Accuweigh’s Adelaide branch was approached by a battery manufacturer to implement a system for tracking production efficiency on its in-house manufactured lead plates used in its Australian made batteries.
In an effort to improve manufacturing efficiency, the company first had to establish a process for tracking the volume of suspect materials being reprocessed.
Each and every plate is tested during assembly and all non-performing plates are returned to the furnace for melting along with new lead ingots as a part of the manufacturing process.
Accuweigh’s Bob Neumann offered a custom weighing solution that, most importantly, did not cause unnecessary delays in the manufacturing processes - a mobile weighing trolley on which to place the existing drums that were already being used to transport the rejected lead plates to the furnace.
Each trolley is fitted with four heavy duty loadcells which are connected to mating Rinstrum R310 indicators at each operator’s workbench.
As each bucket is filled, the weight is manually logged onto a worksheet before the bucket is wheeled away to the furnace.
Provision has also been allowed for an automatic logging process using either a data logger or a ticket printer.
The battery manufacturer was so impressed with this simple easy to use solution it has already ordered four of the custom weighing trolleys and expects to place orders for another five units in the near future.