Weigh it Right


November 1, 2012

Without loading scales and weighing equipment, aggregate operations would be back in the Dark Ages — just loading material until it looked like the right amount.


By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor



Cardinal Scale

Built rock solid

Cardinal says its EPR truck scales are built rock solid, featuring 3/8-inch-thick steel decks and stainless-steel, environmentally sealed load cells. The scale can weigh up to 150 tons and is legal-for-trade up to 14 feet wide. Optional integrated wireless capabilities are available.

Cardinal Scale; cardet.com.

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Alliance Scale, Inc.

Pre-assembled deck modules

Alliance’s 100-ton-capacity portable truck scale features Rice Lake’s Survivor ATV Series pre-assembled steel deck modules with self-seating hinge connectors for easy installation, expansion, and relocation from site to site. Load cells and electronics are accessible through the steel decks and are fully protected for transport. The scale is available in 10- to 80-foot lengths and in 10-, 11-, or 12-foot widths.

Alliance Scale, Inc.; alliancescale.com.

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Mettler Toledo, LLC

Concrete or steel

Mettler Toledo says its VTC221 (concrete) and VTS231 (steel) truck scales incorporate the Powercell PDX load cell network and feature load capacities of 100,000 pounds, gross load cell capacity of more than 800,000 pounds, and real-world life-cycle testing of more than 2 million load cycles. Both scales feature a low-profile design; onboard diagnostic capabilities; lightning protection; and a five-year warranty on parts, labor, and travel.

Mettler Toledo, LLC; mt.com/na.

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Loadrite Actronic Technologies

More than a scale

Loadrite says its L2180 loader scale is more than just an onboard scale; it provides an easy way to capture information on the loading process where it takes place — on the loader. The scale is said to be designed to produce an accurate and consistent weight every time. It features proprietary Friction and Ambient Compensation Technology (FACT) software to calculate an accurate weight regardless of time of day, machine type, operator, or temperature.

Loadrite/Actronic Technologies;


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Loup Electronics, Inc.

Touchscreen technology

The Loup Weighlog 3030 incorporates the latest color touchscreen technology to provide a user-friendly, onboard weighing system. It can store up to 30 products and 30 customers, and is customizable via the corresponding icons on the touchscreen display. Customer, product, and load information can be stored through either SD card or USB memory. In-cab receipts can be printed for customers.

Loup Electronics, Inc.; loupelectronics.com.

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Avery Weigh-Tronics

Weighs static or in motion

Avery Weigh-Tronix says its new Streamline rail scale weighs static or in motion, full- or two-draft trains at speeds up to 15 miles per hour. It is installed directly onto the track without cutting or welding rails. The scale features Twin Strip Technology that measures only the vertical forces of train wheels and absorbs dimensional imperfections in the fixing method or the rail itself, eliminating potential weighing inaccuracies of the main measurement.

Avery Weigh-Tronix; wtxweb.com.

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B-Tek Scales, LLC

Continuous diagnostic self-checks

The CPD-M digital load cell from B-Tek Scales offers continuous diagnostic self-checks and instantaneous adjustments to environmental changes. Its stainless-steel housing is hermetically sealed against harsh environments. Built-in, fast-acting protection devices guard against damage from surge voltage and lightning. Signal conversion takes place inside each load cell.

B-Tek Scales, LLC; b-tek.com.

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Advanced Weighing Systems

Automated data collection

AWS says its Interact truck scale software with Real-Time Scale Appliance (RTSA) and RFID provides sand producers with a system that tracks the amount of material from the mines to the processing plant, streamlining high-volume truck traffic and automating data collection. The RTSA is a PC-based data-collection terminal designed to allow truck drivers to process their own scale transactions.

Advanced Weighing Systems; awsys.com.

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Belt-Way Scales

Easy access to production reports

Belt-Way Scales says operators can easily access production reports via any internet capable device by using its cellular gateway, or on-site router. It attaches to weighing devices on both stationary and portable equipment. Data is transmitted from the scale to a secure server via cellular modem or through an existing connection.

Belt-Way Scales; beltwayscales.com.

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Libra Systems

Self-service kiosks

Libra says its self-service kiosks allow suppliers to handle more truck traffic by reducing in-yard times and allowing extended site operating hours. Benefits are said to include significant reduction in data entry and ticket errors, quick identification of trucks, and improved customer satisfaction.

Libra Systems; librasystems.com.

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