truck weighing Articles

  • Republic services’ high-volume landfill finds reliable truck weighing with Avery Weigh-Tronix heavy-duty scale

    Republic Services, Inc., is a waste management company with more than 200 transfer stations, nearly 200 landfills and 75 recycling centers located in 2,800 communities. Its Missoula, Montana landfill alone serves 250-300 trucks per day. Recently, the company had to find a replacement for its unreliable truck scale/weighbridge, one that could meet the landfill’s high-volume, heavy-duty ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • Weigh batching: the benefits of an automated system

    In many plants that batch-blend bulk products, weigh batching is a manual, time-consuming operation in which ingredients are weighed individually before being charged to a blender or other process vessel. A significant number of such plants could benefit from the installation of an automated weigh batching system. For small as well as large operations, an automated weigh batching system can pay ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Avery Weigh-Tronix Truck Scale System Saves Costs and Increases Efficiency for Aggregate Recycling Center

    Recycled aggregate is in high demand, with UK-based Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) forecasting that it will fulfill 20% of the total aggregates market in Scotland by 2012. To keep pace with a growing market, Scotland-based Highland Recycling uses an Avery Weigh-Tronix truck scale system to ensure high accuracy and efficiency in their aggregate recycling operation. This recycling ...


  • Chambers Future Proof With Integrated Weighing Equipment & Software

    Surrey-based waste management, recycling and aggregates company Chambers Waste Management PLC has recently equipped its vehicle fleet with the latest weighing equipment its fleet safe & compliant, plus a new bespoke software solution to streamline its operations. Chambers operates a fleet of 40 vehicles comprising skip loaders, Rear End Loaders (REL’s), trade waste Refuse ...

  • LAS Recycling Improves Weighing Accuracy and Data Collection Reporting with Avery Weigh-Tronix Forklift Scale

    LAS Recycling Ltd.’s material recycling facility in Wales, United Kingdom, has improved its weighing accuracy by a factor of ten and halved the amount of time it takes to weigh processed waste, since implementing Avery Weigh-Tronix’s forklift scale system in its operations. The system also uses radio frequency (RF) data transfer to improve data collection, recording and reporting. The material ...


  • Ray’s Auto Salvage Operates More Efficiently With Avery Weigh-Tronix E1110 Indicator

    Ray’s Auto Salvage, in operation for more than 35 years, buys and processes scrap metal for recycling and reuse. After deciding to install a used truck scale to determine the weight—and therefore cost—of the metals purchased, co-owner Laura Yesul and her associates asked Advance Scale, headquartered in Lindenwold, New Jersey, for an up-to-date indicator. Joe Carr, service ...


  • Five Percent More Load Per Vehicle and No Returns for Recycling Facility

    SCA Recycling is loading up to five percent more recycled waste per outgoing vehicle at its new £15 million Southampton materials recycling facility (MRF) by using Avery Weigh-Tronix forklift scales. The solution has also eliminated the problem of over- or underloaded vehicles needing to return after truck scale transactions to be reloaded. The company is the UK market leader in paper ...


  • A swinging stage to continuously level a platform balance for field use

    Subsample wet weight is usually taken with a portable platform balance often times situated on the tailgate of a truck. Each time the vehicle is moved, the balance must be re-leveled, and depending on the terrain, it may have to be shimmed. A 'Swinging Stage' was designed, built, and tested to determine its usefulness in weighing subsamples. The Swinging Stage was constructed from common ...

  • Weighbridge Automation in Recycling Sorting Plant

    Today effective management of solid waste facility is the number one topic in industrial business. For Leon Engineering managing weight-based vehicle information effectively is critical in a recycling sorting plant (RSP). Implementing our technological know-how and rich experience we provide a system consting of a rugged weighbridge, an unattended ...


    By Leon Engineering SA

  • Technology helps advance collection efficiency: imperceptible to the eye, yet major to the industry

    It’s common knowledge to any one of us who work in the waste management industry in North America that, until quite recently, the average citizen didn’t give much thought to the technology behind the collection truck that rolled by every week in their neighborhood. In fact, they might have been surprised to know that collection vehicle manufacturers have been producing trucks that are ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Why are waste operations installing on-board scales?

    Given the rising cost of operating waste collection vehicles, it is becoming more important to evaluate the use of on-board weighing systems to reduce operating costs, meet new safety standards and improve fleet efficiency. Electronic on-board scales are not new. They were introduced more than 30 years ago into trucking applications where monitoring gross vehicle or payload weight was ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Environment friendly EPS handling turns waste to value

    Norlax earned a return on its investment in a RUNI SK370 and its housing within 2 years. On a good day, up to 1,000 boxes of salmon are fed into production at NORLAX A/S, Denmark. The huge quantity of EPS boxes used to fill 4 truckloads per day, which commuted constantly between the company’s premises and a waste handling company 30 km away. Nowadays, the boxes are compacted into ...


    By Runi A/S

  • `Train`-ing the waste management industry

    For the past 15 years, the waste management industry has done a commendable job in responding to public concern over environmental issues, especially the demand for more recycling. However, while waste reduction strategies are crucial, Canada's booming economy has meant increased production of construction and demolition (C&D) and institutional, commercial and industrial (IC&I) waste. As ...

  • Paint Can Crusher

    Painting contractors can go through a ton of cans on any single job. Between the paint, the thinners and solvents, the tints, and everything else, many professional painters end up living their lives nearly buried in cans. Understandably, many of their clients don't want the cans left in their trash, so the contractors are left to load them into their trucks and vans and drag them back to the ...


    By Bee Cool LLC

  • The StyroPress styrofoam densification test results - Case Study

    Two months ago a StyroPress styrofoam densifier was installed at a furniture company in Arizona. This unit has been monitored closely and we are now able to provide you with some of the results. This StyroPress EPS briquette system has now been compacting and densifying styrofoam for a couple of months. Feel free to contact us for the user and contact information should you have any questions of ...

  • Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow

    On October 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on landfill disposal of commercial organics from establishments generating one ton or more of food waste per week goes into effect. On the front lines of helping these businesses and institutions comply are organics haulers, many of whom have been offering their services for years. “Seven years ago, we were servicing about two dozen ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Portable IR Analyzer Provides ASTM Field Test Method for Measuring Soot Levels In Diesel Engine Lubricating Oils

    The InfraCal Soot Meter, from Wilks Enterprise, gives users an approved ASTM testing method for measuring the percent level of soot in diesel engine lubricating oils -- ASTM Method D7686-2011 entitled “Test Method for Field-Based Condition Monitoring of Soot in In-Service Lubricants Using a Fixed-Filter Infrared (IR) instrument.” While there is widespread disagreement on used-diesel ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Easy baling of extra large cardboard - Case Study

    Whenever genuine spare parts are needed for the vehicles made by large automobile manufacturers, the Rudolph Logistik Group in Baunatal, near Kassel/Germany, ensures they are available. Their spare parts logistics is an ingenious operation! This is now also true of the way they deal with the huge amount of waste cardboard generated. The contract logistics specialists found an optimal disposal ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Roof shingle recycling: A Florida roofing contractor finds grinding to be the perfect solution to an unusual problem

    Material grinding and/or recycling is generally viewed as an area one chooses with a long-range commitment in mind. A potentially substantial capital investment, coupled with issues such as training of personnel, market research/development, and so on, often drives the need to make the business a full-time endeavor. However, for one southwest Florida contractor, grinding is offering a short-term ...


  • Case study - Log storage handling yard

    The logging yard at Canfor’s Fort St. John mill is subject to the heaviest loading operations in the worst soil conditions. Saturated peat with a CBR Cat 988H loaders weighing more than 43,000 kg, heavy hauling trucks, and other mechanical equipment created heavy rutting in the soft soil. The logs, stockpiled in huge, 6-metre high stacks, suffered from large settlement, which further ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

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