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Scales and Weighing Equipment for Mechanical Biological Treatment

Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plants are used to treat residual municipal waste by a combination of mechanical and biological processes. MBT plants were developed with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of landfilling residual waste, in line with the EU Landfill Directive, putting measurement, sampling and recording of weights at the heart of any MBT operation.

Monitoring and sorting of incoming waste streams, ongoing sampling and monitoring, as well as measurement of outputs such as biodegradable municipal waste (BMW), Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) all rely on having accurate and robust weighing equipment. 

Monitoring the weight and profitability of waste has never been more essential and weight data collection is key to operational efficiency. Weighbridge management systems play a pivotal role, acting as critical control points for vehicles delivering and collecting materials from sites.

 

What can we help with?

Weighbridge vehicle positioning for accurate weighing

We understand that monitoring waste inputs and outputs via a weighbridge system is the heart of an efficient MBT operation. 

Weight information is key to tracking the source and amount of waste collected, monitoring inputs, meeting legislative reporting requirements and disposing of any outputs to landfill.  In addition, with gate fees levied per tonne of waste, fast and accurate weighing and monitoring of incoming trucks is crucial to site efficiency.

When close monitoring of incoming waste and outputs is crucial, our remotely-controlled weighbridge traffic application uses photo-electric cells and pressure sensors to ensure that vehicles are correctly positioned on the weighbridge, protecting your weighbridge integrity and helping to prevent fraud.

From simple touch-screen driver operated consoles to automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), our weighbridge systems can help keep the throughput and profitability of your site to a maximum.

 

Service solutions

Our groundbreaking Uptime Select™ service plans offer regular health checks to ensure everything is running smoothly, diagnose issues and ensure that vehicle positioning is as accurate as it can be.

Mechanical biological treatment site efficiency

If you’re looking to boost your operation’s efficiency, we can track inputs and outputs throughout the MBT process, helping you record and report data and even put a value on waste.

Tracking waste streams into your MBT site can be made easy using a weighbridge traffic management system, which can accurately record weight data for all vehicles entering and leaving the site. In addition, solutions such as floor or bench scales make it easy to sort waste streams by weight, or track inputs and outputs at any stage of the treatment process. Our weighing solutions also make record-keeping simple, integrating with back office systems to accurately record data required for reporting purposes. 

Our weighing systems integrate seamlessly into your existing systems so they’ll only make them more efficient, saving you time and money.

Compliance with legislation for MBT facilities

The Landfill Directive (31/1999/EC) sets tough targets for reducing the amount of biodegradable municipal (BMW) waste sent to landfill. Diversion of BMW is monitored by the Environment Agency via the Landfill Allowance and Trading Scheme (LATS) for England and the Landfill Allowance Scheme (LAS) for Wales.

Waste Disposal Authorities (WDAs) may use MBTs to treat and divert BMW from landfill. Under the landfill allowance schemes, WDAs should collect information on municipal waste, quantify the reduction in the BMW content and calculate the final amount of BMW going for landfill disposal. To do this effectively, MBTs rely on having access to accurate weighing equipment which is designed for use in harsh environments.

Backed up by industry standard accreditation and certified traceability information, we make regulatory compliance straightforward. And you don’t need to worry about the impact of downtime, with our industry leading service plans, which guarantee uptime, regular health checks and maintenance.

The new approach to servicing weighing equipment

Choose market-leading comprehensive cover. Or ground breaking, fully-inclusive with up to 99% uptime guaranteed. Introducing new, clear, unrivalled service levels for critical weighing operations – only from Avery Weigh-Tronix.

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“Excellent engineers who visit site.”

Associated British Sugar - October 2018

“The installation team were committed and professional during our weighbridge installation”

Cargill - November 2018

“Quick response, engineers knowledgeable and friendly.”

For Farmers - August 2018

“Friendly and efficient service.”

Denholm Seafoods - September 2018

BridgeCare Total™ and BridgeCare™

The new approach to servicing weighing equipment

BridgeCare Total and BridgeCare have been created to keep your business operational, whether you’re completely reliant on weighbridge operation – or seriously inconvenienced by fault or failure.

Our unparalleled, comprehensive UK-wide engineer network means that help is never more than an average of 26 minutes away. And as owners of the UK’s largest fleet of weighbridge test units, we ensure that your repaired equipment is up and running in unbeatable time.

BridgeCare Total™

Rapid, fully inclusive cover for business critical weighing systems. Includes a unique 97% uptime guarantee: or we’ll refund a proportion of your annual fee.

BridgeCare™

Where weighbridge failure or fault poses a serious inconvenience to your operations, BridgeCare optimises uptime through preventative maintenance and servicing. Call outs and a discounted repairs service are included too.

 

What's included BridgeCare TotalBridgeCare
Service level 97% Uptime guarentee 8-hour response
Site dedicated Engineers
Calibration visit included 1 1
Preventative maintenance visits included 1 1
Appointments included
Health checks included 1 1
Reverification included -
Weighbridge test unit included -
Call out included
On-site labour included First hour
Preventative maintenance parts included -
Repair parts and consumables included -
Discount on replacement equipment
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