Volumetric Payload Technology
Loadscan provides the latest in laser scanning volumetric payload technology. The Loadscan Load Volume Scanner (LVS) is a non-contact ‘drive-through’ measurement instrument for the measurement of bulk aggregates in open-tray truck and trailer units.
Scanning and measuring volume
As the target vehicle drives under the scanner, the loadscan precisely scans the load volume and creates a 3D model or ‘surface profile’. By comparing this profile with that stored on file for the same vehicle when empty, the loadscan is then able to calculate the load volume to a proven accuracy of +/- 1% or to the point of resolution which is .1m³. Each vehicle that uses the scanner is fitted with an RFID tag which identifies it as it passes under the scanner and matches it to it’s load. The maximum drive-through speed is 6km/h (3.7mph), which is roughly walking speed.
Volumetric truck measure is a standard tradable quantity within the civil construction, quarry and landscape supply industries, as well as other industries where flowable solids are carted and traded by the truck-load.
By working from volume rather than weight, a more accurate measure can be obtained. The Loadscan Load Volume Scanner literally “sees” the load, whereas volume measurement converted from the weight generated from a weighing system is commonly effected by environment factors such as moisture and varying material densities.