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Better Weighing Systems for More Efficient & Accurate Load Management

One of the main reasons why so many paved roads are being damaged is due to vehicle overloading. Research and designs divisions of truck scale manufacturers are continuously inventing ways in to improve upon weighing systems for more accurate weight measurements and efficient load management.

One of the benefits of vehicle and load weighing is that there can be less accidents and less overloading of raw materials being transported by these heavy duty trucks. In this article, we discuss three types of truck scales and weighing systems that underscore the importance of bettering this type of heavy-duty weighing technology.

On-board Weighing Systems

It stands to reason that reliable on-board weighing systems will create more efficiency and without going outside the boundaries of the law. It is also important to collect accurate data about the weight that is being distributed so that it would provide a certain level of cost control.

On-board weighing systems are designed with built-in modules that are installed around the vehicle’s frame and axles. Based on hydraulics and pressure sensors, on-board weighing systems are able to calculate load weight directly from the vehicle while it is moving. This enables drivers and operators to know the weight of the truck load at any point in time, offering the ultimate weighing system for convenience and efficiency.

Portable Weighing Systems

Portable weighing systems are for the purpose of weighing heavy duty scales and therefore can be found only on the ground. Also called portable truck scales or portable weighing pads this weighing system can prove to be convenient for agricultural production, construction industry, mining and waste management.

The manner in which portable weighing systems operate is by the driver simply rolling the vehicle onto the scale on the ground and a measurement will appear. This system can also be designed as fully-portable weighbridges (which can be used off-road as well as over the road) as well as heavy-duty wheel weighers which are more common wheel weighing pads used for applications ranging from mining to farming.

Load Volume Scanner Systems

Thirdly, the load volume scanner is not an actual weighing system but rather a laser scanning system that can generate and display volumetric 3D images that can used to convert volume metrics into weight metric. Load volume scanner suppliers have come up with a software-integrated solutions that allow truckers and operators to manage every load from their excavator or heavy duty vehicle.

This load volumetric scanner system provides high definition in-motion imagery at the fingertips of the operator. Another option to weighing that has been developed is a system where the scanner takes the measurement from overhead the vehicle.

Trucks and heavy duty vehicles transporting goods and many manufacturer’s raw materials are dominating the streets even at times obstructing traffic. Therefore, it is with feverish efforts that the science and technology department continues daily to invent ways and methods to make life easier for these workers.

Whereby weighing heavy duty materials and vehicles and become more convenient, effective and efficient for the benefit of everyone being affected by the transportation system. Envision a system created where there is smooth running in the construction and agricultural industry. The economy will be improved and with the world heading in a fast paced technological era, it would only seem relevant and inevitable.