In the urban center of Rochelle, France, sanitation and waste chain management is making every kilogram count. METTLER TOLEDO automated weighing systems technology gives them the speed and accuracy to maximize throughput.
Waste regulations dictate requirements for handling household trash, industrial waste, medical waste, etc. Collection, transfer, and sorting of these materials is a challenging operation. Recyclables must also be recovered, and on a typical day, the facility at Rochelle processes about 60 tons of recoverable material from an average of 100 vehicles passing through the site.
Since weight is the basis of all business transactions at the sorting and recovery center, vehicle weighing is essential to the operation of the site. Capturing traceability and radioactivity information is also a key obligation. According to the site operations manager, “We wanted a system that could print a single ticket with not just weight data (gross, net, and tare) but also information about radioactivity.”
To meet these needs in a way that maximizes throughput and efficiency, METTLER TOLEDO provided two automated (unattended) IND9UO weighing terminals, interfacing with two 18-meter weighbridges equipped with POWERCELL® MTX® load cells. Drivers use access badges to identify themselves at the terminal, or use the integrated intercom if necessary.
The customizable programming allowed the system to be tailored to their needs, printing required information on demand. Data flows directly from the scale terminals to other systems for complete analysis. This streamlined system is integral in allowing the Rochelle facility manage their operations and continue to provide a vital service to their community.