Another popular question we are asked is: How many types of 70 foot truck scales exist (low-profile, pit style, full electronic, concrete deck, steel deck)? Is there one particular type you would recommend over another for use within the recycling business? What benefit does it present to pick one over the other?
Truck scales come in numerous sizes and types. Truck scales could be portable axle, weigh-in-motion, self-contained transportable, electro-mechanical, electronic, and hydraulic versions. In a traditional truck scale you would need to choose either an above ground or pit style scale. Then, a painted steel deck or concrete deck that you would pour on location.
For the recycling business, generally the most effective choice will be the steel deck electronic truck scale because it provides the fastest setting up time and if you’re replacing an existing scale, the lowest down-time in swapping out a pre-existing truck scale. If the metal recycling company is replacing an older truck scale installed inside a pit that is experiencing water damage concerns, a hydraulic truck scale could be a good decision to think about for an advancement. The load cells within a hydraulic truck scale have excellent defense to water and lightning issues.
As with any big decision like this, we recommend that you contact your local scale company to provide you with a recommendation and truck scale price quote. It could be that your best choice might be a pit style scale. Or maybe a hydraulic scale would work best for you. A local scale dealer should be able to provide that recommendation to you and present you with several buying options to consider.
What are some other featuresmetal recyclers need to look for inside a truck scale?
There are severalattributes recyclers ought totake into account when making the decisionto purchase a 70 foot long truck scale, which includes deck plate thickness. Recyclers are normally handling a high traffic frequencydaily on their truck scales, so weighing machine strength becomes aimportantaspect. For instance, Cardinal Scale produces truck scales with 3/8″ thick steel decks for maximumstrength and resiliency to handlehefty loads over the long haul for exceptionaloverall performance. An additionalqualityelement to look for is factory-assembled load cells securedin the truck scale. Every Cardinal truck scale is 100 percent factory assembled and examinedprior to shipping to a job location. This requires calibrating the whole60 foot long truck scaleto make sureappropriate set-up before shipping for exceptionalaccuracy. Usually, a 70-foot-long truck scale dimensions aresought afterin the recycling business to be in a positionto 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 beimportant to check for when making the decisionto buy a vehicle scale.
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