Halifax Nova Scotia-based TruckWeight Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Smart Scale, the next generation of its wireless onboard weigh scale for trucks, tractors, and trailers with air suspensions. The new system is designed to be accurate, easy to install and affordable, said TruckWeight.
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 (GVW) measurement that is within 0.3% of the actual GVW, according to TruckWeight.
Among Smart Scale’s new features is an automated rapid-response mode, designed to provide one weight measurement every three seconds during a 15-minute span when the sensors detect the vehicle is being loaded. The feature is intended to meet the special needs of operations such as pit and quarry, refuse haulers, and others who need fast, frequent readings while loading. During regular use, the system produces a new measurement once per minute.
According to TruckWeight, most truck operators can equip a typical tractor-trailer unit in the field in about 30 minutes. There are no wires to hook up, so Smart Scale eliminates the cost of a complicated installation as well as the maintenance concerns related to cables and electrical connections. The system is designed to be waterproof, weather-proof and shock-resistant, and the non-corrosive housing requires no regular maintenance. The sensors use common AA batteries, which typically last 8 to 12 months in regular use. Upgrades to SmartScale are available to customers with existing TruckWeight wireless scales.
For more information, go to www.truckweight.com or call 1-877-757-7888.