Axle scales are an adaptable, portable, and economical solution for truck weighing. Most scale manufactures offer limited truck scales, limited sizes, low durability, and not many options to choose from. Prime USA Scales understands each customer has a unique application. Which is why we offer many sizes, types of axle scales, and options. An operator of transportation, shipping, and truck weighing understand the importance of axle weighing. The ability to weigh trucks loaded of the goods accurately can help avoid overload fines and save thousand of dollars. Overloading a vehicle results in large fines and can be devastating for small businesses. These fines not only leave a dent in your profits and finances, but they also disable the operator to pinpoint an overloaded truck.
Generally, transportation enterprises require a comprehensive and adequate weighing system to ensure that before their fleet departs for the highway. Their load meets the legal weight requirement set by the highway authorities (DOT). While some logistics companies use large 70’x11′ truck scales, pallet scales, or forklift scales. There are several corporations that prefer axle scales. Their preferences is inspired by the versatility, affordability, portability and efficiency provided by axle scales.
Axle scales can be small wheel pad scales for carrying in your truck. They can be twin weigh bridge scales measuring 7′ to 12′ long, in-motion axle scales, or solid 10’x10′ platform scales. Axle scales are designed for accessibility and to serve a wide range of applications. Prime USA Scales axle scales offer a number of different features. From wireless, printing capabilities, software, outdoor rated units, in-motion axle scales, and scoreboard displays. These options allow customers to find the right scale for the application the first time.
All the businesses that depend on heavy-duty weighing of truck loads are greatly in need of axle weighing scales. Most of these axle scales are designed to specifically enhance and advance the operation efficiency of the truck, while minimizing the cost of the labor as well the overload fines.
Main Features of Axle Scales
The main features of axle scales we manufacture and market for innovative design and operation capability:
- In-motion weighing ability
- Robust durable and strength capability
- Removable ramps
- Advanced weighing Software
- Versatile scale sizes
- Printing Capabilities
Types of Axle Scales
Business owners, who are thinking about buying axle scales, should first consider their business needs and size to determine that what kind of scale would suit their needs. There are three types of axle scales that are available.
1. Wheel Weigher
This type of scale is small and portable. Each pad is designed with aluminum and weigh around 40 lb. Capacity range from 10,000 lb up to 25,000 lb per pad. This affordable type of axle scale can support one axle, two axles, or more depending on the number of pads. The operator can attain truck weights from the indicator, app software, wireless displays, and even scoreboard displays. Wheel weighers can determine the weight of each axle for highway shipping. These portable axle scales can be carried in cars, pick-up trucks, 18 wheelers, and many other vehicles.
2. Axle Scales
Axle weigh pads come in sizes from 7′, 10′, and 12′. Capacities range from 60,000 lb to 80,000 lb per axle. The different sizes are determined for the type of vehicle being weighed. The 7′ foot is for single axles. The 10′ size is for dual axles, and 12′ is for triple axle trucks. Axle scales are set-up in business yards. They are outdoor rated for all weather conditions. They most commonly stay in one place. The axle scales come with options for wireless indicators, app software, scoreboard, and printers.
3. In-Motion Axle Scales
In motions scales are great for heavy traffic applications. The in-motion scales are similar to axle scales. However, axle scales require you to stop and weigh each axle one at a time. Then to add the weights to get a gross weight. With our in-motion axle scale. This is a hands free device. The driver will cross the scale going 5mph. After crossing the scale. The digital display will print the gross weight and axle weights automatically. This is by far the easiest and quickest type of scale to use. The in-motion axle scales come in 80,000 lb per axle. They weigh 100 lb and are semi-portable. Then can handle vehicles from small trucks to 18 wheelers.
There are many types of truck scales available in the market. It is important to understand the options of scales for your application. Weighing the pros and cons of each scale. Will give you the best informed decision. This will help you avoid a wrong decision. The axle scale you purchase will be used for a number of years. Getting the scale right the first time. Will make your business run smooth for years to come.