Accurate load
information to optimize your business

Only pay for the material you receive

Because you purchase material in cubic volume, you need a reliable and accurate method of checking that the actual volume of material you’re receiving is correct, not a supplier estimate.

Common methods of determining truck load volumes, such as counting loader buckets or truckloads, or converting from weight are inaccurate. Survey quantities don’t account for compaction factors in material loaded into a truck from a stockpile, nor bulking of the material when it’s unloaded. With a Loadscan LVS system you’ll end supply disputes, which can be frustrating, time consuming and expensive.

Volumetric laser scanning is the only accurate and consistent load measurement method.

“Buyers and sellers alike struggled to find a consistent method for loading trucks that was fair to everyone. Loadscan has solved all that.”

Dave Boyce, Midwest Trading Horticultural Supplies Inc, USA

Oversupply can cost suppliers a fortune

If you’re unknowingly oversupplying because you’re unable to measure loose material accurately, you’ll be doing your bottom line no favours.

The LVS system reports the actual loose volume of the load as it sits in the truck at the time of measurement, regardless of how it was loaded or how heavy or wet the material is. Improved load measurement and inventory monitoring means you won’t run the risk of huge product write-offs come stocktake.

Inaccurate compaction and bulking factors can reduce profits

Every supplier and manufacturer has a somewhat unique situation, where material is affected to different degrees by factors such as moisture, size of the pile, how long the pile has been settled, and type of material. Using common bulking and compaction factors provide generic estimates only, and don’t necessarily reflect the actual state of your material.

Incorrectly estimated or misunderstood factors can significantly reduce profits due to material measurement inaccuracies on incoming and outgoing loads. One cubic yard in the stockpile does not translate into one cubic yard in the truck, nor one cubic yard when dumped.

Material from the stockpile tends to compact when loaded into a truck bin. When the material is unloaded at the destination it tends to bulk up, but usually not the the same volume that was extracted from the original stockpile. This makes accurate loose measurement challenging.

Without accurate factors to determine the true volume of loose material in a truck bin you could be paying for material you haven’t actually received, or you could be oversupplying your customers.

The Loadscan LVS gives you the ability to accurately determine and apply your own compaction and bulking factors of each of the materials you receive and supply, making it the only reliably accurate method of measuring volumes.

A typical example of how compaction and bulking changes the volume of material

Material in stockpile
Volume reduces when loaded into truck due to compaction
Volume increases when dumped, but doesn’t return to original stockpile volume

A typical example of how compaction and bulking changes the volume of material

Material in stockpile
Volume reduces when loaded into truck due to compaction
Volume increases when dumped, but doesn’t return to original stockpile volume

Volume scanning delivers extensive benefits for bark, mulch and compost producers

  • Ensure you only pay for the material you receive

  • Don’t pay for water content in incoming material

  • Determine accurate product densities by combining measured volume and weight data, not estimates based on inaccurate conversion factors

  • Accurate sold volumes improves customer satisfaction and retention, and eliminates oversupply

  • Proven accurate to +/- 1% (Certified for Trade in NZ and Australia)

  • Eliminate disputes or withheld payments over volumes

  • Optimize truck loading for maximum asset utilization and profitability

  • Easily access historical period reporting for invoicing, stock reconciliation and performance analysis

  • No significant maintenance costs or recalibration required

How the LVS system works

Empty truck is scanned to create reference scan in the database

Trucks are scanned by driving below an elevated scan head, which can be mounted on a portable or fixed pole or can be fitted to a trailer. The scanning process is fully automated

Trucks can be tracked manually or fitted with RFID tags for automatic identification

Proprietary Overview software reports volumetric measurement, including 3D load profiles of every load

How the LVS system works

Empty truck is scanned to create reference scan in the database

Trucks can be tracked manually or fitted with RFID tags for automatic identification

Trucks are scanned by driving below an elevated scan head, which can be mounted on a portable or fixed pole or can be fitted to a trailer. The scanning process is fully automated

Proprietary Overview software reports volumetric measurement, including 3D load profiles of every load

A typical load scanning system

Typical LVS system

System visual is indicative only and not to scale. Final system specification may vary.

See how other organic producers are using Loadscan Load Volume Scanners…

Loadscan’s products are exported globally to bark, mulch and compost suppliers across the globe. Click on the case studies to see how these Loadscan customers are benefiting from volumetric scanning…

Customers are happy knowing exactly what they’re receiving
Scanning granulated bark, pumice, peat, compost, potting mix, metal and top soil
Using Loadscan to ensure precious product isn’t given away
Keeping track of hundreds of thousands of cubic yards across multiple facilities
Triple-S Compost secures customers thanks to reliable volume measurements
Using Loadscan to save time and money

See how other organic producers are using Loadscan Load Volume Scanners

Loadscan’s products are exported globally to bark, mulch and compost suppliers across the globe. Click on the case studies to see how these Loadscan customers are benefiting from volumetric scanning…

Customers are happy knowing exactly what they’re receiving
Scanning granulated bark, pumice, peat, compost, potting mix, metal and top soil
Using Loadscan to ensure precious product isn’t given away
Triple-S Compost secures customers thanks to reliable volume measurements
Keeping track of hundreds of thousands of cubic yards across multiple facilities
Using Loadscan to save time and money

Buyers and sellers alike struggled with find a consistent method for loading trucks that was fair to everyone. Loadscan has solved all that.

– Dave Boyce, Midwest Trading Horticultural Supplies Inc, USA

We are very happy that both the scanners we purchased have worked without a glitch since day one…we have been 100 percent satisfied.

– Bill McKague, President, Gro-Bark, Canada

The Loadscan volume scanner has totally revolutionised our business. Our scanner paid for itself in no time.

– Kerry Gamman, Gammans Ltd, NZ

Would you like the same benefits that other organic producers have experienced?