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RCC weighbridge manufacturer India
Concrete platform weighbridges:
With ever-rising steel prices, it makes great economic sense to install concrete
platform weighbridges. Apart from low costs, it offers high strength and is virtually
maintenance free – requiring no painting every year. Its life is 100 years as compared
to that of 15 years of a typical steel platform. Due to the advantages of concrete
platforms, the developed world has been using them for over 30 years. In Europe 95%
of electronic weigh bridges are made with concrete platform.
RCC weighbridge manufacturer, RCC weighbridge exporter, India, South Africa,
Kenya, Bangladesh
As the platform gets longer, cost saving increases. Modern day transportation is
moving towards using longer trucks and trailers. MNC truck manufacturers, such as
Volvo, who have started manufacturing
in India, are introducing longer models
which are capable of carrying heavier
payloads. The concrete platform
weighbridge can bear heavier loads.
That is why all modern bridges that one
sees on the city roads are either
concrete or composite.
A heavily loaded truck entering the
weigh bridge gives heavy jerks on
braking. Vibration thus caused, reduces
the life and accuracy of the load cell and
thus needs to be reduced to minimum. Vibration is much more in the case of steel as
compared to concrete as it absorbs vibration.
Advantages of concrete platform over steel platform
The cost of material required for construction of concrete platform is
approximately 40% less than that of steel platform.
Material quality :
Quality of steel is always a suspect owing to the presence of a number of local
companies which make cheaper and inferior quality steel, thereby decreasing
the life & performance of steel components over time whereas the onsite
construction of concrete weigh bridges helps monitor quality capacity.
The construction of the concrete platform is designed so as to carry a load upto
100+ tons by using heavy duty load cells. Hence the capacity of the weighbridge
can easily be enhanced up to 100 tons, if required, without incurring any extra

cost whereas in the case of steel platform weighbridge, the capacity cannot be
increased with the existing steel structure. Joints & plates of higher proportions
would be required. Add to all this the cost of the cells which will need to be

Due to rattling of steel structure, nuts & bolts get loosened thereby requiring
periodic tightening. Also steel gets rusted due to changes in the environment
over a period. Being a totally RCC structure, there is no rusting of components
in concrete platforms hence they are totally maintenance free.
Steel being flexible tends to bend & rattles when the truck comes onto the
platform. Due to this there is a lateral pull of the load cells wherein ideally the
load should be transferred vertically. The concrete platform is a rigid monolithic
structure. As soon as the vehicle comes over the platform, the load gets
distributed to all 6-load cells.
Steel structure being lighter by weight than the gross load of the vehicle coming
on the platform, a cantilever effect takes place with inverse forces taking place
at the ends thereby having a tendency to twist the steel structure & causing
weighing errors. The concrete platform being a heavy mass has more stability.
Hence, no inverse forces take place in the platform.
Steel structured weigh bridges are prone to electro-static charge & high electric
field caused by strong winds & lightening which may damage the weighing
instrumentation & load cells. The platform of concrete structure is totally
immune to such environmental harshness, thereby the system more stable &
maintenance free.
For more details you can contact us on this id: response@weighbridgeafrica.com and
our contact no is: +91- 9909972557.further details visit us at:

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