Voyager Scales Weighing App

Voyager Scales

How the Voyager Scales App Works

The Professional series of Agricultural onboard trailer scales by Voyager Scales are proudly designed and made in Australia for our own Agricultural sector. It is a versatile system using loadcells, pressure transducers or a combination of both, on the same trailer to give accurate weight readings. Utilising wireless technology, the load details are transmitted to one or more IPhones when paired with the Voyager scale. This enables the tractor operator to monitor load weights from the safety of the cabin whilst also allowing the loading operator to monitor the weights as the crop is loaded onto the trailer. No longer having to worry about wiring up displays and monitors etc, or the risk of running wiring through the hitch area, you carry the monitor on your phone via the free Voyager app. It’s that simple.

Single axle, dual axle or even tri-axle trailers are all catered for with our Professional Voyager Scale. Hydraulic or mechanical suspension or even no suspension, we have a system and the technology that can retro-fit your trailer in to a stand alone weighing platform.

After installation of the sensors and mounting the Smartbox, the initial configuration and calibration can be performed. This only needs to be done once, unless changes are made to the trailer which would impact its tare weight.

Once the trailer is configured and calibrated, you can then  easily enter load details such as paddock, crop and customer names and the app will remember all the details and date/time stamp the loads for future retrieval.

At the end of the shift, day, week or even at the end of the season you can retrieve the load information from the App. To access this information from your IPhone/iPad you do not have to be alongside the trailer, this can be done back at the office or home. You can then email and/or SMS the details to your contacts in the phone or print to an optional onboard printer or a wireless Bluetooth desktop printer.

The underlying focus throughout the development of the Voyager scales was simplicity in design, installation and function. Engineers in the fields of electronic design, embedded software and mobile App design all worked collaboratively right here in Australia to create the Voyager scale.

This scale truly is Australian made. Of course some electronic components have had to be sourced from overseas, predominantly either Europe or the USA. However, the electronic design, software development, assembly and even the mobile phone app, were all carried out here in Australia.

Because of this, any upgrades to the features are swiftly completed keeping abreast of market demands. Any future App upgrades are offered free and will be available via Apple iTunes. 


Once the Smartbox and sensors are installed, the system requires initial configuration. After pairing the IPhone via Bluetooth, the details of the trailer can be entered. This includes the number of axles, number and location of the weight sensors, weight divisions, calibration steps etc.

Depending on the type of trailer, calibration is best done on a weighbridge or using individual axle weigh pads under the wheels. Multiple calibration steps are possible to enable systems that require non-linearity calibration adjustments. This feature gives the weighing platform the ability to provide accurate results when the system has been retro fitted after the trailer construction.



The App reports current loads that are applied to the trailer, even giving you the weight on each sensor so you can load the trailer evenly for safety. The most accurate results are best obtained when stationary on firm level ground with foot and park brakes released. Once the machine has settled, the weight reading can be taken and added to the running total. When the target weight has been reached, the total is saved in memory and can be emailed or SMS’ed now or at a later date.

At any time during your work session, you can send load data quickly and easily to an email address of your choice (searches your address book), and/or as a text message to a mobile number (from your phone contacts) or a new number you type in. The information includes the customer name, date/time, paddock and crop.

Load information is grouped by customer, paddock and product.  However, you can re-label these for your specific requirements.