Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) has received EU-type approval for its market leading ENVIROWEIGH bin-weighing system.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the ENVIROWEIGH bin weighing and bin identification system is installed to the bin lifting hoists of Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs).

It can be used for Pay-by-Weight services. It is also approved for charge-by-weight services and provides individual bin weights while displaying a running total of collected weights

It weighs the precise weight of wastes collected from wheeled bin containers to accuracies of 0.5% or 1kg. For front-end loading vehicles the system is certified to an accuracy of 20kg and will list up to 3,500kg.

ENVIROWEIGH bin-weighing system conforms to requirements in directive 2014/32/EU, which means it can be placed on the market and is verified as a trade approved system.

Julian Glasspole, chairman of VWS said: ‘This is great news because we can now provide for every aspects of our customers’ weighing needs, all under one roof. We are delighted that they can now all have their entire refuse vehicle fleet fitted with our highly accurate bin-weighing system.’

The system comes with a data logger to record every weight transaction, a ticket printer, a keyboard to input data such as customer, material or bin type, and a barcode wand to scan on and off customers’ sites or assign a customer to a lift.

ENVIROWEIGH integrates easily with telemetry systems and comes with an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) control module plus RFID tag readers.