Truck weigh scales are imperative tools that help many businesses improve their weighing operation’s throughput and efficiency. Truck scales also help professional in different fields of work such as mining, construction, farming and public works get accurate measurements of their loads to determine profitability as well as avoid penalties.
Traditionally, the aim of truck weigh scales was to provide load measurements, but the modern heavy duty truck scales are designed to offer more than just accurate measurements.
Innovations in Today’s Truck Weigh Scales
Today’s truck weigh scales are creatively designed to offer reliable and accurate measurements even in tough industrial environments. They are built to withstand harsh climatic conditions, which ensures continuous productivity and improved throughput throughout the year. They are also built with highly durable materials that guarantee longevity with or without maintenance depending on the actual truck scale. They are also easy to install and use, which helps reduce the setup time.
Depending on your preferences, you can choose to install them above ground or into a pit foundation with much ease. They also feature advanced software that allow automation and customization based on individual needs. Some of the truck weigh scales advancements that have helped improve mining, farming and construction industries include Onboard Scales, In-Motion Axle Scales, and Portable Wheel Load Weighers.
Onboard Truck Scales
Onboard truck scales are equipped on the trucks and are designed to help improve the efficiency of weighing payloads. They feature load cells and digital indicators that display the weight throughout. They are also customized with audible and visual set-points that help users capitalize on the payloads.
The onboard truck weighing scales have several load cell sensors that are bolt on the truck chassis and body to accurately measure the weight of the truck. These sensors come in a wide variety of sizes to fit a wide variety of truck bodies.
These scales are wired through the ignition system of the truck to keep them active whenever the vehicle is in use. This ensures that the weight of the truck is always on display as long as the vehicle engine is running. Three set points that cannot be manipulated act as warnings. The set points are set through a plug-in keypad that is unplugged once the scale is ready for use to avoid manipulation.
In-Motion Axle Scales
The in-motion weigh scales are designed to measure the weight of a truck as it slowly moves over the scale. These scales help improve operations throughput as vehicles do not have to stop for their weights to be measured.
In-motion axle scales use sensors that sense the normal force to take accurate measurements. However, it is important to note that different in-motion weighing systems utilize different technologies that include laser systems, load cell system, and fiber optical measuring.
Portable Wheel Load Weighers
Portable Wheel load weighers are lightweight axle scales designed to offer heavy duty weighing even in harsh conditions for a wide variety of applications. Their portability and durable construction allow people to take accurate measurements from any location.
Wheel load weigher scales are suitable for weighing heavy axle loads and oversized vehicles among other off-road vehicles. Portable Wheel Load Weighers come complete with access ramps, weighing pads and a digital weighing terminal. The integrated digital terminal features a digital scale processor and an internal receipt printer for real-time processing and printing from any location.