Optimisation of business operations in the bulk material transportation industry is being revolutionised by innovative volumetric scanning technology.
Accurately weighing items in motion is highly specialised and achieved by only a handful of companies globally.
Trysome Auto Electrical Engineering has recently collaborated with one such company, Walz Scale USA, to bring innovative, digital solutions to the local mining and transportation industries with a big focus on real-time information monitoring.
This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa Issue 1, 2020
Every business entity that relies on weighing, strives to increase production efficiency, reduce maintenance costs and maximise on safety whilst maintaining accuracy to increase profit.
Having more accurate weight data means you can keep closer track of your payloads, obtain precise measurements of incoming and outgoing materials, and maximise the load capacity of haul trucks without overloading.
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Where accurate volume and tonnage is imperative, direct, non-contact, in-motion, volume measurement is the most accurate payload measurement available.
The Walz scanner system has been designed to interface directly with mine site data infrastructure systems. This allows for the data to be delivered to key mine site personnel, in real-time, for monitoring and analysis.
Passing beneath a laser, each haul truck bucket is scanned and referenced by advanced algorithms and sophisticated software resulting in an accurate volume estimation, generated by 2D load images. Using this method, load volumes can be calculated to within a proven and tested +/-1%.
Volumetric load scanning technology aids in the accurate monitoring of:
- Production – autonomous operation; real-time load volumes; real-time load position analysis; production alerts;
- Material density – real-time material density per load; autonomous operation; mine dispatch interface;
- Carry-back – real-time; alerts to dispatch; auto adjust for production tracking; autonomous operation
- Load optimisation – manages shovel performance; improves load optimisation, reduces maintenance costs.
This technology is poised to revolutionise the bulk material transportation industry.
Flexible weighing where you haul!
In addition to its volumetric load scanner system, Walz Scale facilitates weighing where you haul with its range of portable axle scales designed and constructed to be the industry’s most dependable, most accurate, and longest lasting heavy-duty axle scale system on the market today.
The portable axle scales will outperform and outlast most any other axle scale on the market.
These scales are built to work in your tough environments and a wide range of configurations is offered to accommodate your specific implementation needs.
There is a range of different weight capacities, power options, display and print options, pad configurations, optional removable ramps, USB interface options, terminals, transport options, and of course a range of prices to fit your budget.
The mining series of portable mining truck scales are used for earth foundations allowing mine sites to transport their scales directly to their haulage asset.
Truck scales are often integral components of a business. Whether your operation weighs just a few trucks per day or hundreds, accurate and reliable truck scale systems are integral to ensuring business efficiency and profitability.