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WHAT SHOULD I KNOW WHEN BUYING A SCALE SYSTEM

WHY DO I NEED ON BOARD SCALES

WHO IS VULCAN

EASE OF USE

         All 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 simple.

PERFORMANCE

        Vulcan load cells have been rated first in accuracy by independent studies and consistently out perform other on-board weighing systems.

RELIABILITY

          Vulcan 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.

VERSATILITY

          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.

DESIGN QUALITY

           Vulcan 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.

WARRANTY

              All 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.

INSTALLATION

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 truck operators.

ELIMINATE OVERWEIGHT FINES

       Maximizing 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.

REDUCE LOADING/ADJUSTMENT TIME

     On-board 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.

REDUCE MAINTENANCE COSTS AND INCREASE VEHICLE LIFE

           Vehicles 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.

INCREASE SAFETY

       By keeping weight within legal limits, braking distance remains constant and tracking around corners is more reliable.

MEASURE PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF WEIGHTS

           Many 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 fertilizer,

INCREASE REVENUE

            Improve 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.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

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

         Vulcan 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.

         The 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 durability.

         The 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.

            Today, 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.

              Vulcan 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.

              Vulcan 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 and support.

VALUE

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.

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