HALIFAX, N.S. — TruckWeight recently announced that its Smart Scale wireless scale for commercial vehicles is now an installed option on Benson International trailers.
The Smart Scale also is available for sale and aftermarket installation through Benson dealers. Benson International products are designed for flatdeck loads, construction material and other weight-sensitive trucking applications.
“Benson International customers depend on their equipment to help them optimize payload,” said Peter Panagapko, president of TruckWeight. “Our wireless Smart Scale produces fast, accurate axle-weight and gross vehicle weight readings so Benson customers can load efficiently and to their maximum rated capacity.”
Smart Scale 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. The result is an axle weight and gross vehicle weight measurement that’s within 0.3% of the actual gross vehicle weight, according to the manufacturer. The wireless reader has a range of 500 feet line-of-sight, so it can deliver measurements in the truck cab or seat of the loading machine.
Smart Scale was design provides consumers with a unit that is waterproof, weatherproof, shock-resistant, and the non-corrosive housing requires no regular maintenance. The sensors are accurate in temperature extremes ranging from -40 C to 70 C (-40 F to 158 F) and use common AA batteries.
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