SOURCE: Vishay Precision Group
MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its VPG On-Board Weighing product group has concluded an agreement under which its PM Onboard brand TruckWeigh overload monitoring and payload maximisation system will be distributed in the United Kingdom and Ireland exclusively by Hyva for hook loader and skip loader applications.
Hyva is a leading global provider of innovative and highly efficient transport solutions for the commercial vehicle and environmental service industries. The company designs and develops components used in hydraulic loading and unloading systems on trucks and trailers across a range of industries, including transport, construction, mining, materials handling, and environmental services.
TruckWeigh combines VPG's patented axle transducer technology and air pressure sensors to monitor the weight of vehicles with mechanical and/or air bellows suspension and to alert drivers to overload conditions. It is compatible with a broad range of rigid trucks, tractor-trailers, and trailers -- from articulated and rigid tippers to RCVs, skip loaders, roll-offs, and hook loaders -- to maximise payload; optimise fuel consumption; protect against axle and gross overload; avoid fines and overload endorsements; reduce vehicle wear and tear; and minimise safety risks.
Further information about TruckWeigh and other VPG On-Board Weighing products is available at www.obwvpg.com.
About VPG On-Board Weighing
VPG On-Board Weighing is comprised of the PM Onboard and SI Onboard brands of Vishay Precision Group (VPG). VPG's systems integrate its sensor technology, advanced electronics hardware and software, back-office software, and wireless capabilities into weighing solutions for fleet operators. Our long-term standing in the Industry, combined with our design and production capabilities, makes it possible to provide a wide range of standard and custom-made solutions for our customers.
About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) is an internationally recognised designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specialising in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of Foil Technology Products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the Company's Force Sensors Products and its Weighing and Control Systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognised for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vishaypg.com.