Steelbridge XT Series Steel Deck
Features and benefits:The SteelBridge XT is a premium-performance scale so durable, so reliable, it’s in a class all its own. It’s engineered to withstand all the heavy, frequent, day-to-day traffic your business can give it, yet it requires only minimal maintenance. Used alone or as the hub of a diverse system of electronics, you can count on it to be around for a very long time.In your choice of steel deck or concrete deck, the SteelBridge XT is the result of more than 25 years of experience and expertise, rolled into a truly outstanding work of technology.In an increasingly competitive, demanding marketplace, every piece of equipment has to work harder and provide more payback.Without a doubt, this one will.
Engineered-in strength and durability – The SteelBridge XT is the heaviest truck scale in the business, making it remarkably durable. The amount of structural steel used in its design gives the deck uncommon rigidity and minimizes deck deflection. That’s part of the reason why we’re able to guarantee an unsurpassed, 15-year weigh-bridge warranty. And it’s the reason why you’ll be able to handle heavy loads year after year.Designed to be part of a complete system. Simple, stand-alone weighing products are no longer enough. Today’s truck scales must be compatible with a variety of peripheral components for current and future systems requirements.The SteelBridge XT is fully capable of functioning as the hub of a system linking indicators, ticket printers, infrared technology, a programmable logic controller, computers and remote displays. Whether you choose to employ one or several options right now, you’ll always have the flexibility to add and change peripherals as your business demands.
For reliability, our Weigh Bar carries more weight – Nothing on the market is more reliable than our exclusive Weigh Bar electronic weight sensor. Known throughout the world for its rugged durability, the design of the Weigh Bar allows it to absorb impact loading and withstand 2 million fatigue life cycles while remaining accurate and repeatable.In fact, the Weigh Bar has proven to be nearly 10 times more reliable than conventional load cells. In a three-year study on 250 truck scales, the Weigh Bar exhibited an annual failure rate of just 0.31 percent-compared with an industry average of three to five percent for load cells.Machined from aircraft-quality alloy steel, each unit goes through a three-step process of heat treating, quenching and tempering for strength, repeatability, and low hysteresis. Precision strain gauges are then mounted to the steel surface and wired into a bridge circuit. After temperature compensation for both no-load output and span, the strain gauges are sealed under a layer of exceptionally tough, two-part polysulfide. The Weigh Bars are then primed, sealed again and painted.The Weigh Bar is able to withstand the challenges of normal environmental hazards, including everyday jolts, moisture penetration, lightning, and voltage surges.Thanks to their durability, Weigh Bar load cells will need replacement far less frequently, providing a significant cost savings.
On a scale of 1 to 10, service support is right at the top – The SteelBridge XT is designed specifically to simplify troubleshooting and minimize maintenance.However, for warranty service or those times when you need parts and service support, you’re never far away from an authorized Avery Weigh-Tronix distributor. We have 250 select representatives throughout the U.S., and more than 500 around the world.These experts are on-call to assist with on-site service or questions 24 hours a day. Because they’re dedicated to keeping your scale up and running, they’ll make sure you get the help and parts you need as quickly as possible.
You have the assurance of ISO 9001 quality – Designing, producing and delivering quality products is a Avery Weigh-Tronix tradition. So we’re especially proud that we’ve achieved ISO 9001 certification.This world-recognized certification confirms that our manufacturing processes are consistent with requirements established by the International Standards Organization, and is audited every six months to ensure continued compliance.The most important thing this steel deck scale delivers is peace of mind.No one can afford the frustrations and costs of equipment downtime. That’s why we’ve designed unsurpassed levels of reliability and durability into every SteelBridge XT.The SteelBridge IMXT Steel Deck model utilizes proven Avery Weigh-Tronix high-strength, all-welded steel sandwich construction. The weighbridge steel is several thousand pounds heavier than most competitive models-providing greater deck rigidity and minimizing deck deflection.Both the 3/8″ top plate and the 3/16″ lower plate are heavier, making it possible for the scale to handle heavier and more frequent loads without loss of reliability.
Performance and lifespan far beyond industry standards – This scale is engineered for the most punishing use. It’s remarkably designed to handle a minimum of 200 trucks per day, every day, averaging 90% of the prescribed design load, for over 25 years-without degradation of the scale or compromising the structural integrity of the weighbridge.That’s calculated on the basis of an 90,000 lb. Dual Tandem Axle (DTA) load rating, or a 45 ton Concentrated Load Capacity (CLC). So you can expect an even longer useful life for your scale if traffic volume is lower or axle loadings are lighter. And chances are they will be, since the legal DTA load for most highways is 34,000 lb.Even compared to competitive scales with the same ratings, we believe the SteelBridge IMXT with the increased steel content will provide superior performance over the long term in continuous everyday, real-world usage-performance above and beyond what can be indicated by the industry’s standard one-time NTEP testing.
Reliability is built in from top to bottom – Stainless steel sheathed cable is standard, providing the greatest possible resistance to rodents, weather, radio frequency interference and electro-magnetic interference. Dedicated conduit runs are incorporated within the weighbridge to protect cables for years to come. Our Weigh Bar weight sensors are resistant to surges caused by lightning, high voltage or overloading. And because the entire system is built by Avery Weigh-Tronix, you have the assurance and convenience of a vertically integrated manufacturer.Paint that’s more than just a surface. We believe so strongly in how much the integrity of the coating process can add to the longevity of our scales, that we’ve recently revamped our entire painting and production facility.The coating process involves three steps:
1) All steel surfaces are shot blasted to a finish of SSPC-A-SP6.
2) High quality epoxy primer is applied to a 2-3 mil finish.
3) Finally, a superior enamel top coat is added. The result is exceptional rust resistance, adding longer life, lower maintenance costs and increased value to your investment.
Installation is a snap – One of the advantages of a steel deck scale is the ability to have it installed and ready for use, in most cases, the same day. The SteelBridge IMXT is no exception.This scale is easier to install than other models, because we’ve eliminated expensive, difficult-to-install base plates. We’ve designed the deck in longer-than-standard 20 and 23-foot sections, so you’re able to install fewer of them. You’ll also need fewer load cells, lowering potential maintenance costs in the future. Grouting of stands and on-site welding are unnecessary.Best of all, this scale may be installed on a wide variety of foundation choices. Specify the conventional 9′ 10-1/2″ width to fit existing 10′ pit openings, or the more popular 11′ or 12′ widths. It may also be installed on a simple flat concrete slab or concrete piers. When installed, the IMXT has a low 14″ profile- allowing you to save costs by using a shorter approach area.
The most-wanted warranties – Fifteen years on the weighbridge structure. Five years on the scale components and suspension system. It’s that simple. No one else in the industry can offer you better warranties. And that’s the type of confidence that is standard equipment on every SteelBridge XT.Everything we’ve poured into our concrete deck scale will pour profits to your bottom line.The structural integrity of the weighbridge itself is critical to the value of a truck scale. A poorly designed bridge can cause weight error problems, a need for frequent calibration, and potentially expensive replacement. That’s why the Avery Weigh-Tronix SteelBridge FCXT Concrete Deck is uniquely designed to make you money, rather than cost you dollars in high maintenance.
No cracking, no flexing, no bending – The key factor that distinguishes the SteelBridge FCXT Concrete Deck from the competition is its highly effective use of concrete.Our concrete deck is actually sitting on top of a steel deck. The steel sub-structure helps distribute the load, minimizing deflection of the deck, and prolonging the life of the weighbridge.Concrete functions best when it’s used for compression loading, and is damaged by the flexing of tension loading. Think of compression loading as the result of stepping on a side-walk -there’s no movement-while tension loading is like stepping on a plank in a scaffold. The SteelBridge FCXT Concrete Deck uses concrete in a compression application only, allowing the steel deck structure that supports the concrete to assume the tension load. Competitive models that require concrete to assume both the compression and tension loads are far more likely to crack and eventually disintegrate.
Performance and lifespan far beyond industry standards – Like the steel deck model, the FCXT Concrete Deck scale is also designed to handle a minimum of 200 trucks per day, every day, averaging 90% of the prescribed design load, for over 25 years-without degradation of the scale or compromising the structural integrity of the weighbridge.That’s calculated on the basis of an 90,000 lb. Dual Tandem Axle (DTA) load rating, or a 45 ton Concentrated Load Capacity (CLC). So you can expect an even longer useful life for your scale if traffic volume is lower or axle loadings are lighter. And chances are they will be, since the legal DTA load for most highways is 34,000 lb.Even compared to competitive scales with the same ratings, we believe the SteelBridge FCXT with the increased steel content will provide superior performance over the long term in continuous everyday, real-world usage-performance above and beyond what can be indicated by the industry’s standard one-time NTEP testing.
Install it anywhere, fast – Scale modules arrive fully assembled and calibrated from the factory, with all wiring in place. Simply position the modules on your choice of concrete piers, slab or pit. Once your foundation is ready, the scale modules can typically be installed in two to three hours, and the concrete deck poured the same day.No concrete forms or slow-to-install reinforcing rods are necessary. Unlike competitive scales, the SteelBridge XT has extra strength already engineered into it.The choice of either above ground or flush installation is up to you, depending on state regulations and space requirements.
No more weather worries – Just as it is on the steel deck version of the SteelBridge XT, all cable on the concrete deck scale is sheathed in stainless steel and carried in dedicated conduit runs to junction boxes, providing protection against weather, as well as rodents, abrasion, radio frequency interference and electro-magnetic interference. Here too, our Weigh Bar weight sensors are resistant to surges caused by lightning, high voltage or overloading. And, because concrete is extremely weather resistant, removing snow from this deck involves no special equipment.
Solid warranties – The same solid SteelBridge XT warranties apply to the concrete deck- fifteen years on the weighbridge, five years on electronics. Which should also be very beneficial to your bottom line.