MALVERN, Pa. — Sept. 04 2012 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its VPG On-Board Weighing product group has unveiled a new video that illustrates the features and capabilities of its PM Onboard brand’s range of payload optimisation and overload monitoring systems. Lightweight and easy to install and operate, systems such as TruckWeigh alert the operator to any overload situation, allowing them to maximise their load and avoid fines while minimising the maintenance costs and safety risks of operating an overloaded truck.
The video introduced today explores how PM Onboard systems provide an invaluable contribution to safe, efficient, and more economical commercial vehicle operation. Requiring no driver input, the systems provide front axle, rear axle, and gross weight display, with accuracy to ±2.5%. Suitable for applications such as public utilities, logging/forestry, and cargo and freight, the TruckWeigh system is specifically designed for larger capacity vehicles up to 60 tonne. For twin-axle vehicles up to 7.5 tonne, PM Onboard also offer the VanWeigh® system.
The systems’ use of solid-state electronics means no moving parts and no wear and tear or slipping out of calibration, no matter how harsh the working conditions. The systems’ sensors – designed and manufactured by PM Onboard – are extremely robust, yet still provide precise, fast, and fully accredited results. They can be employed on mechanical suspensions, air suspensions, or a combination of the two, and are equally effective on all vehicle sizes and constructions.
Further information about TruckWeigh and other VPG On-Board Weighing products is available at www.obwvpg.com
About VPG On-Board Weighing
VPG On-Board Weighing is comprised of the PM Onboard and SI Onboard brands of Vishay Precision Group (VPG). VPG’s systems integrate its sensor technology, advanced electronics hardware and software, back-office software, and wireless capabilities into weighing solutions for fleet operators. Our long-term standing in the Industry, combined with our design and production capabilities, makes it possible to provide a wide range of standard and custom-made solutions for our customers.
About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) is an internationally recognised designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specialising 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 recognised for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vishaypg.com