If you are in an industry where obtaining a vehicle’s weight is critical for efficiency, safety and legality - axle weigh pads are right for you.
To use axle weigh pads, simply park your vehicle on top of the pads (or drive over, depending on the solution you choose) and view the weight which is displayed on the indicator.
Marsden’s range of industrial weighing scales have measured countless heavy items in their time - from overweight pets to articulated lorries and heavy duty dumper trucks and diggers.
We have plenty of high capacity weighing scales available off the shelf, or bespoke scales for even heavier loads.
If you are transporting goods in the UK, it is important you are aware of the Road Traffic Act 1998’s laws on vehicle weights.
The regulation makes it an offence to drive on a public road in an overloaded vehicle.
But how do you know if your vehicle weights are excessive, and what are the consequences of overloading? This blog post is here to help.
Choosing the right weighing scale here can save businesses time and money, but how do you know whether you are choosing the most cost-effective weighing solution?
Even if weighing in your industry is a legal requirement, it doesn’t need to be an expensive solution.
Any fears of problems caused by the introduction of new SOLAS container weight regulations last week have so far proved to be unfounded.
The Wall Street Journal has reported a smooth start to the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rules which were introduced last Friday (1st July) which state that any shipper transporting a container by sea must supply a certified weight.
At some point in its life, just about any commodity you can think of will be weighed.
The weight reading may be used to determine quantity - for example, if counting scales are used. An item may be weighed to ensure it won’t overload a container.
Ever wondered how axle weigh pads work?
Axle weighers, like Marsden’s AP-200, are a vital piece of equipment if you want to keep your goods vehicles safe, efficient and legal. The Marsden AP-200 is portable and easy to use - plus, it allows you to record all the weight data of a wagon, and the date and time of the weighing.
Stainless steel weighing scales are great for three reasons: They look great (and for those in the food and drink industry, they look much more hygienic than their plastic counterparts). They are much more durable and longer lasting - and able to withstand regular cleaning.
And finally, due to their IP rating (ingress protection - more on that below), they can be wash-proof right up to waterproof - perfect for damp, humid and even wet working environments.