Weighbridges: What Is It All About?

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The article provides a sneak peek on weighbridges, its types, capacity and benefits of the same. Read the post to explore more about the same.

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Weighbridges: What Is It All About? Weighbridges play a crucial role in the process related industries, it acts as an important point of control for vehicles that arrive or leave the sites. The conventional concept of weighbridge has undergone a sea change; the emphasis is shifted to encompass and improve the key areas like vehicle management and site security coupled with overall improvement in the system and integration of system-site wide, internationally and nationwide. Axle load scales can easily weigh one or two axle in a stipulated time frame, while full length truck scales can be portable or can be installed permanently. Portable truck scales tend to be placed on a smooth surface that can be slab, wooden beam, etc. Portable scales are expensive because of the framework. But the biggest benefit is one can easily move it from one place to another and it is ideal for road builders or contractors. Scales can be permanently mounted or above ground. The main benefit of a pit scale is there is no additional requirement of ramps both entry and exit, snow will not get accumulated. Moreover, the cost of a pit kind of scale tends to be more in contrast to cost of excavation and pit construction. Weighbridge manufacturers in India think that in case you are planning to buy a weighbridge for an operation, it is essential to take into account below mentioned factors: Amount of weighing that is expected Kind of vehicle Whether it is a part of weighbridge or not Weight of weighbridge For instance in case of pit less type of weighbridge can be used in a rocky land or where there is an unsteady surface or there is a problem of water logging. In a similar vein, pit type of weighbridge requires less space and the ramps are also not required for loading and unloading of the vehicles. Electronic weighbridge is also called as part length weighbridge. This kind of weighbridge finds its application in agriculture tractor and trailer combinations and in brick manufacturing unit. Other kinds of weighbridge include concrete deck, full electronic, bumper, concrete deck, steel deck, check rod resistant, etc. Steel deck requires less labor, less cost and is durable. Electromechanical requires simple wiring and the greatest benefit is less power is required and is less susceptible to damage. Check rod dont requires excessive maintenance and dont allow movement in the weighbridge. The feature of good weighbridge is; it is highly accurate, auxiliary display, less power consumption and less response time. There are innumerable manufacturers and suppliers of electronic weighbridges; all you need to do is to select the right one. It is in your interest to select the manufacturer that offers complete reliability in involved operations and offers you heavy- duty load cells. Further, these manufacturers provide weighbridge according to the customized requirements of the clients. There are two capacities involved in truck scales- first with normal capacity and second with concentrated load capacity.