Ragus, a leading importer and manufacturer of sugar products in the UK, has installed an Avery Weigh-Tronix weighbridge at its newly built multimillion-pound refinery to weigh bulk incoming raw materials and outgoing finished goods.
Ragus will use the weight data captured by the BridgeMont pit-mounted weighbridge at the new facility for generating invoices and paying suppliers. For the leading supplier of refinery syrup, molasses and crystalline sugars, accuracy is a critical feature of the new weighbridge.
Says Peter Eastick, Managing Director for Ragus: "Ragus take a lot of pride in the strong relationships we have developed with our suppliers and customers. One key aspect of maintaining these working relationships is that they trust the precision of our billing process. That is why the accuracy of the weight data captured to the weighbridge is so important."
The BridgeMont series of weighbridges are equipped with a number of features that make them ideal for a range of different applications where capturing weight data is important. The sandwich steel construction offers improved strength and reliability while the Avery Weigh-Tronix Weigh Bar® offers a high-level of precision alongside a long service life that can lower the cost of ownership.
Eastick continues, "One of the most important features for us is that with the Weigh Bar in the BMS weighbridge, only the vertical forces are measured, regardless of vibration and shock loads on the scales. The Weigh Bar also ignores the effects of contraction or expansion on the weighbridge that are caused by temperature change. These two features mean we can confidently weigh our tankers throughout the year without having to factor in anomalies in the weight data caused by environmental or seasonal factors."
Avery Weigh-Tronix also has a team of 200 highly trained service technicians, offering maintenance, repair and calibration. This is important for Ragus where only one weighbridge is used and any downtime could have an adverse effect on the entire production process.
Eastick concludes, "Ragus uses a wide range of Avery Weigh-Tronix products in the factory, not just the BMS weighbridge. This is down to the outstanding sales support that is consistently provided to us, as well as the excellent experience in terms of reliability that we have had with its equipment."