Processing Magazine

Larger-than-life truck scale receives NTEP certification

September 8, 2009
The large truck scale has successfully received National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) certification as legal for trade in commercial weighing applications. Designed specifically for mining and off-road vehicle weighing, the new low-profile truck scale is built for extremely heavy-duty use with a gross capacity of up to 150 tons. The scale features an amazingly high 70-ton Concentrated Load Capacity, or CLC. Concentrated Load Capacity is a term defining a scale’s ability to weigh loads concentrated in a relatively small area to replicate loads applied by a truck’s axles. Each individual scale deck features eight massive 16-inch, 36-lb-per-foot I-beams for superior strength, 3/8-inch extra-thick deck plate and an optional 8-inch concrete deck is also available. The scale is made of stainless steel 100,000 lb compression load cells, and is available in impervious hydraulic or electronic scale types, with extra-wide scale platforms to easily accommodate off-road vehicles. Available in concrete or steel decks, the truck scale employs the manufacturer’s compression-type, environmentally-sealed (IP68) stainless steel load cells, built in the company’s state-of-the-art load cell manufacturing facility in Webb City, MO. The baked-on, anti-corrosion powder paint provides a long-lasting quality truck scale appearance for unmatched environmental protection. The truck scales arrive ready for installation from one of the company’s nationwide network of dealers.