Benefits of a Weighbridge
Weightron continues to lead innovation in weighbridge technology, with a nationwide footprint, expert knowledge and industry-leading products and solutions. So when it comes to knowing what to look out for when buying a quality weighbridge, you can trust Weightron to guide you. To learn about the benefits of a high-quality weighbridge, read on!
What to consider when buying a Weighbridge
Here are the benefits a quality weighbridge should offer you:
Simple, scalable technology
Manufacturers’ adoption and integration of new digital weighbridge technology tends to be relatively slow. Not at Weightron – our high-tech weighbridge designs feature all the advanced digital technology you need, including remote diagnostic capabilities that minimises downtime and the ability to upgrade software so that your vehicle weighing solution remains secure, all with the option to expand capabilities as your needs change.
Real-time, remote diagnostics
Weightron’s Nexia remote diagnostics, using well-established, cloud-based technology is the latest tool we have developed for our nationwide weighbridge operators. Any potential problems are immediately flagged up and with such a system installed, our engineers can log in to view the performance of your weighbridge(s) at any time, anywhere in the UK, showing them comprehensive data about your weighbridge system.
This real-time vision allows rapid response to your site and ensures that our engineers know what the problem is before they arrive. It also ensures the correct spares are made available and, if required, allows us to coordinate the weight calibration truck to ensure minimum downtime for your business. Such detailed information can also help establish optimised service patterns for individual weighbridges.
The way a weighbridge is designed will impact its longevity. Before buying a new weighbridge, look into the design of the internal structure and ensure the decks are finished with a superior paint process which seals out rust and corrosion. Protection against environmental factors like water and lightning, which can cause outages, is critical when making a significant capital investment in a weighbridge.
Unlike many of our competitors, Weightron manufactures all key weighbridge components, including the all-critical load cells and weighing instrumentation. We also take full responsibility for peripheral equipment including traffic control and radiation detection systems. This single-source supply ensures optimum performance and long-term reliability. We also write all software in-house, ensuring seamless integration with your existing management systems.
Downtime is expensive and can cause major bottlenecks in operations. That’s why it’s always important to consider ongoing maintenance when purchasing a weighbridge. The best weighbridges are easy to service (reducing downtime) and easy to clean (increasing uptime). Additionally, research the track record of the weighbridge manufacturer to ensure you will have parts availability for the life of the scale.
Low load cell failure rates
Weightron has the lowest load cell failure rate in the industry. The compact, column load cell design and proprietary self-levelling mounting hardware ensure optimal load introduction under all operating conditions. The weighbridge designs provide easy access to critical areas under the deck. The large panel, top access design allows the weighbridge to be serviced from the top, rather than underneath or via small access covers.
Straightforward servicing and support
Weightron offers a range of service support packages (service level agreements), designed to meet your particular operational needs. Our all-inclusive SLA covers the replacement of all key components and can also include software support. With a UK network of fully trained, field-based service engineers, support is never far away.
Why choose Weightron for weighbridge design?
Weightron’s weighbridges are operating day-in and day-out across the UK in every type of industry. We build our weighbridges from certified and fully traceable steel plates and beams, sourced from major UK and EU steel mills. We offer traditional side beam, drive-through designs and flat deck structures (in steel and steel-concrete designs), both featuring close-coupled cross beams for ultimate strength.
The finished decks are sealed with a 2-pack polyurethane paint coating (three coats) to ensure longevity in the harshest of vehicle weighing applications. Weightron also utilises high-end electronics, including stainless steel IP68/69K hermetically sealed digital load cells with poly-coated stainless steel sheathed cables to prevent moisture ingress and rodent damage.
When selecting a weighbridge for your application, you should not need to alter your site or operations to make a standard size fit. Weightron has a team of engineers and our versatile manufacturing capabilities allow us to design and build a unique weighbridge for your specific weighing needs including pit mounted and surface mounted weighbridges. We can even supply weighbridges that operate on sloping terrain or custom-sized weighbridges to fit your existing foundations, saving you time and money.
With more than 30 years of industry know-how, Weightron understands every step of the engineering and manufacturing process, helping to provide you with the best weighbridges and custom weighbridge weighing solutions. For more information, contact our expert team – we’re here to help.