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Applications That Benefit From Onboard Scale Systems

Today’s industrial market statistics are indicating that the number of heavy-duty industrial and commercial operations that are making use of onboard scale technology is on the rise. This is turning out to be especially true for industries that heavily rely on truck scale weight systems to monitor, track, and record the amount of cargo or material that is being transported. Unlike typical truck scales, onboard truck scales have the distinct advantage of being fully integrated into each vehicle of your fleet. These advanced scale systems feature sensors that accurately and clearly display to the operator the weight of the load that vehicles like wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, and forklifts are carrying. Operations that span the spectrum of industry have discovered the effectiveness of incorporating such technology into their vehicles. Here are just a few examples of applications that can improve their efficiency, reduce waste, and optimize their loads with onboard scale systems:

Onboard Scales For Agriculture

The agricultural sector has become one of the leading users of onboard scale technology. Operations across the country implement these scales onto fleet tractors and trucks to gather weight data while transporting produce from farms to commercial stores, storage silos, warehouses, or granaries. Before onboard scales, this information needed to be gathered once in the field as produce was collected and then weighed a second time upon arrival at its destination. With the implementation of onboard scales, that weight data can be gathered and recorded as the produce is loaded onto a truck. This has provided performance improvements for agriculture operations harvesting grain, livestock, produce, and other products. 

Onboard Scales For Construction

Construction operations require massive amounts of material to be collected, transported, and deposited in a constant rotation. The weight data for this material transfer also needs to be accurately recorded, especially when the material being transported is needed to create composite materials. Since construction material is often incredibly heavy, it’s necessary to ensure that wheel loaders and skid steers are not overloaded. Thankfully, onboard scale systems help minimize the wear and tear that can occur from overloading and effectively minimizes the amount of time needed to weigh construction materials. Onboard truck scales are perfectly suitable for weighing ballast, aggregate, sand, concrete, and more. 

Onboard Scales For Mining

Onboard scales have been proven to vastly improve mining operations of all sizes. Onboard scales can be implemented into mining vehicles that carry mined material from the mine to the processing facility. The operator of the mining vehicle receives a clear digital readout of the truck’s weight data, and can easily record how much weight has been loaded onto the vehicle. Once reaching the processing facility, the facility’s receiving team needs only to read the display to confirm the weight of the load. Walz’s onboard mining scales are precise and accurate, with a load cell accuracy margin of about 0.5% of actual weight. 

Onboard Scales For Waste Management

Waste management has become a much more intricate operation since the days of simple trash collection. There are several processes in a waste management facility that are involved in the scope of the operation that require accurate weight data collection. These processes include recycling, proper dumping, and more. All of the states of waste management require the material to be weighed. Before the invention of highly accurate onboard scales, this typically meant that waste material needed to be removed from a truck, loaded onto a scale, and then loaded back onto a truck for transportation. Fortunately, onboard scale systems mean that weight data can be accurately recorded without the added time required to unload and reload material.

Onboard Scales in the Chemical Industry

The adoption of onboard scale systems has greatly benefited the chemical industry. Due to the sensitivity and sometimes corrosive nature of some chemical products, it’s imperative that chemical companies minimize the amount of time that is spent handling materials. This is much easier to manage with the use of onboard scale systems. Once a chemical product has been weighed at its source, it can be transported directly to its destination with minimal interference. 

Find Your Onboard Truck Scale Solution From Walz

Onboard scale systems for industrial trucks and other vehicles have made weighing cargo and bulk materials easier than ever before. There is no longer a need to weigh loads once at the source and again at the destination. Time management can be improved across the board by allowing loading and weight measurements to be performed simultaneously. Onboard scales also practically eliminate the chances of accidentally overloading a vehicle and possibly dealing with costly fines. Sensors in onboard scales alert the operator when set weight limits have been met or exceeded. Increase your productivity, speed up your operations, and lower your company costs by implementing onboard scale weight systems in your fleet! Learn more by contacting our onboard scale professionals today at Walz Scale.