Truck Weight Introduces Wireless Sensor for Mechanical Suspensions
July 1, 2013 - Products
Truck Weight has introduced a new wireless sensor for mechanical suspension systems that provides off-road and severe service fleets with a low-cost and simple-to-install alternative to traditional load-cell systems for onboard scales.
With no modifications required, the new sensors may be easily installed on tandem spring, single point, camelback, walking beam and Chalmers suspension systems.
The sensors when used with Truck Weight’s Smart Scale onboard scales has been tested to be accurate within a range of 1% to 2%.
According to Truck Weight, the new sensors cost roughly 75% less than traditional, hardwired onboard scale load-cell systems, while installation time takes about one to two hours. Competitive systems that often require modifications to vehicle frames and/or suspension systems can take up to twelve hours to install.
Providing reliable off-road and uneven ground performance, the sensors allow for an accurate way for fleets to meet payload targets, maximize load efficiencies, and help eliminate overweight violations for a variety of applications for Class 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 commercial trucks and tractor-trailer combinations.
Truck Weight is a technology company focused on solutions to help improve the productivity, profitability and regulatory compliance of commercial trucking operations. The company’s wireless onboard scales for trucks, tractors and trailers gives fleets the ability to quickly and cost-effectively monitor payloads in real time.