Two QWM weighbridges, supplied by Accuweigh, were recently commissioned at Wagner’s new cement loading facility in Brisbane’s river suburb of Pinkenba. The weighbridges required special dispensation from the QLD Weight & Measures Dept due to the building’s structural beams infringing on the required clearance around the load cells of both weighbridges.
Weighbridges must have a one metre clearance around each load cell for servicing needs and for access to the approvals data stickers attached to each load cell. The weighbridges are located directly under the cement loading silos to allow the trucks to be filled according to the net weight of cement registered by the weighbridges.
Both weighbridges are 28m long by 3m wide with the concrete decks fitted flush with the entrance and exits bays of the building for ease of truck access.
Eight 30t WBC weighbridge load cells are fitted under each of the heavy concrete weighbridge decks for a total weighbridge weighing capacity of 80t using dual weighing ranges in increments of 20kg up to 60t then 50kg up to 80t.