How we created a half Weighbridge System – West Midlands

One of our long-standing customers recently moved to a new site. Their business had changed over the last few years; originally the vehicles coming in and out of their works were articulated lorries but these are now short wheelbase vehicles. Along with their vehicle change, there were also site restrictions. Due to a new office and works location, it meant that their existing 18 metre long weighbridge did not fit into the position needed to hold this industrial weighing scale. They needed a half weighbridge system

After many discussions on-site, about the best way to now weigh their short wheelbase vehicles a decision was made that ADF would re-engineer the existing weighbridge system to ensure that it could be used on the new site.

The original weighbridge was carefully removed from it’s existing foundations and. ADF had originally been installed by ADF 12 years ago. The anti corrosion treatment that it had received, as part of this first installation, ensured that it was in extremely good condition. Sections of the weighbridge system were then removed and taken to ADF’s workshop for modification and fabrication. We redesigned and remanufactured the load-cell based weighbridge and reduced it from 18 metres in length to 12 metres.

We also drew up plans for a new pit to be constructed and recommended a company that could do this job quickly, professionally and to a very high standard.

The remanufactured weighbridge system was then installed and tested by ADF. Along with adjustments and calibration. It was then fully tested and recertified (stamped) by the local Weights and Measures Inspector to ensure it was fit for trade.

We always try to find new and effective solutions to any weighing related dilemma faced by their customers. Where possible we also try and save money from being spent when it’s not needed. This is a great example of how ADF saved this particular customer a considerable amount of money, by re-engineering the weighbridge system instead of replacing it with a new unit.