How To Choose The Best Retail Packaging System For Your Business

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 28th June 2017|

Packaging is a growing industry with a recent report from Smithers Pira, a worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, predicting that the global packaging market will reach US$975 billion by 2018. However, there are a myriad factors influencing this market and if organisations in the retail industry want to remain competitive, they’ll need to be flexible and responsive to changing market demands when it comes to their choices of retail packaging. Product pres… Read More

Does my business need trade-approved scales?

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 28th June 2017|

By definition, a trade scale is one that is used in ‘determining the consideration in respect of a transaction’ and it is a legal requirement in Australia for any business that sell goods by weight or measure to use verified trade-approved scales or other type of weighing equipment. If you want to know if your business needs trade-approved scales, consider the following questions.  If you answer ‘yes’ to any of them, then you need to invest in trade scales in order to avoid breaking the… Read More

Eight tips on how to choose the right weighbridge

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 24th June 2017|

If you need a weighbridge, it’s worth having a read through the following questions and answers to help you find a solution that’s best suited to your particular situation. What size vehicles need to be weighed? Different types and sizes of weighbridges are designed to accommodate varied vehicle configurations and weigh different payloads. You can generally find a standard system that will meet your needs both in terms of vehicle weights as well as traffic volumes.  However, if necessary, s… Read More

Bulk Container Solutions For The Mining Industry

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 21st June 2017|

The mining industry is becoming increasingly challenging from an operational, productivity and profitability perspective as well as in light of the heightened focus on safety and environmental considerations. One of the ways that mine operators can boost their productivity is to install an efficient intermediate bulk container solution for filling bulker bags.  These have been successfully used around the world at mine sites where precious metals such as gold ore, platinum, zircon, phosphate an… Read More

6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Invest In A Wheel Wash System

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 20th June 2017|

There are many reasons why a business which operates a fleet of vehicles should invest in a wheel wash system. The most obvious reason is the need for organisations to meet their legal obligations – which could be anything from biosecurity and quarantine requirements to the laws of the various state Environmental Protection Agencies which stipulate that trucks and other vehicles may not pollute public roadways. Industries that are most at risk of vehicles depositing sediment onto public ro… Read More

Why Pallet Scales Are Essential In The Pharmaceutical Industry

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 16th June 2017|

The global pharmaceutical market is worth US$300 billion a year according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and this figure is expected to rise to US$400 billion within three years. It’s not only a growing market, but also a highly competitive one and companies are continually looking for ways to cut costs, improve productivity and boost profitability.  Their manufacturing processes are under continuous scrutiny and process optimisation is a key focus area. The choice of equipment in ph… Read More

Why your business needs a Fortress Multi-Lane Food Metal Detector

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 14th June 2017|

The possibility of food contamination by metal objects during the manufacturing process is of growing concern among the food industry.   It’s a real threat and one which can cost companies significantly – both financially and in terms of reputational damage and loss of customer goodwill. Not that long ago, Kraft Foods in the US recalled 242,000 cases of their Macaroni and Cheese dinners due to the possibility that some boxes contained small pieces of metal.  Also in America recently,… Read More

Warning!  The Dangers Of Overloading Your Truck

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 12th June 2017|

The key to success for any business is to minimise operating costs whilst maximising profit margins – but at no stage should safety or integrity be compromised. That said – it is surprising how many businesses are tempted to overload their vehicles to increase the payload whilst reducing their fuel or transport costs.   Some businesses even go so far as to modify their vehicles to accommodate greater payloads, such as increasing the size of the tyres and installing anti-sway kits.… Read More

Unattended Weighbridges And Driver Control Stations

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 8th June 2017|

To ensure their ongoing competitiveness, businesses need to continually explore new ways of improving their efficiencies, cutting costs and boosting productivity – and in many instances, that involves restructuring the way that they use their resources and equipment. When it comes to those organisations which operate vehicle weighing equipment, the good news is that technological innovations and software advancements have opened up many new possibilities for cost reductions and improved ef… Read More

What Bulk Packaging System Should I Choose?

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 7th June 2017|

When it comes to choosing a bulk packaging system, every business has its own unique needs. There are different types of bulk packaging systems available on the market, and each machine comes with its own uses and advantages. Some focus more on outer packaging functions such as forming, cleaning, and sealing. Others focus more on the interior of the package through filling, wrapping, and creative packaging solutions. What you’ll need depends on the type of items you’ll be packaging and the t… Read More

Changes in weighing legislation and implications for forklift fleet operators

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 6th June 2017|

Changes to weighing legislation, such as the recent Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws in Australia and the forthcoming global SOLAS (Safety Of Lives At Sea) regulations have had repercussions for forklift fleet operators. Both laws require the verification of weights with serious consequences in the event of a transgression. The new Chain of Responsibility legislation recognises that multiple parties may be responsible for offences committed by the drivers and operators of heavy vehicles and le… Read More

Why Every Waste Collection Vehicle Needs WasteWeigh

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 6th June 2017|

The issues of waste collection and recycling present a growing challenge to industry and regulators as well as the wider community, and more and more focus is being placed on weight data as an important asset when it comes to managing these challenges. Weight data – which includes information about the amount of waste or garbage that has been collected, information about the recovery of various materials and information about the disposal of the waste – can be of enormous help to was… Read More

Portable wheel wash systems v. fixed wheel wash systems

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 4th June 2017|

Wheel wash systems are essential on any site where trucks can accumulate grease, dirt, soil, sand, gravel, mud and other harmful build-up in their wheels and under the body of the vehicle. This debris needs to be eliminated before the vehicle enters public roads in order to avoid polluting the environment, depositing sediment onto the roads or transporting organic matter into restricted areas – all of which could result in contravention of council and state regulations. Construction projec… Read More

Improving truck safety with weigh-in-motion technology

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 1st June 2017|

There’s no escaping the fact that overloaded trucks pose a serious safety threat to road users. If a truck load exceeds its legally permitted limits, the likelihood of traffic accidents and infrastructural damage is increased. And accidents involving HGVs are likely to have more severe consequences.  And as road safety deteriorates, all road users are under increased and unnecessary risk. These are a few of the reasons why overloaded trucks are unsafe: Overloading leads to vehicle instability… Read More