In 1998 the first load volume scanner (LVS) was invented and pioneered by company founder Wayne West in New Zealand. The problem that Wayne faced in his civil contracting business was accurately counting loads of material arriving at his construction sites. He conceptualised a device that could accurately and consistently measure the volume of truck loads without human intervention or manipulation. This led to the development of the first commercially available load volume scanner, a revolutionary and ground-breaking technology for the civil industry.
The original LVS system was named Tally Clerk, but this was changed to Loadscan in 2012 to more accurately reflect the nature of the product. Since then, the Loadscan volume scanning system and the term ‘loadscan’ have become an industry standard across the globe for accurate measurement of payloads for forward-thinking companies.
A year after its launch, our load volume scanner was certified in New Zealand, and in 2010 trade approval was granted from the National Institute of Weights and Measures (NMI) in Australia. Loadscan is the only volumetric scanning manufacturer with internationally recognised Weights and Measurement Certifications*. It ensures that when we measure your load you can be confident it’s absolutely accurate to +/-1%. It’s your guarantee of peace of mind.
Over the following decade the original patented load volume scanner was further refined. Our system was sold to numerous local quarry, construction and bark & mulch companies, building a strong and enviable reputation as the most reliable method of accurately measuring payloads. In 2009 the first LVS was sold to a well-known and successful USA mulch producer, PR Russell, the first North America operation to leverage our technology. Since then, we have established a strong product presence in the USA, particularly in Florida.
In 2012 Carey West, son of the late Wayne West, took over the reins of the company and implemented the rebrand from Tally Clerk to Loadscan. Building upon the volumetric scanning technology his father pioneered, Carey and his product development team continued to further refine the payload scanning system, adding new innovations along the way to satisfy growing market demands. In 2014 mobile, portable and fixed gantry models were introduced, ensuring our scanners can be specified to meet any customers’ needs. This commitment to product development and improvement is an ongoing process within the company, especially as we drive into new industries and to meet changing market requirements.
The popularity of our load volume scanners has continued to grow rapidly as more mining operations, civil construction companies, quarries, sand & gravel pits, and bark & mulch producers, across the world adopt our technology to increase productivity, improve accountability and maximise their business profits.
Today, Loadscan is satisfying growing global demand for reliable and accurate load measurement across a range of increasingly challenging international environments. For example, our autonomous payload scanning system has been adapted to underground mining with custom-mount options, we have 24-hour solar-powered load scanners operating in remote regions of Africa, and numerous other innovative applications.
Loadscan has become a truly global brand, supplying systems to some of the most respected players in our target industries.
In 2020 Loadscan invested in a new purpose-built head office and assembly facility in Hamilton, New Zealand