TruckWeight releases next-gen wireless onboard scale

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TruckWeight Inc. has announced the availability of Smart Scale, the next generation of its wireless onboard weigh scales for trucks, tractors and trailers with air suspensions. Smart Scale boasts new features designed to provide best-in-class accuracy, ease of installation, affordability and return on investment.

Smart Scale uses sensors to measure 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 sensors produce an axle weight and gross vehicle weight measurement that the company says is within 0.3 percent of the actual gross vehicle weight.

Among Smart Scale’s new features is an automated “rapid-response” mode that provides one weight measurement every three seconds during a 15-minute span when the sensors detect the vehicle is being loaded. The feature meets the needs of pit and quarry operations, refuse haulers and others who need fast, frequent readings while loading, the company says. During regular use, the system produces a new measurement once per minute.

Most truck operators can equip a typical tractor-trailer unit in the field in about 30 minutes, according to TruckWeight. With no wires to hook up, Smart Scale is designed to eliminate the cost of a complicated installation as well as the maintenance concerns related to cables and electrical connections.

Smart Scale’s waterproof, weatherproof, shock-resistant and noncorrosive housing requires no regular maintenance; the sensors use common AA batteries, which last 8 to 12 months in regular use, the company says. Upgrades are available to customers with existing TruckWeight wireless scales.

For more information about products and services offered by Halifax, Nova Scotia-based TruckWeight, visit www.truckweight.com or call 877-757-7888.