One of the UK’s largest commercial vehicle body builders, Alloy Bodies Ltd, Manchester, has invested in APOLLO PT300 portable weigh pads from Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) to ensure its vehicles are not overloaded.
As part of the Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) scheme, manufacturers are required to ensure that every product matches the specification, performance and marking requirements outlined in the documentation, also known as Conformity of Production.
Alloy Bodies now has the ability to weigh its vehicles in-house prior to delivery.
Jim Charlton Jones, Technical and Homologation Engineer of Alloy Bodies Ltd said, “We are more than happy with the products supplied to us by VWS, which have allowed us maintain our Conformity of Production commitments and reduce the time and cost implications of sending vehicles off-site to a weighbridge. VWS also gives a service they should be proud of, with response times and turn around on issues that really make you feel like a valued customer.”
The APOLLO PT300 weigh pad is designed for weighing vehicles, either by cable or wirelessly, statically axle by axle and each pad is rated to 10,000 kg. With an accuracy of within 1% it is arguably the most reliable weigh pad in its class plus it has a large and easy to read integral LCD weight display.
Julian Glasspole, Managing Director, VWS said: “Alloy Bodies is a leading body builder with an impressive range of products and we are delighted that they selected our weigh pads. The accuracy of the APOLLO PT300 weigh pad is hard to beat plus it’s easy to use, compact and sturdy. Its built using high resistance avionics grade aluminium alloy and mechanically strong.”