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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.