Accuweigh 's Northern regions manager, Tim Francis, oversaw the installation and commissioning of a custom designed weighbridge at RTA's Mt White heavy vehicle checking station to ensure it met the strict requirements of NSW's Road Transit Authority.
Accuweigh's competent weighbridge crews from both the Sydney and Newcastle branches worked together on this RTA project to ensure the tight timelines were adhered to.
This multiple deck weighbridge is a heavy duty unit, designed and built by QWM in Queensland, to suit intense working conditions at the Mt White facility.
The weighbridge is 25 metres long by 4.5 metre wide and is fully hot dip galvanised to overcome potential corrosion problems caused by the waste liquids that can spill onto the weighbridge decks.
To maximise throughput, there are five individual weighbridge sections, each five metres long, to allow for all axle groups to be check weighed at the same time without the need for weighing the axle groups individually.
This unique weighbridge design uses inground beams for a flush deck surface that is completely level with the concrete hardstand - there are none of the usual raised channels or kerbing that generally create a safety hazard in this type of working environment.
This complex weighbridge layout required the five Accuweigh 5000 digital weight indicators to communicate with a QWM designed 6700 summing indicator for displaying the individual axle groups as well as the total weigh of the truck.
To enable the truck driver to also view the critically important weight readings, there are six Rinstrum D740 large digit remote displays mounted in an external cabinet.