“Newmont Waihi Gold mine has been enjoying increased efficiency ever since a Loadscan load volume scanner became part of operations late last year. — Charlie Gawith, Underground Manager, Newmont Waihi Gold
OceanaGold is thrilled with the results from a load volume scanner. With a strong presence in the Philippines, New Zealand and United States, the global gold mining company has enjoyed increased efficiency thanks to Loadscan.
Charlie Gawith, underground manager at Newmont Waihi Gold said “A 10 per cent increase in truck factors has been noticed since the Loadscan system was introduced.”
“This is a case of 10 per cent more rock being moved for the same cost. A ten per cent increase in total movement in a year is a huge increase in efficiency. It means trucking costs are effectively being reduced by 10 per cent in a year and that is significant.”
The Loadscan load profiling system gives real-time data, including live 3D imaging, of every load so
fill factors and correct loading can be monitored. It provides an exact picture (with +/- 1% accuracy)
of the quantity of material being extracted/hauled and scanning trucks on their return route will allow mines to monitor (and manage) wasteful haul-back.