A Truck Weighbridge was recently commissioned for a well known chicken processing company located in country Victoria. Supplied by Ultrahawke in Melbourne, the fully galvanised Weighbridge is used to accurately track all truck and product movements both in and out of the plant.
Ultrahawke’s Truck Weighbridge has a concrete weighing deck measuring 28 metres long by 3.5 metres wide to enable B Double trucks to be weighed in a single weighing transaction. The heavy Weighbridge deck is supported by eight Flintec weighbridge load cells and is configured with a weighing capacity of 80.0 tonnes which makes it certified for Trade Use.
Truck Weighbridges are inherently better suited for heavy duty weighing applications as the concrete’s inbuilt strength eliminates excessive flexing of the weighbridge deck under very heavy vehicle loads. The added concrete mass also acts as a buffer to moderate expansion and contraction of the steel beams during short term temperature fluctuations leading to more consistent end stop clearances which extends load cell life.
For added driver safety when exiting and entering their vehicles, weighbridge access platforms were fitted to each end of the Weighbridge. A Flintec FT11 Digital Weight Indicator generates the weight readings of the Weighbridge and serially transmits them to the client’s Weighbridge Software.
Ultrahawke has been manufacturing Weighbridges and heavy duty weighing equipment in Australia since 1857 and has a network of weighbridge resellers and service agents in all states to ensure total coverage across Australia. Ultrahawke’s dedicated weighbridge manufacturing facility in Campbellfield, Victoria ensures clients are provided with a superior Australian Made weighbridge at a competitive price.