Understanding the leading causes of weighbridge breakdowns and how to avoid them

2019-07-29T15:28:08+09:30 31st August 2017|

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

Top FAQs About Filling Equipment

2019-06-13T16:15:02+09:30 30th August 2017|

So many different industries depend on filling and packaging equipment – from pharmaceutical to agricultural and industrial and food and beverage, investing in reliable and quality filling, bagging and end-of line palletizing equipment is key to their success. Having production lines that run smoothly and effectively means you can process your products quickly and ensure a good return on investment without losing valuable time during the packaging process. If you are just starting to think abo… Read More

Choosing The Right Site For Your Weighbridge

2019-07-31T13:33:25+09:30 27th August 2017|

Choosing where to install a weighbridge doesn’t only depend on the physical properties of the site such as the slope and the size of the available area – there are many other important factors that need to be taken into consideration such as budget, how long the weighbridge will be required for, what its objectives are, whether it’s for trade purposes in which case there are legal requirements and of course, what type of weighbridge is to be installed. Each site is unique and each has… Read More

How X-Ray inspection systems can save your business time and money

2019-06-13T16:15:02+09:30 23rd August 2017|

For companies in the food industry, the consequences of product contamination are potentially devastating. There are many examples where one mishap with contamination or a foreign body in a product has dramatically affected a food producer’s business – and the costs of the fallout can be crippling.  From product recalls, line stoppages, batch recalls, fines and legal costs to lost customer confidence, erosion of brand equity and reputational damage, the knock-on effects and associated c… Read More

Why You Should Regularly Service Your Pallet Scales

2019-06-13T16:15:02+09:30 23rd August 2017|

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

Doug Smith from RTA speaks at Future Unpacked: Industry Game Changers event

2019-06-13T16:15:02+09:30 22nd August 2017|

RTA founder, Doug Smith was a speaker on a panel at Future Unpacked: Industry Game Changers event, powered by PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business Magazine. The event, which attracted an audience of over 200 industry leaders, tackled subject matter about the tsunami of innovation and technology that’s heading our way, and how these powerful forces can be harnessed to propel the food and beverage industry into the future. The panel session explored how a connected infrastructure of… Read More

Weigh-As-You-Load Solutions for the Mining Industry

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 20th August 2017|

Accurate and reliable payload measurement plays a vital role across many different areas of the mining industry. AccuOnboard, Australia’s leading supplier of onboard vehicle weighing systems and onboard truck scales, are pleased to offer convenient weigh-as-you-load solutions which offer great benefits to the Mining Industry. From exploration to waste handling, the acquisition of accurate weight data is critical when it comes to operating efficiencies, workplace safety, regulatory compliance,… Read More

The latest trends in weighing technology and the benefits of weigh-in-motion technology

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 19th August 2017|

Weighing systems play a critical role across the gamut of industry, providing organisations and users with vital information that enables them to improve their yields, meet legislative requirements, enhance the safety of the working environment and boost their operating efficiencies. Anyone involved in logistics, transportation and along the whole supply chain will appreciate the important role that weighing technology plays and how it has evolved to become a key factor in helping organisations… Read More

Four Important Future Trends in Industrial Packaging

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 16th August 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 holdi… Read More

Why you need an overload warning system for your truck

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 15th August 2017|

Since the introduction of Chain of Responsibility Legislation (CoR) – which recognises that the vehicle driver is not the only person to be held responsible for driving an overloaded vehicle, but rather that multiple parties may be responsible for offences committed by the drivers and operators of heavy vehicles and that legal liability applies to all parties for their actions or inactions – it has become almost mandatory for commercial vehicle operators to install overload warning s… Read More

How often should you service your weighbridge?

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 14th August 2017|

Weighbridges play an important role in many different practical and legal aspects of road transportation, logistics, traffic management, invoicing, operations and profitability (to name but a few), and although their outward appearance is rugged and robust, these highly sensitive pieces of equipment do actually require careful maintenance and servicing to ensure they remain in top working order. But how often should you service your weighbridge? Any easy analogy is to compare a weighbridge with… Read More

Are your shipping containers AMSA compliant?  Five things you need to remember about SOLAS Legislation

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 11th August 2017|

The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) legislation which made container weight verification a condition to load marine cargo onto a ship became legally binding on 1 July 2016. The changes had been advocated for many years and are intended to reduce the number of accidents caused by container overloading, container stack collapses and vessel instability as well as reduce damage to cargo, stress to ships and machinery, environmental impacts and insurance claims.  Verifying container weights prior to v… Read More

Why Servicing Your Packing And Filling Equipment Regularly Is Necessary

2019-08-06T09:17:36+09:30 9th August 2017|

To get the optimum performance from a car, it needs regular servicing, right?  And is regular servicing of a small car any less important than servicing a larger, more expensive model?  Of course not. The same principles apply to packing and filling equipment where the need for speed, accuracy and reduced waste has never been more critical.  Whether it’s a manually operated bagging machine or a fully automated custom-designed filling and packaging line, a programme of regular servicing and… Read More

Why Chain Of Responsibility Is Good For Your Business

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 7th August 2017|

Chain Of Responsibility (COR) Legislation was developed by the National Transport Commission in consultation with key stakeholders as a framework for improved compliance across the road transport industry. The legislation (under the Heavy Vehicle National Law) aimed to ensure that every party in the transport supply chain – including employers, drivers, receivers of the goods, loading managers and primary producers – shares equal responsibility for ensuring that breaches of the road… Read More

How Onboard Truck Scales Can Help You At Harvest Time

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 7th August 2017|

Harvest season is a busy and important time on the agricultural calendar and farmers are increasingly turning to technology to help them run their operations more efficiently and more profitably. Speed, accuracy and efficiency are all crucial during harvest – and onboard agscales and weighing systems on the harvesting equipment allows real time yield measurement and optimum vehicle loading. The equipment enables farmers to streamline their crop management processes and optimise their vehic… Read More

Top Five Advantages Of A Wheel Wash System

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 3rd August 2017|

Wheel wash systems aren’t only for organisations involved in heavy duty industries like building, construction, mining or quarrying.  Any business that operates a fleet of vehicles can benefit from the many advantages that a cost-effective and environmentally friendly wheel wash system can provide. Here are the top five advantages of such a system. Ensures legislative compliance A wheel wash system ensures that trucks and other vehicles don’t contravene any rules regarding track-out of sedi… Read More

How To Choose The Right Bulk Packaging System For Your Business

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 2nd August 2017|

If you’re looking at buying a complete bulk packaging system for your business, there are some important factors that you should consider.   And if you’re considering buying imported equipment, there are some additional questions that you should answer before making any final commitment. For example, if you are considering purchasing a machine from overseas, are you satisfied that there will be sufficient technical support or that spare parts will be readily available if required?  Who wi… Read More