Truck scales offer a wide range of benefits for many purposes, particularly payload weighing and management for mining and resource extraction operations. Truck scales can be implemented into many different weighing operations, and as a result, there are many different types of truck scale systems.
In this article, we are going explore three specific types of truck scales and how they can help optimize payload management processes.
Portable Truck Axles Scale
Portable truck axles scales are built with low profile, transportable design and their level of accuracy is high. The performance of portable truck axle scale systems by Walz Scale are superior compared to other portable axles scales in that they comes in different lengths, configurations and specifications. They can weigh a wide range of vehicles, whether single or multiple axles involved.
See the AXW Series portable axle scale in action by watching the video below, or learn more about some of the advantages of this unique truck scale system below.
Features & Advantages of Portable Truck Axles Scales
- These scale systems are equipped with overload protected
- They are considered "heavy duty" portable axle scales as they can withstand several tons of weigh.
- Portable truck axle scales have optional ramps available for undulating and adverse terrain.
- These truck axle scales are completely portable and can used in many different areas where needed.
- Portable truck scales come available in multiple sizes and weighing capacities.
- These portable truck axle scales can measure a wide range vehicles, spanning from mining trucks to farming vehicles.
- With low-profile portable design, these scales are not only easy to use, but they do not occupy much space.
- Little training is required to use these portable scales.
To learn more about portable truck axle scales, visit this page at WalzScale.com.
Weighbridge Truck Scales
Weighbridge truck scales are used in many applications, including shipping, logistics, mining, and various other commercial uses. Weighbridge scales come either in steel or concrete, depending on the application. In short, these types of truck scales are normally built for long-term use, as they are static (not portable like the latter type of truck scale system.)
Weighbridges are the truck scales that are often mounted along the highways to weigh semi-trucks to ensure they're of legal transport weight. They are also often integrated in logistics operations. Weighbridge truck scales serve to check trucks that may be carrying excess weight thus causing damage to the road, as well as legal fees associate with overweight loads.
Features & Advantages of Weighbridge Truck Scales
- Weighbridges are equipped with robust weight sensors that can calculate extreme amounts of weight.
- These truck scales offer a very rugged and durable design.
- Weighbridge truck scales can often last several years with minimal maintenance.
- They can be mounted in virtually any location with a flat surface.
- Weighbridges are among the most accurate form of truck scales on the market.
- These truck scale systems withstand all types of elements and not affected by weather.
Onboard Truck Scales
Like the name implies, onboard truck scales are designed to weigh loads on-board the actual vehicle. In short, onboard scales are integrated on the vehicle, so there's no external system required for weighing. Onboard truck scales are seamless installed on the chassis of the truck and read-outs are often provided to the driver in the cab.
See some of the various ways in which onboard scales are used in the video below, or see options by visiting Walz Onboard, the onboard truck scale branch of Walz Scale.
Features & Advantages of Onboard Truck Scales
- Onboard scales are versatile and can be integrated on many types of trucks.
- Most onboard truck scales are equipped with in-cab digital indicators for easy payload management.
- The operation of these truck scales are very automated and easy to use.
- They are designed to withstand overloading and extreme amounts of weight.
- When properly calibrated, onboard truck scales are highly reliable and accurate.
These three types of truck scales are the most common used in weighing tractor trailers, semi-trucks, mining trucks, and other vehicles in various industries. To see more types of truck scales for sale, visit WalzScale.com, a global leader in custom-integrated truck scale systems.
When it comes to various types of truck scales, particularly those in the mining and agricultural industries, having the proper software is key to effectively manage load data. In addition to offer a complete spectrum of truck scales and heavy-duty weighing solutions, Walz Scale specializes in offering truck scale software and applications for payload management.
Walz Scale currently offers a total of three different software programs to meet the individual needs of truck scale users. With LoadPro, PayloadPro and PayloadPro Web Portal, users are given quick finger-touch access to the information they need both quickly and accurately. Here is a quick look at what Walz Scale has to offer in terms of truck scale software solutions.
Developed in-house, the PayloadPro is advanced truck scale software platform that's specially designed to work with the Windows operating system. Incredibly powerful, the product is made to supply users with an extensive array of weighing data without causing confusion during its use. The design is simple and responsive, requiring very little time between learning and use of the software.
Features of the Payload Pro management software helps with organizing weight information in one convenient and easy-to-access location, letting users quickly retrieve the data when needed. The filing system is simple yet functional with a sharing option to make it easier for users to streamline and publicize data. The PayloadPro truck scale software platform is best used for large-scale operations involving OTR Tire Manufacturers, Heavy Equipment OEMs and major manufacturing companies. A cloud sync technology also comes with the software, allowing users to constantly keep back up information in case of power and computer problems.
The LoadPro is more apt for small-scaled businesses looking for programs capable of offering quality results without extensive costs. As the name suggests, this is an application meant to work with smart phones, allowing users to access information anytime, anywhere.
The simple design occupies very little space in mobile phones yet capable of providing extensive information at any given time. Combined with an Internet connection, the LoadPro app lets users keep track and manage their production at a touch of a finger. Best for small-scale productions and hands-on owners who want to remain up-to-date with their business, the LoadPro App also comes with the Advanced Reporting feature.
PayloadPro Web Portal
The PayloadPro web portal is a particular service enhances original PayloadPro capabilities by centralizing all Payload devices into one easy-to-reach system. Ideal for large-scale companies, the Web Portal is capable of taking in multiple data and filing it into a home spot for immediate storage and retrieval.
The up-to-date technology allows for immediate connection through Wi-Fi, GPS tracking systems and 3G connections. Through the software, companies can connect with their existing hardware independently and collectively including but not limited to: rail scales, belt scales, loader scales, truck scales, excavator scales, and hopper scales.
Although only an option rather than a necessity, PayloadPro Web Portal is capable of maximizing production through better information management, accurate figures, and timely reporting. There is also tablet interface and an Advanced Reporting feature that keeps users updated wherever they find an internet connection. Design is simple and straightforward for easy use.
Walz Scale continues to offer truck scale software designed to meet the different demands of the end user. Those who are interested may request further information about the programs through their main website. Brochures can also be downloaded through the domain as well as on-site videos offering a more extensive explanation of each program and how to avail one.
Portable wheel weighers are weighing platforms that make weighing trucks and their loads extremely easy and efficient. Wheel weighers (also more formally known as truck axle scales or portable truck scales) accommodate a wide range of weighing operations for many industry applications.
Features & Design of Wheel Weighers
Portable wheel weighers have very specific features that enable it to work efficiently. One of the features is that it is a low profile platform. The low height platform enables the user of the machine to place the body being weighed above the wheel weigher easily.
The slim nature of the wheel weighers provide easy movement of a vehicle to move across it without much inclination that may cause the vehicle to tip over. Wheel weighers also come with the removable ramps; the ramps are fitted to the side and enable the vehicle to easily go across to be weighed.
The wheel weighers are built of aluminum, because of its lightness it can be easily carried, but also it provides the toughness needed to cope with the heavy vehicles like a truck. The portable wheelers are also water proof, meaning that they can operate in open areas where it’s raining or humid and will not be affected.
They are also not affected by corrosion caused by rusting. The incorporation of an in-motion weighing scale enables a person to easily weigh a car without necessarily coming to a halt, because the car is being weighed as it moves it hastens the process of weighing.
Advantages of Wheel Weighers
Wheel weighers present a lot of benefit to the user. This portable scale system is an easy to handle equipment that most people can learn to use. The incorporations of the integrated digital indicator into the portable wheel weigher enable the user to get a correct reading efficiently and easily.
As the wheel weighers are easily portable, it enables movement from one point of weighing to another. Most of this portable weighing equipment come with cases that enable transportation easily. Portability also improves safety as it can only be put in the open when it is being used and transported safely elsewhere when not in use. As it is very light with about an average weight of about eighteen kilograms, and thus very minimal effort is used to transport the equipment.
Because different people use different configurations in weighing, wheel weighers have been integrated with flexible or changing weighing configurations. This is beneficial as one can know the particular weight of a truck without necessarily doing calculations.
This unique truck scale system is made in a way to provide seamless weighing of vehicles while they are in motion or they are static. Wheel weighers are also used to compile various weight data of the vehicle, which cam include the axle weight as well as the entire weight of the vehicle.
An integrated weighing terminal can be infused with the wheel weighers and end up providing a very detailed data about the trucks being weighed. The terminal is also portable and is operated by the use of batteries. Wheel weighers mostly use flat surfaces, but there also exist some built for the off-road terrain and weather.
Over the years, there has been significant progress in truck axle scale technology. Manufacturers like Walz Scale have pioneered and revolutionized this technology to deliver premium-level scale systems that offer incredible features and relentless durability. One of the most highly sought systems are portable weigh pads, which offer a high level of versatility and functionality for many users.
Portable weigh pads (or "wheel weighers") have become an industry standard for mining, farming, and other yield-based companies. Unlike the large and cumbersome mechanisms of the past, portable weigh pads deliver optimal convenience and efficiency for a number of industries and applications.
A significant amount of research has gone into the construction of portable weigh pads. Manufacturers like Ag Weigh (an agriculture-based segment of Walz Scale) have significantly optimized and finely-tuned this portable weighing technology. As a result, the companies that invest in such weighing pad technology can drastically cut costs in more ways than one.
Features & Functionality Behind Portable Weigh Pads
The common material used to build portable weigh pads is aluminum, which makes the system very lightweight and easily portable. The conditions in which these weighing systems are used can often be very harsh. As a result, Ag Weigh has made it so their portable weighing pads are completely waterproof and extremely durable.
For example, the AXW-45 Series portable weighing pads at AgWeigh.com allow for the weighing of up to 45 Tons or 90,000 lbs. This system, as well as most other portable scale systems, come with a portable weight terminal. This terminal is designed with a simple to use backlight LCD interface (making it easy to see) and enables operators to see and print vehicle weights for payload management. These portable terminal are also equipped with rechargeable batteries which provide hours of scale operation.
Also a valued feature of these portable weighing pads are the in-motion weighing capabilities. Operators can determine the weight of their vehicles dynamically or in-motion. The in-motion weighing option helps to accelerate the weighing process enabling operators to weigh vehicles without needing to stop to weigh each axle individually. As a result, users can better protect themselves from overload fines and miscalculations.
Walz Scale axle scales feature low profile designs that deliver accuracy and performance. They are available in different configurations, capacities and lengths and can be used from single to multi-axle vehicles. They feature treaded or smooth top plates and are made of aluminum or steel.
The portable design behind these axles scales make them suitable for locations where is not feasible to install large permanent scales. Also known as "wheel weighers", Walz axle scales can provide reliable accurate performance for mobile or temporary applications. Among the standard features include overload protection and ability to function in heavy-duty operations.
Below we showcase three axle scale systems by Walz Scale and how these portable scale systems offer incredible accuracy, efficiency, and easy of use for various weighing needs.
Heavy Duty Axle Scale System
The heavy duty axle scale is a versatile scale system built by Walz Scale that's ideal for locations where concrete foundations are not practical (thus demanding portability.) With no need for a concrete base, the installation and setup is simple and easy, as the axle scales can be placed directly on compacted gravel.
The heavy duty axle scale system is a portable axle scale is compatible with multiple peripherals, spanning from receipt and ticket printers and digital weight terminals to portable driver kiosk systems and large weight displays. These axle scale systems can measure the weight of vehicle axle loads up to 80,000 lbs with accurate precision.
In order to maximize durability for heavy duty operations, this particular axle scale system is engineered with structural I-Beams made of steel and with super heavy duty load cells. Walz heavy duty axle scales provide superior reliability and accuracy over other systems and will outperform most of the competitor scales on the market.
Among the Walz Scale heavy duty axle scales are the:
- AXHD-7 Axle Scale with weigh capacity of 80,000 lbs and dimensions of 7' long x 3' wide
- AXHD-11 Axle Scale with the same weigh capacity as the AXHD-7, but larger dimensions at 11' long x 3' wide
Both axle scale models can operate with a multitude of peripheral devices, including the driver LED display which gives drivers the ability to view the weight measurements from the comfort of their vehicle cab.
AXW 30T Axle Scale System
The AXW 30T Axle Scale Systems (also known as "portable wheel weighers") are mobile scales that offer both static or dynamic weighing. The AXW-Series of scales are made from a extremely durable piece of aluminum that's ultra lightweight, making it easy to carry. The waterproof weighing pads make them capable in tough environmental conditions, and included are lightweight removable ramps that provide easy access.
AXW 30T Axle Scales have a reputation as a highly accurate means to calculate total vehicle weights and axle weights of up to 30 tons (or 60,000 lbs.) These systems are among the leading truck axle scales on the market, ideal for their portability and easy installation.
AXW 45T Axle Scale System
The AXW 45T-Series of axle scale systems by Walz Scale allow for the measuring of vehicles weighing up to 90,000 Lbs or 45 tons. They provide portability for total vehicle weight and vehicle axle weight measurements. The AXW 45T axle scales are very similar in design to the AXW 30T-series as they are made of single piece of aluminum and are highly lightweight for optimal portability.
The AXW 45T axle scale system is fully waterproof and can perform in any weather conditions. For applications that require operating the scale on earth foundations or on gravel are available optional off-road bases. Removable ramps are included with every AXW 45T weighing pad. What's unique about this form of axle scale is that they can be used for in-motion weighing.
Learn more about the various types of truck axle scales and other weighing systems by visiting Walz Scale.
Farmer looks to better manage farm harvest data and improve their operation. The farmer seeks the ideal farm scale system help improve operational efficiency.
Walz Scale provided a grain dump truck scale. This NTEP approved scale allows for high accuracy yield management and approved hard record data for the insurance company.
As a result of Walz Scale farm truck scale, the farmer can take advantage of many features and benefits:
- NTEP approved
- Grain dump
- Reduces weighing time
- Increased truck throughput
- Simple installation
- Low maintenance
See more farm truck scales by visiting AgWeigh.com, a branch of Walz Scale.
Caterpillar Inc. looks to provide payload analysis on their articulated mining trucks. How do you provide payload analysis in remote global locations?
Walz Scale custom built heavy duty portable axle scales (wheel weighers). Our AXM Series mining scales are designed with an axle load rating of 90,000 lbs and a large weigh surface.
As a result of Walz Scale portable axle scale solution, Caterpillar Inc. can take advantage of numerous benefits. This advanced axle scale system provides:
- Fully Portable
- Waterproof Design
- Aluminum Construction
See more portable axle scales and wheel weighers at Walz Scale.
Ever wonder how your FedEx packages can get across the country so fast?
Walz Scale provides solutions to freight companies for managing the weights that are loaded into their air planes. Accurate weights of the loads on these planes is critically important for a safe flight.
As a result of Walz Scale air freight scale systems, shipping and freight companies experience countless advantages. Some of these include:
- Complete custom axle scale systems
- Service and support for existing axle scale systems
A local farmer was looking to capture harvest weight data on his farm in the most efficient means possible.
Walz Scale provides a grain dump truck scale that incorporates the farmers existing grain dump into the weighing process.
With the grain dump truck scale, the farmer can now weigh is in-bound and out-bound loads directly at his grain dump. As a result of this scale system, the farmer has realized:
- Faster weighing and unloading
- Increased site safety
- NTEP approved weights
See more agricultural weighing systems and farm truck scales at Ag Weigh, a branch of Walz Scale.
A large grain terminal requested that Walz Scale replace their existing mechanical truck scale with a new heavy duty electronic version.
Walz Scale provided a new Heavy Duty Steel Deck Truck Scale and provided the pit modifications to allow for the installation. This Heavy Duty Steel Deck Truck Scale is designed to provide extremely accurate truck weights for many decades to come.
The advantages Walz Scale replacing a worn out truck scale are as follows:
- Increase weighing accuracy
- Reduced maintenance costs