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Trimble’s LOADRITE L3180 SmartScale

First publishedin Aggregates Business International
May June 2017
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Loadrite L3180

Trimble’s new LOADRITE L3180 SmartScale is said to significantly improve aggregates payload management. It uses weighing intelligence to analyse the load, machine and its environment using solid state sensors for more accurate, precise and faster loading.

The LOADRITE L3180 also connects machines and devices for the collection and syncing of loading data via built-in Wi-Fi and GPS connecting to the InsightHQ quarry reporting portal. InsightHQ consolidates live, operational information from Trimble LOADRITE devices on loaders, excavators and conveyors across the site, to provide near real-time productivity and performance reports for extraction, processing and load-out operations in quarries.  

Reengineered from the ground up, Trimble’s innovative, next generation loader scale platform features smarter weighing, smarter data management and a smarter interface. Intelligence in the weighing software and new hardware gives operators of all skill levels the ability to load faster and more productively than ever before.

“We took our 35 years of world-leading technical and domain expertise and challenged our team to deliver the ideal tool for the industry,” said Johan Smet, general manager of Trimble’s Aggregates Division. “The result is our most accurate and easy-to-use scale ever. Operators appreciate the confidence, independence and comfort it gives them, and managers value the cost savings and improved customer service.”

The LOADRITE L3180 offers more precise weighing in a wide range of conditions including adjusting for rough terrain, operator technique and machine movement using new weighing intelligence algorithms. The system also includes digital CAN-bus sensors for noise immunity and ground slope compensation as a standard feature.

In-cab key performance indicators (KPIs) offered with the LOADRITE L3180 include tonne/hour, tonnes and truck count to enable operators to monitor performance and achieve daily targets. When using Trimble’s cloud-based InsightHQ quarry reporting portal, personnel can gain access to site production and operator performance KPIs on a desktop or mobile devices. Data is presented in dashboard or graphical formats, including a new loadout performance heatmap, powered by built-in GPS.

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