Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Heavy Duty Weighbridge Tracks Waste for EPA Levy in Queensland’s Darling Down



Accuweigh Pty Ltd. (Australia) - A Heavy Duty Weighbridge was recently commissioned for weighting waste being received at a council landfill site in Queensland’s Darling Downs. Supplied by Accuweigh’s QWM branch in Brisbane, the Heavy Duty Weighbridge is Australian Made with all fabrication done at QWM’s Weighbridge manufacturing facility in Geebung.

Measuring 20 metres long by 3.5 metres wide, QWM’s Heavy Duty Weighbridge has a weighing capacity of 60.00t by 0.02t divisions and is supported on six AccuCell Weighbridge load cells featuring full stainless steel construction and rated at IP68. To assist with bi-directional traffic movements across the weighbridge deck, QWM also supplied and installed two set of boom gates, traffic lights and remote displays.

Concrete deck weighbridges are ideal for heavy duty weighing applications due to the added strength and rigidity the concrete adds to the weighbridge. The weight of the concrete deck also adds significant mass to the weighbridge making for a more stable weighing structure better able to resist weight fluctuations in windy conditions.

Concrete deck weighbridges are also better suited for use in areas where daily temperature fluctuations can cause significant expansion and contraction of steel deck weighbridges which can lead to excessive end-stop clearances and potential loadcell failure. A concrete weighbridge deck acts as a buffer to resist rapid fluctuations in ambient temperatures.

QWM’s motto of “Made To Order – Built To Last” is very appropriate for the company’s weighbridges with NSW’s Road Transit Authority (RTA) a regular purchaser of QWM weighbridges for use in their vehicle testing stations.

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