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MALVERN, Pa. — Feb. 20, 2012 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its VPG On-Board Weighing division has unveiled a new video that illustrates the many features and capabilities of the Tuffer™ wheel loader scale. Manufactured and refined for over 30 years by Evergreen Weigh (now a brand of VPG), Tuffer is a hydraulic-based weigh-in-motion scale system that provides 1% accuracy without any interruption of normal loading procedures, and can be installed on all makes and models of loaders.
The video introduced today explores how retrofitting equipment with Tuffer can increase efficiency and profitability in a variety of operations, including quarries, mining sites, docks, railcar loading sites, solid waste transfer stations, and more. With Tuffer, users ensure loading to the maximum legal weight at the point of loading, eliminating overweight fines and commercial scale fees, as well as check weighing and reloading. In addition, the loading scale allows users to haul more tons per trip and prevent hauling tonnage in excess of contracted weights.
Known by its users to offer the best value of any loader scale available, Tuffer’s ease of operation allows loader operators to quickly utilize its features to efficiently perform a wide range of tasks. The online video explores features such as last bucket tip-off; target weight loading; reweigh capabilities; multiple calibration storage; and an optional in-cab tape printer.
VPG’s factory-trained dealers can install Tuffer at your facility and provide operator training and after-sales service as required. Further information about Tuffer and other VPG On-Board Weighing products is available at www.obwvpg.com
About VPG On-Board Weighing
VPG On-Board Weighing is a division of Vishay Precision Group and includes products from PM Onboard and SI Onboard, providers of on-board weighing and overload protection systems for decades. Our systems integrate strain gages and load cell technology, advanced electronics hardware and software, back-office software, and wireless capabilities into weighing solutions for fleet operators. Our experience, combined with our design and production capabilities, make it possible for us to provide a wide range of standard and custom-made solutions for our customers.
About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) produces sensors based on precision resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. It provides vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress, force, weight, pressure and current measurements. As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, VPG’s decades-long track record encompasses innovations in precision foil resistors, current sensors, and strain gages, which have served as a foundation for VPG’s more recent expansion into strain gage instrumentation, load cells and transducers, weighing modules and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing. Vishay Precision Group may be found on the Internet at www.vishaypg.com