Investing in a weighbridge?

Selection guide to help you decide on Pitless or Pit type installation depending on your site.

weighbridge is an important piece of equipment in any industry vertical where inwards or outwards transaction of material is done through road vehicles and based on weight. Being a capital asset requiring substantial investment, it is important to know technicalities before purchasing one.

The monetary investment in procuring a weighbridge broadly consists of three parts.

Purchase & maintenance costs depend on factors like size, capacity, usage, instrumentation specification, features, quality & brand. The cost of civil foundation depends on the type of installation of weighbridge.

The electronic* weighbridges can be categorised on basis of type of installation:

  1. Pit mounted weighbridge
  2. Pitless weighbridge (also known as Surface mounted)
    a. With dedicated foundation for permanent use
    b. With alternate foundation for non-permanent (Portable) use

Pit mounted weighbridge:

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Pitless weighbridge (Surface mounted):

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Portable Pitless Weighbridge:

What should you consider when deciding?

Avery Weigh-Tronix offers weighbridges with compact & modular, low-height deck structures, common for pit or pitless installation. The use indigenously manufactured & repairable T302X / T301X high accuracy load cells, certified as per global OIML-R60 standards for C5/C6 accuracy class.

Avery India Pitless Weighbridge

*This article specifically covers electronic road vehicle weighbridges and not the mechanical (lever-based structure with dial/steelyard indication) or electro-mechanical (lever-based structure with single load cell) types as these are obsolete technologies not relevant in current scenario.