It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Cardinal EPR What are some other features metal recyclers need to look for inside a truck scale?

There are several attributes recyclers ought to take into account when making the decision to purchase a 70 foot long truck scale, which includes deck plate thickness. Recyclers are normally handling a high traffic frequency daily on their truck scales, so weighing machine strength becomes a important aspect. For instance, Cardinal Scale produces truck scales with 3/8″ thick steel decks for maximum strength and resiliency to handle hefty loads over the long haul for exceptional overall performance. An additional quality element to look for is factory-assembled load cells secured in the truck scale. Every Cardinal truck scale is 100 percent factory assembled and examined prior to shipping to a job location. This requires calibrating the whole 60 foot long truck scale to make sure appropriate set-up before shipping for exceptional accuracy. Usually, a 70-foot-long truck scale dimensions are sought after in the recycling business to be in a position to allow for weighing semi-tractor trailers. Stainless steel, USA-made load cells and a NEMA 4X stainless steel junction box for load cell wiring can also be important to check for when making the decision to buy a vehicle scale.

OTR Features 100,000 lb. Concentrated Load Capacity

Have you heard the latest news regarding the Rice Lake OTR truck scale? Now with an even higher 100,000 pound concentrated load capacity (CLC), Rice Lake’s SURVIVOR OTR truck scale has raised the bar yet again. This scale has always been known for its strength, performance and value. The above ground or pit-type SURVIVOR OTR, available in both steel and concrete deck, has long been the industry’s strongest weighbridge design, known for its tightly spaced wide flange i-beams and more steel per square inch. But now, this recent boost in overall capacity cements the OTR’s position in truck scale design.

Rice Lake says, even as traffic climbs as high as 250 fully loaded trucks per day, expect no less than 25 years of solid service from any SURVIVOR OTR.  This celebrated weighbridge design combines convenient top access to load cells, a low profile for easy approaches, and self-setting connectors for quick installation and future expansion.

The SURVIVOR OTR Series truck scale is an outstanding design that incorporates the most advanced engineering and production technology to manufacture the highest quality vehicle weighing system in the marketplace. The OTR Series scales don’t sacrifice quality for price. Both the OTR concrete and steel deck models boast wide flange Continue reading

What is concentrated load capacity and ntep?

Concentrated Load Capacity, or CLC, is an industry recognized rating of a vehicle or axle load scale. The rating defines the maximum load for which the weighbridge is designed as applied by a group of two axles with a center line spaced 4 feet apart and an axle width 8 feet apart. When a CLC load is applied to the weighbridge during a National Type Evaluation Program test, the NTEP tester records the displayed weight. If the scale falls within accepted testing tolerances, the scale has that CLC weight value recorded as the CLC on the Certificate of Conformance.

The CLC rating is not a measure of weighbridge strength or rigidity, because weighbridge deflection is not measured in the NTEP test. It is irrelevant if the load weighbridge sags 1/10th of an inch, or 10 inches, as long as the scale weighs within the accepted tolerance. The scale’s CLC weight rating passes in either case. A high CLC rating could be given to an extremely flexible deck sitting on load cell mounts which are capable of accurately handling the side loading resulting from a severely sagging weighbridge.

The Rice Lake SURVIVOR® truck scale line boasts a 45 ton (90,000 pounds) CLC rating. With most legal highway weight limits being a fraction of Rice Lake’s rating, owners of a SURVIVOR scale can expect a long lifespan through Continue reading