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Tip-Ex 2013 Top Industry Award
June 2013

British manufacturing company and the UK’s market leader in on-board vehicle weighing, VWS was awarded Innovation of the Year for their new approach to on-board weighing.

The judges were impressed by VWS’s new approach to on-board weighing for tippers that not only saves weight but also money. Its new system, “Tipper Weigh Bar”, does away with the usual hefty load cells under the body’s tipper hinge trunnions. Instead, VWS can supply a strain gauged load sensing pin, fully sealed against the environment that replaces the hinge bar. This saves weight (between 70kg and 100kg) and there is a cost saving of at least 35% according to VWS. The first three prototypes have clocked up six months service in field trials with one operator and VWS is set to begin series production pending an arrangement with a bodybuilder. The award was sponsored by Bandag.

Managing Director Julian Glasspole said: “We are thrilled to receive this award as recognition of our continuing efforts to bring much sought after solutions to our client’s needs that impacts their operations at the core of their business. I’d like to thank the help and input from Thompsons (UK) Ltd, especially Bernard Mullaney for their expert advice. “

Established in 2005 VWS is part of the AW family of companies which employs over 60 staff across the UK; mainly at HQ and manufacturing base in Caversham, Reading. The companies design and manufacture all its own load cells and also installs and services its systems at their purpose built workshop in Chesterfield.

Among its market leading products is the UK’s first weights and measures approved vehicle bin-weighing system – ENVIROWEIGH – which is being rapidly adopted by waste management operators in the UK and overseas.

The company also recently announced a joint initiative with to launch three new exhibitions, the first of which takes place on 23 October 2013 at the home ground of Manchester United, Old Trafford.  To find out more about exhibiting or visiting the show email or tel: 01430 434800.

VWS belongs to a family of complimentary British companies known collectively as specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of load cells, weighing systems and traffic management systems.

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