Air-Weigh releases onboard scale for Heil refuse trucks

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Air-Weigh, a global provider of on-board electronic scales, announced the company is making a scale available for use on the Heil STARR refuse and recycling vehicle.

Accurately measuring the weight of refuse is challenging. Weight is added to refuse trucks constantly throughout the course of a route, and drivers have little idea when their trucks are nearing full capacity. Without any way to monitor the payload weight, drivers risk overloading every day.  An overloaded truck puts safety at risk, and causes undue wear and damage to the truck.

Air-Weigh says its scale provides accurate weight measurements for each axle as well as payload and gross vehicle weight. Heil STARR users can access this information from inside their cab with a push of a button.

The new scale for Heil STARR vehicles is based on Air-Weigh’s LoadMaxx scale technology, and uses air pressure sensors to measure and calculate the tractor steer and drive axle weights, and patented deflection sensor technology on the trailer axle to measure the trailer weight.

Warning and overweight alarm outputs are also available from the scale.