Optimise mine performance with accurate payload information

Underloading and carryback are some of the biggest issues impacting cost-per-ton-hauled. Load Volume Scanning allows you to optimise every load, thereby increasing trucking factors, reducing cost-per-ton-hauled, and improving profits.

Underloading could be costing you a fortune!

Underloading requires additional truck movements to shift the same amount of material, increasing costs and reducing profits.

Our expertise in mining and technology enables us to help mines maximise productivity by optimising every load, thereby increasing trucking factors and improving profits.

Our load volume scanner accurately measures all loads and automatically generates 3D scan images that clearly indicate underloading, enabling corrective action (including operator training and coaching) to be taken.

Loaded to capacity
40 tonne payload = 22.2m³
= 10,000 truck loads

Slightly underloaded
34.5 tonne payload = 19.2m³
= 11,594 truck loads

Underloading requires 1,594 additional truck loads

An example of Sandvik TH540 to shift 400,000 tonne material
(Based on density factor of 1.8)

Underloading could be costing you a fortune!

Underloading requires additional truck movements to shift the same amount of material, increasing costs and reducing profits.

Our expertise in mining and technology enables us to help mines maximise productivity by optimising every load, thereby increasing trucking factors and improving profits.

Our load volume scanner accurately measures all loads and automatically generates 3D scan images that clearly indicate underloading, enabling corrective action (including operator training and coaching) to be taken.

Loaded to capacity
40 tonne payload = 22.2m³
= 10,000 truck loads

Slightly underloaded
34.5 tonne payload = 19.2m³
= 11,594 truck loads

Underloading requires 1,594 additional truck loads

An example of Sandvik TH540 to shift 400,000 tonne material
(Based on density factor of 1.8)

Stated volumes were over-reported by 13.7% when measured against actual load volumes scanned with the MPS.

After implementing the MPS, actual loaded volumes increased by 15.8%.

Operator console and message board indicate underloading with bold visual warning indicators.

Managing carryback to improve operations

Our surface and underground mining technology helps to reduce carryback, a common problem wherever material is being shifted which can seriously impact productivity.

By scanning all loads with the Loadscan MPS, carryback out of the mine is accounted for and can be deducted from shift tallies, improving accuracy of actual loads shifted.

In addition, carryback can immediately be identified through data and alerts on the message board, enabling removal from the bin.

Managing carryback to improve operations

Our surface and underground mining technology helps to reduce carryback, a common problem wherever material is being shifted which can seriously impact productivity.

By scanning all loads with the Loadscan MPS, carryback out of the mine is accounted for and can be deducted from shift tallies, improving accuracy of actual loads shifted.

In addition, carryback can immediately be identified through data and alerts on the message board, enabling removal from the bin.

LED message boards indicate amount of material left in the bin. Once the set threshold is exceeded, the driver is alerted with a warning indicator and can have the bin scraped out to remove carryback.
Visual warning indicators are displayed in real-time on the operator console and Overview screen.

“Loadscan has been helpful to improve operational performance by managing carryback to reveal our true shift tally. We can now accurately calculate net volumes delivered for processing. Time is also saved by minimising paperwork, there’s no manual data entry, driver records or after-shift record sorting.”

Pavan Kaushik — Vice President, Hindustan Zinc
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