The most convenient way to weigh heavy and bulky items such as trucks and other heavy vehicles is the installation of a weighbridge. A weighbridge is simply a scale mounted on a concrete surface. It is designed with a digital scale and monitor which indicates the weight of everything placed on the weighing surface. Weighbridges are important in business and especially in warehousing because they help the owners understand the exact weight of goods getting in and out of the warehouse for business purposes. Here are three guidelines that you should consider following before installing a weighbridge for your business.

The Type of Weighbridge That Is Ideal for Your Location

Manufacturers have a variety of weighbridges available for your needs. These include pit-type and pitless weighbridges, digital and analogue scale bridges and rail weighbridges and mechanical weighbridges, among other options. Picking the weighbridge with the right features is not an easy task; you have to consult with the supplier for insight on the one which is most suited for your needs. Note that the ideal scale enables you to weigh the vehicle once when it's unloaded, and once again when it is fully loaded. Subtracting the vehicle's weight from the total gives the operators an accurate estimate of the weight of the goods it is carrying.

Getting the Right Licences and Permissions

The weighbridge is considered a mobile plant. This means that you do not need any type of planning permission to install it on the site. Similarly, if the weighbridge office is fairly small, you might not need permission to have it installed. If the weighbridge and office specifications are bigger, you will need to get all the right licences and permissions to make it work.

Preparing the Site for the Installation

The other myth that is common in weighbridge installation has to do with the type of place where you can install the bridge. While it is true that older weighbridge models were not recommended for inclines, modern ones are different. As long as the weigh bars or load cells are installed vertically, you can have the bridge installed on an incline, and it will weigh loads accurately.

These are three simple guidelines you can follow to have an easy time with weighbridge installation and maintenance. It is advisable to involve an expert in weighbridge supply and installation from the start of the process to the end, as this will simplify the process and lead to weighing efficiency.