While there are many types of truck scales available on the market today, here we will highlight the five weighing system that have completely revolutionized the today’s truck scales and advanced weighing technology.
Weigh-in-Motion Axle ScalesWeight-in-motion axle scales are capable of measuring the weight of a truck axle and the gross weight without affecting the flow of traffic. They are highly efficient truck scales and are usually installed on weight systems designed to weigh truck in high volume environments such as mining operation, large producers, and even in highway weighing stations.
These truck scales utilize high-end technology with sensors, which only sense that normal force action on them which is their main advantage. They do not measure the truck speeds; rather they focus primarily on the truck’s weight.
Weight-in-motion truck axle scales are very cost-effective truck scales especially on heavy duty trucks travelling on highways. They also tend to last for long as compared to other scales, and they are very flexible in the sense that they are portable.
On-board Truck ScalesOn-board truck scales have been proving to be very valuable assets for businesses that transport loads in mining, agriculture, and other high-volume load transport and weighing operations. On-board truck scales are integrated onto the truck and measure its weight without requiring the external weighing systems.
These advanced on-board truck scales are versatile in the sense that they can be integrated with different kinds of trucks and load-bearing equipment. Some on-board truck scales have an in-cab digital indicator that streamlines payload management.
Weighbridge Truck ScalesWeighbridge truck scales are designed to provide a long-lasting solution to calculate heavy-duty loads in an efficient and accurate manner. They are long bridge-like scales usually installed on the ground to weigh trucks and their loads.
Some weighbridge truck scales are paired with indicators, software and with accessories that give complete weighing and data management solutions. However, the weighbridges do not offer the same level or convenience as other portable truck scales. Nonetheless, they provide a great option to companies in third-party logistic management.
Portable Truck ScalesPortable truck scales are very useful where portability is needed and where stationary scales cannot be mounted. They are mostly made from stainless steel hence are very durable and easy to maintain.
portable scales for weighing trucks and loads come in wide variety of lengths, configuration and with different capabilities to match the needs of the user.
Load Volume ScannerA load volume scanner is a laser scanning system that serves as an ideal alternative to truck scales. These load scanner systems have the capability to generate and display volumetric 3D images of truck loads (that would otherwise be weighed by a scale system). These volume images and measurements are then converted into weight metric with a few basic operational inputs in the system.
This means that by inputting the general weight per cubic metric, the load volume scanner systems can scan volume data and immediately converts them to weight. In addition to precise weight metrics, they also give accurate volumetric calculation especially for open trucks as they drive beneath the head of the scanner. This aids in carry back monitoring and ensures truck loads are sufficiently loaded, helping to maximize throughput and efficiency. Load volume scanners are ideal for farmers, agricultural producers, mining industries and large produce companies.