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Why You Should Regularly Service Your Pallet Scales

2019-10-29T09:54:03+09:30 26th October 2019|

Pallet scales are widely used in many industries for a range of industrial weighing applications including the receiving and dispatch of goods, bulk loading, weighing trolleys, vats and other heavy containers and counting.   They play a valuable role by simplifying and expediting the production process and are available in many different designs to suit a variety of applications. These pallet scales (or floor scales as they are also sometimes referred to) are often subjected to high-stress, he… Read More

Understanding the Leading Causes of Weighbridge Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them

2020-01-22T13:05:50+09:30 19th October 2019|

A weighbridge breakdown doesn’t only cost money in terms of repairs – it can also mean costly downtime, loss of production, time delays or penalties, expensive repairs or even fines because of legal breaches. A programme of preventative maintenance, ongoing inspection and regular servicing of both the mechanical and the electrical components is the best preventative measure than an organisation can take to minimise the possibility of a weighbridge breakdown, but let’s look at some of t… Read More

Multi-deck Weighbridge Installation Overview

2019-10-28T08:51:19+09:30 15th September 2019|

Multi-deck weighbridges are designed to measure individual axle group weight readings during a single vehicle weighing transaction. While it is possible to collate axle group weights using other weighing processes such as axle scales, in-motion axle weighbridges or even split weighing a vehicle; all of these are more labour intensive and prone to inaccuracy due to a multitude of external factors. The majority of overloading fines are not issued for vehicles exceeding their gross vehicle mass (GV… Read More

HGV Overloading is a Serious Issue

2019-09-10T08:49:16+09:30 5th September 2019|

With the new stringent Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws now in effect, it’s imperative that organisations with road transport supply chains implement mass management controls, as part of their safety regimes, to ensure the safe and legal loading of their heavy goods vehicles. Existing obligations have been reformulated as primary duties and any business or individual who is involved in the road transport supply chain now has a primary duty of care to ensure the safety of road transport opera… Read More

Why Pallet Scales are Essential for Stock Feed Manufacturers

2019-09-09T10:09:04+09:30 30th August 2019|

According to the Stock Feed Manufacturers Association of Australia, the latest estimate of annual feed use in Australia is 13.0 million tonnes in 2015/16.  This is equivalent to the cubic capacity of 6 large football stadiums. Considering the lack of differentiation between many stockfeed products, it is a highly competitive market where industry rivals are continuously looking for ways to reduce costs, improve productivity and boost profitability.  For this reason, their manufacturing processe… Read More

Top 5 Advantages of a Weigh-In-Motion System

2020-01-08T15:28:25+09:30 23rd August 2019|

Weigh-in-motion systems  don’t require vehicles to stop when they need weighing, they simply continue to drive at a reduced speed and the measurements are taken and the data recorded – instantly and accurately. These weighing in motion weighbridges have become a first-choice weighing solution for many industries including transport, waste, forestry, agriculture, demolition and excavation, port operations, construction and mining. Their popularity has come about through the significant a… Read More

Beware of Improper Practices Employed by Some Scale Service Providers

2019-11-04T10:42:40+09:30 12th August 2019|

A Brisbane-based sand and gravel wholesaler recently engaged Diverseco as its new weighing equipment service supplier after receiving a poor standard of service from its current supplier. After using the scale service provider for about a year, and paying good money for what they assumed was value-for-money servicing of their weighbridge and pallet scale, the little service they received over that time proved to be of poor quality. Our service team found the state of the weighbridge load cells a… Read More

Regular Weighbridge Servicing is Essential

2019-10-18T11:24:20+09:30 1st August 2019|

Weighbridges are heavy industrial weighing devices engineered and designed to accept fully loaded vehicles, sometimes up to 80 tonne in capacity. Their construction of steel and concrete is hard-wearing and strong. However, their robust design doesn’t negate the necessity of regular servicing and calibration. What can happen to a weighbridge that isn’t serviced regularly was made manifest when Diverseco’s weighbridge service team recently serviced a weighbridge located at a sand and gravel… Read More

Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Laboratory Balance

2019-07-30T08:31:15+09:30 29th July 2019|

The wrong choice of laboratory equipment can scupper the efforts of even the brightest scientific minds in the world, so when it comes to choosing precision balances, it’s critical to be absolutely clear on what the equipment is to be used for, how it will be used and what the expectations are. Many other things also need to be considered including the type and amount of materials involved as well as the physical environment that the instrument will be placed in, the frequency of use and how t… Read More

The Importance of Scale Servicing and Calibration

2019-12-02T10:40:17+09:30 29th July 2019|

Neglecting to regularly service and calibrate weighing devices is a high-risk strategy. It can lead to issues like unplanned downtime, production losses, inconsistent or inferior product quality, wasted materials, rework, product recalls and non-compliance with regulatory requirements – all of which can be extremely costly.   Customer relationships could be damaged and contracts cancelled because of a breakdown in trust if underweight and inferior products are delivered, plus there may b… Read More

AccuWeigh builds 26m weighbridge station for Brisbane quarry

2019-10-07T17:03:51+09:30 11th April 2019|

AccuWeigh recently manufactured, supplied and installed a new 26m weighbridge at a Brisbane quarry on behalf of an international consulting agency. AccuWeigh is a company that works well with engineering companies and consulting agencies that are charged with managing their clients’ projects. This is because AccuWeigh works to best practice project management methodologies that establish, support and promote quality needs analysis, efficient and effective communication and the delivery of… Read More

Infrastructure Service Provider Improves Truck Safety

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 26th March 2019|

AccuWeigh’s Victorian team were recently engaged by Zinfra, a leading national engineering, construction and maintenance service provider to the utility sector, to provide it with a truck scale that would enable it to meet its Chain of Responsibility mass management obligations. The organisation, which has a rigorous Safety Management System and a fleet of over 100 heavy goods vehicles and vans, had identified that operators could inadvertently overload its trucks and so put both its dri… Read More

Are you using your wheel weigh pads correctly?

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 15th February 2019|

Wheel weigh pads are a reliable and accurate means of measuring heavy goods vehicles axle loads. However, as with any other equipment, users need to know how to use vehicle weigh pads (or axle pads as they are also known) properly in order to obtain the best results.   In order to get optimum results from your vehicle weighing equipment, you need a clear understanding of the procedures that need to be followed and you need to be aware of the advantages and the shortcomings of the technology. O… Read More

A&D SJ Waterproof Compact Bench Scales

2019-05-22T14:19:23+09:30 12th November 2018|

The SJ-WP series of bench scales from A&D are fully waterproof and very easy to keep clean. Perfect for applications like food preparation where hygiene and accuracy are of equal importance. Convenient features include quick comparitor lights, part counting and a wide range of display units. Read More

Five Things to ‘Weigh-up’ Before Buying Scales Online

2019-11-18T10:06:19+09:30 12th November 2018|

If you are shopping online for a scale with price as your most important variable, we think it’s important that we alert you to the issues this can cause. After fielding calls from hundreds of people seeking a resolution to the issues they have encountered after buying a scale online, we’ve created the following list of things that you should consider before you buy your scales online. Beware of buying on price alone. Things you should consider to arrive at a well-informed decision, include… Read More

IT8000E BULK Brochure

2019-05-22T14:19:23+09:30 7th November 2018|

IT8000E Bulkweighing Controller – Weights and measures approved for shipping and receiving systems. Read More

IT8000E TRUCK Brochure

2019-05-22T14:19:23+09:30 7th November 2018|

IT8000E terminal for truck scales. Simple and fast operation with clear operator prompting. With online PC interface. Read More