What is StockVUE?
StockVUE is an iOT solution for managing inventory remotely.
It automatically "counts" parts placed in bins by measuring the weights of the contents of the bin using digital weight scales. The scales are networked using routers which collect data from the scales. This data is then uploaded to a secure database in the Cloud. The weight data is then processed to calculate the number of parts in the bins and to generate alerts for stock outs or parts low on stock. Inventory data can be accessed from Anywhere, Anytime on any device using an Internet browser.
What problem does StockVUE address?
Every manufacturer, distributor or end-user of small parts, faces the following challenges:
- Manual, labor intensive process to monitor inventory
- High cost of labor and required resources such as vehicle, fuel and per diem costs
- Lack of remote visibility
- Higher carrying costs for extra stock on hand in order to avoid stock outs
Distributors who offer Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Services particularly face this acute problem. They have to provide service level guarantees and availability guarantees to customers. But in order to meet these promises, they have to hire, train and manage personnel who can actually physically go to the Point of Use (POU) sites using a vehicle and take an inventory of parts and create an order and then send it in for fulfillment.
How does StockVUE work?
Our inventory management system offers a complete end-to-end hardware and software solution. You can view inventory status from anywhere in the world and effortlessly track inventory at remote customer sites via a PC, Tablet or a mobile phone. Data can be imported or exported into ERP systems offered by Oracle, SAP, SalesForce, NetSuite and others via secure connections for data exchange between databases.
Key Highlights of StockVUE
of Parts using
Networked Digital Scales
Wireless Cloud Solution
Integrated with ERP
eMail or SMS Alerts
or Low Parts
Works for discrete parts,
powders, liquids and gases
stored in tanks
In addition to monitoring inventory levels of small discrete parts, StockVUE can be used for many diverse use cases as shown below. Click on a Tab to view the use cases below:
Mail Delivery Companies can use StockVUE to track mail boxes to see if it has a package
Water Delivery Companies can use StockVUE to track water levels and deliver new bottles just in time
Waste Management Companies can use StockVUE to track waste bins and decide when to pick up
Inventory Tracking for Just-in-Time Replenishment & Productivity Management
IV Bag Monitoring and Alerting System using StockVUE
Hospital Bed Weight Sensing for Patient Tracking, Fall Prevention and Sleep Monitoring
Retail stores can use StockVUE to track items and reduce theft and pilferage
How do I implement StockVUE in my organization?
1. Pick appropriate Digital Bin Scales for your application
|Size:||9" x 7"||13" x 9"||15" x 18" Top (15 " x 18" Base)|
|Compatible Bins:||Akro Bin 30-230||Akro Bin 30-240||Large Bins and Boxes|
0-3 kg, 0-5 kg, 0-10 kg, 0-20 kg
(0-6.6 lb, 0-11 lb, 0-22 lb, 0-44 lb)
0-10 kg, 0-20 kg
(0-22 lb, 0-44 lb)
0-50 kg, 0-100 kg, 0-250 kg, 0-500 kg
(0-110 lb, 0-220 lb, 0-550 lb, 0-1100 lb)
|Accuracy:||0.1% of Full Scale||0.1% of Full Scale||0.1% of Full Scale|
|Resolution:||0.01% of Full Scale||0.01% of Full Scale||0.01% of Full Scale|
We also offer larger floor scales such as 3 ft x 3 ft or 4 ft x 4 ft scales. Custom sizes to fit specific shelves and racks can also be built.
2. Connect Scales to Sensor Router
Each Sensor Router accepts up to 12 Digital Bin Scales and communicates directly to a PC on site with Internet access via WiFi.
3. Place scales and routers on shelves
4. Run StockVUE Client
The StockVUE Client runs on a Windows PC or Tablet on site in the vicinity of the smart scales usually within about 1000 feet or 300 meters - the typical range of a WiFi LAN network. The Client StockVUE program communicates with the digital smart scales and makes sure they are functioning. It talks to the digital smart scales and gathers data from them, packages it into a compact secure message and uploads the data into the StockVUE Cloud into a secure Relational Database.
5. Access inventory data from anywhere in the world via PC, Smartphone or Tablet
Review part usage and replenishment history
The system sends SMS messages, email alerts to inform designated team members about low parts or stock-outs
Automatically generate suggested re-order list
6. Receive regular updates and alerts
Status of Critical and Low items can be received by at chosen time intervals, for example, every 1 hour, 2 hours, 24 hours, etc. A sample report is shown below.
Sample Inventory Report Email
|SKU||Customer SKU||Description||Max/Min/Critical||Quantity in Stock||Status||Location Code|
|EB-114||EB-114||Eye Bolt, 1-1/4" Thread||10/4/2||2||Low||Fremont, CA|
|EB-1220||EB-1220||Eye Bolt, 1/2"-20 Thread||15/8/6||7||Low||Fremont, CA|
|EB-1420||EB-1420||Eye Bolt, 1/4"-20 Thread||15/8/6||7||Low||Fremont, CA|
|EB-1428||EB-1428||Eye Bolt, 1/4"-28 Thread||15/8/6||6||Low||Fremont, CA|
|EB-3416||EB-3416||Eye Bolt, 3/4"-16 Thread||10/4/2||1||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|EB-7814||EB-7814||Eye Bolt, 7/8"-14 Thread||10/4/2||3||Low||Fremont, CA|
|EB-M6||EB-M6||Eye Bolt, M6||10/4/2||0||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|FP-1220||FP-1220||Foot, Threaded Scale, 1/2:-20||15/6/4||1||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|iPedal-U-300||iPedal-U-300||iPedal Force Sensor, 300Lb Capacity, SST||10/4/2||3||Low||Fremont, CA|
|LB-11412||LB-11412||Load Button, 1-1/4"-12 Thread||10/5/3||0||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|LF-M12-F||LF-M12-F||Foot, Leveling, M12, Female||15/8/4||5||Low||Fremont, CA|
|LF-M6-F||LF-M6-F||Foot, Leveling , M6, Female||10/8/4||7||Low||Fremont, CA|
|LUD-010-025-S||LUD-010-025-S||iLoad Sensor, 10Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||2||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|LUD-050-025-S||LUD-050-025-S||iLoad Sensor, 50Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||0||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|LUD-100-025-S||LUD-100-025-S||iLoad Sensor, 100Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||1||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|LUD-250-025-S||LUD-250-025-S||iLoad Sensor, 250Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||0||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|LUD-500-025-S||LUD-500-025-S||iLoad Sensor, 500Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||0||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|PUF-01K-025-S||PUF-01K-025-S||iLoad Pro Sensor, 1000Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||3||Low||Fremont, CA|
|PUF-050-025-S||PUF-050-025-S||iLoad Pro Sensor, 50Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||2||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|PUF-05K-025-S||PUF-05K-025-S||iLoad Pro Sensor, 5000Lb Capacity, SST||10/4/2||2||Low||Fremont, CA|
|PUF-100-025-S||PUF-100-025-S||iLoad Pro Sensor, 100Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||1||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|PUF-10K-200-S||iLoad Pro 10K Lb||10/4/2||3||Low||Fremont, CA|
|PUF-250-025-S||PUF-250-025-S||iLoad Pro Sensor, 250Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||3||Low||Fremont, CA|
|PUF-2HK-025-S||PUF-2HK-025-S||iLoad Pro Sensor, 2500Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||0||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|RE-1032-F||RE-1032-F||Rod End, 10-32, Female||10/8/6||6||Low||Fremont, CA|
|RE-112-M||RE-112-M||Rod End, 1"-12 thread||10/4/2||2||Low||Fremont, CA|
|RE-11412-M||RE-11412-M||Rod End, 1-1/4"-12, Male||10/4/2||0||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|RE-1220-M||RE-1220-M||Rod End, 1/2"-20, Male||15/8/4||6||Low||Fremont, CA|
|RE-7814-M||RE-7814-M||Rod Ends, 7/8"-14, Male||6/4/2||2||Low||Fremont, CA|
|RE-M3-F||RE-M3-F||Rod End, M3, Female||6/4/2||3||Low||Fremont, CA|
|RE-M5-F||RE-M5-F||Rod End, M5, Female||10/6/4||3||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|SX-RAP3||SX-RAP3||Shim, AL, RAP3||400/75/50||0||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|SX-RSP1||SX-RSP1||Shim, AL, RSP1||400/100/50||57||Low||Fremont, CA|
|TUF-100-025-S||TUF-100-025-S||iLoad TR Sensor, 100Lb Capacity, SST||10/5/3||4||Low||Fremont, CA|
|TX-125||TX-125||Tension Adapter, iLoad Mini, SST||20/8/6||0||Critical||Fremont, CA|
|TX-300||TX-300||Tension Adapter, iLoad, SST||20/8/6||7||Low||Fremont, CA|
7. How do I get started?
The best way to get started is to order a demo kit with 12 smart scales (Eight of the 7" x 9" scales and four of the 9" x 13" scales) with a SC-1200 Router and StockVUE Client Software and access to the StockVUE Cloud and Web Application for 90 days. The complete kit costs just $5000 + shipping and handling.
If that is too expensive for you then you can order a demo kit with 6 smart scales (Four of the 7" x 9" scales and two of the 9" x 13" scales) with a SC-1200 Router and StockVUE Client Software and access to the StockVUE Cloud and Web Application for 90 days. The complete kit costs just $2500 + shipping and handling.
You can register on our site and order the demo kits from the table shown below.
Once you have had a chance to interact with the solution and understand how it works, you can initiate discussions on volume implementation and purchase.
We are also looking for distribution partners and representatives in specific geographies and vertical segments to help roll out this solution on a global scale. Specific segments in which we are looking for partners include:
Vertical Markets - Healthcare, Warehousing, Logistics & Distribution, Fasteners, MRO, Electronic & Electrical Parts
Geographic Markets - US, Canada, Japan, China and East Asia, Northern Europe (Germany, France & UK), Mexico
Please contact us for more information if you are interested in partnering with us.
|SKU||No. of Scales||Interface||Software||Price||Quantity|
|SV-DEMOKIT-12||Eight 7x9 Scales & Four 9x13 Scales||SC-1200||StockVUE 90 Day Eval.||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-DEMOKIT-6||Four 7x9 Scales & Two 9x13 Scales||SC-1200||StockVUE 90 Day Eval.||Please Login to See Prices|
The StockVUE solution can be used with bin scales, shelf scales, pallet scales or any other custom built scale we offer. As a standard product available for purchase online, we offer bin scales that are suitable for the Akro 30230 (~ 5.75"x9") and Akro 30240 (~ 8"x13")bin sizes. Contact us for shelf, pallet or other custom size requirements. In addition to these two sizes you can also select by capacity - 5 kg (11 lb.), 10 kg (22 lb.), 20 kg (44 lb.) or 50 kg (110 lb.), depending on the maximum size and number of items you plan to store in the bin.
|SV-SCL-15x18-100S||15" x 18"||100 lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-SCL-15x18-250S||15" x 18"||250 lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-SCL-15x18-500S||15" x 18"||500 lb.||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-SCL-7x9-003M||7" x 9"||3 kg||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-SCL-7x9-005M||7" x 9"||5 kg||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-SCL-7x9-010M||7" x 9"||10 kg||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-SCL-7x9-020M||7" x 9"||20 kg||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-SCL-9x13-005M||9" x 13"||5 kg||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-SCL-9x13-010M||9" x 13"||10 kg||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-SCL-9x13-020M||9" x 13"||20 kg||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-SCL-9x13-050M||9" x 13"||50 kg||Please Login to See Prices|
The StockVUE bin scales need to be connected to a sensor router (also called a sensor concentrator). The router communicates with each scale, makes sure it is operating properly, gets the data from each scale and uploads the information to the Cloud. Each such router can handle up to 12 bin scales. In addition, each router can talk to four other routers. This modular architecture allows a user to build a scalable solution that can used to address thousands of parts per location. The routers are available with Serial, USB or Wireless output options.
|SKU||Output Protocol||Ports||Wired/Wireless||Battery Backup||Range||Price||Quantity|
|SC-1200||USB / RS-485||12||Wired||No||n/a||Please Login to See Prices|
|SC-1200WiFi||WiFi||12||Wireless||Yes||1000 ft||Please Login to See Prices|
|SC-1200Z||IEEE 802.15.4||12||Wireless||No||1000 ft||Please Login to See Prices|
StockVUE software consists of a client-side software with a small footprint that runs on a Windows PC at the inventory storage location. The PC is provided by the customer and it requires a reliable internet connection. In addition, a server running on the internet Cloud aggregates the data from the bin scales, computes and updates the part count information, send out alerts if the count exceeds limits set by user and performs other setup and administration tasks. An end-user can access the data through any internet browser from any device (PC, Mac,Linux, Android, iOS iPhone/iPad etc.)
|SV-1-YEAR||StockVUE Software 1 Year Access (Max: 100 Bin Scales)||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-2-YEAR||StockVUE Software 2 Year Access (Max: 100 Bin Scales)||Please Login to See Prices|
|SV-90-DAY-TRIAL||StockVUE Software 90 Day Trial||Please Login to See Prices|
Expedited Processing Options
Normal lead time for shipping orders is approx. one week after receipt of order via Fedex 3 Day service for US orders. If you want expedited processing of your order, please select one of the options below. Note: Fee is per item.
|EXP-01||Expedite Fee - Ship Within 3 Business Days via Fedex 2 Day Delivery||Please Login to See Prices|
|EXP-02||Expedite Fee - Ship Within 1 Business Day via Fedex Standard Overnight||Please Login to See Prices|