ExpressCube: a low-cost solution for dimensioning and weighting

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ExpressCube ( announced a new low cost dimensioning and weighing system solution for moderate volume shipping applications. Designed to fit on a 24″ countertop, ExpressCube 150 will measure and weigh boxes with dimensions of 18″x24″x30″ and weigh up to 70 lbs. ExpressCube is a division of Global Sensor Systems Inc. a company that develops, manufactures, and markets sensors.

“Recent studies of a National Post Office found that 35% of its parcels had incorrect dimensioning and/or weights which resulted in lost revenue. This is especially relevant given the shift to Shape-Based Pricing by the USPS stating May 14, 2007,” said Gordon Cooper, CEO, ExpressCube. “If the postage is not correct, the post office will either return the package or charge the receiver. Couriers will arbitrarily adjust the bill upwards.”

“We recently demonstrated the ExpressCube 150 at an open house,” said Jim Spates, Partner, Innovative Mailing and Shipping Systems Inc., Long Island. “It generated a lot of excitement with potential customers.”

With almost every order different, the variation in billing costs due to dimensional weight becomes very difficult to predict without time consuming measurements and weight calculations. The ExpressCube 150 provides an instant determination of gross and dimensional weight. With the press of one key, a shipper can determine dimensional weight based on different factors used by different carriers. Errors are eliminated and savings are immediate, the company says.

Multiple communication ports on the rear of ExpressCube provide data input and outputs for integration to the customer’s computer, WMS systems, bar code readers and digital data displays. The ExpressCube 150 has no moving parts for low maintenance and increased reliability. ExpressCube is designed to be operating in less than 5 minutes from removal of its shipping box. The device does not use lasers or noisy ultrasonic technology, the company says.