Axle Weighing Pad Calibration

At MWS we have two 10 Tonne force calibration rigs designed to test and calibrate weighing pads using a reference load cell kit which is tested and certificated to ISO 17025.
Due to the design and physical size of a weigh pad it is impossible to take them up to a high enough capacity using block weights (mass). It is only possible to safely load weigh pads to around 1 or 2T using 1000kg cast iron test weights, even then you cannot take the pads up to a reasonable load that the axle pads should be tested to.

MWS has invested in a purpose built test rig to enable us to safely load to 10,000kg and perform accurate calibrations to ISO 9001 standards.

Contact us to find out our rates for accurate and safe calibration of your vehicle weighing pads.

Axle Weighing Pad Calibration

Axle weighing pads are the most accurate way of determining axle weights on a truck. They are usually used when there is a need for more accuracy than what is possible with a standard scale. The calibration process of these pads is crucial as it ensures that they provide accurate readings every time.

The axle weighing pads are also known as weight distribution bars, and are used to evenly distribute the weight on an axle. These bars are placed in front or behind the wheels, depending on whether the client wants to measure the front or rear axle weights respectively. The process of calibrating these bars includes setting the pad height and ensuring that it is level with the ground, and then using a scale to measure its weight.

Benefits of Axle Weighing Pad Calibration

Axle weighing pads are used to even out the axle weight of trucks and trailers. These pads are fitted onto the axle and weigh the axle’s weight, tires, and axles. Calibration is done by using a load cell that measures its force when loaded with a standard weight. The result is then calculated using a formula.

The benefits of Axle Weighing Pad Calibration include:

  • Ensuring that truckers pay for their fair share in highway taxes
  • Ensuring that trucks do not exceed their maximum allowable weight
  • Preventing accidents due to overloaded vehicles

Axle weighing pads are a vital component in the trucking industry. Trucks carry a heavy load which can be taxing on the axles, and axle weighing pads help distribute the weight.

How to Perform an Axle Weighing Pad Calibration Check

Axle weighing pads are devices used to even out axle loads on a vehicle. They are usually calibrated at regular intervals to ensure accuracy. The most common way to do this is by using the axle weighing pad calibration check method.

The first step is to find a flat surface that can be used as a reference for the calibration check. The next step is to place the axle weighing pad on the surface and then place a known mass on top of it. This known mass should be at least 2-3 times heavier than the weight of an average load so that it can compensate for any inaccuracies in measurements due to errors in calibration or measurement errors. It should also be placed symmetrically over the pad’s surface so that both sides of the axle weigh equally.

This procedure can be dangerous if not done correctly because it could lead to an underweighted or overweighted vehicle. It is important for companies who do this type of work to have a certified professional performing it. You want to ensure that your truck is safe and roadworthy. This is the point of having axle weighing pads in the first place.

If you are in the market for axle weighing pads or means of measuring the weight of a load, Micro Weighing Solutions is here to help. We offer some of the most sophisticated weighing systems on the market today. Our engineers and customer services representatives are standing by to answer all of your questions. Call now or speak to one of our specialists online. 

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