Load scanner technology is a revolutionary form of load management that can make a difference for mining companies and other users of payload systems.
Compared to traditional ways of payload management, like the use of truck scales and weighbridges, load scanner technology offers many features and benefits. The technology is also cost-efficient in comparison to the classical methods involving complex and highly expensive truck scales.
Load Scanner Technology Features and Benefits
Load scanners constitute an affordable payload management system. For example, the cost of installing a scanner can be only half of the one of using fixed weighbridges. The equipment is quite durable.
A typical load scanner is made to resist years of mining and other operations that are stressful to its components. The equipment is also flexible, allowing installation in any road or site. Even if the scanners are hard mounted, their location can be changed fast.
A load scanner system can resist in the harshest environments and they can work for years without any repairs or changes needed, such as recalibration. Components are made in such a way that it is unlikely for operators to make mistakes. Advanced laser technology is used in the making of this equipment. This technology is good for determining the load of open top vehicles. What is really interesting is that 3D images of the load can be generated.
While the implemented technology is advanced, the system that uses it is quite simple. All you need is a laptop to control the scanner and to determine in real time the load of a moving truck. The data can be managed from any location due to the use of cloud data management.
The installation of a load scanner is way cheaper than the installation of truck scales and any other traditional equipment used for payload management. With the simple interface of the program used for management, individual trucks can be monitored according to date, stockpile and loaded material.
How the Load Scanner Streamlines Mining Processes and Other Operations
The technology can help streamline any mining activity because the use of a load scanner is helpful for fast, accurate and simple scanning. For mining, there are benefits like load position management, the ability to monitor production, fill factor monitoring, carry-back monitoring, shovel optimization and others. Because vehicles don’t have to stop for determining the load, the flow of work can be increased in comparison to the use of truck scales. The scanning can be made even at speeds higher than 25 miles an hour.
Various optimizations can be obtained for other industries as well. For example, biomas and mulch load management can be improved by having accurate load volumes for each truck. The transportation of grains can also be improved. Public works like snow tracking and debris tracking can benefit a lot from the use of load scanners. Other uses of the technology can include the construction industry, miling and grinding, road work, oil and gas, dredging and remediation, etc.
Payload management is now completely different due to the possibility to use load scanner technology. What this technology can provide has been just a dream many years ago. In fact, the load scanner has become the ideal solution for companies that were forced to find portable truck scales for rent and other cost-effective load management solutions.
Determining the volume of a load, generating 3D images of it, monitoring the loads and managing them with accuracy can be just some of the advantages of this new technology. Compared to the use of truck weight scales and other obsolete methods, a load scanner is ideal.