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Weighing system aids monitoring loading and hauling operations

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
2009 May June
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Loadrite's LMS system
Loadrite's LMS system enables quarries to monitor loading and hauling operations
New Zealand-based Actronic Technologies launched a new version of its Loadrite management system at this year's Intermat. According to Actronic, the latest update of the Loadout Management System provides users with greater visibility of the aggregate loading operations.

"If you can see what your loaders are doing, you can better manage them and therefore increase their productivity and reduce their maintenance costs. That's exactly what the Loadout Management System is designed to do in real-time," said Loadrite productivity solutions business unit manager Brent O'Meagher.

The system uses radio modems and in-cab displays to connect the wheeled loaders operating in the quarry to the weighbridge ticketing system. The system keeps the loader operators informed about which trucks are waiting and confirms details of what product each requires.

The system also allows owners to track the movement of the machines, which the company claims makes it a sophisticated production management tool. According to Actronic, this enables actual machine use to be logged so that maintenance can be better planned.

Other advantages claimed by the company are the removal of manual data entry and improved customer billing.

The company has also added a belt conveyor weighing system,

C-weigh, and a new version of its wheeled loader system, L-2180.

"The L-2180 is a revolutionary development," said Loadrite EMEA business manager John Vaassen. "It is a lot more powerful than previous versions in terms of the number of calculations it can carry out per second and also the compensation for friction and temperature, which means that the weighing operations are repeatable in any conditions." The new version also includes compensation for working on slopes. "These new features mean that the weighing can be carried out dynamically so the scales can fit with our customer's work and not the other way around," said Vaassen.

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