Low Profile Above Ground
This is the design that really succeeded the mechanical pit lever scale. The original side rail design has been perfected through the years into what has been scientifically proven to be the most durable truck scale we can find (one of our earlier, less durable, designs has seen over 4 million trucks come across it, often seeing 1500-1600 loads per day). Another customer has been seeing 3,000 loads in a day come across their scale.
A number of features make this NTEP approved scale attractive to companies that buy and sell by weight. The low profile of 12″ from the deck to the top of the pier minimizes ramping. The pier design of the foundation minimizes concrete work. The integrated side rails keep trucks on the scale, and don’t give if they are hit. The external load cell mounting system absorbs all reasonable shock load (those drivers that come flying onto the scale at 30 MPH and slam on their brakes won’t hurt the scale) and is efficient to service. The bumper bolt system keeps scale movement to a minimum.
Unitec Low Profile scales feature an external load cell mounting system that absorbs more impact than any other design. Designed for non-proprietary, industry standard load cells and electronic components, this scale is the easiest design in the industry to maintain.
Unitec Low Profile Truck Scales operate in Sand & Gravel, Solid Waste, Forest Products, Highway Construction, Recycling, Environmental Clean-Up, Port Facilities and more on a daily basis.
Approach Curb Trim
Approach Curb Trim helps guide trucks onto the scale while minimizing damage to the truck scale and the foundation
The Unitec Approach Curb Trim is specifically designed for Unitec Low Profile Truck Scale installations. It is a diamond plate facing that attaches to the front side of the approach curb, that serves to both guide the truck onto the truck scale and to minimize damage to truck tires, the scale and the scale foundation when the truck is slightly off course (yes, it happens).
Approach Curb Trim is a standard option available with Unitec Low Profile Truck Scales.
Outboard suspension (LP model) – load cells mount outside of the main beams of the scale, making them more accessible for service, also fixed mounted so the load cell doesn’t move as the scale moves. Load cells are out from under the scale so mud & debris doesn’t build up around the load cell in an area under the scale that requires regular cleaning. Long suspension link minimizes impact on load cell from normal scale movement and truck stops/starts.
While the scale needs to move freely, adjustable bumper bolts minimize scale movement. They are adjustable as the scale will expand and contract seasonally.
Extendedn Height Load Cell Stands
Extended Height Load Cell stands – load cell stands are offered in two sizes, where the standard size allows for 4” of clearance under the scale and the extended height allows for 8” of clearance under the scale. The added clearance is helpful for cleanout under the scale, especially in gravel operations and others where truck tires collect mud, dirt, gravel and debris.
Lightning protection is offered for the scale (ground rod) and also as an option in the load cells, where lightning protection is built into the load cell. This has proven to be effective in areas where lightning is prevalent.
Surge Voltage Protection
A voltage regulator is offered for the scale indicator to plug into. This minimizes impact to the indicator from power spikes and drops.