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DCS increases efficiency at waste transfer facility

Supplier: Ultrahawke
09 February, 2010

Ultrahawke recently installed twin Driver Control Stations to CityWide’s Dynon Road transfer station to allow restricted assess to the facility after normal operating hours when the weighbridges are un-attended.

Weighbridge operations are controlled by weighbridge staff during office hours, but are then switched over to un-manned operation to allow site access for registered users from 12.00 PM until 7.00 AM. This move minimises labour costs for after-hours operation of the weighbridge but still allows the facility to receive night deliveries over the weighbridges which significantly increases operating efficiency.

Each weighbridge was fitted with a Driver Control Station that housed a remote display indicator, card reader and internal ticket printer. Both units are running Ultrahawk’s own weighbridge software and the inbound weighbridge was also fitted with a boom gate. Vehicles with stored tare weights can collect a weighbridge ticket from either printer while vehicles required to weigh in and weigh out will receive their weighbridge ticket at the outbound DCS.

A buzzer and light have been installed in both DCS cabinets so that the driver has audible and visual proof that the card has been read correctly. Upon the completion of the inbound weighbridge transaction, the boom gate automatically raises to allow the driver to proceed.

To comply with local Trade Measurement regulations, positional sensors and zero lights/buttons have been installed on the weighbridges to ensure the trucks are correctly positioned for accurate weighing. Ultrahawk’s Driver Control Station and weighbridge software is very user friendly and the truck drivers using the waste transfer facility after-hours quickly became competent in using the equipment.

Ultrahawke custom manufactures these Driver Control Stations in their Cambellfield factory (including the software programming) to suit client needs.

CityWide Services waste transfer station at Dynon Road receives the greater percentage of all municipal waste collected by City of Melbourne.

Source: Gary Bryant, National Marketing Manager.