3 Key Considerations When Installing New Scales / Scale House
With the right planning, a scale house operation can speed vehicle throughput, eliminate customer downtime and be a showpiece for your facility.
Are you considering installing new scales or a scale house at your site? Scales and scale houses are the gateway to your disposal facility. Most importantly, they also act as the site cash register documenting customer transactions and charges. Keeping your scale facility productive and streamlined sets the tone for the efficiency of the site. Proper planning will allow maximum customer vehicle traffic throughput, while keeping staffing at appropriate levels. Factors that may influence an investigation of a new scale facility are: increased public access, increased permit volume, and an aging infrastructure or driver-assisted program. There are three considerations that affect the throughput of your scale facility—proper spare conduit installation, staggering your scales and evaluating the need for traffic lights and bypass lanes.