Five Things to ‘Weigh-up’ Before Buying Scales Online

2018-11-12T13:29:04+00:00 12th November 2018|

If you are shopping online for a scale with price as your most important variable, we think it’s important that we alert you to the issues this can cause. After fielding calls from hundreds of people seeking a resolution to the issues they have encountered after buying a scale online, we’ve created the following list of things that you should consider before you buy your scales online. Beware of buying on price alone. Things you should consider to arrive at a well-informed decision, include… Read More

Sweet Service Outcome for Queensland Sugar Mill

2018-10-25T12:34:15+00:00 15th October 2018|

A weighbridge, located at a south-east Queensland sugar mill, was recently refitted with all new load cells. While the old Avery T302X load cells, were working well at the time; their age, replacement price and time to replace (as no stock is held in Australia) should a breakdown occur would mean that the weighbridge down-time would have been crippling for the mill, especially during the busy sugar season. Consequently, the customer decided to be proactive and replaced the load cells with AccuWe… Read More

Vehicle Weighing Accessories & Software

2018-10-25T12:33:10+00:00 15th October 2018|

All the aforementioned, weighing devices can be connected to accessories and fully programmable weighing terminals that come complete with custom weighing functionality, data management capabilities and process controls that streamline the management of vehicle weighing operations. Today, most of this software can be easily configured and ranges from out-of-the-box entry-level packages for small sites, right through to bespoke, multisite software solutions. This ease and flexibility of data mana… Read More

The Importance of Future-Proofing Weighing Equipment

2018-10-25T12:39:05+00:00 9th August 2018|

A macadamia nut processor in Gympie, Queensland, recently asked AccuWeigh to increase the maximum capacity of a trade-approved pallet scale in their factory. The increase in maximum capacity was necessary because the processor had started packing larger pallet loads. Unfortunately, the capacity increase to 3,000kg was not possible because the existing pallet scale did not have load cells with a suitably rated capacity. It was then necessary for AccuWeigh to supply a new A500 pallet scale. This h… Read More

AccuWeigh Making a Difference to the Lives of Critically Injured Children

2018-10-25T12:46:55+00:00 2nd August 2018|

$500 was donated to the Day of Difference Foundation by AccuWeigh to support their valuable work to reduce the incidence and impact on children from critical injuries. The donation was made as part of AccuWeigh’s A Higher Cause initiative, now celebrating its tenth year. The Day of Difference Foundation is our Chief Executive Officer’s most favoured charity and, because of this, at least one donation per year from A Higher Cause must be made to the Foundation, resulting in over $3,100 donate… Read More

Sweet Outcome for Queensland Sugar Mill

2018-10-25T12:48:41+00:00 26th July 2018|

A weighbridge, located at a south-east Queensland sugar mill, was recently refitted with all new load cells. The old load cells, Avery T302X load cells, were working well at the time. However, their age, replacement price and lengthy unavailability (no stock is held in Australia) should a breakdown occur would mean that the weighbridge down-time would have been crippling for the mill, especially during the busy sugar season. This customer therefore decided to be proactive and have all the load c… Read More

NSW Biomass Fired Power Station Operations Supported by New Weighbridge

2018-10-25T12:50:24+00:00 19th July 2018|

AccuWeigh recently constructed, installed and commissioned a new dual range weighbridge at one of Australia’s largest biomass fired power stations, located on the NSW north coast. The power station generates 30MW predominantly using sugar cane milling waste and other biomass fuels. The weighbridge is installed on a remote location away from any mains power, and uses three 180W solar panels and three by 12V, 120AH deep cycle batteries to run a Driver Control Station that includes a digital ind… Read More

Weighbridge Maintenance Case Study

2018-10-25T12:52:02+00:00 12th July 2018|

AccuWeigh was recently asked to perform a service visit to a weighbridge, west of Brisbane. When our technician arrived, they found a weighbridge in need of regular maintenance. A build up of material beneath the weighbridge had been allowed to accumulate to the point that the weighbridge performance was being affected. The build up of debris also violates the trade measurement legislation which requires a 150mm clearance between the underside of the weighbridge deck and the foundation floor. An… Read More

Weigh Hopper Calibrations and Safety Go Hand in Hand

2018-10-25T12:53:33+00:00 5th July 2018|

Weigh hoppers are often large containers mounted on load cells. Occasionally, their design may accommodate for easy calibration with the placement of test weights at or near ground level. Often, however, test weights used to calibrate the scale must be placed at height, which represents a significant risk to any service technician. The safety of our service technicians is very important to us, and because of Duty of Care and Chain of Responsibility obligations it should also be very important to… Read More

Loader Scale Calibration

2018-10-25T12:54:49+00:00 28th June 2018|

AccuWeigh recently calibrated a loader scale on a front-end loader. The loader and weighing system will be used at a demolition site to weigh rubble and to load dump trucks with optimal loads in preparation for transportation to the materials recycling centre. AccuWeigh is able to perform loader scale calibrations in situ, and in this instance we calibrated the loader scales inside the building being demolished. We use test weights traceable to national mass reference standards to ensure accurat… Read More

Equipment Upgrade for Brisbane West Quarry

2018-10-25T12:55:59+00:00 21st June 2018|

A twin-deck weighbridge, located at a quarry in Brisbane’s west, recently had equipment upgraded to more modern and efficient models. Namely, a single AccuWeigh IT8000E indicator was supplied with multi-deck software to replace two older A&D AD4323 indicators, which were each only able to display the weight of a single deck. The IT8000E, which has the ability to display the weight from multiple decks and also display the total weighbridge weight, also replaced a summing unit which summed t… Read More

Dual Weighing In-Motion Weighbridge for North Queensland Copper Mine

2018-03-26T13:48:24+00:00 26th March 2018|

AccuWeigh recently manufactured and commissioned a heavy-duty, dual weighing in-motion (WIM) for a North Queensland Copper Mine near the Gulf of Carpentaria. The WIM is specifically designed to weigh the concentrated axle loads of fully-loaded mine vehicles prior to unloading. The engineered design ensures that none of the load cells are used beyond their rated load. This particular installation uses AccuWeigh’s IT8000E driver control station, a fully-programmable digital weighing terminal tha… Read More

AccuWeigh provides Boral with bridges to a better operation

2018-03-22T16:34:22+00:00 22nd March 2018|

AccuWeigh recently commissioned two quad-deck weighbridges at Boral’s ‘mega quarry’ at Ormeau, south of Brisbane. The 28 m long weighbridges enable the quarry to legally weigh vehicles, including B-Doubles, and efficiently process a large number of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) each day. The weighbridges provide Boral with essential technology at its Ormeau Quarry operation. As part of the company’s stringent safety management system, the weighbridges are used as critical control points to… Read More

New, State-of-the-Art Batching System for Iconic Brewery

2018-10-25T12:58:08+00:00 16th March 2018|

Anyone involved in manufacturing will appreciate the important role that weighing technology plays at critical control points and how it has evolved to enable organisations to achieve their commercial goals and stay competitive. The major changes in weighing are highlighted in the way data is now collected, distributed and used. The team at AccuWeigh understand that weighing provides so much more than isolated weight data. Rather, the effective use of this data brings important commercial benefi… Read More

Recycling Weighbridge Calibrated at Waste Transfer Station

2018-03-11T16:27:03+00:00 11th March 2018|

A weighbridge at a Brisbane refuse station used for weighing vehicles with recyclable materials was recently calibrated, adjusted and reverified by AccuWeigh. The weighbridge was calibrated using AccuWeigh’s weighbridge ‘calibration test rig’ unit which is a prime mover with a trailer designed to safely transport mostly 2 tonne test weights and a forklift. Although Australian legislation does not state an expiry date for weighbridge verification periods, it is best practice for weighbridge… Read More

Calibration Visit to NSW Macadamia Farm

2018-03-02T16:21:09+00:00 2nd March 2018|

One of the many important services that AccuWeigh offers is calibration of weighing systems, both big and small. Calibration is the process of determining the relationship (that is, the error) between the weight reading and the weight on the weigh receptor. Organisations can only operate with confidence when they are certain that they can rely on the accuracy of the readings supplied by their weighing systems at all times, and regular calibration services provided by AccuWeigh provides them this… Read More

Community-Minded Sydney Recycler Utilises a Wheel Wash for Its Vehicles

2018-10-25T12:59:53+00:00 21st February 2018|

AccuWeigh recently commissioned an automated Bridge 400W wheel wash system for a Sydney-based construction material recycling centre. The recycling centre ordered the wheel wash system primarily to prevent track-out, that is, the unintentional movement of mud and debris from their premises on to surrounding public roads. The elimination of track-out was an important consideration for this community-minded recycler, but the wheel wash also helps the recycling centre meet its EPA obligations as we… Read More

AccuWeigh supplies high pressure wheel wash to BHP

2018-02-12T14:58:12+00:00 12th February 2018|

AccuWeigh recently supplied, installed and commissioned another of its popular AccuWash Bridge 400EX  mobile wheel wash systems for BHP Billiton at Jimblebar, an iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.  This wheel wash system efficiently removes the heaviest track-out – that is potentially hazardous material build up – on wheels, axles, tyres and underbodies during one drive-through. The Bridge 400EX meets and exceeds the demands of high traffic operations and proves to b… Read More

Regular Weighbridge Servicing is Essential

2018-10-25T13:02:42+00:00 22nd January 2018|

Weighbridges are heavy industrial weighing devices engineered and designed to accept fully loaded vehicles, sometimes up to 80 tonne in capacity. Their construction of steel and concrete is hard-wearing and strong. However, their robust design doesn’t negate the necessity of regular servicing and calibration. What can happen to a weighbridge that isn’t serviced regularly was made manifest when AccuWeigh’s weighbridge service team recently serviced a weighbridge located at a sand and gravel… Read More

Fresh Food Manufacturer Uses Waterproof Scales for Ingredient Portioning

2018-10-25T13:03:57+00:00 14th December 2017|

Five waterproof, trade-approved bench scales have been recently supplied to Nutrifresh, a leading fresh food manufacturer based in Brisbane. The fresh food manufacturer supplies prepared meals for aged care, Meals on Wheels, hospitals, motels and restaurants and uses the scales to ensure the correct portioning of ingredients. Waterproof weighing systems are popular in the food industry as they can easily be washed down, which is an important feature where food hygiene is critical to company repu… Read More

Mobile Scales Speed-up Luggage Processing at Brisbane Airport

2017-11-17T16:30:20+00:00 17th November 2017|

AccuWeigh recently supplied 17 quality mobile floor scale weighing systems to Virgin Australia at the Brisbane Domestic Terminal. The portable scales, which can be easily manoeuvred, will enable the airline’s staff to process more luggage for their customers during peak periods, such as Christmas, when queues at the regular luggage processing terminals are stressed. This innovative approach to customer service is designed to increase processing times and customer satisfaction in a very competi… Read More

October – National Work Safe Month

2017-10-10T13:57:55+00:00 10th October 2017|

Work-related injury and disease cost Australian businesses $61.8 billion a year. Put another way, poor work health and safety costs $5,000 per worker each year and equates to 4.1 percent of Australia’s gross domestic product. October is National Work Safe Month and is a time when we celebrate that Australia is one of the safest places in the world to work, but also a time when we all commit to building even safer workplaces. AccuWeigh has a National Work Health and Safety (WHS) Committee, whic… Read More

Top 5 Advantages Of A Weighing In Motion Weighbridge

2017-09-28T15:31:35+00:00 28th September 2017|

Weighing in motion weighbridges (WIM) don’t require vehicles to stop when they need weighing, they simply continue to drive at a reduced speed and the measurements are taken and the data recorded – instantly and accurately. These weighing in motion weighbridges have become a first-choice weighing solution for many industries including transport, waste, forestry, agriculture, demolition and excavation, port operations, construction and mining. Their popularity has come about through the s… Read More

Installing a weighbridge?  Consider the differences between surface and pit types

2017-09-12T15:30:30+00:00 12th September 2017|

Weighbridges are used to weigh vehicle loads – usually to calculate payment for goods or loads that are supplied or delivered – and they’re an essential asset for many different types of organisations across the spectrum of industry. However, they come at a price and have to be sufficiently durable to maintain accuracy and reliability over the long-term – even in harsh conditions, so before making any capital investment, it is important to understand the different types of we… Read More

Five real reasons why your business needs a weighbridge

2017-09-08T15:29:38+00:00 8th September 2017|

A weighbridge is much more than a device that measures how heavy a truck’s load is.  Modern weighbridges are critical control points on any site and provide a multitude of benefits including improved traffic flow, reduced bottlenecks, enhanced site security, cost savings and improved workplace safety. Let’s look at five of the most important reasons why businesses need a weighbridge. Compliance Fines and penalties for incorrectly loaded vehicles are an unnecessary waste of money.  A weighb… Read More

Why Hire A Portable Weighbridge?

2017-09-04T15:28:38+00:00 4th September 2017|

Portable weighbridges have been proven to be very effective in many different industries and situations and particularly in remote locations, areas which aren’t suitable for the pouring of a concrete slab as well as on temporary sites. More and more companies are not only discovering the advantage of portable weighbridges, they’re also learning that it can sometimes be more cost-effective to hire these systems rather than purchase them outright. Here’s a brief overview of some of the key b… Read More

Understanding the leading causes of weighbridge breakdowns and how to avoid them

2017-08-31T15:27:14+00:00 31st August 2017|

A weighbridge breakdown doesn’t only cost money in terms of repairs – it can also mean costly downtime, loss of production, time delays or penalties, expensive repairs or even fines because of legal breaches. A programme of preventative maintenance, ongoing inspection and regular servicing of both the mechanical and the electrical components is the best preventative measure than an organisation can take to minimise the possibility of a weighbridge breakdown, but let’s look at some of t… Read More

Choosing The Right Site For Your Weighbridge

2017-08-27T15:25:43+00:00 27th August 2017|

Choosing where to install a weighbridge doesn’t only depend on the physical properties of the site such as the slope and the size of the available area – there are many other important factors that need to be taken into consideration such as budget, how long the weighbridge will be required for, what its objectives are, whether it’s for trade purposes in which case there are legal requirements and of course, what type of weighbridge is to be installed. Each site is unique and each has… Read More

Why You Should Regularly Service Your Pallet Scales

2017-08-23T15:24:49+00:00 23rd August 2017|

Pallet scales are widely used in many industries for a range of industrial weighing applications including the receiving and dispatch of goods, bulk loading, weighing trolleys, vats and other heavy containers and counting.   They play a valuable role by simplifying and expediting the production process and are available in many different designs to suit a variety of applications. These pallet scales (or floor scales as they are also sometimes referred to) are often subjected to high-stress, he… Read More

The latest trends in weighing technology and the benefits of weigh-in-motion technology

2017-08-19T15:19:30+00:00 19th August 2017|

Weighing systems play a critical role across the gamut of industry, providing organisations and users with vital information that enables them to improve their yields, meet legislative requirements, enhance the safety of the working environment and boost their operating efficiencies. Anyone involved in logistics, transportation and along the whole supply chain will appreciate the important role that weighing technology plays and how it has evolved to become a key factor in helping organisations… Read More

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