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Earthmoving and Excavation

11 April 2012

Volvo launches on-board weighing at Intermat

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Volvo CE OBW system
Volvo’s F-series articulated dump trucks with full suspension can be specified with the company’s On Board Weighing (OBW) system, which won Gold in the Civil Engineering Equipment category of the prestigious Intermat 2012 Innovation Awards.

The OBW cleverly monitors weight from pressure sensors in the ADT’s suspension system, to give payload information. The fully automatic system logs all transported loads.

When used with Volvo’s CareTrack telematics system OBW can be accessed remotely, revealing total transported load in tones, tonnes transported per litre of fuel and the number of cycles. It will also highlight if the machine has been over-loaded.

OBW includes a load indicator light, positioned so it can be seen by the loader operator, and shines yellow when part loaded, changing to green at nominal load capacity. The lamp shines red when overloaded.

Volvo said the nominal load indicator can be preset to suit material and site requirements.

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