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Fairbanks Scales announces Axlesurance slow speed-in-motion weigh system for heavy capacity product line

December 11, 2018   Food in Canada

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri—Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the U.S. and a global leader in weighing equipment, announces the Fairbanks AxleSurance Weigh System, an easy-to-install and easy-to-use slow-speed axle scale system that reduces install time, real estate, and operation time.

The scale arrives precast and ready to be installed. A simple backhoe can both prepare the install site and be used to set the scale in place. The full system can be installed and calibrated in as little as four hours.

The AxleSurance Weigh System is a cost-effective option for those who need to check-weigh loads but lack the space or need for a full-size truck scale. While not a legal-for-trade scale, AxleSurance is a good investment for customers who want to better manage inventory and reduce their overload risks. It is also perfect for farmers and co-ops who want to manage crops, monitor inventory levels, and know that trucks are full but not overweight before leaving the farm.

The AxleSurance Weigh System provides axle and gross truck weights that can be displayed, printed, and saved for easy record keeping. The unattended console provides a self-contained control unit that drivers can operate entirely independently and allows transaction records to be saved and transmitted as CSV files for incorporating into the user’s ERP systems.


The system calculates, displays, and captures each individual axle as it rolls over the scale. It then sums the weights and prints individual axle and gross weights on the tickets. Tare weights can be stored into the database or recorded with an in/out operation. Full concrete approaches are not required, but will improve the accuracy of the system. Hard pack rock approaches provide accuracy of < 0.5 percent on average, while concrete approaches will improve accuracy up to < 0.2 percent on average.

The standard AxleSurance scale is 11-feet wide and arrives in a precast base. The full system comes with an unattended instrument console, remote LED display, data and homerun cable. Also included is an information management software packages available in farm, aggregate, and base formats.

About Fairbanks Scales
Founded in 1830, Fairbanks Scales has become a leader in the industrial weighing market by creating and manufacturing a range of weighing equipment solutions, from bench, parcel, counting, floor, and truck scales to animal, railroad track, and a full range of specialty scales. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., the company is also uniquely positioned to provide services for non-weighing products based on its nationwide contingent of technicians who can provide preventive maintenance and consistent, reliable service. To request more information or to find the Fairbanks representative or authorized distributor nearest you, call (800) 451-4107, or visit


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