Howie Forestry Solutions: the new Steelyard Peson dealer in the UK!
From the article:
"A major problem facing timber hauliers is assessing the weight of timber. Different species of trees have different densities, which affects the weight; fresh cut wood is much heavier than timber stacked for a period. Ground conditions and soil types also affect growth rates of trees, which in turn influences the density. This is a minefield for hauliers, as overloading leads to safety issues, heavy fines and bans from entering the forest. Running underweight increases the operating cost of the lorry."
"HFS have been loading articulated timber trailers with their low ground pressure equipment for many years. An accurate method of assessing the weight of each load that is travelling down the road is a necessity. The company uses the Steelyard-Peson weigh link system, which it has found to be highly accurate and reliable, so much so that the company is now an authorised dealer and can supply and fit these weighers onto customers’ vehicles and loading equipment."
"The wireless on-board weighing system is installed between the end of the dipper boom and the rotator. It increases productivity by saving considerable loading time while maximising load capacity and distribution without overloading a vehicle. It is accurate no matter what position the vehicle is in, level or sloped, and is very sturdy, as it is manufactured from a solid block of high tensile steel. Fitting takes around half a day and it is easy to set up, use and is maintenance free. It is resistant to extreme shocks and designed for intensive use with different models in each of the 4-, 8-, 16- and 32-tonne scales to fit all types of linkages. It is a wireless communication system between the link and screen and requires no factory calibration. The weigh link has low energy consumption powered by a battery which lasts around a year. It is available with the new 7” touchscreen with easy-to-read and operate colour display and simplified data transmission for crane cabins or on the crane’s top seat. Both can be used with 12-36 voltage supplies and have the option of a wireless printer which can give a detailed customised print out."
EXHIBITION: Forexpo marks the resumption of forestry exhibitions!
A successful edition of Forexpo!
"Everyone wondered about the content of this trade fair, which was postponed twice and in an uncertain context. Would exhibitors and visitors be present in numbers? Would the situation allow the event to run smoothly? In the end, no fewer than 379 exhibitors of 23 different nationalities were keen to attend, and they were well advised to do so, as 23,361 visitors also took part. A figure that exceeded the organisers' expectations. A return to a semblance of normality in a good atmosphere of recovery, which allowed everyone to enjoy themselves and to get back in touch with the latest news in forestry mechanisation.
STEELYARD PESON was also present!
Translation extract p.15: "With strict, highly controlled roundwood transport regulations and fines that can quickly become high, weighing has become an essential part of road equipment. STEELYARD PESON, David Accambray's company, was present on various exhibits and celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer. The company has come a long way with its product made out of one solid bloc of stainless steel, which are extremely robust against torsion and vibration, and have a high level of reliability and precision in dynamic weighing, which has made their reputation.
Weighing accuracy determines the choice of scale
Some extracts from the article:
"Timber crane scales have been the talk of the industry over the last few years, and even more so this winter. Compared to the price of the whole truck, this is a relatively inexpensive, but even crucially important piece of equipment in terms of profitability.
"Accurate measurements are also a road safety issue"
"Närhi Oy has been an importer of Steelyard-Peson products for five years. According to Managing Director Mr. Tomi Haring, more than 50 scales have been sold in Finland. Initially for Kesla timber cranes, but later also for Epsilon and Loglift cranes.
"Steelyard-Peson is an accurate scale. With all the penalties, accuracy is of course the most important feature of a scale, but it is also a matter of road safety. The load has to weigh what it is supposed to weigh," Mr. Haring points out.
"Although the manufacturer is French, through Närhi customers can get support from Finland and in Finnish."
"According to Mr. Haring, the Steelyard-Peson scale is not the cheapest on the market, but the most accurate. What becomes expensive for the customer is if the weight of the load is not correct."
"VTA Tekniikka is the Finnish importer of Epsilon cranes, and they also often install wireless scales on cranes [...] thanks to the importer they can also be obtained quickly if needed," says Mr. Jari Kossi from VTA Tekniikka."
"Mrs. Janna Wolin, who sells Loglift and Jonsered timber cranes, agrees. Steelyard-Peson has now become one of the options alongside the others. [...] they are a very valid alternative and we have sold several of them," says Mrs. Wolin."
"At Steelyard-Peson, the margin of error in weighing has been in the order of 1%, and even customers think that's a very good level. Accuracy and reliability give peace of mind [...]", says Mr. Kossi.
"For Mr. Jarkko Vesala, the accuracy of the scales is also more important than the price. I'm happy to pay a little more if I can trust the device to work. Even one driving ban to the factory as a result of an inaccurate weighing result quickly pays off the entire price of the scale. [...]", ," concludes Mr. Vesala.
Dynamic weighing system with optimized load distribution during loading
By providing high-quality weighing systems with 99% accuracy, Steelyard Peson has become an important player in forestry industry. Steelyard Peson scales are precise, robust, easy to install, simple to operate and completely maintenance-free. Available in more than 60 standard models or as custom-made products, they are suitable for all loader cranes and excavators in the forestry, recycling and port industries.
The Steelyard Peson Team was pleased to be once again at the Mittia exhibition!
This year again, we made the trip to Järvsö/Sweden to exhibit at Mittia and were pleased to presenting our new 7" color touch screen Display!
Thank you to Linnea Nordström for your visit at our stand and this nice picture from the Steelyard-Team!
We are already looking forward to participating at the next edition!
The Steelyard Peson Team was pleased to be again at Mittia 2017!
We are looking forward to participating at the next edition in 2019!
Erik Lärkhammar's Speed Loader (Summary of the article):
The reporter visited Erik just a few days after that he had taken the new speed loader into operation. This means that Erik had not so much experience of the equipment and the article is therefore, to a great extent, mostly a description of the components/equipments forming this loader.
Body Building Facts:
- Volvo FH 540 8x4, year 2016
- Parabolic suspension
- 3 Leduc hydraulic pumps
- Loader SL 10002 from Floby Nya
- Bilverkstad AB with Jonsered 2990 SR106
- Loader Cabin XXL
- Scale from STEELYARD PESON
Erik tells that the entire vehicle is good to drive on the road and it has a low center of gravity. The total weight is 31.5 ton and the total width is 3,08 m.
This is the second speed loader from FNB. The first one was built in 2014. Erik says that FNB is an outstanding body builder and no one can beat them when it comes to after sales-service.
The pumps are 3 x Leduc 130 litres and they are new for me. Leduc is a pretty new actor in the Swedish market but we chose them as they were very interested and granted us good guarantees.
This also goes for the scale from STEELYARD PESON. We have had great difficulties with other scale makes as their scales broke too often. So, now it will be very interesting to test the STEELYARD PESON scale. Anyhow, it looks very robost compared with the other makes we have tried and I am therefore optimistic about this scale.
The crane cabin is based on X-Cab XXL from K-Produkter. But in our cab they have increased the plate thickness and stiffened it with a square steel profile. The cabin also contains a full-scale AC installation.
Erik also mentions that the crane boom support is a kind of reservoir for the return oil. The box-shaped support/reservoir is slowly filled with return oil before it flows down into the main oil reservoir. This prevents the oil to become overheated and prevents it from foaming. Small but very good details, says Erik.
The total price for this speed loader is a bit more than 6 million Swedish Kronor. It could no doubt be built at a lower price - but I want the best quality when it comes to components/equipments and also the overall apperance with painting and so on, concludes Erik.
FOCUS: The most powerful crane on the market is French and equipped with a 10-ton STEELYARD scale specially designed for Appydro rotators!
Testimony of David and Philippe Sueur from the forestry company Claude Sueur et Fils: "The use of a STEELYARD PESON scale was finally imposed to load serenely. Dynamic weighing is efficient and its use, transparent, does not slow down operations. "
More than just a weighing tool with Steelyard scale
If it is mandatory to weigh one's load, then it must be done properly. With a tool that is suitable for forestry transport and that indicates reliable values, like the STEELYARD PESON scale, you can gain much more than just a weighing ticket. The result is faster loading and better load balance, in addition to more lawful journeys.
CRANE SCALE BECOMES ORDER MANAGER
With the new touch screen on its crane scales, STEELYARD PESON not only offers a wealth of information on the display, but also extensive options for managing transport orders. [...] The most modern variant is the transfer to the smartphone app by reading a QR code. This allows the data to be passed on as a digital ticket by e-mail or SMS.
HEADSTORY: Dynamic weighing system with optimized load distribution during loading
The scale works completely wireless [...] the system is easy to install. Large, solid and waterproof display with touch screen. [...] Thanks to the dynamic weighing (in motion) and the accuracy of the scale (minimum 99%) you save valuable time during loading and optimise the loading work. This makes the work process much easier and better.
Lademeister (Loading master)
Assembly by the German coachbuilder "Fahrzeugbau F. Müller" and equipped with a STEELYARD scale. The only scale that is robust enough for intensive use!
Franzosen-Waage (French Scale)
What is the weight of a load of wood? Anyone who is really honest will admit that it is hardly possible to estimate the weight of round timber with any degree of reliability. There are simply too many factors that come into play. Even one and the same species of wood can vary greatly, depending on where it was grown and how long it has been drying. Nowadays, a weighing system is almost indispensable for precise unloading of the truck.