For many business involved in the transport of heavy-duty, high-volume loads (i.e. coal, grain, etc.) it’s essential to use dependable and accurate weighing systems. While there are numerous types of truck scales and industrial weighing solutions, certain technologies are able to effectively handle volume load management more efficiently. Below we take a look into the top three heavy-duty weighing systems for demanding and heavy-duty applications.
1. Weigh-in Motion Axle Scales
Weigh-in-motion axle scales are considered to be the most highly advanced portable truck scale in the transportation industry. In general, axle scales are gaining popularity because of its accuracy. Weigh-in-motion axle scales are also created with simplistic mechanisms to ensure ease of use. They are equipped with incredible weigh-in motion capabilities that offer the greatest efficiency among portable axle scales (and most truck scales in general). They are also called in-motion wheel weighers, because they’re very lightweight which makes them fully portable.
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Weigh-in-motion axle scales have been specifically engineered to cater to various industry applications. All different types of series can be adjusted to an array of weighing capacities. Weigh-in-motion axle scales from companies like Payload Pros have removable ramps which makes for easy mobility. Axle Scales can be connected to a weighing terminal which is portable where you’ll be able to track and analyze data.
2. On-board Weighing Systems
On-board weighing systems are specifically designed to aid quarry and construction operators with maximum productivity. They are applicable for various types of trucks, wheel loaders, conveyors, and other load-bearing equipment. On-board scales are a simple yet advanced system which uses two transducers which are responsible for monitoring both the rod side and full side of the ram pressures. It has proximity sensors on its arm to help determine if the weighing position has already been reached.
On-board weighing systems also work well in monitoring acceleration and speed. For articulated dump trucks, the Weighloader makes use of strain to be able to accurately measure the load on the machine. It can effectively ensure that payload on the machine is always at its optimum level. It avoids overloading and improves the overall process of volume load management.
3. Rail Car Axle Scales
The use of rail car axle scales provides plenty of benefits and solutions for companies that transport loads via train. They are commonly used to ensure the most accurate weighing measurements for very large and high-volume loads. Rail car axle scales are also available for rent, which is usually done by companies who need them for short term usage. They also come equipped with multiple capacities.
Rail car axle scales are specifically created to have heavy capacity load cells. They are portable and very easy to use. The rail weighing systems are installed on the railroad track. Their main function is to weigh the load on rail cars whenever they pass the railroad track. There are different variations of rail car axle scales available for different types of trains and rail cars (i.e. in-motion rail scales). They play an important role in many industrial operations by helping them become more efficient and productive. They are considered to be one of the best heavy-duty weighing systems because of their reliability and accuracy.