Axtec, has won a new Approval from the National Measurement Office for its Series 5000 Dynamic Axle Weighbridge.
The new Class 0.2 Approval recognises a 60% increase in the accuracy of the Series 5000 installation – already the most accurate weighbridge of its type in the world – and provides operators with even greater peace-of-mind that their vehicles are correctly loaded. Indeed, many of the biggest names in the transport industry rely on Axtec to help them maximise the payload potential of their vehicles, without risk of overloading.
The new Class 0.2 Approval certifies that Axtec’s Series 5000 Dynamic Axle Weighbridge is accurate to +0.1%.
Axtec’s dynamic weighbridge can check all six axles of a tractor / trailer combination, plus gross vehicle weights, in just 40 seconds.
Even with its previous Class 0.5 Approval Rating, Axtec’s Series 5000 was the most accurate dynamic weighbridge on the market, permitting its use as a Public Weighbridge. Axtec is the sole supplier of axle weighbridges and associated calibration, certification, survey and maintenance services to DVSA, which uses its systems nationally for law enforcement.
Axtec’s Dynamic Axle Weighbridge is widely recognised for its technical superiority, backed-up, importantly, by Axtec’s own highly-skilled technical team who ensure the equipment is installed on-site to exacting standards – including the construction of the pit and approaches.
“Gaining this additional Approval proves that our commitment to research and development enables the design and manufacture of the most accurate weighing equipment available anywhere.” says Axtec Managing Director, Keith Gresham, “Manufacturing and installing a dynamic weighbridge requires absolute precision in the production of the beam, frame and the construction of the pit and concrete approaches. All those processes are carried out by our own staff, not contractors, so we have total control of quality. Our ongoing in-house research and development program continually informs our technical understanding and this in turn improves and refines the product.”
The attention to detail that brings this high accuracy means the system can be used for “sale of goods” applications as well as for law enforcement. Its unrivalled accuracy also means the Axtec 5000 is the only dynamic axle weighbridge approved for use as a Public Weighbridge, providing operators with the opportunity to charge other hauliers for using the system creating another income stream to recoup equipment and installation costs.
“A recent Axtec customer was paying almost £22,000 per year on weighbridge fees,” adds Gresham, “a typical dynamic axle weighbridge can be installed complete for around £18,000. After the initial investment, however, that same customer can now save massively on their own weighbridge fees and, by offering it to other operators for a fee, they can add to their bottom line, too.
“We will continue to innovate,” he says, “and we’ll continue to develop solutions that help our customers to reduce costs, boost productivity and, crucially, to stay safe and legal.”