Multi-deck Weighbridge Installation Overview

2019-02-12T10:00:23+00:00 11th February 2019|

Multi-deck weighbridges are designed to  individual axle group weight readings to be acquired during a single vehicle weighing transaction. It is possible to collate axle group weights using other weighing processes such as axle scales, in-motion axle weighbridges or even split weighing a vehicle but all of these are more labour intensive and prone to inaccuracy due to a multitude of external factors. The majority of overloading fines are not issued for vehicles exceeding their gross vehicle ma… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why You Should Service Your Weighbridge Regularly

2017-07-18T14:53:16+00:00 18th July 2017|

A weighbridge is a capital investment, and like any other asset, it needs to be well looked after if it is to deliver optimum returns. It is also a precision measuring instrument and for it to perform its function accurately, reliably and consistently, it needs to be in peak condition.  But none of this happens by chance – and it certainly isn’t possible without proper maintenance and regular servicing. Surprisingly, not all weighbridge owners are aware of the importance of preventative… Read More

How to avoid weighbridge breakdowns

2017-07-02T14:39:47+00:00 2nd July 2017|

A weighbridge plays a vital role in many aspects of road transportation and logistics from operational and compliance perspectives, with accuracy being a key consideration at this critical control point. However, given that many weighbridges are employed in demanding environments and harsh conditions, it is imperative that ongoing efforts are put into ensuring that their performance and reliability aren’t compromised and that breakdowns are avoided, or at least minimised. Let’s take a look a… Read More

Eight tips on how to choose the right weighbridge

2017-06-24T14:36:52+00:00 24th June 2017|

If you need a weighbridge, it’s worth having a read through the following questions and answers to help you find a solution that’s best suited to your particular situation. What size vehicles need to be weighed? Different types and sizes of weighbridges are designed to accommodate varied vehicle configurations and weigh different payloads. You can generally find a standard system that will meet your needs both in terms of vehicle weights as well as traffic volumes.  However, if necessary, s… Read More

Warning!  The Dangers Of Overloading Your Truck

2017-06-12T14:30:49+00:00 12th June 2017|

The key to success for any business is to minimise operating costs whilst maximising profit margins – but at no stage should safety or integrity be compromised. That said – it is surprising how many businesses are tempted to overload their vehicles to increase the payload whilst reducing their fuel or transport costs.   Some businesses even go so far as to modify their vehicles to accommodate greater payloads, such as increasing the size of the tyres and installing anti-sway kits.… Read More

Unattended Weighbridges And Driver Control Stations

2017-06-08T14:25:19+00:00 8th June 2017|

To ensure their ongoing competitiveness, businesses need to continually explore new ways of improving their efficiencies, cutting costs and boosting productivity – and in many instances, that involves restructuring the way that they use their resources and equipment. When it comes to those organisations which operate vehicle weighing equipment, the good news is that technological innovations and software advancements have opened up many new possibilities for cost reductions and improved ef… Read More

Improving truck safety with weigh-in-motion technology

2017-06-01T14:23:50+00:00 1st June 2017|

There’s no escaping the fact that overloaded trucks pose a serious safety threat to road users. If a truck load exceeds its legally permitted limits, the likelihood of traffic accidents and infrastructural damage is increased. And accidents involving HGVs are likely to have more severe consequences.  And as road safety deteriorates, all road users are under increased and unnecessary risk. These are a few of the reasons why overloaded trucks are unsafe: Overloading leads to vehicle instability… Read More

Buy v Hire – which should you choose when it comes to a new weighbridge?

2017-05-27T14:21:40+00:00 27th May 2017|

Weighbridges are used in diverse range of locations and for a variety of reasons – and the decision whether to hire or buy the equipment isn’t always cut and dried. If you’re considering installing a weighbridge and are unsure of whether hiring or buying will be your best option, you may find the following article a useful guide in arriving at a decision. Let’s look at some of the reasons when hiring a weighbridge is the best option, and then we’ll look at some instances where buyi… Read More

Five factors to consider when buying a new weighbridge

2017-05-22T14:20:01+00:00 22nd May 2017|

Although the concept of a weighbridge is a fairly simple one, the practical aspects of installation and the technology involved are far from straightforward. Weighbridges have to be fit-for-purpose and highly accurate in order to fulfil their function of providing precise measurements over and over again, often in harsh environments. Therefore, when it comes to buying one, it’s vital to ensure that all you comprehensively covered all bases. There are many different types of weighbridge includi… Read More

Mechanical Weighbridge Conversion to Full Electronics

2018-10-25T13:06:22+00:00 18th May 2017|

AccuWeigh’s Queensland Service Department recently travelled to Inverell in northern NSW to convert a mechanical lever weighbridge to fully electronic. The customer performed the most of the preliminary work before we arrived to site, including craning the weighbridge deck and levers out of the pit and refurbishing the steel deck. AccuWeigh’s fully-trained service personnel then fitted the underside of the weighbridge deck with dummy load cells and steel plinths in preparation for craning th… Read More

How Weighbridge Truck Scales Can Optimise Logistics

2017-04-30T13:31:13+00:00 30th April 2017|

Before we investigate the role of weighbridge truck scales in optimising an organisation’s logistics, let’s look at what logistics involves. According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), logistics can be defined as ‘that part of supply chain management that plans, implements and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to me… Read More

A Buyers’ Guide To Weighbridges

2017-04-18T13:29:06+00:00 18th April 2017|

When you are looking for a weighbridge for sale, it  is important to remember than weighbridges are a significant capital investment and play an integral role in how efficiently a site operates. For this reason, it is worthwhile taking time to understand how they work, what the key features are and the differences between the various designs. There are many different types of weighbridge available, each of which is designed for optimum performance in a specific setting.  Various factors need t… Read More

Essential Features You Need In An Industrial Weighbridge

2017-04-03T05:12:12+00:00 3rd April 2017|

At face value, a weighbridge or truck scale may not stand out as a key contributor to productivity and profitability, but dig a little deeper, and you’ll discover just what a valuable asset they are. Technological advances have meant that weighbridges have moved way beyond merely serving as weight measurement instruments.  They are now powerful management tools, acting as an important critical control point and providing crucial information about the supply chain. However, not all weighbridge… Read More

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