Trimble’s new Loadrite H2250 haul truck monitor
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe & International
Trimble’s new Trimble Loadrite H2250 is a haul truck monitor for rigid body haul trucks used in the aggregates extraction and process industry.
The in-cab display and sensor system is used in combination with InsightHQ cloud reporting and data analysis, a web-based management portal accessible via any browser, including mobile devices. InsightHQ consolidates live, operational information from Trimble Loadrite devices across the site, to provide near real-time productivity and performance reports for extraction, processing and load-out operations in quarries.
The H2250 system provides a near real-time reporting of haul truck production and process monitoring, and this is said to drive increased production and to limit costs. The system enables quarry managers, supervisors and operators by presenting information to monitor and improve the processes and handling of the quarry haul fleet.
“The system calculates payload data with innovative weighing algorithms that provide greater accuracy than traditional truck scales used for quarries and small mining operations,” says said Johan Smet, general manager of Trimble Loadrite.
“Secondly, it fits seamlessly into Trimble’s Connected Quarry system, providing site managers near real-time visibility across their entire operations, allowing them to see how their decisions affect operations as a whole, rather than just a single step in the process.”
H2250 productivity reports show accurate production figures removing the need for tally sheets and production estimates. The reports highlight material movement issues, such as poor haul road construction and inefficient product movements. Cycle time reports include graphical reports of haul truck activity, loading time, haul time and queuing time that show machinery availability and allow fleet managers to make improvements that affect production during the shift.
Speeding reports overlay speeding events over quarry maps to identify operator skill gaps or haul road design issues to improve machine operation, fuel consumption and reduce machine wear.
For a quick understanding of haul fleet productivity, the dashboard shows each truck’s cycle count and daily tonnage to enable managers to check their haul fleet is meeting plant demand, adjusting to changes in cycle time, product ratios etc. On screen alerts provide speeding, rollover, tray-up and overloading alerts.