Loadmass has been addressing two market segments with Loadman products over the last 10 years.
Having participated in the TCA Approved applications beginning with Interim OBM in Queensland and IAP in NSW, Loadmass is now a Smart OBM Supplier for the recent requirements for TMA in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland.
The Loadman product is basically the same since the first approved application installation.
Loadmass, trading as Loadman Australia, was the first supplier to obtain TCA Category A On-Board Mass Type Approval back in August 2018 with Category B Approval in January 2021.
The TCA Approved system is based on the Loadman LM300 Can Coder range. The ECU is the LM300 meter and the MSUs are the C317 Can Coder; which are available in single, dual, triple, and quad sensor versions.
The company is providing TMA systems to fleets in the eastern states.
The Loadman LM300 was designed for multi combination applications and can scale up to seven axle groups, plus the steer.
The LM300 Can Coder System provides a solution for truck and dog installations with an actual measured weight for steer axles using an LMA530 deflection transducer.
Rigid truck applications
With the Chain of Responsibility law for mass compliance, the requirement for scale systems to suit rigid truck applications has increased considerably.
Loadmass is now supplying systems to government departments, local councils, fleet operators and owner operators.
Loadmass has systems to measure steer and drive axle group weights for both spring and air suspensions on rigid trucks.
The sensor technology for spring suspension used by Loadmass is built in-house, starting with the LMA530 Deflection Transducer for steer axles in 2007.
The LMA530 measures the deflection in the steer axle as the load increases. The unique design clamps on the axle and enables preload adjustments on the load cell.
Over 1500 LMA530 Deflection Transducer kits have been sold since their introduction.
In 2019 Loadmass started building the LMA2020 Rotary Sensor for spring suspensions, with the release of a second version, the LMA3030, in 2020, which is a more compact design.
These sensors are used to measure spring travel to provide a weight reading; and are suitable for both steer and drive axles.
The majority of systems supplied are the Loadman LM200 system which was first introduced in Australia in 1998. The latest option is to move to an app-based system using C371 Can Coders in dual, triple and quad versions, subject to the sensor requirements.
Using the Loadmass sensors and applicable Can Coder, the weight data can be displayed on an Android tablet or phone using Bluetooth or hard wired.
The Loadman App enables the axle and GVM to be displayed with the applicable truck graphics. Programming and calibrations are completed using the app, so there is no traditional meter required.