Accuweigh recently supplied a fully inground weighbridge for installation at Laminex Industries in Gympie.
Supplied by Accuweigh’s QWM branch in Brisbane, the inground weighbridge was installed for weighing outgoing trucks to ensure compliance with legal axle loadings.
The inground weighbridge comprises of four individual weighbridge decks to allow the weight of each axle group to be shown on separate weight displays.
Weighbridges from Accuweigh containing multiple weighing decks are designed to address the issue of overloaded axle group weights, the primary reason for overloading fines.
Poor load positioning can cause individual axle group weights to far exceed legal axle loadings even though a truck/trailer combination may be well within legal Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM).
QWM’s inground weighbridges feature five large-digit remote displays mounted high on one wall of the building to display the weight readings of each deck separately to the forklift operators loading the truck to ensure compliance with the legal load limits of each axle group.
Rather than simply under-loading the truck, multi deck weighbridges encourage operators to optimise load positioning to ensure maximum load carry capacity is achieved without risk of overloading.
Featuring a heavy duty design, QWM’s inground weighbridge allows loaded forklifts and laden vehicles to transverse the weighing deck at any angle, unlike cheaper steel deck weighbridges that can potentially cause extensive deck and vehicle damage. Access to the pit of these inground weighbridges is through access hatches built into the weighing deck.
QWM is a Brisbane-based manufacturer of heavy duty weighbridges that are regularly used by many national clients and organisations including NSW’s RTA.