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

  • Benefits of adding a weigh system to your hopper

    Hoppers, also commonly referred to as tanks, silos or vessels and are used in many industries such as agriculture, processing plants & farming to name a few. There are many benefits of adding a weigh system to your hopper. Whether it’s full, empty or somewhere in-between, you’ll easily know the levels. Weigh systems can have built in alarms and/or flashing lights to create ...


    By PT Limited

  • Creating green energy requires accurate weighing solution

    A 50-tonne, Avery Weigh-Tronix weighbridge/truck scale is helping Malaby Biogas generate 500kW per hour of green electricity to feed the National Grid and supply renewable energy to nine business units on its UK-based anaerobic digestion facility. The 15m, 50 tonne Bridgemont pit mounted weighbridge/truck scale is being used on site ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Geotex® 801 Soil helps tame road through the wilderness case study

    The National Wild Turkey Federation has over 800,000 members that are involved with maintaining camps and grounds across the United States. This requires traversing un-paved roads in order to gain access to remote areas, while complying with wildlife agencies rules and regulations. This particular hunting ground posed significant challenges. The best solution to the problem of soft soils and a ...

  • `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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • In-House Oil Analysis Lab Saves Gold Mine Millions in Downtime, Repair and Replacement Costs

    A low-grade surface mining operation depends upon huge and expensive equipment such as Hitachi 5500 shovels and Caterpillar 793 haul trucks. Oil analysis is essential to identify problems so they can be corrected before they cause equipment to go down for major repairs. In the past, a multinational mining firm sent samples to an outside lab for analysis but the cost of this approach limited the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • India: Continuing to Defy Description and Comparison

    A visit to a number of Indian scrap metal processors reveals a reality very much at odds with the enthusiasm for the country’s development expressed at recent scrap conventions and by the international business media. Unlike in China, India’s scrap industry is decades old, and so are the methods it employs. The small scale of India’s scrap operations is seen not just as a matter of government ...

  • 6 Questions to ask when choosing a load cell

    There are many things to consider when choosing the right Load Cell for your application. These are our top 6 questions to ask yourself (or us). What type/style of Load Cell do you require? ...


    By PT Limited

  • Taking matters into hand - Case Study

    Biofuels must be up to scratch as contaminated or improperly blended fuel can damage a  company’s bottom line. To ensure product quality several options exist including laboratory analysis, field test kits and portable lab instruments.  Laboratory testing would be the ideal solution if everyone had the budget and the time to wait for the results.  But in a market where time ...


    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

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