The Adelaide branch of Accuweigh Weighbridges and Onboard Truck Scales recently installed a solar powered electronic weighbridge for Marrabel Hay in South Australia. The electronic weighbridge is used for weighing truckloads of hay and is positioned in a remote area of the property that doesn’t have access to mains power.
The installed solar panels provide enough power to operate the electronic weighbridge, as well as an attached printer, which is used to print tickets for all truck movements. Heavy duty batteries are used to store the excess current from the solar panels for later use during extended cloudy/rainy periods.
The electronic weighbridge is 18 metres long and three metres wide, using six weighbridge load cells. Inspection platforms are fitted to both sides of the electronic weighbridge to allow for inspection and sampling of hay quality. A Rinstrum digital weight indicator displays the electronic weighbridge weight readings and also sends weight data to a printer for recording and to a PC for invoicing/accounting use.
Accuweigh is a leading industrial weighing company and has branches in all Australian mainland states, providing sales and service support on weighbridges, axle weighbridges and all industrial weighing equipment.