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Home >> Perryscales articles >> The Importance of Truck Scales in Industry

  The Importance of Truck Scales in Industry

Generally, mounted permanently on a concrete foundation, a truck scale or railroad scale is a large set of scales, mainly used to weigh up entire rail or road vehicles and their contents. With the help of this scale, the vehicle is weighed up both with load and without load such that the load carried by the motor vehicle can be calculated. It is load cells that acts as a key component which uses a weighbridge to make weigh measurement.

Truck ScalesUses of truck scales:
Following are the uses of truck scales and it includes:

  • Charging by mass (weight) over the bridge
  • Both axle and gross vehicle weight checking, this facilitates to end axle overloading and possible heavy fines.

Approval of the scale:

Commercial scales have to be NTEP approved-NTEP here means National Type Evaluation Program. The official recognition is issued by the national conference on weights and measures in accord to the NIST- national institute of standards and technology specifications and tolerances through compliance assessment and the verified conformity assessment program.

Industries that use truck scale:

Industries that involve bulk items like in mines, quarries, liquid and powder movement, electrical equipment, household goods, garbage dumps have great use with truck scales. In view of the fact that the heaviness of the automobile shipping the goods is identified they are a fast and simple way to compute the flow of bulk goods in and out of different locations.

Apart from the above mentioned industries, there are several others who benefit from the use of truck scale which also includes police over the road truck weigh stations or temporary road intercepts uses.


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