3 Advanced Axle Scale Systems That Drastically Improve Weighing Processes

weighing haul truck loadsOverload fines and inaccurate load measurements can be devastating for any business model that depends on weighing heavy duty loads. Albeit, these fines and miscalculations can affect the finances of a company, all while posing challenges in pinpointing overloaded trucks or inaccuracies in weighing systems.

To this end, companies need accurate axle scales to ensure that all outgoing trucks meet the legal weight, or that outgoing loads are properly weighing and tracked for accurate accounting. While weighbridges and static weigh systems (such as pallet scales) are very common among weighing operations, many of these systems are falling at the wayside to more versatile, efficient and affordable truck axle scales on the market. Below are three advanced axle scale systems that can drastically improve weighing processes for many different companies.

In-Motion Axle Scales

In-motion axle scale utilizes modern load cells and weighing sensors technology to bring accurate truck weight. It is one of the best portable scales developed by Walz. The capability of this axle scale to weigh trucks when they move at a speed of 3MPH is perhaps the most sought after.

in motion axle scale

With in-motion axle scales, trucks can slowly pass over the weigh pads and the scale will still produce accurate weight readings.

Unlike other truck axle scales, this in-motion system does not require the truck to stop completely. It is made of high strength steel to ensure durability and up its capacity to weigh large trucks. The small sized removable ramps reduce the bulkiness of the in-motion axle scale and makes it portable.

The versatility of the in-motion axle scale makes it easy for you to weigh your truck anywhere you like. The modern weight terminal comes with a rechargeable battery and an LCD display. This means that you can weigh trucks for a long time without stopping for a recharge and the display shows the weights accurately.

The advantages of this scale system are: it is affordable to buy and to operate (since you do not require extra manpower), it is versatile for many applications, it gives accurate results, and it offers many different settings for specific uses.

On-Board Axle Scales

On-board weigh scales have revolutionized weighing standards. They are installed on the truck and they deliver fast and accurate weight measurements. Though the on-board axle scale system may sound complex, the technology behind them is simple. They feature load cells (called strain gauge load cells) that allow them to withstand maximum weight and above maximum weight.

on-board axle scale

This is a brief overview of how on-board axle scales are installed on a vehicle (in this specific case, a wheel loader.)

These load cells are installed within the between the body and the chassis of a truck. They shift in electrical resistance thus giving accurate weight measurements. These on-board axle scale systems also feature a digital display that shows the driver or operator the amount of weight they are carrying. This is aided by an alarm system that goes off when the maximum weight is reached.

The reason why these axle scale systems are very popular is because they are flexible, durable and very cost effective. They are also efficient.

Portable Truck Axle Scale

Portable axle scales are popular and are being utilized by a plethora of industries including farming, mining, construction and waste management among others. They are designed with a simple profile and a mobile design but they yield great accuracy.axle scale pad

Most portable truck axle scales can withstand maximum load thanks to the overload protector they are equipped with. They come in varied lengths and weighing capabilities. They feature optional ramps that come handy in adverse and undulating terrain. They are easy to use and do not occupy a lot of space.

Wheel Weighers (also called wheel pads) are among the most popular portable axle scales to weigh trucks. They weigh trucks simply by being placed below the wheel. Given that they are made of aluminum, they are extremely light in weight. The benefit of portable truck axle scales is that they can be carried anywhere and they are accurate in weighing.