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Going Green and Solar Power

Solar Powered Truck Scale
Solar Powered Truck Scale

Going Green is a big concept for many people at home but most do not think about it on the business level. There are many business that are taking the bold step towards going green and we here at Carolina Scales would like to assist. One approach towards going green is by use of solar power. Solar power can actually be more convenient for customers who have scales in remote locations on their property. Weighing kiosks can be fully powered with solar energy by use of solar panels.
The solar powered unattended weighing kiosk has brought a great revolution in unmanned truck scale efficiency and streamlined data integration. The kiosk, which can be locked, is weather proof and is fitted with an optional rain hood/sun deflector. The kiosk can be mounted on a pole or a wall, and the articulating arm is used to pull the kiosk towards the driver while weighing and retracted away when not used.
The customers are provided with a variety of components to choose from when purchasing the Kiosk. This includes the proximity badge reader (AWID and HID), high-speed thermal cutbar tape printer, rain hood and touch screen LCD. The solar power kiosk enables the weighing operations to be controlled independently.
Another important feature of this kiosk is that it does not require the driver to get out of the truck while weighing. This reduces the risk of walking across lanes and platforms and also speeds up the weighing process. For the purpose of seamless integration, the kiosk connected to the WinVRS (Vehicle Recording System) through Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet. This also helps to generate reports of the transactions.

Equipment Maintenance With Carolina Scales

It’s hard to emphasize the importance of a thorough inspection of weighing equipment. Having factory-trained certified technicians check for problems can eliminate repair costs and equipment downtime, which is why we offer Inspection Service Agreements (ISA).

This crucial service works similarly to an insurance policy: it ensures proper maintenance, cleaning and calibration in an attempt to tackles issues before they happen. The ISA sets Carolina Scales ahead of other companies in our field, because our customers know we will take care of their machinery; giving them one less thing to distract them from their jobs!

Agreements like this will offer a variety of services. The ISA will cover regular scale and balance checks, which can mean semi-monthly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually depending on the customer’s specific needs. The more frequent the checks are the less likely emergency maintenance will have to be performed.

Another benefit to the ISA is that all tested equipment is labeled and certified, allowing customers to access certification information online through our Certificate Retrieval System (CRS). ISA customers can look through the entire history of their certified equipment.

Our service isn’t the only maintenance agreement out there, but with the expertise of the Carolina Scales technicians the ISA is ahead of the competition. Keeping scales and balances running to their potential is just a part of what we do.

Weighing Devices Go Green: Solar Powered Scales

If you haven’t heard, Carolina Scales proudly introduced our solar powered scales for the marketplace.  These new scales are powered by the sun and help reduce costs and the amount of power needed to operate scales in remote locations.

With the introduction of these solar powered scales, we wanted to give additional options for our customers of remote portable Truck Scales.  The power generated by the solar panels is used to run printers, weight displays and scales of all types, giving the end user the ultimate in flexibility.

As well, Carolina Scales can custom design and build a solar powered scale system to fit any need that or customers may have.  Imagine the possibilities, everything from a remote scale in the mountains of West Virginia near a coal mining operation or a scrap metal operator in Tucson that wants to use the power of the Arizona sun to reduce his expenses.

Carolina Scales’ solar powered systems start about $1,000.00 and increase in price based on your particular power and application needs. Please contact us with any of your requests.