KEL-BERG Installs Weighbridges for Type Approval Certfication
As part of the requirements of the Whole Vehicle Type Approval certification process, KEL-BERG®, a manufacturer of commercial trailers and bodies, has installed a Fixed Axle Weighbridge from Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) at its premises to weigh every trailer and declare the correct weight of its vehicles.
Simon Hall, Director, Kel-Berg said: “For each type of vehicle that we produce we have to specify the unladen weight for our Certificate of Conformity. Most of our customers also want to know the tare weight of the trailer before any bodywork or plant such as cranes are installed. In the same way, we want to maximise the durability and payload of our products so its important information for us too. We used to have to drive to a local weighbridge but now it takes seconds and saves us time and money.”
Another advantage of the VWS APOLLO Fixed Axle Weighbridge is the ability to weigh individual axle weights, which most weighbridges can’t do accurately.
Continued Simon: “We now have traceability with both individual axle and gross weights being clearly recorded for each customer. The system is excellent – very quick and easy to use. VWS come out and calibrate it for us once a year but other than that it’s very low maintenance.”
Located at the main entrance to KEL-BERG’s workshops every vehicle can be weighed without delay on either entering or leaving the site and the aptly named APOLLO system easily withstands general traffic driving over the weighbridge.
Julian Glasspole, Managing Director, VWS said: “We are delighted to assist KEL-BERG in achieving the requirements of their Whole Vehicle Type Approval certification. Our Fixed Axle Weighing System is a low cost and high spec system that offers a highly accurate and reliable vehicle weighing solution.”
Established in 1986 KEL-BERG® began retailing commercial trailers and bodies to the British market in the mid 90’s. Today the company produces over 1000 trailers every year, ranging from drawbars to semi-trailers, tippers to curtainsiders, and boxvans to open trailers, with the latest technology urban steering systems. In addition KEL-BERG supplies a wide range of products to the construction industry, including concrete mixers, crane trailers and machinery carriers.
VWS belongs to a family of complimentary British companies known collectively as AW.co.uk specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of load cells, weighing and traffic monitoring systems.