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Vishay introduces overload monitoring system in North America

March 1, 2021
LoadPro designed as low-cost, easy-to-use tool that helps bulk transporters avoid costly fines, maximize legal loads

Vishay Precision Group recently launched the LoadPro on-vehicle overload monitoring and load optimization system, which offers truck/van owners and drivers in North America a low-cost solution designed to maximize the legal loads of their vehicles, and help them avoid overloading fines and related expenses.

The LoadPro family of cost-efficient axle overload monitoring solutions provide drivers with real-time visual and audible indication of vehicle overloading. LoadPro is the only system of its kind to use solid-state sensors and electronics, which means no moving parts and no wear and tear or slipping out of calibration, no matter how harsh the working conditions, the company said.

“Overweight trucks and vans not only pose a greater risk of accidents, but can cost trucking companies, freight haulers, and commercial operators thousands of dollars in fines and increased insurance costs as well as put driver licenses at risk,” said Steve Myers, sales manager for LoadPro. “Using a ‘fit and forget’ solution like the LoadPro, which is low-cost and requires no-welding or re-calibration, can help truck operators increase their efficiency by maximizing their legal loads while minimizing risk of fines and increasing safety.”

LoadPro’s patented sensors are robust, precise, fast and provide reliable results, the company maintained. LoadPro can be deployed on mechanical suspensions, air suspensions or a combination of the two, and is equally effective on all vehicle sizes and constructions. The system is easy to install by in-house personnel, or one of LoadPro’s distributors, without welding or fabrication, or any special tools. Due to its technology, no recalibration is required. The load is displayed to the vehicle operator using visual and audible alarms that are triggered if the legal maximum load for each axle, axle group, gross vehicle weight, and trailers are reached. LoadPro also supports modern telematics output to third-party GPS and fleet systems.

LoadPro is offered in two versions: the LoadPro 1430, which is designed for 2-axle vehicles such as vans and utility vehicles and features a dash mounted color touch screen, and the LoadPro 1160, which is specifically suitable for 2+ axle vehicles and tractor/trailer combinations, and features an option for either a dash-mounted or DIN rail electronic indicator.

With 35,000-plus systems installed worldwide, LoadPro’ solution now is available in the U.S. and Canada with several features, including:

  • Accuracy ±2.5% (90 - 100% of GVW)
  • Simple to operate
  • No driver input required
  • Simple installation and calibration
  • No moving parts, no slipping out of calibration
  • Lightweight, rugged
  • Displays gross vehicle weight (GVW in pounds and percentage)
  • Displays axles loading weight (lb and %)
  • Serial interface to GPS and telematics
  • Balanced load distribution
  • Maximize payload capacity
  • Printer option available

Visit loadprosystems.com for more information.

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