To support port, terminal and intermodal freight operations with weight verification, Hyster is working in cooperation with Trimble, a leading global provider of onboard weighing solutions for a wide range of applications that maximise productivity.
In order to meet recently introduced Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements, container handling applications now need to provide verified weights for every container. To enable operations to easily obtain this Verified Gross Mass (VGM), the Hyster® Static Plus weighing system is now available on new and existing Hyster® ReachStackers and Laden Container Handlers. This solution is delivered in cooperation with Trimble and uses the Trimble® Loadrite® L2180 system.
Using the system, drivers simply pick a container and lift the load. There is no workflow disruption as the container weighing can occur during truck manoeuvring and the system is highly accurate with a weighing error of approximately 1 per cent of load weight. Furthermore, with the system custom field entries are possible, including container I.D., destination, location and more.
As well as providing VGM data, the system also provides accurate information for logistics compliance and reporting. Analysis of this information can also help operations to improve efficiency in container handling applications.