Loadtech’s exhibit at this year’s Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA) Conference casts the spotlight on mining efficiency, sales director Glen Webster tells Quarrying Africa. This year’s IQSA Conference is held at the Kopanong Hotel & Conference Centre in Benoni, Gauteng, from March 16 to 17.
Loadtech, a leader in load weighing systems, is exhibiting a range of its market-leading technologies. At a time when the quarrying industry anticipates a positive business cycle, the Loadrite L3180 Smart Scale, launched locally some two years ago, ushers in a new era in load weighing systems.
Webster notes that the next generation L3180 loader scale is the company’s best yet, changing the game in the industry by being able to adjust for rough terrain, technique and movement so new and skilled operators can load with greater accuracy, precision and speed.
The Loadrite L3180 SmartScale uses weighing intelligence and solid-state sensors for more accurate, precise and faster loading. It also connects machines and devices for the collection and syncing of data via the built-in WiFi to the InsightHQ reporting portal. When using Trimble’s cloud based InsightHQ quarry reporting portal, personnel can gain access to site production and operator performance KPIs on desktop or mobile devices.
On display is also the new dashboard of InsightHQ reporting portal. Easy-to-use reporting helps track daily operations and major process change management. Simple graphs help quickly identify bottlenecks and workflow issues.
“Fixed and mobile equipment are a major investment and efficient use of these assets is key to maximising profits. Given that the precise determination of the weight of products being carried at quarries is a crucial parameter in the daily functions of operations, it is essential to adopt efficient and accurate on-board weighing solutions,” concludes Webster.