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Portable In-motion Wheel Weighers: Innovation in Truck Axle Scales

The truck weighing arena is quickly changing thanks to new innovations flooding the market. Among the newest of innovations are portable in-motion wheel weighers, which are simply truck axle weighing platforms (or just “axle scales” in most industries) that are designed to weigh trucks and their loads more efficiently. In-motion wheel weighers provide a wide array of features that help meet the industry demands of applications spanning from mining to agriculture.

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In-motion Wheel Weighers: Features & Functionality

True to their name, portable in-motion wheel weighers can be carried anywhere and can weigh trucks while while they’re in motion. Wheel weigher scales feature a low profile platform which enables the user to easily drive the truck on top of the scale. This slim nature ensures easy movement of the truck for in-motion weighing. The low height platform also ensures that the truck does not assume much inclination which may cause it to tip over.

Given their portability, these advanced truck axle scales can be used in almost any environment. To this end, they are designed with removable ramps (fitted on the sides) which ensure easy movement of the vehicle across the platform and protect the wheel weighers in adverse terrain.

wheel axle weigher scales

In-motion wheel weigher scales are made of aluminum. Aluminum not only ensures they are tough enough for bulk weighing but also ensure they are light enough to be carried from place to place. They are waterproof and thus can operate even in rainy and humid environments efficiently. To ensure that the scales are operable in remote areas, they feature in-built or external batteries to keep them functioning. The scales are not affected by corrosion which may result from rusting.

These in-motion wheel weigher scale systems enables operators to weigh payloads without trucks needing to come to a halt. This comes handy for industries that have to weigh lots of trucks per day.

Advantages of Wheel Weigher Scales

Wheel weighers present an array of benefits to the users. First off, they are easy to handle and newbies will learn to manage them within minutes. Through the digital indicator incorporated on the system, the user gets correct readings easily and efficiently. One of their biggest advantage is portability; they can weigh trucks from anywhere. Most of them are offered with cases to ease transportation. Portability also ensure the safety of the scale seeing that the scale will only stay in the open when in use. The average wheel weigher weighs about 18 kilograms which means only minimal effort is required to transport.

To cater for the needs of different applications, wheel axle weigher scales are offered with adjustable weighing configurations, different sizes and weighing capacities. This is advantageous in that you can get the weight of a truck without the need for calculations. They are designed to seamlessly weigh trucks in-motion (trucks moving at 3-5 mph) and to compile data for axle weight and entire truck weight. Besides the portable wheel weighers, an integrated weighing terminal can be attached to provide more details about the truck being weighed.

Though most portable truck load scales come with a flat base, some are designed for off-road terrain. This unique designs ensure that you can weigh trucks even when the ground is not flat.

Advanced Payload Management Solutions for Farmers & Agricultural Producers

farm landThe agricultural industry utilizes numerous advancements for more efficient production and harvest managers. Such advancements in the farming sector provide greater efficiency and faster throughput of yields, especially for producers for bulk and high volume crops.

Among the advancements farmers can leverage are payload management solutions that aid in weighing and value calculate of their harvests. The good thing about these advancements is that they will work effectively to assure harvests are valued accurately, as well as distributed properly for shipping.

Payload management systems aid in the weighing and scanning of crop loads on trucks. However, scale manufacturers know that most farmers and agricultural producers need more affordable solutions compared to the common $10k+ weighbridge scale system. Furthermore, using high-end scales increase maintenance expenses due to their heavy-duty construction, so these additional fees are also taken into consideration.

farm payload management

For these reasons, certain payload management systems work better than others, depending on the farmer. Below we highlight three of the most advanced solutions that enable farmers and agricultural producers to calculate and manage yield loads accurately and quickly.

Load Scanner System

A load scanner system will scan the truck beds of loaded haul trucks while in transit. Since scanning is done while the vehicle is moving, many people do not think that they will get accurate measurement. Nevertheless, the modern system guarantees accurate calculation and measurement, which will be beneficial for record-taking purposes, especially since producers need to make sure that their items are priced and delivered correctly.

load scanner system

The advantage of using these advancements is users can access the measurement using the integrated software that comes with the load scanner system. Users can use the software to check whether the weight is delivered at their right location or not. The software is optimized to ensure the system will communicate properly with the hardware and deliver accurate reading.

On-board Scales

on-board scalesOn-board scales are heavy-duty weighing scales that are integrated right on trucks and farming equipment, making them portable units that don’t require additional or external components. Clients ordering these scales can customize the installation procedures based on the trucks that they are using for delivery and harvesting.

In addition to haul trucks and other common farming vehicles, on-board scales are also beneficial for grain carts and skid steers. Using on-board scales with carts and trucks minimizes the time for measuring and loading products for delivery. The cart will measure the products immediately instead of transferring them to weighing scales then preparing them for delivery or production. Another advantage is manufacturers ensure that they will be durable to withstand the fast-paced environment in harvest sites.

Rail Scales

Rail scales, also known as railroad scales, train scales, or rail car scales, are installed directly according to rail scale design. It is a heavy duty system that is considered as among the portable weighing system beneficial for everyone in the field. The weight system also complies with the standards set by authorities and installed in serviceable railroad scales.

rail scales for farming

Unlike the other weighing systems, these scales are installed right on the rail tracks. They will scan train cabs’ weight the moment they passed on the scale-integrated rails. It sends accurate results to integrating software systems for monitoring purposes.

Overall, the agriculture field will benefit from payload management solutions that are now widely available in the industry. Utilizing these systems help companies be more competitive in the industry, especially if they want to make sure their products are delivered at the right place and at the right time.