Benson adds TruckWeight wireless scale as option

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TruckWeight has announced that its Smart Scale wireless scale for commercial vehicles is now an installed option on Benson International trailers. Benson International products are designed for flatdeck loads, construction material and other weight-sensitive trucking applications. Its trailers are marketed through nearly 70 authorized dealer locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

The Smart Scale also is available for sale and aftermarket installation through Benson dealers. “Benson International customers depend on their equipment to help them optimize payload,” says Peter Panagapko, president of Halifax, Nova Scotia-based 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 is designed to measure temperature and pressure changes in a vehicle’s air suspension, and wirelessly relay this data to a handheld receiver using a low-powered radio transmitter; the result, according to the company, is an axle weight and gross vehicle weight measurement that’s within 0.3 percent of the actual gross vehicle weight. The wireless reader has a range of 500 feet line-of-sight.

TruckWeight says Smart Scale provides the durability Benson customers have come to expect; its waterproof, weatherproof, shock-resistant and noncorrosive housing requires no regular maintenance. The sensors, which use AA batteies, are designed to be accurate in temperature extremes ranging from -40 to 158 degrees F.