Friday, 15 March 2019

A Day at the CV Show would be a day well spent.

It’s almost that time of year when anyone who has an interest in transport heads to the NEC for the CV Show.

For more than two decades the CV Show has been the go-to event for new product launches and if you head to stand 5G70 in hall 5 we will have our all new Axtec OnBoard Load Indicator to talk about.

Being able to catch up on new technology and new ideas is what makes the CV Show so important for those in transport.

For suppliers, it’s the ideal platform for reaching new customers and for transport operators it’s the perfect event for finding out how new ideas can make them more efficient and profitable.
Taking a day out to visit the show is rarely a waste of time.

There is always something new to discover and an excellent opportunity to compare products with many major manufacturers all in the same place at the same time.
We're on stand 5G70 from April 29th

Even in these days where much of what we buy is available on the internet, there are some products which have to be seen at first hand to appreciate what they might do for your business.

Vehicles have obvious attractions – you can sit in them, walk round them and try out some of the features.

But other products need to be seen close up and their features discussed too.

Axtec OnBoard is the most advanced system of its type on the market – but is indicating the load all it does?

Could connecting to a tracking device be a useful option?

How about storing overloads in the system memory?

Would displaying the view from a reversing or nearside camera?

These are all features available as standard which can improve efficiency and safety. But aren’t immediately apparent from just looking at a picture on the web.

But visiting a trade show, seeing the products at first hand and having a chat with someone who has specialist knowledge could be time well spent.

So make a note of the dates – April 29th,30th and May 1st and we’ll see you there.

Friday, 25 January 2019

There's more than one way to protect against overloads.

In a meeting with a client last week, it was interesting to note how much they had to do to ensure compliance.

And we were approached to help resolve any overloading issues.

The ideal solution would be to fit Axtec OnBoard to all their vans. Axtec OnBoard shows front, rear and gross weights permanently on a simple graphical and numeric colour display. And drivers do not have to remember their legal weights as the system does it for them.

Legal weights are shown in green, anything over 80% is shown in amber and overloads are automatically highlighted in flashing red.

But with the whole fleet 100% on short term hire that might not be the most cost effective solution at the moment.

But doing nothing is not an option and fortunately there is  more than one axle weighing system to solve a potential overloading problem.
Axtec Static Single-Axle Weighbridge

The vans should be fitted out with specific racking and a specific toolkit. In theory, no chance of being overloaded. But keeping a check on those vehicle weights is vital.

A good option is to introduce a program of spot checks and the Axtec Static Single-Axle Weighbridge offers a solution.

Using the same frame, beam and load cells as the dynamic systems used for enforcement, the Static Single is purpose designed for operators of 2-axle rigid vehicles.

Simple to use – instructions and weights are shown to the driver in his seat on a large display – and designed for a long life, drivers and management would be able to check that vehicles are not overloaded every time they leave the depot.

Quickly, simply and accurately.

Axtec offer the widest range of axle weighing systems available from one company and we always offer best advice for any overloading issue.

And the Axtec Static-Single provides a great solution in the right circumstances.