Friday, 8 April 2022
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Axle weighing is a unique branch of the weighing industry. Many of the accepted rules around obtaining accurate weights don’t apply.
An employee who recently joined us from another weighing discipline said he’d had to ‘throw away’ just about everything he’d learnt about weighing in the past. And learn all about the technicalities and peculiarities of axle weighing.
And it’s a form of weighing that so many people think is easy to do. But in trying to do it, they make some horrendous mistakes.
|Correctly installed Axtec Dynamic System|
For instance, we go to great lengths to ensure the approach concrete is laid to the correct tolerance.
So when a customer asked us to check out an axle weighbridge installed by someone on the brow of a hill, it didn’t take long to prove why it was inaccurate.
Another cheap system we recently encountered needed to have the weight indicator sent overseas every time it developed a fault! Weeks of downtime was the result.
Both of these installations have now been replaced with a highly accurate Axtec system with correct concrete approaches which, if they should ever fail, can be fixed on site by an engineer fully trained and equipped to deal with axle weighing.
Getting it wrong can not only be costly to correct but could also mean falling foul of the law.
Another recent customer had attempted a cheap repair on his system using a foreign made indicator and was horrified to learn that the system was now no longer legal for Trade weighing.
For months he had been using the system for invoicing at risk of falling foul of Weights & Measures legislation.
At worst, it could have closed his business down.
All Axtec’s senior employees have been engaged exclusively in axle weighing for many years, over 40 years some of them.
We have learnt, and are still learning, about how to weigh axles accurately. And we certainly have far more knowledge than anyone else about this unique field.
So if you want to make sure you get the system installed correctly, maintained correctly and be fully compliant with the necessary legislation, we would be pleased to offer the benefit of our experience.
Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Keeping in touch with existing and potential customers is proving to be just as important and informative during the Covid-19 crisis as during more “normal” times.
|Axtec OnBoard Axle Load Indicator|
Friday, 17 April 2020
Spending less time out on the road and more time working from home provides an opportunity to take stock and discover long lost items.
|Axtec Dynamic Serial number 30001 from 1991|
Friday, 7 February 2020
Well, Axtec, has stepped forward to offer a rescue package to existing Red Forge customers.
|Red Forge customers - get a £500 trade in on Axtec OnBoard|
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Such is the advice from DVSA in trying to prevent overloads.They also make it clear that the operator holds the responsibility for overloading not the customer.
|Axtec OnBoard Load Indicator|
Monday, 13 January 2020
The drive for energy efficient vehicles means new emissions systems are needed and they always add to a vehicles weight.
|Axtec Static Axle Weighbridge - ideal for weighing LCV's|