Automated Weighbridge for Victorian Waste Management Company
Argus Recycling, a waste management company, had an existing manned weighbridge that was Trade Approved and registered as a public weighbridge. They sought to automate the weighing process to eliminate the need for a staff member at the weighbridge hut. Additionally, they wanted to streamline data entry for waste entering the site for processing. As a public weighbridge, they also required a self-serve EFTPOS terminal.
NWI Systems’ Solution: To address Argus Recycling’s requirements, NWI Systems provided a comprehensive solution that included the following components:
- Touch screen self-serve driver terminal with built-in printer:
NWI Systems supplied a user-friendly touch screen terminal, allowing drivers to input their information and print necessary documentation such as weighbridge tickets. This self-serve terminal streamlined the weighing process, eliminating the need for staff assistance.
- EFTPOS terminal for public weighbridge payments:
As a registered public weighbridge, Argus Recycling required a self-serve EFTPOS terminal to facilitate payment transactions. NWI Systems provided a secure and efficient EFTPOS terminal, ensuring smooth and reliable payment processing for their customers.
- Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera:
To further enhance efficiency and accuracy, NWI Systems integrated an ANPR camera system. This technology automatically captures and reads vehicle number plates, eliminating the need for manual data entry and reducing the chances of errors.
- Remote display, site entry remote Zero, and truck positioning sensors:
NWI Systems implemented a remote display system that enables drivers to view their weighing information from the comfort of their vehicles. Additionally, site entry remote Zero and truck positioning sensors were installed to ensure precise and accurate measurements during the weighing process.
Software Solution: In addition to the hardware components, NWI Systems provided their NWI FlexPoint Analytics Portal. This cloud-based software solution grants Argus Recycling access to comprehensive data and analytics related to their weighbridge operations. The NWI FlexPoint Analytics Portal offers real-time insights, allowing Argus Recycling to monitor and analyze data, track trends, and optimize their waste management processes.
Benefits and Results: By implementing NWI Systems’ weighbridge automation solution, Argus Recycling experienced significant benefits, including:
- Increased Efficiency: The self-serve driver terminal and ANPR camera streamlined the weighing process, reducing wait times and eliminating the need for manual data entry. This resulted in improved operational efficiency and reduced labor costs.
- Enhanced Customer Experience: The self-serve terminal and EFTPOS system provided a convenient and seamless experience for customers, enabling quick and secure payment transactions.
- Improved Accuracy: The integration of ANPR technology and truck positioning sensors ensured accurate measurements, minimizing errors and discrepancies in weight readings.
- Data-driven Insights: With the NWI FlexPoint Analytics Portal, Argus Recycling gained valuable data insights and analytics, allowing them to identify trends, optimize operations, and make informed business decisions.
NWI Systems’ weighbridge automation solution successfully transformed Argus Recycling’s weighbridge operations, delivering increased efficiency, accuracy, and customer satisfaction. By leveraging innovative technology and providing comprehensive software and hardware solutions, NWI Systems continues to empower businesses like Argus Recycling to achieve their operational goals and drive success.