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 AccuWeigh’s AccuCell 30t load cells (before an issue or breakdown occurred). AccuCell load cells are cheaper and readily available (spare part stock is always in inventory). In the event of a future breakdown, weighbridge down-time will be reduced to a minimum and the mill’s operations can remain largely unaffected.
The customer’s decision would not have been possible without one of our highly skilled and knowledgeable technicians advising the customer about the lack of availability of the Avery T302X load cells and alerting them to the risks.
The mill, at 130 years old, is one of the oldest mills of its type in Australia and the only one that’s owned privately, coming down through five generations of the Heck family.
AccuWeigh has unrivalled capacity to provide weighbridge preventative maintenance and support services, with teams of skilled technicians at each of our six branches.
To learn more about upgrading weighbridge load cells, visit http://www.accuweigh.com.au/service/weighbridge-repairs.php.