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TruckWeight offers next-generation Smart Scale system


Friday, July 8, 2011
The new backlit handheld receiver features a display that’s designed to be read in all lighting conditions. (Courtesy: TRUCKWEIGHT)
The new backlit handheld receiver features a display that’s designed to be read in all lighting conditions. (Courtesy: TRUCKWEIGHT)

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada —TruckWeight, a developer of wireless onboard truck scale technology, has announced that its next-generation Smart Scale system is now available for trucks and tractor-trailer combinations with air-ride or mechanical suspensions.

The Smart Scale system features a wireless handheld receiver to allow drivers to maximize payloads and avoid overweight tickets in field loading applications such as logging, demolition, aggregate hauling and liquid/dry bulk hauling, the company said in a news release.

Key upgrades from the first-generation Smart Scale system include a new backlit handheld receiver and expanded memory capacity, the release said.

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The new backlit handheld receiver features a display that’s designed to be read in all lighting conditions. The added memory capacity allows the unit to store configuration data for up to 2,000 different trailers, an important feature for drop-and-hook operations. Also, battery replacement has been simplified with the addition of a large, glove-friendly, twist-cap access cover, eliminating the need for tools and small hardware in less accessible under-frame locations.

By providing a signal range of up to 500 feet, the Smart Scale system allows a driver to monitor loading from the cab, loading station, or at a safe distance away from the truck.

The wireless technology also eliminates the need to install and maintain the additional wiring and trailer plugs required to connect sensors to the cab readout in typical hardwired systems.

The system’s Smart Sensors, available for both air-ride and mechanical suspensions, can be installed without any special tools or skills. Using two common AA batteries in each sensor, typical battery life is eight-12 months in normal use.

The system is available through the company’s website, www.TruckWeight.com, or by calling (877) 757-7888.

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