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

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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…

Gold mine enjoys increased efficiencies since Loadscan install
Custom scanning solution proves cost-effective in Mongolia
Largest lateritic nickel ore producer improves efficiency with Loadscan
Mass zinc producer relies on volume scanning to monitor and refine performance
First 24-hour solar powered LVS a resounding success
Tritton underground copper mine increases trucking factors
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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

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.

Fast return on investment

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.

It is a very, very reliable system. It is accurate, has been easy and seamless to implement and its reliability is very impressive. The support supplied, on the odd occasion we have needed it, has also been impressive.

– Charlie Gawith, Underground Manager, Oceana Waihi Gold

I don’t know how we did without the Loadscan system in the thirteen years prior, I simply couldn’t run the mine site without it now.

– ODOD Gold, Mongolia
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