Onboard weighing scales have been in existence for the past 30 years. Over the years, they have evolved rapidly thanks to the numerous inventions that have been made. As the name suggests, these scales are installed on your vehicle and take measurements of the weight as the truck is loaded.
These scales have gained popularity in many industries because they make it possible for operators to know the weight loaded onto trucks or trailers at any particular time. The convenience of weighing the truck at the loading site has resulted in safe operations and maximizing on the load (without overloading). Onboard weighing systems either use pressure readings from air suspension or load cell technology to calculate the vehicle’s weight.
Why Use Onboard Weighing Systems?
These affordable systems are designed to make measuring the weight of trucks to be more efficient. In the process, you get to save time and money. In addition, maximizing your load means that you take fewer trips. The result is reduced pollution, wear and tear of the roads, as well as less traffic congestion
Onboard weighing systems are ideal for companies that require to transport huge loads between two locations, regularly.
How to Increase Productivity with Onboard Weighing Systems
- More accurate weight readings for maximum payload
Onboard scales eliminate all the need for guesswork as you load the trucks. These scales provide high precision readings at all time. This ensures that the truck is not underloaded; it allows for the truck to be filled to the maximum legal limit. Maximizing on your load capacity means you make the most profits out of your business.
- Weighing on-the-go speeds up operations
Onboard weighing systems streamline site operations because the load gets weighed as it is loaded onto the vehicle. There is no need to take the truck to the weighbridge to be weighed. Onboard weighing scales make it possible for the load to be weighed, recorded, transported, and delivered in a single smooth operation. This whole process makes it possible for more goods to be handles within a shorter time with minimal operator effort. Generally, this increases productivity at the site.
- Use weight data to enhance productivity
Onboard weighing systems are integrated with software that allows the operators to easily access the recorded data. They can import it to whatever computer that they’re using. After analysis, they can then use the information to make important decisions related to sire operations and truck maintenance.
- Reduce waste
The onboard weighing systems are essential to any truck owner looking to minimize wastage of products. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence resulting from overloading. However, if you weigh your products before transportation, you will end up saving a lot of extra fuel and tire maintenance.
Key benefits Resulting from Increased Productivity:
- Increased profits for the business
- More available time to handle other issues
- Safety for the truck drivers and other road users
- You don’t pay overweight fines
- The vehicles have a longer life
- General operation efficiency
- Better customer satisfaction