The world of material handling is constantly evolving, and so is the technology appraisers use to appraise material handling equipment. In this blog post, we will discuss the impact of technology on material handling equipment appraisals by enhancing accuracy, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Discover the latest trends and innovations shaping the future of equipment appraisals.

How Technology is Changing the Appraisal Process

Technology has a significant impact on the appraisal process for material handling equipment. In the past, appraisers would have to inspect each piece of equipment to determine its value physically. This process is time-consuming and expensive.

However, today, appraisers can use various technologies to appraise material handling equipment without inspecting it physically. 

These technologies include:

  • 3D scanning: 3D scanners can create a digital model of a piece of equipment. This model can then be used to assess the condition of the equipment and determine its value.
  • Drone technology: Drones can take photographs and videos of equipment that is difficult to access. Then, this information can help to appraise the equipment.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI): AI can analyze data from different sources to determine the value of equipment. This data can include information about the equipment’s condition, age, and market value.

The Benefits of Using Technology for Appraisals

There are many benefits to using technology for material handling equipment appraisals. These benefits include:

  • Increased accuracy: Technology can help to improve the accuracy of appraisals by providing appraisers with more data to analyze.
  • Reduced costs: Technology can help to reduce the costs of appraisals by automating some of the appraisal processes.
  • Improved efficiency: Technology can help to improve the efficiency of the appraisal process by reducing the time it takes to appraise equipment.

The Future of Technology in Material Handling Equipment Appraisals

Technology continues to evolve, and it will likely have an even greater impact on future material handling equipment appraisals. Some of the trends that we can expect include:

  • The continued development of AI and machine learning
  • The increased use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)
  • The development of new and innovative technologies for appraising equipment


In conclusion, technology has a major impact on the appraisal process for material handling equipment. These technologies are helping to make the appraisal process more accurate, cost-effective, and efficient. As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more innovative ways to appraise material handling equipment in the future.

In addition to the benefits listed above, technology can also help to:

  • Reduce the risk of fraud
  • Improve communication between appraisers and their clients
  • Make the appraisal process more transparent

If you need to have your material handling equipment appraised, ICS Asset Management Services is the expert in providing quality, certified equipment inspections and appraisals. Our team of ASA-certified appraisers offers construction, heavy machinery, and medical equipment services to small businesses and SBA financial lending markets. 

Contact us today at (800) 536-7376 to learn more about the impact of technology on material handling equipment appraisals or submit an inquiry online.