TCA’s OBM is first to market
TRANSPORT Certification Australia announced the first type-approved OBM System.
TCA chief executive officer Chris Koniditsiotis said Loadmass Pty Ltd (trading as Loadman Australia) must be congratulated for being the first to market with a type-approved OBM System.
OBM Systems are often referred to as on-board weigh scales or electronic weighing systems, and are widely used across the surface transport sector for commercial, contractual and regulatory purposes.
There are three categories of type-approved OBM Systems (Categories A, B and C) which meet the needs of different stakeholders.
Category A OBM Systems electronically display mass information to drivers and/or loaders.
“All categories of type-approval are subject to an assessment of the performance-based requirements contained in the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification, comprising the accuracy, reliability and robustness – as well as tamper evidence and security relevant to the type-approval category – of OBM Systems,” Mr Koniditsiotis said.
“TCA type-approval also extends to a business and probity assessment of OBM System suppliers, which verifies the capacity of suppliers to meet the expectations of consumers and end-users.
“With OBM Systems serving many end user needs, type-approval caters for a range of uses without being hard-wired to one policy need.”
Loadmass managing director Frank Parker said Loadman Australia worked closely with Loadman in the United States to develop an OBM System capable of meeting TCA’s performance requirements.
“To obtain type-approval, we made enhancements to the LM300 Can-Coder product which we’ve been offering to Australian customers since 2009,” Mr Parker said.
“The enhancements focused on reliability and accuracy – including updated methods for system installation and calibration – to meet TCA’s requirements, as well as meeting the needs of our customers across a range of uses.
“Meeting TCA’s performance requirements ensures our customers can purchase a product which has been evaluated independently and meets the highest standards for on-board mass systems for use in heavy vehicles.”
To find out more information, visit www.loadman.com.au.
AGREEMENT HANDOVER: Chris Koniditsiotis from TCA and Frank Parker at the handover of the Type Approval Agreement.
LM300 in-cab display.