A new, British-made safety and weighing system for tipper and tanker operators has been launched Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS).
The VWS Loadweigh system is made up of four load cells built into the hydraulic tipper gear, an inclinometer to alert drivers if the vehicle is unstable and an intelligent junction box that receives a separate signal from each cell to provide real-time load data informing the driver how the load is dispersed.
An integral five camera recording system is also available or the system can be integrated with existing camera systems.
VWS managing director Julian Glasspole said: 'We have been working with the big three major aggregate companies in the UK to create a weighing system specifically suited to the needs of tipper and tanker operators.
'The system is the only one of its kind to provide this quantity of information about weight and load distribution and not only improves vehicle stability but also reduces the amount of stress on vehicles'
Aliweld director Trevor Marshall said: 'It has everything that you need to comply with the latest quarry safety regulations as well as providing very accurate load and weight data'
The load cells, weight indicators and intelligent CAN junction boxes are manufactured here in the UK by VWS from British Steel, under full ISO 90001 Quality Assurance procedures.
The VWS Loadweigh system is fitted to tipper body manufacturer Aliweld's 25th anniversary vehicle which is being shown off around the UK at the following events:
- Truckfest Newark 16 & 17 July
- Truckfest Edinburgh 30 & 31 July
- Barnard Castle Truck Show 2016 27-29 August
- Truckfest Knutsford 17 & 18 September