Air Weigh introduced the ninth generation of its on-board weighing system at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando
The new in-cab electronic scale, dubbed LoadMaxx, features an interface to the J1939/CAN bus, two programmable weight alarm outputs, an interface to an inclinometer and enhanced self-test diagnostics. It is currently being beta-tested by several fleets and truck OEMs, and product deliveries are scheduled to begin later in 2007.
The LoadMaxx on-board scale converts tractor and trailer suspension loads to on-the-ground weight, whether the vehicle is a straight truck, tractor-trailer combination, doubles or even triples. It is available with or without an optional Air-Weigh display device that shows steer axle weight, drive axle weight, gross weight and payload weight.
The new J1939/CAN bus interface also enables transfer of the weight data to other dash displays and on-board computers, so that it can be transmitted wirelessly to fleet headquarters, as well as displayed in the cab for the driver. The programmable alarms are designed to warn the driver when an axle group weight or Gross Combination Weight (GCW) exceeds legal limits.
Available as an option, the new inclinometer is designed to turn off the Air-Weigh weight display, J1939 outputs and alarms if the system detects an incline. Weighing a vehicle while parked on an incline can result in uneven pressure on a vehicle's suspension and affect the accuracy of the scale reading.