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

How often should you service your weighbridge?

2017-08-14T15:16:49+00:00 14th August 2017|

Weighbridges play an important role in many different practical and legal aspects of road transportation, logistics, traffic management, invoicing, operations and profitability (to name but a few), and although their outward appearance is rugged and robust, these highly sensitive pieces of equipment do actually require careful maintenance and servicing to ensure they remain in top working order. But how often should you service your weighbridge? Any easy analogy is to compare a weighbridge with… Read More

Are your shipping containers AMSA compliant?  Five things you need to remember about SOLAS Legislation

2017-08-11T15:10:39+00:00 11th August 2017|

The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) legislation which made container weight verification a condition to load marine cargo onto a ship became legally binding on 1 July 2016. The changes had been advocated for many years and are intended to reduce the number of accidents caused by container overloading, container stack collapses and vessel instability as well as reduce damage to cargo, stress to ships and machinery, environmental impacts and insurance claims.  Verifying container weights prior to v… Read More

Why Chain Of Responsibility Is Good For Your Business

2017-08-07T15:03:24+00:00 7th August 2017|

Chain Of Responsibility (COR) Legislation was developed by the National Transport Commission in consultation with key stakeholders as a framework for improved compliance across the road transport industry. The legislation (under the Heavy Vehicle National Law) aimed to ensure that every party in the transport supply chain – including employers, drivers, receivers of the goods, loading managers and primary producers – shares equal responsibility for ensuring that breaches of the road… Read More

Top Five Advantages Of A Wheel Wash System

2017-08-03T15:01:44+00:00 3rd August 2017|

Wheel wash systems aren’t only for organisations involved in heavy duty industries like building, construction, mining or quarrying.  Any business that operates a fleet of vehicles can benefit from the many advantages that a cost-effective and environmentally friendly wheel wash system can provide. Here are the top five advantages of such a system. Ensures legislative compliance A wheel wash system ensures that trucks and other vehicles don’t contravene any rules regarding track-out of sedi… Read More