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TruckWeight sensor extends range of wireless scale

HALIFAX, N.S. -- TruckWeight has introduced the new Smart Sensor, which extends the wireless range of its Smart Sca...


HALIFAX, N.S. — TruckWeight has introduced the new Smart Sensor, which extends the wireless range of its Smart Scale onboard weigh scale to as much as 500 feet.

The Smart Scale is designed for trucks, tractors, and trailers with air suspensions; and the Smart Sensor and wireless reader allows the operator to take a measurement where it’s convenient and safe, whether that’s in the truck cab or on the loading machine.

Smart Sensor measures temperature and pressure changes in a vehicle’s air suspension and wirelessly relays this data to a handheld receiver using a low-powered radio transmitter. A small computer in the handheld receiver interprets the information and provides an axle weight and gross vehicle weight measurement that’s accurate to within 150 pounds. It produces readings once per minute, and every three seconds when the sensors detect the truck being loaded.

The new sensor uses common AA batteries for power, and the new anodized-aluminum housing design makes the product mountable anywhere on the vehicle without a mounting bracket.

“Smart Sensor produces a highly reliable RF signal with a line-of-site range of 500 feet,” says Peter Panagapko, president of TruckWeight. “The RF signal is intrinsically safe for use around flammable or hazardous materials, which has special appeal to bulk and explosives haulers.”


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