TruckWeight is now offering free software that will allow users of the company’s on-board wireless sensors for mechanical and air suspensions to monitor and record weights quickly and easily. Known as the ‘Virtual Weigh Station’, the free software can be downloaded from the company’s website.
Using a small TruckWeight receiver with a USB cable that connects to any Windows-based laptop in the cab or desktop computer in the office, weights can then be received from the on-board sensors.
Within a range of 500 ft, the software will report and record individual axle weights as well as gross vehicle weights with an easy touch to change from rig to rig. Then it will automatically generate reports in an Excel format.
Now fleets and owner operators can record and monitor weights as rigs are loading, unloading, leaving and entering their home base, says TruckWeight. Loaders can select one or as many rigs as they have and see and record the weights as the trucks are being loaded.
The software gives owner-operators and fleets a convenient way to keep track of safe and legal loading history.
Said to be easy to use, the software also gives operators the option to tare each individual part load as it’s added to the rig, and record the net weight of each dump while keeping a running total.
A Virtual Weigh Station user’s manual and video tutorial are also available online, under the ‘Weigh Station Software’ tab.
TruckWeight Air Suspension Sensors measure both temperature and pressure to provide per-axle group weight and GVW, claimed to be accurate to within 0.3% of GVW. One air suspension sensor is required per axle group or per levelling valve. Two sensors are required if the truck is equipped with levelling valves, one for each side of the truck.