AMCS On-Vehicle Technology

In-Cab technology, Weighing, RFID, Cameras, Weighing, Fleet Tracking

AMCS on-vehicle technology solutions are designed by our highly skilled team of engineers, specifically for the recycling and waste management industry. AMCS on-vehicle technology covers the front cab back to the lifter as well as mobile solutions for the driver. AMCS on-vehicle technology has registered over 5 million bins and has been fitted on over 5,000 vehicles across local authorities and private recycling and waste management companies. Our On-Vehicle technology includes:

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FEL Weigh

AMCS FEL Weigh accurately weighs each lift and captures pertinent data in order to optimize waste collection & increase profitability. With the on-board FEL Weigh you can track and optimize driver, route and customer management.

The Front End Loader (FEL) weighing system has been developed by our R&D team from the ground up, using the latest technology in the market. It can be easily retrofitted to any lift as no fork modification is required. No major fabrication is needed, preserving vehicle warranties and it has a highly efficient installation method ensuring minimal vehicle downtime. Additionally remote calibration provides for quick maintenance & support.

Key Benefits of FEL Weigh

  • Guarantee ROI
  • P&L analysis by customer
  • Reduce customer call-backs
  • Identify & eliminate unauthorized lifts
  • Identify lifts not being invoiced
  • Identify heavy weighing customers

AMCS Weighing

Accurately weigh each lift & capture data to optimize your collection service & increase profitability.

AMCS has designed an approved dynamic weighing system certified to EU standards for the recycling and waste industry. Monitoring your customers’ weights and profitability has never been more essential and the AMCS Weighing system is available for use on most vehicle and lift types such as split bin lifts, trade bin lifts and FEL vehicles. Each lifter is installed with a weighing load cell enabling two different household bins or a container to be weighed independently and simultaneously. The dynamic design removes the need to stop the lifter to gain an accurate weight reading.

Key Benefits of AMCS Weighing

  • The data collected provides a P&L for each individual customers
  • Maximize profits by identifying profitable and loss-making customers.
  • Implement a stoplist for unpaid customers
  • Maximize fleet performance and increase productivity by optimizing each collection route and preventing vehicle overloading.
  • Implement a stop list on collection bins or containers over a certain weight.
  • Collect data on recycling participation. Recognize areas with high levels of recycling contamination
  • Implement recycling initiatives such as reward schemes to encourage increased recycling rates
  • Prevent unauthorized collections by comparing accumulative weight per round against weighbridge readings

AMCS Tracker + IO – On-vehicle fleet tracking

AMCS Tracker provides a low cost way of tracking your fleet and confirming lift events. This solution in conjunction with AMCS Dispatch  will provide you with:

  • Real-time vehicle location
  • Vehicle events  – start time, idle time
  • Lift events – number of bins/containers lifted
  • Service verification using vehicle location information and lift events

The data produced from AMCS Tracker allows you to map the route taken by drivers and confirm which locations/streets have been serviced by the vehicle that day.

AMCS Vision – On-vehicle camera technology

Using an integrated camera solution,  drivers can have 360 degree view around the vehicle. When cameras are deployed with DVR solution it providers for up to 30 days of recorded video which can be accessed remotely to view events or incidents during that period.

The AMCS on-vehicle camera technology also provides the driver with the ability to take a photograph of a location or bin/ container to prove issues like blocked access or broken bins/containers.

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) – Monitor, validate and optimise your collection services

Proof of Service

RFID is in many ways the ultimate proof of service and allows for better asset tracking and data collection management. The record of a customer’s RFID is significantly more reliable and largely irrefutable as proof of service than a signature. Realize savings of up to 25% from reduced recall rates and increased fleet efficiency.

  • Invoices are more difficult to dispute
  • Delayed payment by the customer is reduced – no time wasted gathering signed tickets
  • Credit notes are reduced, saving both their value and the administrational cost of authorizing and producing them

Denial of Service

RFID technology also provides denial of service when integrated with the controls of the bin lift. Configure the lift to prevent it from operating in the following circumstances:

  • The bin has no chip
  • The bin’s chip is not recognized as “one of ours”
  • The chip is recognized but corresponds to an entry on a credit stop list

Availability of Data

  • Customer service operators have information available in real time regarding the service occurrence. They can provide details on the precise number and times of lifts when used with GPS the precise location.
  • With the appropriate use of an on-board computer or handheld device it is also possible to facilitate driver feedback where drivers can report on a bin not present, bin contamination or blocked access.

UHF – Long Frequency Identification

  • For containers requiring long range reading technology such as skips and roros
  • The additional read distance allows larger objects to be tagged and identified from up to 7m away for improved container tracking, service verification and asset management
  • Highly accurate reports can show the location of all 20 yard open containers, age, last emptied, last repaired and total level of service

More Information

For further information on AMCS On-Vehicle Technology, please contact us or read our solution briefs AMCS On-Vehicle Technology (PDF), AMCS Weighing & Identification System (PDF) and AMCS Vehicle Data Hub (PDF).