Truck Scale Upgrades

Weighbridge Solutions and Truck Scales

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Retrofit older scales by adding the latest vehicle weighing technology to eliminate problems and extend the life of your scale



Superior  Craftsmanship

Since1988, POWERCELL load cell technology has lead the industry in heavy capacity weighing applications. POWERCELL PDX load cells are the third generation of this technology. See how METTLER TOLEDO uses precision processes and testing to make these unique weighing sensors at a specialized facility


Truck Scale Upgrades

Conversion kits are available for retrofitting existing truck and rail scales with the latest electronic weighing technology. These easy-to-install kits can be used to install POWERCELL load cells in place of high-maintenance lever systems, analog load cells, and hydraulic load cells. Kits are also available to update previous generations of POWERCELL to the latest technology.

Kits may also be utilized to make vehicle scale compliant for use in hazardous areas. METTLER TOLEDO offers system solutions that are approved for use in Zone 1/21, Div 1, and Zone 2/22, Div 2




Eliminating Junction Boxes

Junction-box problems range from downtime due to water damage or lighting strike to inaccuracies and uncertainties. Upgrading to POWERCELL PDX load cells eliminates all the problems junction boxes can cause. The result is a scale that works better than new, at a fraction of the cost

Benefits of Improved Accuracy

When you upgrade your current truck scale to a POWERCELL load-cell system, you will immediately see the effects of improved weighing accuracy. With a truck scale that works better than new, you will be saving money on every load and the upgrade will pay for itself quickly






Products and Specs

VKR211 Conversion kit

Upgrade Existing Vehicles scales

Give your existing weighbridge the advantage of reliable POWERCELL® PDX® technology with a Model VKR211 load cell conversion kit. This easy to install kit upgrades a weighbridge by using POWERCELL PDX load cells to replace high maintenance lever systems, analog load cells, and hydraulic load cells. Kits are also available to update previous generations of POWERCELL load cells. Combine the VKR211 conversion kit with an IND560 or IND780 terminal and other time saving options to fully upgrade your vehicle-weighing operation



Specifications - VKR211 Conversion Kit

Material Number(s) 61043740


Load Cell Capacities

30t  (66,000 lb / 30,000 kg) 
50t  (110,000 lb / 50,000 kg

No Junction Boxes

POWERCELL PDX load cells connect to one another in a simple network, eliminating high-maintenance junction boxes and costly totalizers. Electronics are located inside the hermetically sealed load cell enclosures, not in junction boxes that are prone to failure and hard to seal against moisture

Versatile Upgrade

Model VKR211 conversion kits are versatile enough to be installed easily under a variety of existing weighbridges. They use POWERCELL PDX load cells to replace older weighing components such as mechanical lever systems, analog load cells, hydraulic load cells, and previous generations of POWERCELL load cells

Durable Cables

All cables are double-shielded with stainless steel protection against environmental and rodent damage. The glass-to-metal load cell connectors form watertight seals. If a cable is damaged, the quick-connect design makes it easy to replace without recalibrating the scale

Lighting Protection

The specially designed StrikeShield™ lightning protection system helps prevent costly downtime by using multiple levels of protection to safeguard your entire scale system: load cells, cables, and terminal. It is the only system tested by third-party laboratories and verified to withstand multiple direct lightning strikes.



VKR210 Conversion kit

Converts Vehicles Scales for POWERCELL Operation

Model VKR210 is a complete kit for converting a vehicle scale for fully electronic operation. This system of POWERCELL load cells can be installed under an existing weighbridge. It replaces costly analog load cells or high-maintenance mechanical lever systems. POWERCELL load cells transmit a powerful signal for accurate, reliable weighing 

Specifications - VKR210 Conversion Kit

Maximum Capacity 25 000 / 45 000 kg / 90 000 kg
Maximum Capacity 55 000 lb / 100 000 lb / 200 000 lb
Readability 10 kg / 20 kg / 50 kg
Readability 10 lb / 20 lb / 50 lb


Features and Benefits

  • Easy to install kit
  • Load cell capacity: 25, 45, or 90 metric tons
  • Configuration: 4 cells to 24 cells
  • Hermetically sealed load cells
  • IP68 stainless steel junction boxes
  • Cables with stainless steel sheath
  • POWERCELL load cells with self-diagnostic capabilities


Accessories for VK211 Conversion Kit and VKR210

IND9U - Unattended Terminal

Unattended Vehicles Weighing Terminals

The highly configurable IND9U weighing terminals allow you to weigh vehicles and capture information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without the need for a scale operator 





Features and Benefits

  • Improved data accuracy - retrieve preprogrammed vehicle data using RFID or magnetic strip card readers and use weather resistant keypads and keyboards for reliable data input by the driver
  • Improved facility control and security - discrete I/O interface to control peripherals such as pavement loops, gates, traffic lights and photo-eyes
  • Faster weighing throughput - integrated intercom and thermal printer options allow drivers to conduct the complete transaction in-cab
  • 24 hour/365 day durability - weather resistant fiberglass or stainless enclosures with optional climate control
  • Reduce construction and operating costs - optional wireless Ethernet eliminates the need for underground wiring or having a building near the scale
  • Access to weighing data for operational analysis, billing and inventory control - the powerful combination of METTLER TOLEDO industrial scale terminals and vehicle weighing software provides instant access to critical business information


IND9U Options

The IND9u is available in three major variants:

  • The IND9UO, with a choice of IND560 or IND780 industrial scale terminals, for networked vehicles weighing using DataBridge™ Unattended software
  • The IND9US, with and IND780 industrial scale terminal, for stand-alone vehicle weighing using Udrive-780 software
  • The IND9UT which includes a touch screen, with a choice of IND560 or IND570 industrial scale terminals. For networked vehicle weighing using DataBridge™ Unattended software