Optimize your load and haul operations using load volume scanning
Volume scanning systems provide you with the exact picture of what’s being extracted. You access real-time actionable intelligence that enables you to optimize loading, production and profits.
Mine trucks are scanned by driving below an elevated scan head (which can be mounted on a pole, gantry, or an underground mine portal). The scanning process is fully automated and special mining specific software reports volumetric measurement, including 3D load profiles, of every load.
Maximize truck utilization
Eliminate wasteful carry-back
Gain an indisputable data trail
Improve bottom line
See how other mines are using Loadscan
Loadscan’s products are exported globally with mining customers in Australia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Mongolia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Senegal, Zambia, Switzerland, Germany, the Philippines and Indonesia. Click the below case studies to see how these Loadscan customers are benefiting from volumetric scanning…
Autonomous payload management
The LVS is the original patented automated, drive-through payload measurement system. Fast and simple, it takes the guess work out of accounting for ore movements and is fully automated with an RFID tag reader to automatically identify trucks.
Special mining specific software reports every detail of every load, and provides 3D profiles, which you can use to immediately identify sub-optimal loading and train loader operators and truck drivers to safely maximise payload. Automated data capture and docket printing means your loader operators can focus on the job of loading and keeping trucks moving.
Fast return on investment
Mines across the globe are leveraging load volume scanning technology to maximise payloads — with most mines reporting trucking factor increases of approximately 15%.
Unlike onboard weighing systems and expensive weigh bridge installations, which require a lot of ongoing servicing and calibration, Loadscan is a touchless system without wear-parts. The load volume scanner (LVS) is a low maintenance, cost effective alternative (or complement) to weigh scales — it is seldom out of service and does not require routine re-calibrations to retain its accuracy.
Ensure haul-back doesn’t deteriorate your productivity
Because trucks can be scanned in both directions on the haul road, and the Loadscan system includes tray clean out message triggering and negative total adjustments, you’re now able to accurately account for carry-back — revealing your true shift tally.
For example, we’ve seen 5-tonnes of sticky ore left in the bottom of the tray of large 200-tonne CATs. Eliminating that carry-back delivered an immediate 2.5% increase in extracted volume to the mine in question.
Loadscan has been working with miners for the past decade to develop mining-specific functionality. Mines the world-over, who have implemented Loadscan technology, are reporting the following benefits:
Easy access to reliable, transparent data, which enables greater truck utilization
automated measurement ensuring load maximisation every load, every shift
minimized (or eliminated) carry-back leading to greater volumes extracted
greater ore body knowledge
elimination of disputes caused by discrepancy between Mill/ROM and haulage
high-quality 3D colour load profiles used to upskill loader operators
time-saving thanks to reduced data entry, recording and reporting
reduced fleet maintenance requirements and safety risks through improved load distribution
increased trucking factors leading to lower cost per tonne hauled