Accurate/Western Scale Co. Ltd. offers different systems for weighing unattended vehicles in Alberta, including our basic and extended systems. You can find out more below, but if you have additional questions we encourage you to contact us, and you can also request a quote.
The basic system is suitable as a stand-alone unit on unattended weigh scales for vehicles. It consists of a SMART1 controller, a M2000 digital weight indicator, a magnet card reader and a printer. Magnet stripe cards (customized client cards or VISA/MasterCard credit cards) are used to identify a customer or truck. The system supports two weighing modes - axle weighing and gross weighing. To guide the truck through the weighing process, infrared sensors and a set of red/green traffic lights are used. An optional remote display that shows the weight or gives directions to the user may also be connected to the unit. At the end of the process, a ticket is printed and the transaction is stored inside the SMART1's memory. The list of stored transactions can be accessed, printed and cleared by an operator after entering a password. The basic system can maintain a database of up to 200 customers and has memory capacity for up to 600 transactions.
The extended system includes a PC that is connected to the basic system using either one of the following methods:
● Serial cable connected to communications port on SMART1
● Cable connected to optional ethernet modem
● Telephone line connected to optional dial-up modem
● The PC maintains databases of all customers, cards and transactions.
The uploading of the data can be done in one of three different ways:
● Automatic upload after every transaction
● Upload on demand by the PC operator
● Daily dial-out upload at a preset time
The PC software has an extensive report printing feature that allows the user to create printouts sorted by customer, truck or time/date ranges. The program can also store and remotely change all SMART1 parameters like date and time, threshold weights etc. and it enables the user to check the scale weight, printer status and memory space directly from the office. If connected via ethernet or dial-up modem, one PC can communicate with an unlimited number of unattended weigh stations.