Construction Scales

Digital Scale System Solutions For All Construction Needs

In Construction, Every Pound Counts

Walz Scale has been providing construction, industrial, agricultural, and mining operations with quality, durable, accurate scale systems for decades. We understand that all construction projects, whether the project is large-scale and months long, or smaller and short term, demand scale weight systems that can withstand anything a construction crew can throw at them. Walz Scale prioritizes dependability and durability in every scale that we make for construction crews. Walz has designed several different scale systems to accommodate all of your construction project needs, from floor and pallet scales to keep track of smaller loads, to full-size truck scales and volumetric scanners to keep track of the massive amounts of materials that go into every road construction project, commercial complex, or residential neighborhood build.

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Advantages of Using Scale Systems in Construction

You may be wondering if having a scale system in place for your construction application is worth the investment. What exactly does an accurate weight system provide for construction projects? The bottom line usually is this — would a scale system save me time and money in the long run? Walz Scale believes that the answer is unequivocally yes, scale systems will save you time and money, and much more!

Enhanced Credibility

When your construction company is hired by an organization or the state government to complete a task, they are trusting you to be good stewards of the resources being allocated to you. You are much more likely to build trust and repeat business with any client when you can prove that you take every possible measure to make every dollar worth their investment in your business and how you handle your responsibilities. Walz Scale can provide truck scale systems that have a real-world accuracy of up to 99%, ensuring that you can dependably monitor the amount of incoming raw materials, how much output you’re creating, and the overall waste creation of a project. With these data points, you can calculate and create a budget for the next order of resources you need, and any taxes or fees associated with waste disposal. When your business is precise in its measurements and data recording, you’re showing the transparency and credibility that clients look for in a trustworthy construction business.

Optimizing Your Efficiency

The more accurate data points that you can collect regarding the amount of materials going into a project and how much waste is being created from a project, the more you will be able to efficiently allocate materials. You can attach real numbers to areas of your construction project that are going to plan, areas that need further monitoring, and areas that need improvement in their resource stewardship. When you know exactly how much material is needed for an aspect of your construction project by using a Walz scale system, you can dependably place future orders on materials based on your collected, trustworthy data.

Better Time Management and Budget Planning

Investing in an on-site scale system for your construction project will save you hours of time in the long run. Owning a scale system eliminates the need to travel to off-site scale stations, meaning that you can ensure vehicles are in compliance with local road laws. Walz Scale has scale systems that are capable of measuring and recording weight data while vehicles are in-motion, further saving you time that would be otherwise spent standing still. If roadways in your construction area have restrictions on truck weight, having a personal scale system will allow you to accurately load as much material as permissible, instead of relying on estimation. Any taxes or fees associated with truck weight can be accurately predicted and accounted for, meaning no more surprises encountered en-route.

Onboard Truck Scales

Having an onboard scale integrated into your construction vehicles can be the ultimate time-saver when it comes to keeping track of materials. In addition to the convenience of being able to collect this data while the vehicle is in operation, onboard truck scales reduce the potential for creating unnecessary waste. Walz offers a wide variety of onboard scales for applications spanning the spectrum of construction vehicles, from simple lift truck scales, to dump trucks, and even onboard scales for large material handlers. Here are just a few of the onboard electronic scale systems Walz can give your construction business access to:

Dependable Onboard Scales

  • Lift Truck Scales
    • Utilize advanced sensor technology with these forklift scales! Our lift truck onboard scales work with all lifts, and can easily be applied in the field in a matter of hours.
  • Skid Steer Loader Scales
    • Make use of onboard scale systems for skid steer loaders, with features ranging from basic entry-level to advanced functionality options. You can get precise weight results in even the toughest of construction conditions, with minimal maintenance required.
  • Wheel Loader Scales
    • Walz is the industry leader for heavy-duty scale applications like those required for wheel loaders. These onboard scales feature easily readable digital displays directly in the operator cab, ensuring optimal convenience, accuracy and dependability.
  • Tractor/Trailer Scales
    • State of the art hardware and software for scale systems allows Walz to accurately measure steer and axle group weights, net payload weights, and more! Our onboard tractor/trailer scales assist your construction company in legalizing your axle weights, and provide the maximum allowable transportation of goods, optimizing productivity.
  • And so many more!

Portable Truck Scales

The amount of construction vehicle traffic going to and from construction sites can be staggering. When trucks are always on the move, it’s important for the production schedule that there be as little interruption in traffic flow as possible. Because of this, having portable truck scales that are capable of fast, accurate, and easily recordable data are so important. Walz can provide axle scales, truck scales, wheel weighers, and even the software needed to keep your trucks moving and getting where they need to go.

Durability Promise

All of our axle and truck scales are designed to stand up to the toughest of conditions, and offer a wide range of configurations to fit your specific needs. There are weight capacities, power options, display options, pad configurations, and several different price points to accommodate your construction budget. We even offer many of these portable truck scales as rentals, if that is a better option for your application!

Volumetric Scanners

This cutting edge weight system technology can be a real game changer when it comes to construction. Volumetric scanners work by scanning and creating a three-dimensional model of a load-bearing vehicle, and comparing that scan to a previously recorded scan of the vehicle when it was empty. The beauty of this system is that the vehicles being weighed don’t even need to stop! Collected data can be stored for later viewing, or can immediately be sent to the construction project manager. Implementation is also incredibly simple — the whole apparatus consists of a 3D laser scanner, a laptop or PC, and mounting hardware. That’s it.

Load Scanner Variations

Our volumetric load scanning systems have a few different iterations, such as:

  • Industrial Load Scanner
  • Train Load Scanner
  • Vehicle Profiler
  • Belt Scanner

Floor & Pallet Scales

The versatility and convenience of having your own personal pallet or floor scale for construction purposes is not to be overlooked. When a part of your construction project needs a specific amount of a material, floor scales allow you to quickly weigh and record materials, reducing resource waste and ensuring proper allocation of those resources. Walz offers pallet scales that allow for up to 25 square feet of weight-sensitive surface area, capable of weighing up to 50,000 lbs of material. These rugged weighing platforms are constructed of durable stainless steel and are covered in an epoxy coating, meaning they can be used in both wet and dry environments. Each scale also includes the associated weight terminal, and are pre-calibrated and ready for use immediately.

Walz Scale Solutions for All Construction Needs

Walz is confident that our scale system solutions will benefit your construction project’s needs in unprecedented ways. No matter how large or small your need is, accurate data tracking of material weights will save you money and time, and it is completely worth the investment. If you have any further questions about how our accurate, durable, and dependable electronic scale systems can benefit your construction applications, please do not hesitate to contact us using the form below! Our scale experts are more than happy to answer any and all questions you have.


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