A new wireless sensor for mechanical suspension systems provides off-road and severe service fleets with a low-cost and simple-to-install alternative to traditional load-cell systems for onboard scales. With no modifications required, the new sensors suit tandem spring, single point, camelback, walking beam, and Chalmers suspension systems.
When used with TruckWeight Smart Scale onboard scales, they have been tested to be accurate within a range of 1 to 2 percent. According to TruckWeight, the new sensors cost roughly 75 percent less than traditional, hardwired onboard scale load-cell systems, while typical installation time takes one to two hours.
Providing reliable off-road and uneven ground performance, the sensors allow for an accurate way for fleets to meet payload targets, maximize load efficiencies, and help eliminate overweight violations for a variety of applications for Class 8 commercial trucks and tractor-trailer combinations. TruckWeight’s wireless onboard scales for trucks, tractors and trailers gives fleets the ability to quickly and cost-effectively monitor payloads in real time. Smart Scale, the company’s flagship product, is available for both air-ride and mechanical suspensions, and helps fleets maximize payloads, control loading and adjustment times, limit exposure to overweight violations, reduce chronic equipment repairs associated with overloading, and create a more reliable, safe and streamlined approach to loading and compliance. — www.truckweight.com