On-board truck weighing scales are more advanced types of truck scales that are installed directly on the truck or vehicle to systematically weigh loads without needing an external scale unit or weighing site. There are four main forms or weighing systems behind today’s modern on-board scales, namely the load cell scales, air suspension PSI gauges, air suspension load scales and the electronic scales that has PSI sensors.
Load cell scales are commonly used in vehicles with spring leaf suspension while the air suspension on-board load scales are used in various types of mechanical suspension such as the drive axle walking beam, front wheel axle and the trailer axle. These air suspension on-board scales are fitted together with PSI sensors and give the gross weight of the vehicle or the axle weight by either measuring the pressure or temperature changes occurring in the air suspension.
Most on-board truck weighing scales are also compatible with GPS technology thereby enabling you to measure as well as control the weight of the truck in real time. As compared to other external truck scale systems such as weighbridges and portable axle scales, on-board truck scales provide greater efficiency throughout payload management process since they are durable, accurate, easy to use and time saving.
In mining industry for example, on-board truck weighing scales have become more popular than any other method of weighing. In fact many miners have embraced this new weighing technology since its invention in 2005. Here are some of the reasons why on-board truck weighing system is ideal for mining industries.
Advantages of On-board Truck Scales for Mining
On-board mining truck scales in particular (i.e. for haul trucks, articulated trucks, underground trucks, etc.) deliver a wealth of benefits compared to on-board scales for other applications. Below are just a few of the advantages that on-board truck scales have in mining operations.
1. On-board truck weighing scales saves time and money. As compared to other methods of truck weighing systems such as Weigh Bridge and portable scales, on-board truck weighing system surpasses them all when it comes to saving time and money. Its installation is cheap and you are not required to pay each time you weigh your truck hence saving you money. On the other hand, on-board truck scales saves you time since you are only required to weigh your vehicle once on the weighbridge.
2. On-board truck scales give consistent payload readings. Another major advantage of using on-board truck weighing scale is that it gives consistent payloads. This is very essential since it allows you to improve the tonnage per day or per vehicle by maximizing payload without necessarily risking overloading.
3. On-board scales are extremely durable. In comparison to other weighing systems, on-board truck scales are extremely durable; they are reliable and require minimal servicing despite the harsh mining operations or even severe weather conditions.
4. On-board truck scales minimized wear and tear of truck components. Weighing systems such as weighbridges and portable truck scales normally cause wear and tear of truck components such as tires. However, such problems are eliminated completely once you opt to use the on-board truck weighing system. By so doing, there is no more wear and tear of truck components hence extending the life of your tires as well.
On-board truck weighing scales can also be installed in other types of load carrying vehicles, for instance it can be fitted on back hoes, wheel loaders, lift trucks, and even conveyor belts. In fact, on-board loader scales are some of the most popular applications for mining. Due to its patented sensor technology, on-board truck weigh scale have proved to be the most efficient and reliable method of weighing loads since its invention.