AES Scales, LLC has specialized in providing new and replacement truck scales to business and industry for over 40 years. Since year 2000 we have partnered with Rice Lake Weighing systems and their series of “SURVIVOR” truck scales with outstanding results and satisfaction.
We can supply standard “over the road” scales, heavy duty scales for “off road” vehicles, and axle scales off all sizes and capacities. We can also provide replacement scales for any make or model to fit existing foundations. In addition we can customize your scale and your data collection to fit most any need.
It is important that we provide the proper Truck Scale for your application. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a Truck Scale and we know what questions to ask.
If you are serious about accuracy, long life, and suitability for your particular application call AES Scales at 888-237-7225. We will provide free consultation and supply the information you need to make an educated and considered decision. We will ensure that the scale you purchase will deliver the results and the longevity you expect. In addition, we will stand ready to provide installation, testing, certifications and service support at your request.
The SURVIVOR OTR Series truck scale is an outstanding design that incorporates the most advanced engineering and production technology to manufacture the highest quality vehicle weighing system in the marketplace. For applications where steel is preferred or downtime is critical, choose the SURVIVOR® OTR Steel Deck. Operational within a day, the easy-to-install SURVIVOR OTR Steel Deck sets the standard for truck scale design and performance, keeping downtime to a minimum. Tightly spaced wide-flange I-beams form the industry's strongest weighbridge design, weighing as many as 250 trucks per day for 25 years without a trace of weighbridge fatigue.
The weighbridge on the OTR steel deck model consists of a diamond checkered steel top plate welded on top of twelve 12-inch wide-flange, 14 pound structural I-beams. The wide flange beam construction helps minimize span deflection and lengthens the life of your truck scale. The beams are positioned longitudinally with the traffic flow, a design based on interstate bridge designs intended to last 100 years. With our longitudinal design, each tire is fully supported by the top plate and a wide flange beam below, eliminating the longitudinal ruts associated with competitive designs that utilize structural shapes instead of heavy bridge iron. In addition, a steel deck weighs less, which makes it easier to move or relocate if necessary.
Load Cells and Mounting System
Each load cell has an individual capacity of 75,000 pounds, compared to only 50,000 pounds in many competitive models. Higher capacity load cells handle heavier loads with far fewer failures. Wire-braided copper transient bypass cables are provided at each load cell mount for individual load cell protection from direct lightning strikes to the scale or weighbridge. Load cells and electronic components have top access through the scale deck, allowing for convenient maintenance, even where space is limited.
Breathing Room Below
The Steel Deck OTR features an open-bottom design. The open-bottom design allows unrestricted airflow, eliminating the cavity where rust-causing moisture can build up.
All SURVIVOR scales are thoroughly cleaned before painting to remove mill scale, oils or other surface contaminants. An asphalt undercoating is applied to the interior and underside of the entire scale. A high-performance epoxy primer is applied to all steel before the specialized hard-coat alkyd enamel completes the process.
Every SURVIVOR truck scale comes complete with a surge voltage protection system. The junction box is provided with individual transient circuitry protection. The entire system is grounded to a single-point grounding system connected to the power ground. With the introduction of single point grounding, you will not experience the loss of load cells associated with other competitive designs.
Versatile and cost-effective, the OTR was designed to change with your business. Heavy-duty, self-seating hinge connectors offer easy installation of the pre-assembled modules, and simplify future expansion.