Axle Weigh Pads are durable and robust scales that are used to weigh vehicles including but not limited to vans, lorries, HGVs and agricultural vehicles. They are often chosen over a fixed, or permanent weighbridge when space or budget is limited or when portability is preferred.
Axle Weigh Pads are available in different platform sizes and capacities that ensures there is an option for weighing every type of vehicle. They are also available as either wireless or cabled systems.
Why Buy Wireless Axle Pads Over Cabled Pads?
Weighing your vehicles should be quick, easy and stress-free. This is where wireless axle pads come in.
Wireless axle pad systems are free from the usual constraints and restrictions of cabled systems, and the frustrations they can bring.
Let’s look at some of the benefits of using a wireless axle pad system for weighing your vehicles.
No More Cable Damage
Cable damage is a common problem with wired or cabled axle pads. It doesn’t take a lot to get a cable caught up under a pad or a heavy vehicle wheel and once it does, the cable can easily become damaged and prevent the axle pads from working. Likewise, with use and general wear-and-tear, wires can easily become damaged and break inside the plastic sheath. In addition, wires can break away from where they are connected to the pads or the indicator display.
However it occurs, when your axle pads experience cable damage, it usually means an inconvenient and costly repair – if you haven’t got an existing service contract in place.
Cable damage also means that the axle weighing system is out-of-action until the repair can be completed. Which in turn means downtime impacting on your business operations.
Wireless Axle Pads are far more portable than their cabled predecessors. With no wires to connect the pads to the display they are easier to carry, pick up and store.
Convenient Wireless Technology
Wireless axle pads use the latest wireless technology to integrate seamlessly with tablets, PCs or dedicated remote display indicators. Some even have smartphone software so your phone can become the display indicator. Using a smart phone as a display indicator makes it much more convenient for businesses who need to weigh their vehicles while out-and-about – less weight to carry around and less inventory to keep track of.
More System Flexibility
With traditional cabled axle pads the systems are often limited to a maximum of four weigh pads per system which means that weighing a large vehicle with three or more axles in one go, becomes impossible. Wireless axle pad systems allow for more set-up options and possibilities. Some systems allow for up to twenty axle pads to be connected at once for the complete weighing of a ten-axle vehicle.
Should You Upgrade to A Wireless Axle Pad System?
If you have an axle pad system already and it’s in perfect working order, it probably doesn’t make sense to upgrade to a new wireless system.
However, if you’re finding that your existing system is costing your business money on cable repairs and downtime, it would be a good opportunity to upgrade to the latest wireless axle pads. Likewise, if you are buying your first set(s) of axle pads and you know they are going to be used and moved around regularly in a high traffic area, it would be advisable to opt for the latest wireless models.
Our experienced team are always happy to give advice on the best products for your needs, so please feel free to contact us with your questions.
Getting a reliable vehicle weight should be quick, easy and stress free.
Upgrading your axle pad system could have a noticeable positive effect on efficiency and profitability within your business.
For more information about our new and exclusive Wireless Axle Pad system view our Valueweigh Axlemate Wireless product page.