UltraHawke Scales and Systems recently installed an in-motion axle weighbridge for a major waste management company at a site in New South Wales.
UltraHawke’s John Bagnati supplied the in-motion axle weighbridge to calculate the total weight of material being removed from the site for environmental reasons.
As remedial work was in progress at the site with completion up to two years away, the installation of a full size weighbridge would not have been an economical solution due to the expected high civil work costs from the site’s proximity to a major watercourse.
The axle weighbridge was recommended as the ideal solution for the client’s application, which required full tracking and accountability of each and every truckload of material being removed from the site.
UltraHawke’s in-motion axle weighbridges feature a weighing capacity of 30T per axle but have an exceptionally small footprint measuring only 0.7 metres long by 3 metres wide.
The in-motion axle weighbridge was fitted into a shallow pit in a level concrete pad to ensure high weighing accuracy.
Fitted with a vehicle tag reader to automatically capture truck identification and tare weight details, the in-motion axle weighbridge enables trucks to drive slowly over the weighbridge without stopping, with the IT8000-based Driver Control Station capturing all required truck and weight details automatically.
The data is then collated and transmitted to a PC at the client’s site office by radio modem.
An external remote display in stainless steel housing is used to display axle and gross weights to the truck drivers before they exit the site onto public roads. The in-motion axle weighbridge can be trade-approved for weight records to be attained for billing purposes.