Monday, 28 March 2011

What Conditions are needed When Buying Truck Scales

Truck scales are very useful for weighing a load carried by a truck. A truck scale is also called a weighbridge. They are very large and are floor weighing systems that are used to weigh the truck with the material in it. The vehicle is weighed with the load and without the load. In this way the weight of the load can be measured. They are mainly used in for ‘charging by weight’ when the vehicle travels over a bridge. It is also used to check the gross vehicle weight and the axle weight.

It is used in industries to know the weight that is being carried or transported from and to different places. The single axle truck scale checks the gross vehicle weight and the axle weight of the vehicle. This helps in knowing whether the vehicle is safe to travel on the public highway. If, it is overloaded, it will be stopped by the traffic authorities and a fine has to be paid. The truck scale and the single axle truck scale are systems that can be mounted with the weighing surface flush to the level of the roadway or the surface mounted. In some places there are thin electronic weigh cells and on this the vehicle is driven very slowly. A computer gives the total weight of the vehicle, by the output of the cells. Thus, they can weight the force of each axle and find out if the vehicle is within limits. This includes the total vehicle weight, the maximum weight within the axle span limit (which protects the safety of the bridges) and an individual axle limit (which protects the road surface).

Truck scales are available in electronic or electromechanical types, having concrete or steel platforms. It requires pit type installation and multiple platforms are needed to measure the axle weight and vehicle’s total weight. When buying truck scales you can buy scales that can have utility value for both the operator and the driver. Some of the options available are- traffic lights, traffic management software, ticket printers, remote displays, intercom, video surveillance, automated systems and guard rails etc.

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