Ravensdown Weighbridge Install

Installation of Mettler Toledo 24m x 3m 60 000kg Weighbridge.

This is a customizable bridge, as it comes in kit form – as modules that are joined together in 6 meter lengths.  In this install we joined 4 modules together.

It is a 10 x PDX loadcell setup hooked up to an IND570 Indicator.

Ravensdown chose to have this installed as an In-ground Weighbridge, but the design can also be installed above ground with ramps.

Once all the ground works were completed, we joined all the bridge sections together to form the modules.  This took roughly half a day.

With the help of ‘Lift & Shift’ and ‘Marine and General’, we installed the modules in the formed pit.  This consisted of placing the receptor plate onto plinths and lowering the module onto them and aligning everything up before bolting the plates to the plinths, this process was repeated for all the modules to form the complete bridge.

Once the bridge was sitting in the pit it was time to run the cabling and install the loadcells.

Due to the design of PDX loadcells this is a fairly quick process as they are linked together in a daisy chain arrangement.  Ravensdown also wanted rubber edging around the bridge to stop dust/grit from getting under the bridge.

This whole process was done in one day.

We went back the next day to certify the bridge, and an hour after the test was completed they were back to full swing and using the bridge.

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