HALIFAX, N.S. — TruckWeight has announced its Smart Scale wireless on-board scale can now be used on trucks with mechanical suspensions.
The announcement broadens the scale’s capabilities to include bulk distribution, construction and other heavy-duty applications. The Smart Scale was first introduced for air suspensions in 2005.
“With Smart Scale for mechanical suspensions, we’re extending the value of remote weight monitoring,” said Peter Panagapko, TruckWeight president. “We now offer a simple, accurate, convenient way to monitor axle and gross vehicle weights on virtually any commercial vehicle.”
The Smart Scale features: an axle-mounted load sensor; a low-powered radio transmitter; and a small handheld wireless receiver. The sensor measures changes in the deflection of the axle and then feeds that data to the transmitter which relays the information to the receiver which can be located up to 500 feet away, the company says. It claims its readings are accurate to within 1% compared to a certified scale.
The system operates off AA batteries and operators can use it on untethered trailers as they are being loaded. The company says the same receiver can be used for trucks that use mechanical and air suspensions. For more information, visit www.truckweight.com.
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