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Second-gen VanWeigh system helps prevent LCV overloading

The latest-generation VanWeigh axle overload monitoring system has now launched, helping to provide a solution to overloading of LCVs.

The latest VanWeigh axle overload monitoring system

Launched by VPG Onboard Weighing, the latest VanWeigh axle overload monitoring system is designed to fit any light commercial twin axle vehicle with standard coil or leaf spring suspension or air suspension.

It’s been designed for user-friendly operation to help protect drivers and operators from weight infractions while providing per axle load distribution data to balance and maximise loads and reduce fuel consumption and vehicle wear and tear.

The touchscreen displays gross vehicle weight (GVW) and per axle load information with a telematics output that connects to GPS tracking system, and is said to offer accuracy of better than ±2.5% within 90-100% of GVW, versus ±3% in first generation systems. It also features an audible alarm that sounds if the total vehicle or axle weight maximum is reached.

The system is offered in both retrofit or OEM configurations, has no moving parts and has been designed to not be susceptible to wear and tear or slipping out of calibration. It features solid-state sensors that monitor the deflection in the springs, complies with UNECE Regulation 10.05 on electromagnetic compatibility, and is said to be four times more accurate than the original VanWeigh technology (measuring 80 increments for every one degree of deflection, up from the previous system which measures 20 increments).

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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