Thursday, 16 November 2017

Six in two weeks.

That’s how many operators that have contacted us about issues with axle weighbridges. We should add that none of them were supplied by Axtec.

The issues are numerous. Load cell mountings failing – again.

The frame cracking – again.

The concrete approaches breaking up – again.

The system not calibrating – again.

Any company will experiment and look for a cheaper, faster way to make an axle weighing system. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. It’s important though to learn from the bad experiences to make the product better.

But the failures we have seen recently with these systems are all recurring problems. Some have been recurring for years. Little is being learnt to make sure the product is better, more reliable, more accurate or more hard wearing.

We have a full axle weighbridge installation in our yard purely for research and development. We can try out new load cell mountings, new software or new instrumentation in a proper working environment.
Testing an axle weighbridge - like us to test yours?

That facility wasn’t cheap but it means we can thoroughly test every design change or new idea before it goes to the customer. And if a problem does occur on site, we can replicate the conditions in our factory to track down and eliminate the cause.

Operators contact us because they are frustrated at the repeating problems and disillusioned with the attempts to rectify them.

And Axtec can test and maintain most systems usually to a higher standard than the original supplier.

And some axle weighbridges we look after are approaching 40 years old and still in excellent working order.

Sometimes we have to advise the customer they must bite the bullet and replace the system in its entirety. That is never a cheap option but at least it’s a long term solution.

So if you have a troublesome axle weighing system that we might be able to help with, feel free to get in touch and we’ll see what we can do for you.

What we tell you might not be what you want to hear but at least we will have the solution to the problem.