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Installation, Setup and Calibration
of Vulcan Deflection Sensors on
Hendrickson 462/463 and Haulmaxx Equalizing
Suspension Beams
(Includes Models HN 402, HN 462, HN FR, RT 463,
RTE 463, HMX and HMX 400.)
STRESS-TEK, INC.
5920 S. 194th Street
Kent, WA 98032
1-800-237-0022
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Doc 67-30519-002 Rev A
Installation, Setup and Calibration
of Vulcan Deflection Sensors on
Hendrickson 462/463 and Haulmaxx Equalizing
Suspension Beams
(Includes Models HN 402, HN 462, HN FR, RT 463,
RTE 463, HMX and HMX 400.)
Table of Contents
1.0
Introduction ………………………………………………………………... 3
2.0
J Bracket Installation ……………………………………………………... 4
3.0
V320 Electronics Installation ..…………………………………………... 8
4.0
Connecting the Deflection Sensors ..…………………………………... 12
5.0
V320 Electronics Setup .….……………………………………………... 13
6.0
Mounting the Deflection Sensors ……………………………………... 14
7.0
Electronics Installation Checklist ..……………………………………... 16
8.0
Installation Offset Readings ..…………………………………………... 18
9.0
For Fine Tuning Calibration of Vulcan Scale System ……………….. 19
10.0 Vulcan Scale Calibration Log …………………………………………... 21
11.0 Daily Driver Operating Guide ……………………………………….….. 22
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1.0 INTRODUCTION
1. Sensor installation must be done with an empty truck.
2. The J brackets are designed to be welded to the suspension beam using circular
welds in the two large holes in the brackets. Do not weld anywhere else on the
beam.
3. For the best scale system accuracy, one sensor should be mounted on the forward
arm of one suspension beam. The other sensor should be mounted on the rear
arm on the opposite beam, as shown in Figure 1.
Orange Cable
To Meter
in Cab
Truck
Front
Vulcoder
(Can be located on
left or right side.)
Remove these
wheels for
installation access.
Sensor on front of
equalizing beam
Right
Side
Left
Side
Truck
Frame
Sensor on rear of
equalizing beam
Remove these
wheels for
installation access.
Figure 1
4. Do not paint brackets prior to installation.
5. After circular welding the J brackets to the suspension beam:
a. Allow the brackets to air cool naturally before removing clamps.
b. Do not move the truck until the brackets have cooled
6. The electronics must be installed before mounting the sensors to the J brackets.
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2.0 J BRACKET INSTALLATION
1. Mount the J brackets (one with the hole, one with the slot) to the installation tool as
shown in Figures 2 – 5. The slot in the angle fixture must align with the hole in the J
bracket. The circular weld holes must be towards each other, see Figure 2. Make
sure the brackets are touching both set screws and that the edges are parallel.
When properly positioned, tighten the assembly to hold the two brackets in
alignment.
Left J Bracket
Slot
Hole
Slot
Circular
Weld Holes
Figure 2
Angle Fixture
Figure 3
.25″ Gap
Parallel
Figure 4
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2. Remove the appropriate wheels on the truck to provide working access to the
equalizing beam. Position the J brackets on top of the suspension beam, as shown
in Figure 6 and 7. The circular weld holes go on the outboard side of the beam.
Two templates are included in the installation kit. The template is used to set the
proper spacing of the J Bracket assembly from the end of the beam. Equalizing
beams of the Haulmaxx design require the use of the shorter HMX template.
Using the appropriate template, slide the J Bracket assembly into position as
shown. Mark the location of the two circular weld holes on the suspension beam
and remove the bracket assembly.
Template
Use On Hendrickson Models
Hendrickson 462/463
HN 402, HN 462, HN FR, RT 463 and RTE 463
Hendrickson HMX
HMX and HMX 400
J Bracket touches cutout
in template
Template
(Hendrickson 462/463 shown)
INBOARD
Figure 6
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Weld Area
OUTBOARD
Figure 7
3. Prep weld area by cleaning and sanding to bare metal using a 40 to 80 grit flap
wheel or sanding pad.
Paint removed, clean bare metal
ready for welding
Figure 8
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4. Reposition bracket assembly on beam using the Hendrickson 462/463 template.
Clamp in place, see Figure 9. Make sure the angle fixture is sitting flush on the
equalizing beam.
OUTBOARD
Weld Area
Figure 9
5. Welding
a. Use AWS 60 or 70 series welding rod or wire.
b. Parts must be free of moisture, organic compounds, oils, rust and other welding
contaminates prior to welding. Follow AWS D1.1 2006 for procedures,
workmanship, technique, inspection and contractor obligations for mild steel
welding.
c. Attach the brackets to the beam by first tack welding each hole at two locations
(12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions). Weld the circumference of the two large
holes using a 5/16 fillet weld. Do not weld anywhere else on the beam.
Allow to air cool naturally before removing clamps and angle fixture.
When the brackets have cooled, remove the clamps and angle fixture. The equalizing
beam is now ready for installation of the deflection sensor.
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3.0 V320 ELECTRONICS INSTALLATION
3.1 Install Vulcoder and Route Black Cable
• Tape the VSL Vulcoder connector ends prior to routing the black cabling to
avoid contamination.
• Mount the VSL Vulcoder near the sensors on the inside of the truck frame rail or
next to a structural member. The VSL Vulcoder mounting surface must be in an
area protected from road and hauling debris.
• Route the Vulcoder black cables to the location of where the sensor cable
connectors will be. (Do not trim the black cabe to length). Route cables to
include proper strain relief to prevent damage from suspension travel.
3.2 Vulcoder Black Wire Loop
• The VSL Vulcoder has a black loop that must remain uncut. The meter uses the
uncut loop for channel assignment. This system will have a single channel
assigned, channel A.
Do not cut this wire
Vulcoder
Figure 10
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3.3 Mount Meter in Cab and Route Cable
• Find a suitable location for the meter in the cab and install the mounting bracket.
• Route the 2-wire orange VSL Vulcoder cable from the meter location in the cab
to the VSL Vulcoder near the rear suspension. If the cab is a front tilt model,
route the orange cable through the hinge point.
• Route the cable to the meter but do not trim any excess orange cable off at the
meter at this time.
• Where the orange cable meets the VSL Vulcoder, trim off the excess cable
leaving approximately 1’ – 2’ of extra orange cable to allow for splicing these
cables together.
Figure 11
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3.4 Splice Orange Vulcoder Cables Together
• Splice the orange cables together from the meter and Vulcoder. Use the 3M
displacement connectors supplied. See Figures 12 – 15.
• When using the Vulcan supplied 3M connector, do not strip the insulation from
each wire.
• Be sure to insert wires completely into the connector and check their position
by looking through the translucent connector body.
• Crimp the connector cap down flush with the top edge of the connector body,
ensuring a good connection.
• Tape the connection and all of the wires with the orange insulation stripped off
to help seal and prevent wire chaffing that can cause a wire to short.
• Wire tie the splice as shown below for strain relief.
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Figure 12
Figure 13
Figure 14
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3.5 Secure Cab Wires and Connect Meter Terminal Block
• In the truck cab, secure the orange cable to it does not obstruct other in cab
equipment and allow for strain relief.
• Unplug the terminal block from the back of the meter, strip the wires, and
connect the VSL Vulcoder wires to the terminal block (refer to Figures 16 and
17).
• Secure the power cable so it does not obstruct other in cab equipment. Strain
relieve the power cable and cut to length.
• Strip the wires and make all wire connections to the terminal block as shown on
the back of the meter. Do not plug the terminal block into the meter at this time.
Figure 16: Stripping Wires for the Meter
Figure 17: V300 Series Wire Connections to the Meter
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3.6 Connect Meter to Battery Power
• Disassemble the positive fuse holder, (red wire)
• Apply grease to the positive connector at the battery post to inhibit corrosion.
• Connect fused power leads directly to battery posts 12 Vdc only. Do not
connect the power cable to a power source activiated by the key switch; power
must be supplied at all times.
3.7 Review sections 3.5 and 3.6 before connecting the terminal block to the back of the
meter. Connect terminal block to the back of the meter.
4.0 CONNECTING THE DEFLECTION SENSORS
a. Make sure the mounting surfaces on the sensor and brackets are clean and free
from lubricants. Make sure there is no paint on the mounting surfaces. It is
important to have clean, metal to metal, contact.
Important: Check the sensor pigtail connectors to make sure they are clean and
dry. Do not allow moisture, contact cleaner, grease or any other substance inside
of connectors.
b. Set both sensors on the equalizing beams (one on each side of the truck) under
the J brackets with the serial number facing up and the cable exiting towards
the center of the beam, as shown in Figure 18. Do not insert the fasteners at
this time.
c. Verify the sensor connector coming from the VSL Vulcoder has an O-ring inside
the connector shell. There are two types of O-rings, a flat style and a standard
round style. Either type is OK, never use more than one.
d. Attach the black cable connectors to the pigtail connectors coming from the
sensors. Make sure they are finger tight plus an additional 1/8 of a turn more,
use channel lock pliers. The additional tightening is necessary to compress the
O-ring. This prevents scale errors, which can occur from moisture entering into
the sensor’s connector. Caution: Do not over tighten the connectors as this can
damage them.
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5.0 V320 ELECTRONICS SETUP
Set the “Tare” weight to zero
Press the PWR / MENU button to turn on the meter. After start up, the meter will
display a weight number.
Press and release the TARE button. The TARE and LOCK LED’s are
illuminated.
Press the  and  buttons together to zero the meter.
Press and release the TARE button to return to normal operating mode.
Enter the starting “Calibration” number
Press and release the CAL button. The LOCK and CAL LED ‘s are illuminated.
The flashing LED below the channel designation indicates which channel(s) is
selected.
Use the  or  buttons to make the starting calibration number read 3200.
Press the CAL button until the CAL LED is no longer illuminated. (The CAL
button may need to be pressed once or twice for this to occur).
Bolting the sensors to the J brackets will cause preloads in the sensors. This will cause
the display to show non-zero weight values.
Too high of a preload can over range the electronics during normal operation. Section 6.0
will explain how to avoid excessive preloading.
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6.0 MOUNTING THE DEFLECTION SENSORS
a. Make sure the serial number is facing up and attach one sensor to the
brackets using the 2 ¼” long Grade 8 screws. The screws must be clean and
dry – Do Not lubricate. Use a heavy washer, P/N: 30-70015-003, (supplied in
the J bracket kit) under the screw head and under the hi-nut. Screws should
be inserted from the inboard side with the hi-nuts on the outboard side, see
Figure 18. Do not install a washer between the J bracket and sensor. Handtighten the mounting fasteners.
Nuts on outboard side
Cable exits towards
center of beam.
Figure 18
b. When torquing the nuts, if the reading changes by more than ±20,000 lb, stop
and go to step e.
c. Pre-torque both nuts to 15 ft-lb. Torque the nut at the cable end of the sensor
first. When tightening, hold the screw head and turn only the hi-nut.
d. Torque the hi-nuts to 45 to 50 ft-lb. Torque the nut at the cable end first. Hold
the screw head and only turn the nut. Check the reading. After both fasteners
have been fully torqued the output (preload) must be within ± 10,000 lb of zero.
If not, loosen completely the fasteners and go to step e. Once the output is
within range, record this reading in the table in section 8.0. Go to step f.
e. If the output is too high, increase the pre-torque on the fastener at the cable
end. Tighten this fastener to 25 ft-lb then pre-torque the opposite fastener to
15 ft-lb. Torque the fastener at the cable end to 45-50 ft-lb, then do the same
for the other fastener. If the output is too low (large negative weight), repeat
step c except pre-torque the fastener opposite the cable end first. After both
fasteners are pre-torqued, apply final torque (45-50 ft-lb) to both fasteners
starting with the fastener opposite the cable end.
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Note
Whichever fastener is pre-torqued first will determine the direction of the
preload. If the fastener at the cable end is done first, the output (preload) will
tend to go negative. If the fastener at the opposite end is done first, the output
(preload) will tend to go positive.
Once the output (preload) is within range (±10,000 lb) with both nuts torqued to
45-50 ft-lb, record this reading in the table in Section 8.0.
f. Repeat the process, steps a through e, for the other sensor. After torquing the
hi-nuts, the system output should be within ±10,000 lb of the installed reading
from the first sensor. This guarantees that both sensors do not have an
excessive preload. Record the final offset readings in the table in section 8.0.
g. Installation of the sensors is now complete and the circular welded area and
brackets can be painted to protect against corrosion. Overspray will not hurt
the sensor.
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7.0 ELECTRONICS INSTALLATION CHECKLIST
1. Make sure electrical connectors are tight.
2. Provide proper slack in load cell sensor pigtail cables and Vulcoder wires to
prevent cable damage from suspension travel.
3. Verify Vulcoder is secure and clear of potential damage from road debris.
4. Paint transducer weld area and mounting surfaces with a high quality rust
preventative paint.
5. Make sure meter power is hot at all times when truck’s battery switch is on.
6. Verify there is adequate strain relief for the cables in the truck cab.
7. Verify meter placement is in clear view for the driver but not obstructing his
vision.
8. Mount the wheels and set the empty truck on level ground.
9. Set the truck’s axle group Tare weight in the meter.
Press and release the TARE button. The TARE and LOCK LED’s are
illuminated.
Use the  or  buttons to increase or decrease the displayed Tare
weight to match the actual truck’s empty weight. Starting tare weight is in
pounds.
Press and release the TARE button to return to normal operating mode.
10. Verify the starting Calibration number is still set to 3200. See Section 5.0.
11. Assigning Other Meter Setup Functions
Press the PWR/MENU button once to turn the meter on. (The meter will go
through its startup routine and then into normal weighing mode.)
Press the PWR/MENU button to enter program menu (The meter will display…
“PSr” for program sequence.)
Press the CYCLE button until program units (“PU”) is displayed. Use the ▲or▼
buttons to select unit of measure (lb, kg).
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Press the CYCLE button until program grad (“PG”) is displayed. Use the ▲or▼
buttons to select 100.
Press the CYCLE button until program lock (“PL”) is displayed. Use the ▲or▼
buttons to activate the Driver Lock feature. Set the driver lock to “on”.
“PL OFF”= deactivated “PL ON”= activated
Press the PWR/MENU button to exit program menu and return to normal weighing
mode.
Press and hold PWR/MENU button to turn meter off.
Congratulations! You have completed the installation and meter setup.
Note: After the truck has been working in the field for one week, the scale system will
settle in. After this period, resetting the Tare weight and fine tuning the Calibration number
should be done. This is covered in the Vulcan V320 Owner’s Manual.
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8.0 INSTALLATION OFFSET READINGS
Note: Save this data for future reference and help with troubleshooting.
Truck No.
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Date
First Sensor
Bolts Torqued
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Bolts Torqued
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9.0 FOR FINE TUNING CALIBRATION OF VULCAN SCALE SYSTEM
DATA COLLECTION SHEET
Truck #
Make copies of this sheet for repeated use as needed.
1. Record all weight readings with truck stopped on the platform scale.
2. When the sheet is complete, contact Fleet Services so that they can determine new
CAL numbers and enter them into the meter.
Note: Do not use a pre-recorded empty (Tare) weight. For best scale accuracy, empty
weights must be measured each time leaving the transfer station.
Truck Fully Loaded
No.
Date
Truck Empty
Meter Display
Platform
Meter Display
Platform
BOX 1
BOX 2
BOX 3
BOX 4
1
2
3
4
5
SUM COLUMNS
HERE
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FINE TUNING CALIBRATION
Calibration consists of setting the appropriate Tare weight and Calibration number.
If additional assistance is needed to fine tune your scale system, contact Stress-Tek’s
Customer Service at 1-800-237-0022, Ext. 2.
Calibration Procedure:
The tare weight is set to the trucks actual tare weight.
Numbers from the Data Collection Sheet must be used for fine tuning a specific trucks
calibration settings.
There must be the same number of readings for each of the 4 columns in the Data
Collection Sheet.
Negative numbers in the columns are treated as negatives, so they subtract from totals.
On the Data Collection Sheet for the specific truck number, add the four columns of
numbers separately and write the values in the boxes provided on the last horizontal line
noted “SUM COLUMNS”.
Subtract box 4 from box 2 to get the platform scale net weight (Total 1).
Box 2
−
Box 4
=
Total 1
Subtract box 3 from box 1 to get the display meter net weight (Total 2).
Box 1
−
Box 3
=
Total 2
To find new calibration number (trucks current Cal number is required).
Divide Total 1 by Total 2 and multiply by the trucks current Cal number.
Total 1
÷
Total 2
x
current Cal #
=
new Cal #
Enter new Cal number into meter and change tare number if required.
(See Vulcan Meter Setup sheet for instructions on changing these numbers.)
Record new Cal numbers along with truck # for future reference on the Vulcan Scale
Calibration Log sheet.
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10.0 VULCAN SCALE CALIBRATION LOG
Truck #
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Old CAL #
New CAL #
Date Changed
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11.0 DAILY DRIVER OPERATING GUIDE
This quick reference card is to be used by the driver as a reminder of how to operated the
weigh system once a driver is familiar with it.
What to do:
1. Copy this page.
2. Cut the copied page on the dashed line.
3. Laminate the half page.
4. Put in the truck cab for easy driver reference.
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DAILY DRIVER OPERATING GUIDE: OVERWEIGHT SYSTEM
GUIDELINES TO MAXIMIZE WEIGHT ACCURACY
To turn meter on, press the Power/Menu button. (The meter will complete its startup routine then
display the truck’s weight.)
To obtain the most accurate weight readings the following criteria must be met.
1. Come to a slow easy stop on a level surface.
2. For side loaders, stow the grabber arm.
3. Move the packing blade into the transport mode.
The numbers on the display may bounce for a moment until the truck and payload has completely
stopped moving.
Once the numbers become stable, the number displayed will represent the trucks net weight.
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