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The ZM510 anti-fraud weighbridge application is a bespoke solution to help protect your weighbridge from fraudulent transactions.

The extent of fraud in the waste industry is unknown, but it is understood to be taking place on a large scale, reportedly costing the tax payer hundreds of millions of pounds a year.

Weighbridge fraud can take place in various ways with the most common including manipulation of the weighbridge electronics, software manipulation, operational manipulation or manipulation of vehicle weight.

This Avery Weigh-Tronix-developed software application is integrated with custom-fitted sensors that verify that each vehicle has fully entered or exited the weighbridge weighing zone, highlighting abnormal - and potentially fraudulent - weighments.

Other than installing the ZM510 indicator, no additional software is required to run the system, meaning less installation downtime for busy operations.

The highly accurate sensor system offers two types of cell, positioned to accommodate each unique installation environment, ensuring a fit-for-purpose operation.


Photo-electric cells are positioned either side of the weighbridge at the entrance and exit. They omit an infrared beam between them. A vehicle passing through and onto / off the weighbridge breaks the beam, signalling that the vehicle is in the correct position.

Pressure sensors are fixed to the weighbridge deck at the entrance and exit. These sensors are activated when a vehicle wheel rolls over them.



The ZM510 indicator collects data readings from the weighbridge and all transaction data can be easily downloaded via USB, to the Fraud Underweight Revenue Calculator on a PC. This software analyses potential lost revenue for underweight readings over a customisable time period.

Developed by Avery Weigh-Tronix, the Weighbridge Fraud Prevention System not only protects against fraud but also provides additional operator-friendly features such as control of traffic lights, barriers, positioning and pressure sensors and remote displays. This additional functionality allows you to create a bespoke anti-fraud solution, optimised for your weighbridge operation.


System features

  • Two modes of operation: passive and active, giving the option of whether the operator is alerted to an incorrectly positioned vehicle, or whether this is registered on the system without an operator alert
  • Logging function: allows the user to select whether the weighment data is logged to ftp or to USB
  • Buzzer: gives the option of automatically alerting the when a sensor is triggered

Indicator features

  • 304 Brushed stainless steel housing
  • IP69k
  • Bright green graphical display
  • QWERTY keypad
  • Three serial ports
  • Two USB host ports
  • Ethernet communications
  • Tilt stand for desk or wall mounting



Applicable products

Traffic Management and Weighbridge Controls

The high performance ZM510 indicator not only captures weight data, but can also control the weighbridge and its peripherals.

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Weighbridge Maintenance and Cleaning

Weighbridge maintenance should take place as part of a daily/weekly routine depending on the type of site.

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