If you want to grow your business, you need to keep it moving. Well, literally. As time is money in any industry, constant innovation is required to automate tasks and to do them simpler and faster.
One such innovation in the weighing industry is the ability to weigh and diagnose a range of logistical vehicles where they are deployed, and while they are still moving. The weight can be calculated while the vehicle is in motion. Thus, it gets the name, weigh-in-motion. Trucks, mine dumpers or hauler vehicles can be weighed and checked for various diagnostics, without losing valuable operational time.
Today, companies are being pressed to lower costs and optimise efficiencies, increase product life cycles, reduce total cost of ownership and provide reliable and accurate production intelligence. With weigh-in-motion systems, it is easier to provide the accurate data needed to assure proper and safe loading to maximise tyre life and minimise safety risks.
Without weigh-in-motion systems, companies can suffer from extensive infrastructure or truck damage, excessive fines and inefficient and unproductive load management ultimately resulting in loss in bottom line revenue.
Today, many companies become sceptical when it comes to adopting new technology. However, this is not the case with WIM. Weigh-in-Motion devices are designed to capture and record wheel weights, axle weights, balance weights and gross vehicle weights. Unlike static scales, WIMs have the ability to measure vehicles traveling at a reduced or normal traffic speed and do not require the vehicle to come to a halt. This makes the weighing process more efficient.
Compared to conventional weighbridges, WIMs are four times cheaper because they require four times less infrastructure.
Benefits of rail WIM to trucking and mining industries include:
- Reduced fuel costs owing to less idle time
- Less time lost
- Improved productivity and efficiency
- Few components results in less maintenance
- Provides individual and accurate weight of each component
- Also, simplifies the daily processes in an industry
When choosing a WIM device, consider the following factors:
- The weighing speed
- The accuracy it offers
- The calibration frequency required
- If the device provides remote diagnostic support, analysis and remedial capabilities
Rail Weigh-in-Motion by Essae Digitronics is successfully being used across the world. Our company has emerged as one of the leading weigh scale manufacturers having the largest number of in-motion weighing systems. We cater to raw material producers, end users and infrastructure developers associated with the rail industry.