Buy Pit Mounted Weighbridge online 2021

Buy Pit Mounted Weighbridge online 2021

Buy Pit Mounted Weighbridge online

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Pit weighbridges are designed for use in narrow spaces as they eliminate the need for the 1-meter clearance along both sides that is required for the maintenance and cleaning of above ground weighbridges. However, it’s important to keep in mind that, as the weighing surface of a pit weighbridge is flush with ground level, construction of pit weighbridges requires excavation work, effective drainage, and more concrete reinforcing. Unlike imported products, postfirstclass.com has superior quality, Australian made (Ultrahawke) pit weighbridges that are custom built to meet our customer’s requirements also we offer new British-built surface and pit-mounted weighbridges from our tried and tested UK manufacturer ( The UniweigherTM Modular Weighbridge)

IN-GROUND WEIGHBRIDGES | Multiple sizes available

Pit mounted weighbridges are ideal where limited space is available. They sit level with the surface, allowing vehicles to move free of obstruction. Libra’s pit-mount weighbridges are available in a multitude of sizes and capacities, as well as bespoke sizes for your specific needs or to replace a weighbridge in an existing pit. Our heavy-duty beam design structures are built to last, working hard for years to come.

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Buy Pit Mounted Weighbridge online

Weighbridge & Industrial Weighing SolutionsWeightron Bilanciai

Industrial Weighing Specialists

At postfirstclass.com we have been designing legal-for-trade weighbridges and industrial weighing equipment for over 40 years. As part of the renowned international Bilanciai Group, we have access to unrivaled industrial weighing solutions & technology, unique software solutions, and ground-breaking engineering expertise.

Our weighbridges, industrial weighing scales, and process weighing systems are supplied to a broad spectrum of industries including waste recycling, biomass & energy, waste management, food & beverage, engineering, quarrying, utilities, chemical processing, and pharmaceuticals.

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Pit Mounted

As the name suggests, pit mounted weighbridges are placed inside a dedicated pit that is level with the surrounding surfaces.

Whilst this option may be more expensive initially, it can also be extremely beneficial for companies looking for a longer-term solution.

This is because the weighbridge will not obstruct any vehicles or people and will free travel across the surface at all times.

This removes the need to relocate weighbridges in order to accommodate changes in your business, saving you time and (potentially) money.

As they are located inside a pit, these weighbridges do not require safety rails or ramps to be installed. This not only means there is less to consider once the weighbridge has been installed, but it also makes the platform safer and easier to use.

The USA & UK’s leading weighbridge supplier

Our wide range of steel and concrete weighbridges sets the standard for reliability and performance in the harshest of environments. With our vast amount of industrial weighing solutions, we are able to design all key components, including the all-important load cells, weight instrumentation, and software. In addition, we offer extensive traffic management equipment for automated weighing installations.

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How Much Does A Weighbridge Cost?

Buying a weighbridge for your business is an investment, and whilst it no longer costs quite as much as it once did (due to advances in technology, engineering, and manufacturing) it is still a sizeable investment to consider.

Every weighbridge installation is different, and often it can be the installation, rather than the weighbridge itself, which can end up increasing the cost.

In this article, we’ll go through some of the factors you will need to consider when looking into purchasing a weighbridge.

Surface Mounted or Pit Mounted Weighbridge?

Your first consideration might be whether to opt for a surface-mounted or a pit-mounted weighbridge. There’s no difference in their functionality, but a surface-mount requires more room, or space, around it for vehicles to drive on and off than a pit-mount weighbridge does. We have a whole article on surface mount vs pit mounted weighbridges, available here.

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If you’ve chosen a pit-mounted weighbridge, there are a couple of extra considerations to make when it comes to pricing up your investment. A pit mounted weighbridge requires groundwork for the pit to be created. This includes adequate foundations and drainage. If the pit does not drain correctly, the weighbridge could become damaged and require additional repairs and servicing. It’s estimated for budgetary purposes that the groundworks cost roughly £1k per meter required.

If your facility is better suited to a surface mounted weighbridge, then you could bypass some of the costs associated with the installation of a pit-mounted weighbridge.

Deck Type

There are various options for the material of the weighbridge deck. Most commonly available are two options; concrete and steel. With proper maintenance and care, both types of weighbridge deck should last over 20 years. The primary consideration here is weight. A concrete deck on a weighbridge is incredibly heavy and naturally, transportation and installation costs begin to increase when opting for this construction. A concrete deck does have the benefit of avoiding rust, etc. However, they can be prone to cracking and crumbling through freezing weather cycles.

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A steel weighbridge deck construction needs to be of a high quality and strength in order to reliably take the weight of vehicles. Cheaper steel-decked weighbridges may seem a good option, but cheaper construction and materials may leave the weighbridge prone to the elements and the weight of heavier vehicles. Poor quality steel weighbridges are constructed from low-grade steel, have a lesser physical weight due to minimal sub-structure, and they usually have lower quality load cells fitted. These cheaper, steel weighbridges would have an expected lifespan of around 5-7 years depending on the amount of traffic going over them. Steel weighbridges constructed from high-grade steel, good load cells, and substantial sub-structure can last upwards of 20 years (especially with regular care, servicing, and maintenance).

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Pit mounted / Ground weighbridges are fitted flush with the road surface.
This is done by digging a trench to the required size and lining it with concrete. Load cells can then be dropped in and the main weighing deck fitted on top. Handily, many of the old lever based bridges were also built into pits. So, if you are stuck with an old bridge, it can be updated quite easily, because they don’t need mounting ramps at either end, pit mounted bridges can fit into a much smaller space than surface mounted.

On the downside, pit mounted bridges can be prone to flooding. This makes choosing the right bridge for your yard especially important as you must take drainage into account. And digging that pit in the first place could increase the cost of your civil installation.

We service all makes and models of weighbridge offering the complete service and certification package, whether you have an Avery, Sensortronic, Philips, MettlerToldeo, Toltec, Weightronix – mechanical or electronic we have the tools and experience to service, repair, and certify them all! Nationally! Working closely with other companies such as South Weigh-in Dunedin and Invercargill, Electrotech, and Premier Weighing in the North Island.

Maintenance

A cost that you may not have accounted for is maintenance. Weighbridges are a large investment for a company, and yet many businesses neglect the maintenance and end up having to pay hefty repair bills and suffer loss of business when they fail.

If purchasing a weighbridge from Solent Scales, it’s worth remembering that we can offer you a flexible service and maintenance plan which will help to ensure your weighbridge remains functional and calibrated. However, it’s down to you to ensure that preventative maintenance (such as cleaning under and around the weighbridge deck) is done regularly.

Peripherals

There are two considerations for what we call ‘peripherals’. First is the indicator. This is the device that takes the readings from the weighbridge’s load cells and translates them into a live weight reading. Although these don’t have to break the bank, but they are still an additional cost, and the price will gradually increase if you require more features, new technologies, or accompanying software.

Secondly, the weather in the UK is not the best; it’s not fair to have your weighbridge attendant stood outside all day weighing in incomings and the outgoings. Most weighbridges are accompanied by a small building which allows the entirety of the weighbridge-related peripherals to be housed (such as the indicator, paperwork, etc.) and protects it all from the elements. Be sure to factor this into your calculations.

So, a typical, high-quality steel weighbridge would cost somewhere in the region of £16k and above, it’s not just the price of the weighbridge deck alone you must consider. As you can see above, there are a number of potential additional costs that might catch your business out if you’re not prepared. At postfirstclass.com, we offer new British-built surface and pit-mounted weighbridges from our tried and tested UK manufacturer

Weighing Up Your Options – Knowing Which Weighbridge Is Right For You

Weighbridges are large, highly durable, and highly accurate pieces of equipment used to obtain precise weight measurements of industrial and consumer vehicles.

Before purchasing or hiring a weighbridge, it’s important to make sure you understand the ins and outs of this equipment as well as familiarise yourself with the different options available.

We’ve created this short guide to help you make the right decision and get the weighbridge that is right for you.

There are two main types of weighbridge on offer: pit mounted and surface mounted. Depending on your circumstances and the environment in which you intend to place the weighbridge, you may favor one or the other.

Which Weighbridge Is Best For You?

For smaller companies with the need for infrequent vehicle weighing or a temporary weighbridge solution (anywhere between six months and two years), it may be best to choose a surface mounted model due to the ease of installation and the associated lower costs.

Conversely, pit mounted weighbridges are often the best choice for larger organizations where vehicle weighing is a more fundamental part of the working day. The pit-mounted design can make the weighbridge easier to use and easier to work around which can maximize the convenience and speed of service you can provide to your customers.

In addition, modular weighbridges can be advantageous for any growing company, as the modular weighbridge design can be extended to accommodate larger vehicles as the company grows.

Libra Weighbridge Fraud Detection

Every year millions of pounds of revenue in the US/UK alone are fraudulently lost by customers and the taxpayer in the waste and recycling business.

Weighbridges are key targets for fraudulent transactions, make sure yours isn’t one of them. Since weighing was invented, people have tried to cheat the system either by under weighing or overweighing, depending on if they are buying or selling. Methods vary however even now the principle is the same scenario.

Here are a few common examples:

Driver Intervention

  • Not placing all wheels on the weighbridge when weighing, this will give a negative weight and can be literally Tonnes per transaction, which can convert into hundreds of pounds lost by you.
  • Weighing goods in with an additional hidden water tank then letting the water go as they travel to tip. You have just paid for X amount of water, on top of the product price.
  • Driver and or passengers alighting cab, to their advantage either on weighing in or weighing out.
  • Driver using a different trailer with a weight difference to his advantage, when he is pre-setup on the Tare weight system. Assuming he only weighs when full-on Gross weighing.

Operator Intervention

  • Manipulation of weight in the software system.
  • Manipulation of weight on the Indicator can be done easily on a manual weight input on the keyboard.
  • Manipulation of the weight, using a device such as a transducer or variable resistor, etc.

The operator intervention would normally require an agreement with the client/customer, his payday would usually depend on that, however not always.

There are more sophisticated ways to fraud the weighing transactions, however we have been asked not to disclose these, for obvious reasons.

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Overcoming Weighbridge Fraud

We have developed systems that combat the above scenarios and others.

Photoelectric cells, placed strategically will ensure the vehicle is encapsulated on the weighbridge before it will allow weighing. No wheels can be placed off the weighbridge. If the sensor beam is broken an alarm will sound and or a warning will appear.

Weight movement: If the weight changes following the initial grabbed weight input an alarm will sound and warnings will appear, this could be personnel leaving the cab or other personnel walking on the weighbridge, etc. The weight will be re-checked automatically.

Weight movement: If the weight changes following the initial grabbed weight input an alarm will sound and warnings will appear, this could be personnel leaving the cab or other personnel walking on the weighbridge, etc. The weight will be re-checked automatically.

Non-Manipulation: Weights can not be manipulated on our Indicators or Software systems. Either internally or Externally. Libra ANPR cameras and systems can automatically weigh vehicles in and out registering all transactions and recording all vehicle activities on the weighbridge. An operator is not required when fully implemented. Manual entry can be accessed at the administrator level if required.

Multiple Cameras: The ANPR systems can match up rear registration plates on trailers to the front plates if required. The system will also capture vehicle and trailer IDs to make sure trailers or cabs have not had registration plate changes. other non-fixed cameras can be linked to the system on the route to the tipping area for example. These cameras use motion detection and will record whilst there is movement present.

Signage: We Include signs to inform drivers and personnel of your rules for weighing. Example: please stay in the cab for the weighing process at all times. “Only enter or leave the weighbridge on a Greenlight.”, “Smile as you’re on camera”, “ANPR for your safety”. Just the presence of signage will put even the most resourceful amongst us off, however it will unwittingly, make them find another victim.

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