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Load cell in a lifting arm measures skip weights precisely

Viridor recently worked with Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS) to find a solution when precise payload data and a ticket for every load collected by Boughton Engineering’s skip loaders was required by a customer.

Gary Elms, Viridor regional vehicle and plant engineer, said: “Under normal circumstances we use under-body weighing. But for this sewage waste contract, the customer needed to know exactly what was being collected from each site and each load, so we needed a different approach.”

VWS contacted Boughton because its Power-Reach skip loader is designed with all equipment ‘locked down’ on the chassis and limited space, so it was too complex to incorporate under-body weighing equipment.  

Julian Glasspole, VWS managing director, said: “We didn’t want to take up any more space on the existing lifting block so decided to incorporate a load cell into the top of the lifting arm. We engineered our weights and measuresapproved T95 load cell to be used for skip weighing.”  

The T95 load cell has built-in electronics that send the recorded weight data wirelessly to a handheld device kept by the vehicle operator. The operator can wirelessly print out a ticket inside the cab.  

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