Available in single, twin or multi-deck configuration, AccuWeigh’s pit weighbridges occupy less surface area than above ground weighbridges. Plus, they do not require on and off ramps or guide rails. This makes them the perfect choice when a long weighbridge is required at a small site.
Pit weighbridges are suited for use in narrow spaces as they eliminate the need for the 1m clearance along both sides that is required for the maintenance and cleaning of above ground weighbridges.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that, as the weighing surface of a pit weighbridge is flush with ground level, construction of pit weighbridges requires excavation work, effective drainage, and more concrete reinforcing.
Unlike imported products, AccuWeigh’s superior quality, Australian-made pit weighbridges are custom built to meet customer requirements and are engineered to suit the Australian duty cycle and demands of Australian heavy goods vehicle fleet. This means that they are not easily subject to metal fatigue and weld fractures on the beams, which significantly reduces the devices working life.
- Quality manufacturing. Built to Australian Standards, including:
- AS 1554 – Structural Steel Welding (for deck fabrication)
- AS 3600 – Concrete Structures (for weighbridge foundation construction)
- AS 1657 – Hot-Dip Galvanising (for weighbridge deck frame coating)
- Durable – concrete or steel deck fabrication options
- Robust, reliable digital load cells that are hermetically sealed (IP68) and possess over-voltage protection
- Backed by industry-leading warranties
FULL PIT WEIGHBRIDGES
Full pit weighbridges require a deep pit, so that the entire deck’s top surface is flush with ground level. Commonly used in large driveways or concreted areas, traffic is able to quickly and easily drive from one side of a full pit weighbridge to the other.
In semi-pit weighbridges (or shallow pit weighbridges) the foundation and deck are cut into the ground, but the deck sits at the same level as the ground. This design eliminates the need for access ramps but requires block-filled or poured concrete retaining walls on all sides, at least 0.75m from the side of the deck.
Complete Weighbridge Solutions
If you require fully functional vehicle weighing system, AccuWeigh is here to help. Our comprehensive range of weighbridge accessories and software can be engineered to form a complete made-to-measure weighbridge solution for any site that will enable your organisation to realise a host of other benefits, such as:
- Meeting compliance requirements
- Boosting operating efficiencies
- Ensuring optimum allocation of resources,
- Sharing information with supply chain partners
Our weighbridge solutions don’t stop there. Whether you need testing or calibration to ensure accuracy, servicing to keep your scales in top-notch working order, or you want to upgrade your load cells, our expert technical teams provide a complete suite of weighbridge support services.
If you are looking for smarter and more efficient ways of managing heavy goods vehicle weighing processes and would like professional advice on how pit weighbridges can benefit your business, talk to the experts at AccuWeigh.