Air-Weigh Makes On-Board Scales Smarter Than Ever
23 October, 2007

Eugene, OR – Air-Weigh unveiled a new in-cab electronic scale. The new scale, named LoadMaxx™, incorporates stateof- the-art hardware and software technology packaged in a new Air-Weigh ComLink hardware device. The Air-Weigh LoadMaxx™ Scale offers innovative and exciting features including an interface to J1939 / CAN bus, two programmable weight alarm outputs, an interface to an inclinometer, and enhanced self test diagnostics.

The J1939 / CAN bus interface allows dash displays and on-board computers to easily obtain weight information for wireless transmission to fleet headquarters or for viewing by the driver in the cab. Two alarm outputs can be used to warn the driver when an axle group weight or GVW exceeds legal limits.

Parking on an incline can result in uneven pressure on a vehicle’s suspension, which affects the accuracy of a scale reading. With the inclinometer option for LoadMaxx™, the weight display, J1939 outputs, and alarm outputs, are turned off when detecting an incline that will affect weight reading accuracy.

The Air-Weigh LoadMaxx™ scale is available with or without an optional Air-Weigh display device. Weight information consisting of steer axle weight, drive axle weight, gross vehicle weight, and payload weight, is displayed on the optional display. The weight information may also be transferred to an on-board computer for display and use by other vehicle applications.

The LoadMaxx™ on-board scale converts tractor and trailer suspension loads to an accurate on-the-ground weight. By comparing empty and heavy axle group weights with empty and heavy suspension loads, the scale can be calibrated to display accurate weights with any load. LoadMaxx™ accuracy is not affected by altitude, temperature, or humidity and is easy to operate, install, and calibrate. All Air-Weigh on-board scales, including LoadMaxx™, feature a patented dual-point calibration system, automatic trailer scale to tractor scale communication, and, coupled with several unique proprietary technologies, allow customers to accurately know their specific axle group weights at the loading site. Air-Weigh eliminates weight-related costs including fees, time, out-of-route miles, fuel, overweight fines, and delays in truck stops. Air-Weigh products are used by fleets worldwide and are available as a factory option through major tractor and trailer OEMs. LoadMaxx™ is currently being beta-tested at several fleets and OEMs. Product deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2007. For more information on LoadMaxx™ or other Air-Weigh products go to www.airweigh. or call +61 3 9758 2111