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September 2016 - New Axle Weighing Apps

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The Road Traffic Act  requirement for a Consignor to prepare loading records, on a load by load basis, demonstrating that each departing vehicle is loaded to within permissible tolerances, has a profound effect on load maximization, especially if the equipment and software used in the process is not accurate.

If inaccurate axle weights are generated, this may cause a departing vehicle to be dispatched with a total load having to be reduced to well below its permissible limits, only so as to ensure that one or more of the inaccurately computed axle weight groupings are within their permissible limits. Producing accurate axle weights is therefore critical to load maximization.

If the customer has an existing single deck Weighbridge, by far the most cost effective option is to upgrade the instrumentation on this Weighbridge to Bilanciai instrumentation loaded with the Sasco Axle Weighing Software APPs  as to enable both a trade approved total weight and individual axle weights to be generated.

There are “suppliers” who claim, through using a combination “home grown” software and manipulating the indicator sample rates to settings outside of manufacture recommended settings to work with this software, to be able to accurately and reliably generate axle weights from a single deck Weighbridge without any hardware upgrades. This is not possible.
Typical Hopper Weighing APP application

Other than using a Multi Deck, the Sasco axle weighing APPs are really the only way to generate accurate axle weights from a standard weighbridge. Theses APPs are loaded directly onto the Indicators and are designed to operate with the Indicators. The Sasco APPs now allow for two types of axle weighing:

•    Drive On Axle Weighing: This first APP caters for the most common scenario which is that the truck is fully loaded when it approaches the weighbridge. The weighing sequence is that (1) axle weights are determined then (2) total weight is determined; or

•    Drive Off Axle Weighing (Hopper Axle Weighing): This second New APP caters for the less common scenario, which is that the truck is loaded while it is standing on the weighbridge, and the axle weights are then determined as it drives off the weighbridge. The weighing sequence is that (1) total weight is determined then (2) axle weights are determined.