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Crane Weighing

Tuesday, March 14

When we supplied multiple sets of our AXW-20 scales to a large crane manufacturer, we had no idea how ingenious they were.  Take a look at the custom storage system that they built for their sets of portable scales.  This storage ideal lets them easily move their scales throughout their manufacturing facility.  Way to go guys, nice work!

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AGWEIGH Testimonial from Wisconsin

Tuesday, August 30

 

Wisonsin Family see's big benefits from their AGWEIGH Truck Scale & Software

 

 

"The scale we purchased from Walz Scale has proved to be an essential, irreplaceable investment for our farm operation. In conjunction with their scale software, Yield Pro, Walz Scale has allowed me to manage my grain inventory with a level of accuracy and confidence required to maximize our profits. 

 

Working with Jonathan Kettle, we were able to customize the Yield Pro software to meet our farm's specific needs. With its built in shrink calculation, individual bin level tracker, and custom export reports, we now have the precise control over our grain inventory we never had before.

 

The remote weight display, weight capture indicator, and RFID tags on my trucks makes weighing in and out much more efficient by eliminating the need to continuously get in and out of the truck to punch your ticket.

 

With the entire installation taking just a weekend, our new scale system from Walz Scale was operational and ready to help us begin maximizing our profit. 

 

With all these great features, excellent customer support, and most importantly, a very reasonable price tag, I would recommend this solution from Walz Scale to anyone looking to manage and track their operation more efficiently and confidently." 

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SOLAS Container Weight Requirements: What Shippers Need to Know

Tuesday, January 19

SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirements: What Shippers Need to Know

With approval by the International Maritime Organization's Committee, starting July 1, 2016 the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) will require that before a packed shipping container is loaded onto a vessel, its weight must be properly verified. As a result, it will be a violation to pack a container (where SOLAS verification requirements applies) without properly verifying the shipping container weight.SOLAS Container Weigher Verification Requirements for Shippers

Under these amendments, there are two acceptable methods find out the container weight, weighing the container after it has been packed or weighing the cargo and container plus the weight of the container’s tare weight.

Container Weighing Requirements

The new SOLAS container weight verification requirements do not permit estimation of shipping container weight. The shipper is the entity responsible for the weighing process and its contents. When each of the above weighing methods is used, the weighing equipment should meet the national calibration and certification standards.

Document Signing

For the shipping documents, they have to be signed by a individual who is authorized by the shipper. After this, it is to be submitted to the master or their representative. If such signing is not done, this can be alleviated by weighing the shipping container with its goods at the port.SOLAS Shipping Container Weight Regulations

If there is no standard of container weighing equipment to be used at a marine terminal. For this reason, shippers must invest in the proper weighing systems and alternative means in order to verify shipping container weight. This means that shippers present at enforced marine terminals should have systems and processes in place to obtain weights of containers and use such weights in the vessel stow plan.

The last regulations entail that if the packed container is weighed at its load port, the weighing process should be used for vessel stow planning. Such vessel stow plans should make use of verified weights for packed containers that are loaded on board.

Effects on Logistic Companies & Shippers

The above container weight requirements from SOLAS mainly aim to promote safety and reduce operational issues. While this may sound simple in theory, there are many practical considerations. The first issue will be on identifying exactly who the shipper is.Shipping Container Weight SOLAS

Since numerous parties are involved in the entire supply chain, spanning from third-party logistics companies to freight forwarders, it may difficult to trace the shipper of a container that is non-compliant. This can be even complicated when time is of importance and the container should be loaded timely to ensure it stays on schedule.

Cost & Technological Concerns

Shippers may not have ready access that logistic companies and terminal operators have. The new regulations will mean that shippers should invest in retrofits and new technology that come at a high cost. Shippers will ultimately bear these costs or simply shift them to customers. Such container weighing systems and truck scales will include various forms of technology, much of which is available at Walz Scale.

The weighing policy changes have been highly advocated by the World Shipping Council for years. Undeclared container weights have always caused problems since they collapse stacks and cause stress and stability to ships. With these amendments and shipping container weight requirements, there is going to be an increased safety in the shipping process.

Last Word on Shipping Container Weight

The SOLAS convention is an international treaty dealing with 162 contracting states including the United States. The convention seeks to specify minimum standards for equipment, operation and construction of ships to maximize their safety. For improvement of safety, the SOLAS committee made amendments that were approved by the International Maritime Organization's Committee. The new SOLAS container weight verification requirement regulations will take effect starting July 1 2016, it will require that shippers verify gross weight prior shipping among other changes.

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New Volumetric Load Scanner Technology for the Biomass and Mulch Industries

Wednesday, December 17


Walz Scale develops revolutionary 3D Payload Scanning Technology for the waste, biomass and mulch industry.  This new technology incorporates laser scanners and advanced data management software to provide operations with an accurate and cost effective means of determining the actual volume of material in trucks. 

Walz Load Scanner

Unlike standard truck scales the Walz Payload Scanner operates while the vehicle is in-motion; delivering real time load volumes and increasing vehicle throughput at your yard.

Multiple configurations are available from permanent or block mounted systems to fully mobile systems that are mounted to trailers; allowing operations to manage their loads at multiple locations with ease.

 

Functionality behind the Load Scanner System

With the load scanner system, trucks are scanned both loaded and empty to obtain the actual carried bed volume.  The empty scans for each truck can also be saved within the system system to eliminate the need to re-scan the trucks empty.  

 

The Walz scanning system is incredibly accurate, taking away the need for guessing or manually counting truck loads.  

These scanners can be run and accessed remotely making them hands free. A scanning location can be set up and run without the need of staff. Information gathered from the system is stored locally with the option to upload the data to our web based cloud reporting site. Allowing managers to monitor their operations in real time from their mobile phones or tablets.

Not only is this scanning system accurate, it’s also reliable. It can be left to operate on its own without the need of maintenance or servicing for years in different weather and climate conditions.  

Load Scanner Features

The systems offers a complete platform of features for payload management, some of which include:Load Scan Interface

3D Imaging - You are able to see, in real time, what is being carried by each truck. The scan produces a report that gives insight on load position, material compaction, spillage, and carry back. All of this can be seen through the images the system produces.

Mounting Hardware - The scanning system is mounted so that it will rest above the trucks. It is design to be durable through different weather and terrain conditions. Trucks just need to drive under the scanning post. There is no physical contact. It’s easily installed in just minutes.

Payload Pro Operating Platform - You are able to manage the information retrieved from each truck remotely. From a computer or a mobile device, the system is operated from the desired location of the owner. Cloud data syncing is also available to access data from anywhere with internet connection.

For additional information and pricing contact Walz Scale

T. 309-694-3200    656 High Point Ln, East Peoria, IL 61611    WWW.WALZSCALE.COM

 

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