3 Portable Truck Scales That Provide The Greatest Value

The mining industry at times can be challenging in many aspects. It is a common knowledge that mining involves long hours, hard work, and strategic allocation of the right resources. Mining operators need to make very critical decisions in how they invest and utilize weighing technology.

For most mining companies, it makes sense to utilize portable truck scales to weigh and manage payloads. Heavy duty weighing technology has advanced over the years, and portable truck weighing scales can be applied to nearly any weighing site. Additionally, these come in many different make and model designs, each offering unique features and benefits.Mining Truck Scale Portable

To help you pinpoint the perfect portable truck scale to meet your mining company’s requirements, below we feature three manufacturers that produce dependable, accurate portable truck scale systems.

Payload Pro’s Portable Truck ScalesPayload Pros Portable Truck Scale System

Payload Pro’s portable truck scales offer incredibly accurate readings, in addition to being some of the most easy to use systems available. Furthermore, these types of portable weighing scales come in various designs, many of which are specifically tailored for mining applications. The portable truck scales from Payload Pros are also highly-resilient. Moreover some models offer in-motion and stationary/static weighing operation, providing an added layer of efficiency and throughput.

Portable Truck Scale FeaturesPortable weighing scale for trucks

  • The scales are durable for long lasting and tough use and they are also resilient.
  • They provide consistent and accurate readings
  • They are in wide variety which includes steel and aluminum construction.
  • The scales are easy and also simple to install
  • They offer both in-motion and stationary weighing scales

Avery Weigh-Tronix

Avery Weigh-Tronix portable weighing truck scale designs facilitate their easy usage on almost every terrain and you can also set them up as permanent fixture. They have a modular design which allows easier setup and which never requires much preparation on the site. The manufacturer also offers great customer service and warranties.

Portable Truck Scale Features

  • The portable truck scales allows easier weighing of truck loads as you can use them at any place.
  • You can install the scale system on any surface which is not very unstable within 2 to 4 hours.
  • The scales are designed and made from various modular sections and this feature eliminates the use of preparing a site, which at times can be expensive and also time consuming.
  • You can fix the scale permanently.
  • The scales also come with warranties.
  • The company offers lifetime service, maintenance and support.

For more information on Avery Weigh-Tronix’s portable truck scales, click here.

Ag Weigh AXW-Series Portable Truck Scales

Ag Weigh’s AXW-Series is a good option when choosing portable truck scales that easy to use, high capacity, and provide in-motion weighing. Although a company that’s focused on the agricultural market, Ag Weigh’s scales can hold support the weighing needs of various types of trucks and are commonly used by mining companies. See the video below from WalzScale.com, parent company of Ag Weigh.

The portable truck scales from Ag Weigh are know to be lightweight, very easy to install, and also come with some removable ramps which facilitate easier mining. They also have a very durable carrying case for easy portability.

Portable Truck Scale Features portable truck scale case

  • The AXW-Series Portable Truck Scales allow for in-motion weighing of the vehicle axles beyond 110 tons.
  • The portable scale systems are super lightweight and also very easy to install.
  • The portable truck scales are either made of aluminum, which is lightweight or steel suitable for the heavier trucks.
  • The portable truck scales also come with various removable ramps, which are very light.

The three brands currently in the market are among most industry advanced scales. Individuals in the mining industry have tested them and the producer companies back them with some warranties support and also with their name. Therefore, if you don’t have a truck scale; you should research on them. If you’re in the market to purchase a new set, they’re a great option and also a good starting point.

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Truck Scale Supplier Spearheads Development in Advanced Scanning Technology

Load Scanner on the goThe Walz Load Scanner (also known as the Volumetric Payload Scanner, or VPS, by WalzScale.com) has revolutionized weighing process for numerous industries, allowing for faster open-top truck volumetric calculations and consequently faster payload delivery.

The Walz Load Scanner bypasses traditional methods of payload measurement by utilizing cutting edge technology and highly advanced algorithms to allow for non-contact laser scanning. As a result, many businesses, spanning from agricultural producers to mining companies, are leveraging a more efficient and cost-effective means to calculate the value of their loads.

Providing The Perfect Alternative

Walz Load Scanner in Action

Traditional methods of payload calculation are costly and cumbersome. They require the purchase of highly expensive scales and often the installation of said scales in a permanent location. Portable scales are bulky and not easily transported. This amounts to an unnecessary expenditure of time, money and energy, all of which could be better spent meeting project goals.

The Walz Load Scanner does away with the need for costly, unwieldy scales, and works by comparing an empty scan of a truck bed with a scan of the same loaded truck, rendering a three dimensional image of the payload. Trucks can be outfitted with RFID tags to facilitate the process. The trucks then drive under the overhead scanner at a speed of roughly 3.5 miles per hour, though high-speed scanning is possible, as well. Additionally, the Walz Load Scanner can typically cost less than half of traditional truck scales and weighbridges.

Unlike traditional methods of volumetric calculation, the load scanner from Walz minimizes variables in payload compaction (moisture, load variation), and eliminates the need for inexact tracking methods, like counting truck loads.

Easy Install & Use. Minimal Maintenance Required.

load scanner towerThe Walz Load Scanner system is available as a portable unit or a permanently installed device. Installation is fast and easy, and the portable units are easily transported to any given worksite. Portable units are ideal for the construction industry and for road or highway projects, allowing for a mobile solution to monitoring goods and materials.

Additionally, the Scanner is built to withstand everything that’s thrown at it, and the Walz Load Scanner has been proven to function in even the harshest of industry conditions, like excavation operations and high-volume mining sites. Unlike traditional truck scales and weighbridges, the Walz Load Scanner can potentially go years without requiring recalibration or scheduled maintenance. It has been hard-tested over time, and manufactured to reduce the chances of operator error.

The Walz Load Scanner provides detailed and highly accurate measurements of payloads, along with rendering three dimensional, thermographic images of the same. Individual truck load tickets can be printed out, or they can be stored on a cloud-based account and accessed for later reference.

Seamless Data Analysis & Cloud-based Storage

PayLoad Pro Load Scanner SoftwareAdditionally, the Walz Load scanning system allows you to monitor your materials and stockpiles in real time. All of your data can be tracked and reviewed via your desktop, laptop, tablet or outdoor kiosk using the patented Payload Pro Operating System.

You can even monitor your data from the comfort of your truck cab, using the Excavator Display, a touch-screen, window-mounted kiosk system. The ease and speed with which you can access relevant worksite data allows you to track material production without disrupting your workflow, enabling you to save time and money, and get the job done faster.

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