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Scales and Weighing Equipment for Metal Recycling

More than 10 million tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metal is traded and processed each year.  In order to remain competitive in a global market, UK metal recyclers need to be able to accurately weigh, sort and distribute metals.

With waste crime prevalent in the sector and metal prices far from buoyant, the scrap metal industry relies heavily on accurate weighing to ensure that metal is bought, sold and priced accurately.

As a highly regulated industry worth £7 million, material prices play a crucial role in whether metal recycling businesses survive or perish.


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Scrap metal theft and weighbridge fraud

Evidence suggests that as scrap metal prices rise, metal theft is also on the increase. This kind of fraud costs UK businesses and taxpayers thousands. Scrap metal theft can range from small opportunistic thefts to larger, more organised operations. Weighbridge fraud – whether by incorrectly positioning the vehicle to give a false reading, or by loading vehicles with heavy goods and falsely charging for metal – is a risk to any metal recycling site. While industry bodies such as the British Metal Recycling Association is working closely with British Transport Police, local and national police services and local authorities, taking steps to tackle weighbridge fraud on a site by site basis is crucial.

Using a weighbridge software, RFID (radio frequency identification) and video footage to track vehicles provides users with an additional level of security, acting as a funnel which provides important data about who and what is entering and leaving the site.

We have the technical expertise to tailor your weighing system to closely monitor incoming and outgoing waste products, using integrated and undetectable solutions such as our weighbridge fraud protection application.

Regulatory compliance for metal recyclers

The scrap metal industry is highly regulated with dealers needing a raft of permits and licences to operate legally. The Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA) 2013 makes it illgeal for anyone to buy scrap metal using cash. Instead, dealers can pay using a crossed cheque, a prepaid card system or an electronic transfer of funds.It also requires that scrap metal dealers must also verify the identity of all sellers. 

Backed up by industry standard accreditation and certified traceability information, our software integrates with your own systems, simplifying regulatory compliance and using RFID tags, cameras and video footage to record data about the identity and origin of incoming loads. 

Increasing site efficiency

Whether you’re hoping to maximise revenue or increase reusable waste outputs, an efficient metal recycling site is in everyone’s interest.

We’ve developed the systems to achieve those efficiencies, from our unmanned or driver operated weighbridge terminals to our applications that track inputs and outputs throughout the metal recycling process, helping you record and report data and even put a value on inefficiency.

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

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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