How Weighbridge Truck Scales Can Optimise Logistics

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 30th April 2017|

Before we investigate the role of weighbridge truck scales in optimising an organisation’s logistics, let’s look at what logistics involves. According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), logistics can be defined as ‘that part of supply chain management that plans, implements and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to me… Read More

How to choose the right bulk bag filling equipment

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 19th April 2017|

The scale and scope of bulk packaging equipment has expanded hugely in recent years and a variety of specialised equipment options are now available which can be installed as standalone units or integrated with ancillary equipment along the production line. If you are considering buying bulk bag filling equipment or are looking to upgrade or integrate your existing system, it’s important to choose carefully. The market is diverse and there are many different combinations of equipment available… Read More

A Buyers’ Guide To Weighbridges

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 18th April 2017|

When you are looking for a weighbridge for sale, it  is important to remember than weighbridges are a significant capital investment and play an integral role in how efficiently a site operates. For this reason, it is worthwhile taking time to understand how they work, what the key features are and the differences between the various designs. There are many different types of weighbridge available, each of which is designed for optimum performance in a specific setting.  Various factors need t… Read More

Four important future trends in industrial packaging

2019-06-13T16:15:06+09:30 11th April 2017|

The key drivers shaping the future of the industrial packaging market over the next few years will be making packages lighter, safer, more shapely and more recyclable. These trends were identified by Smithers Pira, a worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains in its recent market study, ‘The Future of Industrial packaging to 2020’. The report forecast annual growth of 3.4% for the annual industrial packaging market to US$61 billion by 2020, with Asia holding… Read More

The Benefits Of Onboard Weighing Systems For Bulk Haulage Trucks

2019-06-13T16:15:06+09:30 11th April 2017|

Overloaded heavy vehicles are a significant safety hazard, but they also have a negative impact on many other areas including the road surface, infrastructure and the environment. For example, a bulk haulage truck that is overweight or has been loaded incorrectly is at risk of the following: Greater likelihood of accidents, causing harm to humans and damage to infrastructure Truck instability, steering difficulty and need for longer braking distances Tyres can overheat and wear rapidly, increasi… Read More

Essential Features You Need In An Industrial Weighbridge

2019-06-13T16:15:06+09:30 3rd April 2017|

At face value, a weighbridge or truck scale may not stand out as a key contributor to productivity and profitability, but dig a little deeper, and you’ll discover just what a valuable asset they are. Technological advances have meant that weighbridges have moved way beyond merely serving as weight measurement instruments.  They are now powerful management tools, acting as an important critical control point and providing crucial information about the supply chain. However, not all weighbridge… Read More

Checkweighers explained – how can they help your business?

2019-06-13T16:15:06+09:30 2nd April 2017|

A checkweigher is a machine used to check the weight of packaged commodities to ensure that they are within specified limits. Operation can be manual or automatic and the machine will reject any products that are out of specification (either too heavy or too light). Checkweighers come in many different sizes, configurations and capabilities and can process products weighing a fraction of a gram through to items weighing hundreds of kilograms. These machines can operate continuously at extremely… Read More