Axtec launches load indicator for eight-wheelers29 June 2020

The latest version of the Axtec OnBoard Axle Load Indicator can now be installed on most four-axle rigid vehicles, with a particular focus on tippers.

Previous versions have delivered results for thousands of two- and three-axle vehicles over many years, preventing the prohibition notice that can be served to overloaded vehicles that are stopped by the roadside. However, the complex suspension systems required for four-axle rigids has meant high accuracy has been difficult to achieve - until now, the company says.

The latest third generation version adds new features such as additional camera inputs, increased memory to store overloads and a larger five-inch display. The latest Axtec OnBoard uses almost 50% less power than its predecessor. Also new is a display that can blank a few seconds after switch-on to avoid driver distraction and minimise fatigue, automatic logging of overloads and fault conditions, and will even continue to weigh and report to a tracking device even if the display is disconnected.

A simple colour numeric and graphic interface is retained. Axle weights are shown in a familiar traffic light configuration; green for legal weights, amber as maximum limits are approached and flashing red to indicate an overload. Outputs to tracking devices are provided as standard, while enhanced functionality allows for more detailed information to be obtained by telemetry rather than a simple overload alert.

William Dalrymple

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