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The Benefits of using On-Board weighing.


The Benefits of using On-Board weighing.

On-Board weighing is a common application for load cells. On-board weighing can sometimes be referred to as an “overload protection system”

 What is On-Board Weighing? 

On-board weighing involves using load cells to monitor the load applied to a vehicle, commonly used for example on tipper trucks, tankers and bin lorries. The load cells will measure the weight of what is “on-board” hence the name. This enables the vehicle user to potentially load the vehicle to the maximum capacity without the danger of over-loading. It also means that accurately understanding what is added or offloaded allows the vehicle operator to  calculate costs and charges accordingly, which in summary shows that by using load cells for on board weighing ensures that haulage companies operate at maximum efficiency without compromising safety.  

 Benefits of on-board weighing  

On-board weighing has many benefits; 

  • Saves man power and time as driver controls correct load and fill rates 
  • Prevents truck overload with associated dangers 
  • Saves energy by moving exact amounts 
  • Flexibility to weigh anywhere without detour to weighbridge which saves time also 
  • Maximising payload means reducing number of trips 
  • Prevents excessive wear extending working life 
  • Eliminates overloading and traffic fines  
  • Reduces loading time 

 

 Examples of on-board weighing 

On-board weighing can be used anywhere where a load requires weighing on a vehicle, here are some other example applications;  

  • Forklift scales 
  • Bulk haulage 
  • Waste management 
  • Forestry  
  • Skip/waste collection scales 
  • Front loader scales 
  • Quarries 

 

All of these vehicles need to be loaded efficiently so that they carry just enough to make their journeys effective without compromising safety. 

We have supplied many load cells which are used in on-board weighing systems and are happy to discuss opportunities for this type of application.  

For more information please contact: Email: sales@variohm.com Tel:+44 (0) 1327 351004 Fax: +44 (0) 1327 353564


Article date: 26 / Nov / 2017

The Benefits of using On-Board weighing.

Published by: Variohm EuroSensor

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