What is a Weighbridge, its different types and its functions

Ritesh Singh
Jun 22, 2017 · 2 min read

A weighbridge or a truckscale is a set of scale which is used to weigh bulk items. It is a set of scale which is mounted by the weighbridges manufacturer on a concrete surface. It has an electronic or digital monitor which displays the weight of the vehicle weighed. Weighbridges are mainly used for weighing large vehicles like trucks or rail containers where movement of goods is done through vehicles. Reliable and accurate weighing helps the industry by giving them the exact figures to maintain their goods inward and goods outward.

Manufacturers of weighbridges have various types of weighbridges for their clients. These are electronic pit type or pit less, digital pit type or pit less, rail weighbridge, portable weighbridge, RCC weighbridge, mechanical weighbridges etc. The main function of weighbridge is to weigh the entire truck loads of goods in industries where material can be weighed only at the time of movement from one place to another. A vehicle is weighed twice, once loaded with goods and once emptied to calculate the weight of materials.

Weighbridge supplier recommends the use of weighbridges in industries like mining, quarries, electrical equipment, iron and steel, household goods, metal, liquid industry, powder industry, where bulk movement occurs. The government officials also make use of the weighbridge to weigh a vehicle to determine whether the vehicle is overloaded as per the laws and regulations. In such cases of overloading, officials can fine the concerned parties for flouting the law and restore road safety laws.