AWI reminds exporters of new SOLAS weight regs

Leading load cell and process weighing system manufacturer Applied Weighing International (AWI) is reminding exporters that new international regulations under the Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) convention will come into force this month. These require exporters to produce the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of containers before they are loaded onto a vessel.

AIW has been working with exporters to prepare them for the new regulations.

Sales Director at AWI, Rod Morgan, commented: “It’s crucial that companies involved in the supply chain choose the right weighing system to suit their product and packaging methods, and that the weighing equipment they use is accurate and reliable.”

The International Maritime Organisation imposed the new SOLAS rules on the 1st July of this year, but it also allowed a three month grace period to avoid supply chain disruption and port congestion. The grace period has now ended and exporters of all goods will be expected to comply with the new SOLAS regulations.

AWI makes all of its equipment in the UK and the load cells have a five year warranty. It produces permanent and freestanding weighing platforms for specific purposes including weighing pallets (U Platforms), hand push trucks , trolleys, bins as well as drums.

The systems made by AWI all come with high precision, weights and measures approves programmable weight controllers (indicators that monitor the weighing process) display weight data, and output the data to IT systems for record purposes and print tickets for verification.

Morgan added: “Our platform scales come in a range of capacities, sizes and designs to suit any application however rigorous or hazardous the environment they work in.  Our weight controllers and indicators are easy to use, and are able to work with trade approved applications.”

The firm also produces drum filling systems, high speed weighing systems, vessel and tank weighing systems, and telemetry devices.

 
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