefore it has no projecting parts. There’s a metal cover behind the indicator protecting it from shocks and impacts caused by an extending load or a load accidentally dropping off a pallet. The indicator has only two buttons, instead of four buttons on the old model. This raises the ease of operating the system.
More userfriendLy thanks to the electronic height sensor
For most accurate weighing, each weighing needs to be carried out at a predefined lifting height. This means that one needs to lift the load to a fixed height from the ground. The new RAVAS-1 has an integrated electronic height sensor which tells the indicator when the lifting height is reached. An ideal aid for accurate use of the weighing system. Via the indicator display the operator is shown when the load is lifted high enough and he can read the weight.
NEW: totalling function
The totalling function enables the accumulation of multiple weights and to store these in the indicator’s memory. The indicator can add the displayed weight to the memory and accordingly it shows the total number of accumulated weights and the total weight. The “M”-sign appears in the display as a sign that the memory is active.
Overload – alert in the display
When the pallet trucks is charged with a load heavier than the maximum capacity of 2,200 kg the indicator shows an overload alert in the display. The system is then overloaded and the load needs to be removed (partially).
From 4 to 2 batteries, without loss of operating time
Just 2 AA-batteries power the new RAVAS-1. Compared with the previous indicator the electronics have gained so much on efficiency it only needs two AA-batteries. The autonomy of the system still is 150 hours. In practice, based on 10 weighings per day, this means at least one year of operating time on two batteries, without replacing them. To save energy the indicator automatically switches off when the indicator buttons or the weighing system haven’t been used for a period of two minutes. Replacing the batteries is very easy. On the front of the indicator is a small cover, behind which the batteries are. By removing just one screw the cover can be removed, reaching the batteries. Now the batteries can be taken out and replaced.
Next to product improvement, reducing the use of batteries in the RAVAS-1 by half, helps with our ISO14001 certification. One of our objectives is to limit the use of batteries to a minimum and to actively explore alternative sources of energy to power our products. Reduction of the use of packaging material is also an important goal in the environmental management system. Thanks the compact indicator dimensions the new RAVAS-1 has a lower transport volume and requires less packaging. As a result of these reductions the system lends itself perfectly for shipment in 4- or 6-pack.