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VPG Onboard Weighing’s New TruckWeigh® 1160 On-Board Overload Monitoring System Enables Unlimited Axles in Road Trains
MALVERN, Pa. — September 06, 2018— VPG Onboard Weighing, a brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG), today introduced the new TruckWeigh® 1160 system, an overload protection and load optimization system specifically designed for heavy goods vehicles (HGV’s) with multiple trailers or road trains. The system supports all HGV setups with mechanical and/or air suspension from 7.5 tonne to unlimited gross vehicle weight (GVW).
The TruckWeigh® 1160 system offers overload monitoring for individual axles and for the complete vehicle and provides visible and audible overload alarms. While typically not requiring any driver input, the indicator is easy to operate due to its modern display with easy-to-set-up menus specifically designed for on-board use. The indicator is available in a DIN radio mount and as a dash mount version for full flexibility.
VPG Onboard Weighing’s TruckWeigh® 1160 system offers easy installation and operation, and provide a cost-effective, rugged and light weight overload monitoring for new and existing vehicles. Combining VPG Onboarding Weighing’s patented axle transducer technology and air pressure transducers, the TruckWeigh® system can obtain the loading condition of each axle or axle group, protecting against overload in vehicles with mechanical and/or air bellow suspension.
Optimized for road trains and multi-trailer HGVs, the TruckWeigh® 1160 system features accuracy better than 2.5% (90-110% of FSD), accommodates unlimited number of axles, is simple to operate, and easy to fit to new and existing vehicles. Where tractor and trailer combinations are swapped, the TruckWeigh® 1160 indicator automatically recognizes the overload monitoring system on trailers, negating the need to recalibrate every time the trailers are swapped. For continuous monitoring of load conditions, the TruckWeigh® 1160 can also be easily connected to third party tracking systems by the TruckWeigh® system’s standard telematics output and is compatible with all options offered.
Further information about TruckWeigh® and other VPG Onboard Weighing products is available at www.vpgonboard.com.
About VPG Onboard Weighing
VPG Onboard Weighing is a brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. and is a recognized leader in the design, manufacturing and sales of on-board weighing systems for vans, light commercial vehicles, heavy trucks, bucket loaders, and aircraft. It is one of the largest global manufacturers of onboard weighing systems with direct sales offices in 10 countries across North America, Europe and Asia and an extensive dealer network - providing sales, service and installation. R&D is located in the UK and in the USA, and is staffed by electronic and software developers, and mechanical CAD designers. VPG Onboard Weighing continues to innovate and develop new products to satisfy the ever-evolving needs of its valued customers. www.vpgonboard.com
About VPG
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based measurement systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of foil technology products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the company’s force sensors products and its weighing and control systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vpgsensors.com.