Friday 29th May, 2020

Weighing the benefits with Tecweigh

Customisation is king for Australian equipment manufacturer Tecweigh, which aims to weigh anything its customers convey.

Customisation is king for Australian equipment manufacturer Tecweigh, which aims to weigh anything its customers convey.

When conveying bulk materials, it is often vital to know exactly how much is being moved. If an operation doesn’t have an accurate understanding of just how much material is being handled, it can negatively affect process monitoring, storage management and feed metering.

Usually weighing equipment is selected during the planning stages of a project. According to Barry Gamble, Business Development Manager at Australian weighing company Tecweigh, this period is a crucial make or break moment for project profitability.

“When a company is putting together their overall bulk handling operations, during the planning phase is where process optimisation using weight is crucial,” he says.

“This is why it is important to have a trusted partner that can supply precision weighing equipment early on in the process.”

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Tecweigh is the designer and manufacturer of in-motion weighing and metering products for a wide range of materials. Founded in 1973, the company specialises in providing customer-focussed solutions to various industries across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

An example of this is Tecweigh’s range of weigh belt feeders. The company offers several models of weigh belt feeders, available with throughputs from 100 kilograms per hour to more than 1000 tonnes per hour. Models range from medium to ultra-heavy duty for blending, loading or truck filling.

The company uses stainless steel, hermetically-sealed IP68 load cells designed to provide accuracies of ± 0.5 or ± 0.25 per cent for its weighbelt feeders and conveyer belt scales. The weigh idler system has been designed to be easy to calibrate to provide consistent accuracy. Their range of Volumetric and Loss in Weight Feeders have a range from 1 to 32000 litres per hour with Single or Dual Drives.

Gamble says customisation is part of the company’s adage, ‘if you can convey it, we can weigh it’.

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

“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.”

Tecweigh can manufacture weigh belt feeders to specific lengths and widths from Powdercoated Mild Steel or Stainless Steel to best fit the requirements of the application.

In addition, because the company is based in Australia it can also offer local after sales support. Tecweigh maintains a significant stock inventory for its conveyor belt scales, volumetric feeders, and weigh belt feeders. It also offers Field Service Support and spare parts supply.

Gamble says the company is looking to expand rapidly throughout Australia and is putting a significant amount of resources into providing exceptional interstate service.

“Tecweigh’s experts have more than 100 years of experience providing bespoke bulk weighing solutions.”