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Weighbridge Systems and Solutions

Truck Scale Systems and Solutions

Truck scales, load cells, upgrades and accessories

 

Truck Scale/Weighbridge Systems and Solutions

METTLER TOLEDO offers accurate and reliable weighing solutions for all of your transport and logistics needs – including industrial truck scales...

METTLER TOLEDO offers accurate and reliable weighing solutions for all of your transport and logistics needs – including industrial truck scales. Our offering includes both analog and digital electronic truck scale models. Additionally find in our offering fork truck scales, and lift truck scales for sale.

Truck weighing is often an integral component of a company’s throughput and profit stream, acting like a cash register on a very large scale. Operations weighing between 50 and 200 trucks per day can lose tons in product give away and profits if their scale is off by even 100 pounds, which is well within the legal-for-trade limits. For this reason, METTLER TOLEDO takes truck scale accuracy seriously – offering advanced POWERCELL® technology in our load cells to combat systematic inaccuracy in bulk weighing.

Truck Scales for Sale
Accurate industrial truck scales can also help an operation to better track inventory in and out of their facility, gaining valuable insight into raw material usage. Our software solutions including DataBridge™ offer a user friendly interface for operators to manage transactions. From one system you can easily provide tickets, track data and analyze results.

Our comprehensive service packages help to keep vital equipment up and running when it matters most. Truck scale calibration service helps to ensure equipment stays accurate and compliant to legal-for-trade standards. Services like scale health check, cleaning, re-painting, and upgrades are also part of our daily offering – and are all performed by the top trained service technicians in the business. We also offer electronic truck scale varieties, lift truck scales, and fork truck scales.

No matter your application, METTLER TOLEDO has truck scales for sale. We offer high-performance vehicle scales/truck scales, interfaces, software, and accessories to meet your weighing and operational needs. These truck weight scales and systems are designed to be the most innovative, accurate and reliable systems of their kind.  These qualities work to keep your equipment and your business moving every day.

What is a weighbridge and how does a weighbridge work?
A weighbridge, also known as a truck scale, is system of several components that work together to provide weight readings when a truck drives onto the scale. It is comprised of a foundation, bridge or deck, load cell system, terminal, and any accessories. These parts work together to provide a weight that can be used for a monetary transaction, inventory tracking, or to check legal weight limits for off-road and over-the-road travel. Weighbridges/truck scales can range in size to accommodate anything from a small farmer to multinational aggregate facilities.

What is the purpose of weighbridge?
Rugged and reliable truck scales are critical for weighing bulk goods bought or sold by the truckload. Truck scales are industrial scales that are capable of weighing trucks of all sizes. Often, they are used to monitor intake and output volumes at facilities either for transactional/commercial purposes or over-the-road compliance.

How much does a weighbridge cost?
The cost of a weighbridge can vary depending on several variables including:

  • size such as truck scale module length or custom wider width,
  • material such as steel or concrete deck,
  • load cell system purchased with the weighbridge,
  • varying installation costs depending on the complexity of the installation,
  • weighbridge management software and accessories desired with the scale

When shopping for a truck scale however, it is important to consider the long term costs associated with your purchase. At METTLER TOLEDO, we believe your truck scale should last you 20 years or more. Over time as parts fail, the cost to service and replace components of your weighbridge can add up.  Investing in a higher quality scale up front can save you thousands of dollars in the future.

How do you use a truck scale?
Five main components must work together for a truck scale to function properly.

  1. Foundation: permanent installations use a concrete foundation.
  2. Weighbridge, also known as the scale deck: this is the structure that creates the driving surface for the trucks. The weighbridge is typically composed of modular sections that are placed together to span the desired length.
  3. Load cells: these are the sensors that measure the weight on the scale. In most modern scales the weighbridge is supported by the load cells themselves.
  4. Terminal: sometimes referred to as an indicator, the terminal is the control panel for the scale. It displays the weight value to the operator, and often serves as the connection point for other scale peripherals.
  5. Cables: the signal from the load cells must be transmitted to the terminal. In most cases this is done with cables.

How long does a weighbridge last?
METTLER TOLEDO believes a weighbridge is a long term investment that should last 20 years or more. However this can vary depending on usage, environment and construction quality of the scale. For example, a scale seeing only 50 trucks per day will likely have a longer life than a scale seeing 500 trucks per day. When shopping for a truck scale, it is important to ask questions about the life cycle testing that is done to prove scale longevity. Most companies use FEA computer simulated design testing to prove their scale designs. METTLER TOLEDO goes a step further by performing true life cycle tests on all scale models before they ever see the public market. With our one of a kind module masher, we test our designs between 1 to 2 million cycles - or 20 years of heavy use. This proof, along with our long history of quality truck scales still in use - is a testament to the longevity of our truck scale.

How can I automatically track the transactions at my weighbridge?
Tracking the inventory and transactions that pass over your scale can be challenging, especially if you are still utilising hand written transactions or out dated software. These systems also allow for a large margin of human error. With DataBridge, METTLER TOLEDO's Data Management Software the process can be fully automated. Benefits include:

  • improved inventory tracking/tracing
  • reporting functionality
  • interfacing with unattended terminals
  • plug in technology for user built applications
  • advanced fraud prevention

Allowing you to focus on the many other facets of your operation that need your time.

What are the most common ways customers can cheat a weighbridge?
Cheating at the truck scale is becoming more common and cheaters are becoming more sophisticated all around the world. Many businesses spend time and money protecting their facility with gates and guard shacks, but don't know that they could be getting robbed at the truck scale. We have targeted the top 5 ways truck drivers can cheat at the truck scale, including:

  1. Improper Positioning
  2. Load Cell Tampering
  3. Lightening the Load
  4. Disappearing Goods
  5. Data Altering

Download our free Fraud Prevention Guide to learn more.

How often should weighbridge be calibrated?
The frequency of weighbridge calibration will vary from site to site and is heavily influenced by usage. A truck scale that sees 50 trucks per day will not need to be calibrated as often as one processing 400 trucks per day. Additionally, environmental conditions can play a role in how often a scale needs to be calibrated. The best way to determine the frequency at your site is to schedule a health check with a METTLER TOLEDO service technician. Based on the results of your check and the information you are able to provide on usage, the technician can make a recommendation on calibration frequency and other preventative maintenance procedures.

What is the validity of weighbridge calibration certificate?
Calibration determines truck scale weighing performance. With routine scale calibration and adjustment, you can measure safely, ensure compliance and avoid the profit loss of inaccurate measurements. Achieve and maintain compliance through consistent procedures and adhere to local and global regulations and standards, such as NIST Handbook 44, OIML, and NMI.

Other than calibration what else should I do to care for my weighbridge?
While calibration is an important part of caring for your weighbridge and ensuring accuracy, there are many other preventative maintenance actions that can be taken to extend the life of your scale. A few points to consider:

  • how you can keep your scale clean
  • scheduled maintenance to avoid break downs
  • checking terminal error logs
  • inspecting load cells

To learn more about the measures you can take to care for your weighbridge, download our Preventative Maintenance Guide.


 
Truck Scales for Over-the-Road Trucks
Weighbridge Software Management / Truck Scale
load cell upgrades for vehicle scales
weighbridges for off road applications

Truck Scales for Over-the-Road Trucks

Weighbridge Software / Truck Scale Software Management

Truck Scale Upgrades

Off-Road Weighbridges

Weighbridges for road-going vehicles available with a steel deck or concrete deck.
Gain complete control of your weighing transaction data with vehicle scale management systems for productivity and profit gains.
Retrofit older scales by adding the latest vehicle weighing technology to eliminate problems and extend the life of your scale.
Scales for weighing the larger and heavier trucks that are used for off-road hauling.
Strength
Proven structural designs for demanding applications
Longevity
Premium materials and manufacturing for lasting performance
Multiple Configurations
Choose full-length, multi-axle, or single-axle configurations
Improve Business
Faster transactions, fewer errors, and better information
The Right Fit
Packages designed for businesses of all sizes
Increase Reliability
Eliminate the causes of frequent downtime and high repair costs
Protect Profitability
Solve hidden weighing errors that drain profit from transactions
Extreme Duty
Weigh up to 500t with unmatched POWERCELL performance
Rugged Construction
Handles massive loads and challenging environments year after year
terminals for vehicle scales
Accessories for Vehicle Scales
Weighbridge/Truck Scale Load Cell
Combination Truck and Rail Scales

Vehicle Scale Terminals

Vehicle Scale Additions

Weighbridge/Truck Scale Load Cell

Combination Truck and Rail Scales

From basic weighing to integrated control systems, the right scale terminal is ready to meet your needs.
A full line of peripherals designed to increase the capabilities of your vehicle scale.
Designed for truck scales and rail scales, advanced load cells increase weighing accuracy and reliability in demanding applications.
A section of rail for weighing rail cars combined with an integral concrete deck for weighing trucks.
Clear Information
Scale operators benefit from color screens, easy controls, and simple setup
Enhance Integration
Connect to printers, remote displays, and weighing software to manage information
Improve Accessibility
Process weighing transactions at any time with unattended weighing terminals
Improve Communication
Keep drivers informed with remote weight displays, printers, and more
Control Traffic
Automate traffic management with sensory equipment
Premium Quality
Laser-welded stainless steel for uncompromised performance
Environmental Protections
Built to withstand the harshest environments on Earth
High Accuracy
Leading innovations in weighing technology
Versatility
Meet multiple vehicle weighing needs in one scale to save space and money
Superior Strength
Built to handle the loading points of multiple vehicles
Truck Scales for Over-the-Road Trucks

Weighbridges for road-going vehicles available with a steel deck or concrete deck.

Strength
Proven structural designs for demanding applications
Longevity
Premium materials and manufacturing for lasting performance
Multiple Configurations
Choose full-length, multi-axle, or single-axle configurations
Weighbridge Software Management / Truck Scale

Gain complete control of your weighing transaction data with vehicle scale management systems for productivity and profit gains.

Improve Business
Faster transactions, fewer errors, and better information
The Right Fit
Packages designed for businesses of all sizes
load cell upgrades for vehicle scales

Retrofit older scales by adding the latest vehicle weighing technology to eliminate problems and extend the life of your scale.

Increase Reliability
Eliminate the causes of frequent downtime and high repair costs
Protect Profitability
Solve hidden weighing errors that drain profit from transactions
weighbridges for off road applications

Scales for weighing the larger and heavier trucks that are used for off-road hauling.

Extreme Duty
Weigh up to 500t with unmatched POWERCELL performance
Rugged Construction
Handles massive loads and challenging environments year after year
terminals for vehicle scales

From basic weighing to integrated control systems, the right scale terminal is ready to meet your needs.

Clear Information
Scale operators benefit from color screens, easy controls, and simple setup
Enhance Integration
Connect to printers, remote displays, and weighing software to manage information
Improve Accessibility
Process weighing transactions at any time with unattended weighing terminals
Accessories for Vehicle Scales

A full line of peripherals designed to increase the capabilities of your vehicle scale.

Improve Communication
Keep drivers informed with remote weight displays, printers, and more
Control Traffic
Automate traffic management with sensory equipment
Weighbridge/Truck Scale Load Cell

Designed for truck scales and rail scales, advanced load cells increase weighing accuracy and reliability in demanding applications.

Premium Quality
Laser-welded stainless steel for uncompromised performance
Environmental Protections
Built to withstand the harshest environments on Earth
High Accuracy
Leading innovations in weighing technology
Combination Truck and Rail Scales

A section of rail for weighing rail cars combined with an integral concrete deck for weighing trucks.

Versatility
Meet multiple vehicle weighing needs in one scale to save space and money
Superior Strength
Built to handle the loading points of multiple vehicles

Services

Weighbridges, Load Cell Systems, Upgrades and Accessories

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We support and service your measurement equipment through its entire life-cycle, from installation to preventive maintenance and calibration to equipment repair. 

Publications

Literature for Truck Scale and Weighbridge Knowledge

Weighbridge Buying Guide

Truck Scale Videos

Watch Truck Scales and Components in Action

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