A weighbridge is an already-efficient way of managing incoming and outgoing vehicles and ensuring that they are optimally loaded. An automatic weighbridge takes this one step further by combining traditional weighbridge technology and new-wave software to optimise your operation.
Here are just some of the benefits of choosing an automated weighbridge for your operation.
Save Time and Money
Gone are the days when you had to manually operate and calculate weighbridge data. An automated weighbridge uses data-management software to automatically capture and store weighing transaction information for further processing and record back up. The processing efficiency of vehicles passing in and out of your facilities can be streamlined to enable quicker turnaround times to be achieved. Automated traffic management systems allow you to weigh incoming and outgoing vehicles quickly, therefore reducing potential for traffic congestion.
An automated weighbridge with minimal installation cost and low maintenance requirements can save your operation time and money. Look for a weighbridge that has a large data capacity and an in-built printer to further speed up automated tasks and optimise your operation.
Prioritise Safety First
The pandemic has caused some rippling effects through almost every industry, and road operations are no exception. As an employer, one of your key priorities is the safety of your employees during operations. An automatic weighbridge not only ensures that vehicles are loaded optimally but also removes the need to have a member of staff constantly monitoring the machinery.
An automated weighbridge can be operated remotely, removing the need for employee contact and ensuring the hygiene and safety of your members at work.
Engage in Fast Supply-Chain Management
Overloaded vehicles can cause damage to roads, the environment and places your drivers at risk of fines due to excess vehicle mass under CoR legislation. An automated weighbridge allows you to weigh vehicles in a split-second and can identify overloaded vehicles instantly, allowing the problem to be rectified quickly and efficiently.
Automated weighing can be performed under CCTV surveillance with consistent photo captures of the vehicle and the weighbridge area during the weigh-in, ensuring security for your operations. Volumetric real-time monitoring allows you to monitor and record every transaction without being present at the weighing site.
Enhance Vehicle Management
An automated weighbridge’s software integrates with other software operating in the company to generate detailed, accurate reports and recognised problem areas. Management of your operation’s vehicles can be optimised by targeting specific issues identified to increase productivity and efficiency.
Increase Security for Your Operation
Automatic weighbridge technology can help mitigate theft and weighing fraud. By vehicle identity verification, an automatic weighbridge can combat human errors like vehicle repositioning, double weighing and fake weighing to keep you and your customers safe.
Implementing an automated weighbridge into your operation has many benefits that can save you time, money and protect your customers. To get the best benefits for your operation, partner with an experienced automated weighbridge supplier to ensure that the weighbridge matches your short and long-term business requirements.
If you’re interested in optimising your operations by reducing costs and increasing productivity, call National Weighing and Instruments today to find out more about what an automated weighbridge can do for you.