Elphinstone Weighing Systems has partnered with Tox Free to supply a range of sturdy and reliable weighing systems for waste vehicles operating on the new Barrow Island gas plant off the Western Australian coast.
Elphinstone has installed its on board scales on two side loaders, one rigid tray truck and six skip bin lifters till date.
The side loaders had standard under body loadcell systems fitted to some new MacDonald Johnston compactors while the tray truck was an FE Volvo with a removable tray that sat on top of the loadcells.
The skip trucks were a combination of FE Volvos and DAFs, all equipped with a Hyva skip bin lift control. Elphinstone fitted out these vehicles with new wireless loadcells operating on standard AA batteries.
Key features of Elphinstone wireless loadcells:
- Battery power eliminates the need to run cables, which are prone to damage by debris being tipped from the bins
- Operates on four standard AA batteries with a battery life expectancy of up to 6 months while operating 24/7
- Integrated into the hydraulic system to avoid picking up overweight bins
- Warning systems provided for overweight and unlevelled surfaces