Truck scales are a requirement in any mining, logistics, waste management and farming activity that requires heavy duty weighing of truck loads. There are different truck scales with portable truck scales being the most convenient. Portable scales are mobile, very easy to use and more affordable as compared to other types.
The last few years have witnessed tremendous advancements in portable truck scale technology all aimed at minimizing time wastage during weighing and to make the process as simple as possible. This article discusses the three profound such advancements in today’s portable truck scales.
In-motion Portable Truck Scales
In-motion portable truck scales have the ability to record the actual weight of a truck while it is still in motion. These portable truck scales are mostly installed on weighs designed specifically for weighing semi-trucks at weigh stations. These scales are great advancements as they help to increase throughput while minimizing stoppage times. Below is a video that shows the In-Motion Axle Scale in action, an advanced portable truck scale from Ag Weigh.
The technology behind these weigh-in-motion portable truck scales is high end. Its sensors, which are made from quartz crystals, sense only that normal force acting on the sensors. This means that the truck’s speed and friction are not measured, hence leaving space for the truck’s weight only.
These portable truck scales offer a cost effective way of monitoring heavy-duty trucks while travelling over highways. They also measure gross and axle weight when the vehicle is in highway speeds.
Fully-Portable, Easy-to-Use, Affordable
Portable truck scales today are often much smaller, easy to use, and affordable. They ensure that the truck’s weight is not above the set limits for each axle. These scales also measure your entire cargo hence one can use them in charging customers according to the weight of their loads.
A lot of technology has been incorporated into portable truck scales. They are now being equipped with over-load protection and are designed in such a way that they occupy just a little space. They can also stand a number of tons of weight and are completely portable. The portable truck scales can weigh a wide variety of vehicles ranging from small farming vehicles to mini trucks to heavy duty trucks.
Lightweight, Durable, & Accurate
Some of the most advanced technological advancements in truck scales is in the design. These lightweight portable scales for weighing trucks are designed to weigh individual axles and wheel weights to ensure compliance with the set limits. Modern scales are allowing connectivity to up to eight wheels.
The scales allow for individual wheel weighing and axle weighing, which can be performed at the same time in order to increase weighing accuracy and efficiency. All wheels should be on a level ground in order to attain weight accuracy.
Aluminum is the primary material used in these portable truck scales which makes them very light weight and highly portable. Most pads are waterproof and durable and can be used even when the conditions are extremely harsh. The wheel weigher pads also come with portable weight terminals that allow operators to print truck weights for payload management. The terminals come with rechargeable batteries to provide many hours of scale operations.
Recent portable truck scale models also have in motion weighing capabilities. Operators can therefore record the weight of a truck when it’s still in motion.