When purchasing a new truck scale, you want to know that it will not only meet your weighing demands for a generation or more, but that it will also be simple to set up. To guarantee straightforward, streamlined installation, the manufacturer should carefully examine details such as how modules are stacked for shipping and hardware packaging.
How Modules Are Shipped
When talking to your dealer regarding truck scales, inquire if they have any information on how the scales are shipped from each manufacturer. Some manufacturers load modules carefully so that the first one offloaded is the first one that needs to be installed. This enables the modules to be rapidly positioned in the proper order, saving time during installation.
Module Alignment and Connection
Some truck scale designs have bolt-together parts that need tedious alignment. Technicians won’t be able to connect the modules together easily if they aren’t lined up perfectly, which will extend the installation time. This design also limits adaptation to seasonal thermal expansion and contraction. Bolted-together modules will lose alignment during expansion and contraction, resulting in erroneous weight measurements. P-brackets are used by some manufacturers to reduce the requirement to bolt modules together. This architecture enables modules to instantly develop a secure connection that keeps them aligned even when temperatures fluctuate throughout the year. P-brackets also reduce the time it takes to install a truck scale.
Truck Scale Assembly and Hardware
Pre-sorted assembly hardware is another time-saving option offered by some manufacturers. They might even provide load cell mounts pre-suspended in the load cell pockets, making it easier for your qualified truck scale specialist to install your system.