by Kevin Hill
Truck scales are slowly becoming a staple component in various industries due to the number of advantages they offer. They offer a variety of weighing options that enable you to increase efficiency in your facility. Let us look at the different types of truck scales and how they can benefit you.
How Can We Classify Truck Scales?
There are a number of methods in which you can weigh a truck. There are two general ways to do so -
1. One-Axle Weighing
2. One-Stop Truck Weighing
With the former, you can drive the vehicle slowly on to the scale and stop each time when one set of wheels is positioned on the weigh deck. The weight of the vehicle is calculated by adding the individual calculations. When you want to use the one-stop truck weighing process, you have to place the whole vehicle all at once on the weigh deck. There are two basic classifications of truck scales — a full-length scale or an axle truck scale. Let us learn a bit more about them:
• Full-Length Truck Scales
These scales can either be low profile, pit, steel or concrete deck, electromechanical, full-electronic or check cod restraint. Different types of full-length truck scales are used for weighing different materials. Full length-truck scales are generally a lot more expensive than most of the truck scales that are available.
• Axle Truck Scales
Axle truck scales are really popular as they are portable and convenient, in spite of not being as accurate as the full-length truck scales. They can be installed quite easily and can be placed either above the ground level or inside a pit. If you want to tailor some axle truck scales to your needs and industry, it is possible to do so.
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Weigh-in motion (WIM) scales are being implemented in several businesses due to
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