"We wanted a legal for trade weighing system which could also rotate and clasp goods"

- URS WILLI, MANAGER COLLECTION SEPARATED WASTE

Recycling of glass, metal and paper

AVAG Betriebs AG is a recycling company. The waste material which AVAG collects has generally already been separated in flows. It concerns metal, electronics equipment, paper and glass. AVAG recycles this waste into raw materials which are partly sold to customers.

Payback time: within 18 months

Until recently AVAG Betriebs AG used fixed floor scales. After comparing weighing on fixed scales and weighing on a forklift, they discovered a time saving of three minutes per weighed pallet. Manager Willi: 'With 80,000 pallets processed, that means a yearly saving of more than 1,300 man hours. Our investment paid back within 18 months!'

Stamped and sturdy scales

Another positive impact: the work for forklift drivers has become more attractive. They no longer have to drive back and forth to the scales. At AVAG one is so convinced of the reliability and efficiency of this solution, that they already equipped two Hyster forklift trucks with a legal for trade RVL scale. ‘The scales on our Hyster trucks are not only stamped, they are also sturdy’, says the production manager enthusiastically.

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COMPANY
AVAG Betriebs AG


LOCATION
Thun, Switzerland


APPLICATION
Controlling waste flows


Controlling waste flows
Every production process generates rest materials and waste. These waste materials are either recycled into the production process or removed and destroyed. These procedures are often expensive, making reduction of waste flows an important issue. Monitoring waste flows, i.e. knowing how much waste is produced at each spot in the production line, is the first step towards controlling and minimizing waste flows. With a mobile scale on the pallet truck or forklift truck that removes the waste material, you can efficiently measure waste production anywhere in production, finding out which processes should be optimized.

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Charlotte Maassen