Tag: on-board scale

For many types of trucks, knowing the loaded weight is important for operating safely and maximising payload whilst avoiding fines for overloading. There are two ways that a driver can determine the approximate loaded weight — either by driving to an in-ground scale, or using on-board scales. On-board scales use either load cell technology or pressure readings from air suspension to calculate the weight on the vehicle axles. Operating the truck at its optimal payload ensures that the owner minimises his running costs whilst maximising his profit.

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Anyone who has been in the solid waste industry for some time appreciates just how far scales and software have come in increasing operational efficiencies and accuracies. In the analog world, onboard scales—specifically wheel loaders—used to be static, “meaning the operator would need to stop and weigh, slowing down the

Weighing Options

Weighing Options

Anyone who has been in the solid waste industry for some time appreciates just how far scales and software have come in increasing operational efficiencies and accuracies. In the analog world, onboard scales—specifically wheel loaders—used to be static, “meaning the operator would need to stop and weigh, slowing down the

The Brains of the Outfit— Software for Truck Scale Systems

The Brains of the Outfit— Software for Truck Scale Systems

Even the most sophisticated machine needs direction. The optimum control systems eases the burden of human operators while keeping them in the decision making loop. Truck scales may not be the first machinery that comes to mind when discussing sophisticated controls, but these systems employ some of the most advanced

New Developments in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

New Developments in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

Roger Edberg had an important mission in 2010. He’d just taken over as senior superintendent of the ground services department at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and one of his goals was to divert as much campus waste as possible from landfills.

Like many college campuses—and municipalities—UCSC is working to

Changes Coming in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

Changes Coming in Onboard Scales and Collection Software

Roger Edberg had an important mission in 2010. He’d just taken over as senior superintendent of the ground services department at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and one of his goals was to divert as much campus waste as possible from landfills.

Like many college campuses—and municipalities—UCSC is working to

Creative Microsystems Introduces Loadman LM400 On-board Truck Computer

RENTON, Wash. – Jan. 20, 2015 – Creative Microsystems, Inc., a global leader in on-board truck scale solutions, today announced its new LoadMan® LM400 on-board computer for fork-based, commercial refuse trucks. The latest in its LoadMan product line, the LM400 brings a modern touch-screen graphical user interface, superior construction and

The Right Truck for the Right Site

The Right Truck for the Right Site

Many of the best construction sites for housing and industry in this country have been used up. More than ever, new construction is forced into sites with wet conditions and steeper grades. Those are the sites where excavators and articulated dump trucks shine. They are the best earthmoving tools for

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