Above ground electronic truck scales are very popular with customers. Cardinal Scale Manufacturing steel deck ARMOR® series truck scales with digital SmartCell® load cells offer unmatched performance built to last a lifetime of heavy-duty weighing use. Every facet of the digital truck scale weighbridge and electronics have been specifically built for long-lasting endurance, & minimal upkeep. ARMOR® truck scales feature 135-ton capacity, 50-ton CLC, no moving parts below the scale deck including the load cells, SmartCell® stainless steel waterproof digital load cells, & baked-on tan powder coat paint.
Meanwhile, the Avery Weigh-Tronix line of truck scales are designed with demanding industrial environments in mind, Weigh-Tronix truck scales weigh vehicles dependably and accurately over a long scale life. Manufactured and built from high quality US steel in Fairmont, MN, your truck scale from Avery Weigh-Tronix will feature fully assembled, 100% welded construction, industry leading robust Weigh Bar weight sensors, cost effective ownership, modular boltless sections, local service & support via a network of approved distributors to install and maintain your truck scale, shorter lead times. Truck scales are available in a wide range of standard and customized configurations to suit your application needs. We offer truck scales in standard sizes between 8’ to 14’ wide that suit most customers. We can produce almost any length combination thanks to our modular design, with either steel or concrete driving surfaces. We also offer Hydraulic scales and Portable Truck Scales.
The Rice Lake weighbridge on the OTR steel deck model consists of a diamond checkered steel top plate welded on top of twelve 12-inch wide-flange, 14 pound structural I-beams. The wide flange beam construction helps minimize span deflection and lengthens the life of your truck scale. The beams are positioned longitudinally with the traffic flow, a design based on interstate bridge designs intended to last 100 years. With our longitudinal design, each tire is fully supported by the top plate and a wide flange beam below, eliminating the longitudinal ruts associated with competitive designs that utilize structural shapes instead of heavy bridge iron.
In addition, a steel deck weighs less, which makes it easier to move or relocate if necessary. Each load cell has an individual capacity of 75,000 pounds, compared to only 50,000 pounds in many competitive models. Higher capacity load cells handle heavier loads with far fewer failures. Wire-braided copper transient bypass cables are provided at each load cell mount for individual load cell protection from direct lightning strikes to the scale or weighbridge. Load cells and electronic components have top access through the scale deck, allowing for convenient maintenance, even where space is limited.