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What is a Weighbridge?

A weighbridge is an apparatus that weighs trucks or other vehicles travelling on certain types of roads. The weighbridge operates with the use of load cells, which are sensors that measure the weight of the vehicle. Usually, these load cells are hydraulically or electrically activated so they can automatically calculate weights as vehicles pass over them. This system gives road authorities an accurate measurement of the vehicle, and the ability to track it.

The main purpose of a weighbridge is to ensure that trucks are within legal weight limits. The use of weighbridges makes it possible for road authorities to determine if trucks are overweight, and ensure that vehicles are operating within legal limits.

Weighbridges at Gravitation

Gravitation's extensive experience with custom weighing bridges in Ireland and Dublin allows us to produce a complete range of surface and pit weighbridges, as well as software and instrumentation. We offer a wide range of weighbridge systems to suit your application thanks to our modular design approach. Despite operating in harsh environments around the world, the steel and steel-concrete composite weighbridge deck designs offer unmatched longevity.

To find out more about us or our range of weighbridges you can contact a member of our team directly here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered questions that are often asked by our clients. If there is a specific question that we haven’t asked please don’t hesitate to call one of our friendly customer service members. 

    Many countries have regulations regarding truck weights. Often, there are rules regarding the maximum weight a truck can be rated to haul, often called an MGW. The MGW is the maximum gross vehicle weight limit as published by the national government or road authority regulating road use in that country.
    In most instances, weighbridges are commonly used for larger vehicles that are used within the construction and freight industry. The most common vehicles that are weighed with a weighbridge are:
    • Diggers
    • Trucks
    • Lorries
    • Industrial Heavy Machinery