As the target vehicle drives under the scanner, the LVS precisely scans the load and creates a 3D model or “surface profile”. By comparing this profile with that stored on file for the same vehicle when empty, the LVS is then able to calculate the load volume to a proven accuracy of +/- 1% or to the point of resolution which is .1m³.
All the mining trucks in Hindustan’s fleet are fitted with RFID tags, allowing their LVS’ (which feature tag readers) to automatically identify each truck it as it passes under the scanner and match it to its load.
“Loadscan has been helpful to improve operational performance by managing haul-back to reveal our true shift tally. We can now accurately calculate net volumes delivered for processing. Time is also saved by minimizing paperwork, there’s no manual data entry, driver records or after-shift record sorting.
Production gains have also been achieved for Hindustan due to increased trucking factors. We’ve achieved lower cost per tonne of material hauled, optimising truck loading and improving productivity.”
said Pavan Kaushik, Vice President and Head of Corporate Communication, Hindustan Zinc.
By working from volume rather than weight, Hindustan obtain a more accurate measure of their materials. The LVS 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.
The custom mount head on the LVS-3CMX was the perfect option for the various sites due to it being able to be mounted virtually anywhere, either directly, or by custom mount. This makes it great for attaching on mining portals, tunnels or for attaching to the side of buildings. The Loadscan LVS custom mount truck measurement units can be hard wired to a site office or run via a dedicated Loadscan kiosk.
The Loadscan LVS-3BMP is the portable option, perfect for large or long-term portable truck measurement projects where there may be the need to move the load scanning location. The unit is mounted on a precast concrete mounting block making it easy to move around site by forklift or by lifting from its mounting points.
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