Vulcan electronics are designed to be easy for drivers to setup and
operate even without referencing the owner's manual. Meter function
buttons are clearly labeled and the large, digital weight display can
easily be read from a distance. Self-diagnostics make service and maintenance
load cells have been rated first in accuracy by independent studies
and consistently out perform other on-board weighing systems.
is the unquestioned leader in field reliability. It has been rated as
requiring the least maintenance by independent studies. Once installed,
a Vulcan system seldom needs calibration or maintenance. Maintenance
managers consistently recommend Vulcan.
On-Board Scales are installed on trucks and trailers of all types with
spring or air-ride suspensions. They measure gross vehicle, payload,
axle group and individual pickup or drop-off weights ... accurately.
The optional IRS 232 port allows Vulcan On-Board Scales to interface
with on-board printers and computers. With Vulcan, you can standardize
on one scale technology for all your on-board weighing needs.
has grown since 1984 to become a leading supplier of on-board scales
to the trucking industry. Important sensor and electronic innovations
introduced by Vulcan have become industry standards. The recent introduction
of the Vulcan Single Line (VSL) electronics is setting the next standard
of a single communication line (instead of one per channel) and unlimited
mixing of tractors and trailers without any adjustments.
Vulcan products come standard with a 2-year warranty and Vulcan
Super-Beam" load cells have a 5-year breakage warranty. Complete details
are available on the product warranty card.
Vulcan has a large network of
Dealers to install Vulcan On-Board Scales. On new vehicles, Vulcan is
offered as optional equipment by all quality trailer and body manufacturers.
Installers have been trained by Vulcan factory representatives to assure
your installation meets our high standards. Some Vulcan products, like
our air scale for air-ride suspensions, can easily be installed by most
payload weight is more critical than ever, but running trucks overweight
is becoming increasingly expensive. Overweight fines are growing as
regulations are being strictly enforced. The liability costs of accidents
involving an overweight truck can be significant.
scales allow you to load to the maximum legal weight quickly without
having to wait in scale lines with the possibility of having to readjust
your load. In many situations, readjusting the load is very time consuming
and may require dumping the load and starting over.
COSTS AND INCREASE VEHICLE LIFE
that are loaded properly have reduced maintenance costs for brakes,
tires and suspensions. Frames and bodies also last substantially longer,
thereby reducing capital expenditures for new trucks and trailers.
keeping weight within legal limits, braking distance remains constant
and tracking around corners is more reliable.
AND DROP-OFF WEIGHTS
truck weighing applications require measuring individual pick-up weights,
such as: commercial waste removal, recycled commodities, farm and dairy
products, and moving vans. Also, there are many applications to measure
drop-off weights such as: delivery of bulk commodities and spreading
the management and efficiency of your operation by always knowing the
weight on your axle groups or how much you are picking up or unloading.
Optimize your service charges for your individual customers by knowing
their pick-up or drop-off weights. On-board scales make it possible
to easily load your truck to the maximum legal limit every time.
Vulcan scales come with the industry's
best customer support program. We offer excellent operations and service
manuals, video training tapes, and via our 800number have knowledgeable
people ready to answer your questions. We work with professional, well
trained Vulcan Dealers that provide local support, backed by our Region
Managers who regularly follow-up throughout their territories
On-Board Scales are manufactured by Stress-Tek, Inc., a company that
started in 1978 near Seattle, Washington. Originally founded to provide
professional consulting services in the fields of transducer design
and experimental stress analysis, our operations have expanded to the
design and manufacturing of state-of-art force measurement devices.
Today, we provide products to the trucking, aerospace, marine, medical,
heavy machinery, and process controls markets.
original Vulcan On-Board Scales were developed over a decade ago when
Stress-Tek responded to the needs of the logging industry for a better
on-board weighing system. The Vulcan double shear beam (DSB) load cell
was designed to meet the harsh demands of the Northwest logger. It has
received several patents and has set new standards for accuracy and
Vulcan V200 meter and electronics system was the first two wire, 12
volt digital electronics weighing system for on-board applications.
This new design virtually eliminated the cable and moisture problems
in the truck / trailer connector that were causing other electronic
systems to fail.
Vulcan continues to set the accuracy and dependability standards through
an uncompromising commitment to quality and continuous product improvement.
Vulcan products available now include the V500, a four channel electronics
system using the new Vulcan Single Line (VSL) technology; Super-Beam",
fifth wheel, and single point load cells; a new center hanger design
for multi-axle suspensions; and the Vulcan air sensor for air-ride suspensions.
On-Board Scales have been installed on over 15,000 vehicles in the timber,
refuse, general trucking, agriculture, and mining markets. Customers
in these applications have appreciated our continued focus on superior
design, manufacturing quality and customer support.
has the industry's best customer support program. Our objective is 100%
customer satisfaction. Our support program includes in-field product
support personnel, knowledgeable in-office staff to rapidly address
any questions, excellent product and service manuals, and a large number
of well trained authorized Vulcan dealers to provide local product availability
Value is the most critical measure
of your investment in on-board scales. The lowest price is often not
the best value. Vulcan products are price competitive, but more importantly,
they are number one in value. Over 15,000 satisfied Vulcan on-board
scale users agree that Vulcan is the best value because of our commitment
to superior design, quality craftsmanship and excellent customer support.