Because the weighing deck of the Weighbridge | In-Ground is at ground level, they claim very little site area, other than the area of the deck and the level approaches. Trucks are usually able to turn off immediately upon leaving the Weighbridge deck. The Weighbridge | In-Ground | Enclosed Pit is ideal for sites that are restricted with usable area or have shared weighing and traffic areas.
The Weighbridge | In-Ground | Enclosed Pit must have an access hatch(s) for servicing and cleaning needs. Typically the Weighbridge | In-Ground | Enclosed Pit is classed as a restricted space and requires access permits, stand-by personnel and air quality checks before anyone is allowed underneath, which can substantially increase future servicing costs.
Weighbridge | In-Ground also need some means of drainage usually in the form of an automatic submersible pump, which then requires 240V access. Lights are also a welcome addition for service crews to make their job much easier in the dark pit confines.
The foundations usually include raised kerbing along both sides of the weighbridge deck to ensure the vehicle to be weighed can only enter and leave along the Weighbridge axis and over the entry and departure ramps/pads.
The overall installed height of the Weighbridge loadcells don’t impact as severly as they do on an Weighbridge | Above Ground design as the pit height and strength is already very substantial.
Accuweigh can also supply the complete range of Weighbridge hardware and Weighbridge Software solutions for any site. Hardware option includes boom gates, electronic identification systems, traffic control lights, driver control stations, personal computers, printers, radio modems, remote displays, and more.