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Accurate axle weighing

Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS) has installed its Loadweigh CAN underbody weighing system to 48 vehicles operating in London’s second largest borough, Barnet.

Loadweigh CAN allows vehicle operators to see the gross weight of individual axles. Full diagnostics are available on the display, and the system is compliant with the Optimised Waste Logistics initiative as well as being monitored 24/7 by VWS modem.

It can also act as a tracking device, sending back weight, location and any overload infringements.

Bernard McGreevy, Barnet’s environmental services manager for transport, said: “It is important that we accurately weigh the contents of our trucks. This allows us to find out how much our residents recycle and how much refuse we send to landfill. Importantly, not overloading the vehicles ensures that our fleet runs efficiently and that we use less fuel.”

Simply Waste Solutions has also installed VWS technology, in the form of its Enviroweigh bin weighing system, to its two latest Dennis Eagle Olympus 23 refuse vehicles with Beta trade bin-lifts

James Capel, managing director at Simply Waste, said: “The cost of disposing waste is such that we need to know exactly what is being collected from each customer. The Enviroweigh system from VWS allows us to weigh to the exact 1kg.

“It is reliable, accurate and integrates well with our IT systems so we can provide detailed reports to our customers.”

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