Wheel Weigh Pads
Accuweigh’s Melbourne branch recently commissioned wheel weigh pads at Iveco’s truck manufacturing facility in Dandenong, Victoria.
The wheel weigh pads are used to ensure ideal weight distribution is achieved during truck assembly at the plant.
A truck is driven onto the wheel weigh pads and the individual wheel loading are automatically displayed by the digital weight indicators. Various components of the truck can then be minutely re-positioned to optimise individual wheel loadings while the truck is on the weigh pads.
Accuweigh’s custom weighing solution comprises eight individual wheel weigh pads each connected to separate digital weight indicators to enable each wheels individual weight loading to be readily identified. A digital summing indicator captures and sums the weight readings from each weight indicator to display the total vehicle weight and to relay the weight readings to a PC for logging or quality control purposes.
The wheel weigh pads measure 600mm x 600mm each with a weighing capacity of 5,000 kg, but are available in larger weighing capacities also. To enable the wheel pad scales to be used for different truck configurations, each of Iveco’s scale bases are fitted with on/off ramps for easy truck access. Accuweigh can also supply fully inground wheel weighing systems for high accuracy weighing of vehicles sharing common wheelbase and axle positioning.
IVECO Trucks Australia manufactures and distributes light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles for the Australian road transport industry. Formerly International Harvester and International Trucks, it has been part of Australia’s way of life since 1903. IVECO Australia manufacturing base is in Dandenong, Victoria which has produced more than 200,000 trucks.
Accuweigh is Australia’s largest industrial weighing company and has eight branches spread over all mainland states providing sales and service support on wheel weigh pad scales, axle weighbridges and all types of industrial weighing equipment.