Accuweigh’s SA branch has recently supplied load cells and a digital weight indicator for fitting to a pallet wrapper to capture the weight of wrapped loaded pallets on the pallet wrapper turntable.
This simplified process saves double handling at Acryloc Building Products’ plant in Dry Creek by eliminating the need for the loaded pallet to be removed from the pallet wrapper and taken to a platform scale for weighing.
Matt Bell from Accuweigh’s Port Adelaide branch organised for suitable drawings for Acryloc Building Products’ maintenance department to fabricate the necessary mounting brackets to fit the load cells to the pallet wrapper without significantly increasing the height of the pallet wrapper itself.
To minimise the potential of load cell damage by accidental impact from fork lifts on the pallet wrapper, large swivel feet with rubber mounts were also fitted to the load cells. A Rinstrum R310 digital weight indicator was fitted to the column of the pallet wrapper for displaying the weight readings.
Accuweigh service staff was then called in and terminated the load cell wires and test and calibrate the pallet wrapper’s indicator.