Custom weighbridge design eliminates need for new foundations
Supplied by: QWM / Accuweigh
By Gary Bryant
A custom weighbridge was recently manufactured to suit the foundations of a previously installed weighbridge for Yuleba Cypress Sawmills in Miles, Queensland.
Supplied by Accuweigh’s QWM branch in Brisbane, the custom weighbridge design eliminated the new for expensive foundations and civils works to be undertaken. QWM’s concrete deck weighbridge was manufactured to use the same load cell mounting positions as the previous weighbridge that had been relocated to another location many years earlier.
Weighbridge designs have changed substantially during recent years with most eighteen metre weighbridges now fitted with 6 load cells rather than the eight used on the previous installation.QWM’s custom weighbridge was manufactured using smaller 460mm high main beams to ensure the weighbridge deck was at the same height as the approach ramps of the previous weighbridge’s foundations. Load cell mounting plates were epoxy grouted into place and the new weighbridge deck was poured in position and raised onto the load cells after the mandatory three week curing time.
Substantial cost savings were realised for Yuleba Cypruss Sawmills through QWM’s ability to manufacture a custom weighbridge utilising the foundations of the previously installed weighbridge. The weighbridge was commissioned and certified for trade use with a weighing capacity of 60.00 tonnes and a printer supplied to generate basic weighbridge tickets for all weighing transactions.
Yuleba Cypress is a family owned and operated business, based in Miles, Qld at the crossroads of the Leichhardt and Warrego Highways, approximately 340 km west of Brisbane. For over 30 years, Yuleba Cypress Sawmills has been supplying cypress to Timber Merchants and Builders throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales.
QWM is a Queensland based manufacturer of weighbridges for heavy duty weighing applications and has established a strong reputation for their "Built to Order – Designed to Last" philosophy.