Weighbridges are usually referred to as truck scale. Weighbridge is in actuality a large set of scales, fixed on a concrete foundation which is used to weigh entire vehicles and their contents, to then effectively calculate the load carried by the vehicle. The basic component that uses a weighbridge to make the weigh measurement is load cells.
Weighbridges is used for the selling or charging by weight over the bridge and also to check weighing both axle weights and gross vehicle weights to stop axle overloading and possible heavy fines. Weighbridges are used in industries, such as in mines or quarries; garbage dumps/recycling centers, bulk liquid and powder movement, household goods, and electrical equipment. Portable weighbridges can also be found in use around the world. Weighbridges can be electronic, digital, rail weighbridges, movable weighbridge and mechanical weighbridge among others.