Load Cells Manufacturer Flintec Wins Scanner Scale Contract

Load cell manufacturer Flintec has won the contract to design and manufacture a new generation scanner scale for use in point of sale (POS) retail environments across the world.

The client ­ one of the largest suppliers of enterprise solutions ­ chose Flintec for its innovation and proven high-quality POS solutions.

Flintec will be designing and manufacturing a custom load cell for the new scanner scale as part of the innovative weighing solution that it is delivering.

Flintec beat off tough competition to win the contract. The company was able to demonstrate a high commitment to quality thanks to its manufacturing facilities being approved to ISO9001 and ISO13485 standards.

VCAP approval for Flintec’s extensive line of NTEP-approved load cells was also deemed to be crucial for the application.

VCAP (Verified Conformity Assessment Program) is an assurance of quality consistency, confirming that Flintec’s force measurement solutions all meet the same precision accuracy standardsFlintec can tightly control quality thanks to its:

  • in-house manufacture of strain gauges
  • machining and heat treatment of load cell elements
  • policy of 100% meticulous calibration of all load cells.

Flintec is already recognised as an innovative supplier to the retail scanner and self-checkout markets, where products such as the planar beam (models PB and PBW) offer fast, accurate and ergonomic solutions.

The company has been at the forefront of high accuracy strain gauge load cell weighing solutions for decades and will be using this extensive knowledge to advise its clients on all aspects of weighing in both the North American and European markets.

Flintec Managing Director David Weeks said: “This new contract exemplifies Flintec’s continuing expansion of its capability.

“We are much more than simply load cell suppliers ­- we offer all the high-level expertise needed to design and manufacture complete weighing and force measurement solutions.”

Recent examples of this have been the start-up of a manufacturing unit to produce a baby scale based on planar beam load cell technology.

The load cell, electronics, software and mechanical components will all be designed by Flintec and assembled in one of its state of the art load cell manufacturing facilities.

Flintec is one of the world’s biggest load cell manufacturers. Its design teams are located in the USA, UK and Sri Lanka.