The waste and recycling industry is vital to our economy and environment, but as the industry has grown, so too has the need for more efficient and accurate weighing technology to manage the flow of materials through the facilities.
Onboard weighing systems have become the solution, providing real-time weight measurement of material being sorted, loaded into a process plant and a vehicle’s load as it is being transported. By accurately providing the load weight, onboard weighing systems provide a range of benefits that can help to enhance the overall efficiency of operations.
Accurate load measurement
The primary benefit of onboard weighing is that it allows for the accurate measurement of the weight of materials being collected and transported by recycling trucks and processing plants. Accuracy is essential as it ensures the correct weight is being processed.
Onboard weighing systems help to prevent the overloading of recycling trucks through the real-time monitoring of the weight, in which the loader operator can ensure the vehicle is carrying the optimal weight for each trip. Failure to accurately detect the overload limit can result in increased wear and tear on vehicles, as well as more importantly, safety issues for drivers and operators.
Optimising vehicle capacity
With accurate weight measurement, onboard weighing systems can help recycling companies optimise vehicle payload capacity. This in turn will lead to an increase in efficiency and reduced transportation costs, with all vehicles carrying the maximum weight possible for each trip.
Reducing sorting times
The time required for sorting materials once they have been collected will also be reduced. Identifying the accurate load measurement will ensure loads are appropriately sorted and processed – saving time and reducing the occurrence of mistakes in the sorting process.
Load data can be efficiently sent back to the office via the iSOSYNC PC software, which measures the cycle times of each loading event throughout the entire workflow.
Onboard Weighing Systems Used in Waste & Recycling
The Weighlog Alpha 10 is a cost-effective onboard weighing solution for telehandlers in the waste and recycling industry. It accurately delivers real-time material load information on a practical and simple user interface, making it easy to use.
The Loadmaster Alpha 50 is an onboard weighing system designed for retrofitting onto wheeled loaders and is a popular choice among waste management companies and recycling facilities that require precise and efficient weighing of materials. It’s suitable for use with up to 10 different attachments, such as buckets or forks, and offers the input of a target weight from which it requires the remaining load required.
The Loadmaster Alpha 100 and Loadmaster Alpha 100A combine cutting-edge sensor technology and signal processing techniques to provide precise weight information. It’s designed for fitting onto wheeled loaders operating within the quickest loading environments and the toughest of conditions, compensating for uneven, sloping ground and restricted loading areas while reducing cycle times and maximising tons per hour performance. The Loadmaster AlphaA is a trade approvable system to MID class Y (b) and is suitable for use in commercial transactions.
RDS MME offers the Loadex 100 and Loadex 200 systems for material handlers operating in recycling and waste environments. The dynamic weighing technology ensures ease of use and consistent accuracy, allowing for products to be logged as they are loaded into processing plants.