Bulk Equipment, Sensors

Tecweigh keeps bulk handling productive

Tecweigh's latest conveyer belt scales are designed for weighing  in the quarry, mining, and food industries in Australian conditions.

Tecweigh is helping the bulk handling industry avoid critical downtime with its local manufacturing capacity.

While machinery can break down in Australian conditions, the projects need to be able to continue, which depends on fast repairs, good after-hours service and high-quality products. 

 The costs of downtime have been estimated at nearly $50 billion a year in the industrial manufacturing industry, according to Deloitte, which results in unhappy customers, lost revenue, and productivity.

To avoid these high costs, it can help to partner with a local company that makes its products for Australian conditions. 

Tecweigh’s business development manager Barry Gamble said being a local manufacturer has allowed the company to keep costs down and ensure continued supply.

“We do all our manufacturing in Carrum Downs, Melbourne, which gives us a fast response time,” he said. 

The Australian manufacturer has produced a range of conveyor belt scales, weigh belt feeders and volumetric feeders for two decades from its Melbourne headquarters. 

Being based in Australia means Tecweigh can also offer local after-sales support. The company maintains a significant stock inventory for its conveyor belt scales, volumetric feeders, and weigh belt feeders. It also provides field service support and spare parts supply. 

This allows the company to offer strong support for clients after purchase. 

Tecweigh works with its clients to maintain the custom weighing machinery and ensure it remains in top condition. 

“Custom designs are our standard. Whether it is chemicals, crushed stone, sand, coal, or materials that are low density, sticky, or abrasive, we specialise in building the equipment needed to weigh it accurately,” Gamble said.

“Our products are also designed for heavy-duty work and have been proven over time to be accurate in some of the world’s harshest environments.”

With more than 100 years of industry experience collectively among its employees, the company continues looking for innovations. 

The team has been trained to deliver a tailored weighing solution and on-site service for complete support from the planning stages to project delivery.

From humble beginnings, Tecweigh has built its bespoke business to provide weighing-in-motion solutions for industries nationally.

To ensure its products are reliable in Australia’s rugged conditions and provide accurate information, Tecweigh uses stainless steel, hermetically sealed IP68 load cells designed to provide accuracies of ± 0.5 or ± 0.25 per cent with either Single idler or Dual Idler configuration for its weigh belt feeders and conveyer belt scales. 

The weigh idler system has been designed to be easy to calibrate to provide consistent accuracy. Its volumetric feeders have a range of up to 32,000 litres per hour with single or dual drives for loss in weight or gain in weight applications.

The company has developed a presence in international markets, including China, the UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Middle East, including Coal Loading Projects.

Gamble said the company is increasing its range with a new loss in weight/gain in weight controller alongside its leading range of products.

“It uses an Australian-designed and built signal conditioner circuit board, deployed at the heart of Tecweigh’s measuring and metering products,” he said.

“The loss in weight controller gives users greater accuracy for dispensing products and provides an extra layer of control over an ordinary volumetric feeder by using feedback from a scale.” Our aim is long-standing relationships,” Gamble said. 

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