Hoppers get digital refit
12 December 2012
Avery Weigh-Tronix has retrofitted seven ageing mechanical weigh hoppers with a fully digital solution for Irish fuel importer and distributor, Top Fuels, saving the company the expense of replacing the entire system.
The company imports and distributes heating oil and coal. The old mechanical system used by subsidiaries Bruce Lindsay Coal and Kelly Fuels for filling coal sacks, was proving difficult to maintain. With replacement parts becoming difficult to source a decision was made to retrofit the weigh hoppers with newer electronic systems.
The new system uses electronic load cells and an indicator with a fully digital read out, resulting in a system that is more accurate and easier to maintain than the old mechanical dial system.