Accuweigh doubles up on truck scale products


British-made weighing technology offered to tackle truck overloading

Accuweigh doubles up on truck scale products
The Volvo fitted with a TruckWeigh system

Accuweigh has fitted its TruckWeigh on-board scales to a Volvo 450 8x4 with tilt tray with a view to eliminating accidental vehicle overloading.

It is the second truck weighing product spruiked by the Industrial weighing company this year.

Supplied by Accuweigh's Lansvale branch in Sydney, the scales displays individual axle group loadings as well as the vehicle's GVM.

"Accuweigh's TruckWeigh on-board scales are manufactured by Vishay Precision Group in the UK and is specifically designed as a low cost option to eliminate vehicle overloading on vehicles fitted with spring, air or rubber block suspension units", or any combination of that equipment, the company says.

"In this onboard weighing application, this Volvo 450 is fitted with springs on the dual steer axles and air bags on the dual drive axles which required a combination of both air and axle transducers to be used."

"Fitting low cost on-board scales to this type of vehicle is only possible using Vishay's CAN junction box which has the capability of accepting inputs from multiple types of transducer simultaneously.

"A digital weight indicator is dash mounted in clear view of the driver with both visual and audible alarms for when the vehicle is nearing or exceeding legal axle weight limits."

The company says the systems are simple to install and can usually be completed within one working day on new and existing vehicles.

In January, Accuweigh’s Newcastle branch fitted one of British company PM Onboard’s Electronic Truck Scales kits on a hook truck.

The product is also used to prevent accidental truck axle group overloading.

"The truck fitted with the Electronic Truck Scales can be operated as either a hook truck or as a flat bed due to the design of the conversion performed by Newcastle Hiab," Accuweigh stated in January.

"As a hook truck, the large industrial skip bins are dragged directly onto load cells which are mounted on the truck chassis to weigh the bin and its contents.

"For supplies needing a flat surface for loading [and] unloading by forklift or crane, a flat top is positioned onto the onboard load cells to allow all product on the flat top to be weighed."

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