Loadscan’s Load Volume Scanners Solve Major Measurement Problems

Loadscan’s advanced measurement solutions are satisfying growing global demand for reliable and accurate load measurement across a range of increasingly challenging civil construction and mining operations. Accurate volume accounting, optimised truck loading, lower cost-per-tonne of material hauled, improved productivity and increased profits are some of the key benefits being delivered to customers.

What is load volume scanning?
The Loadscan Load Volume Scanner (LVS) system utilizes eye-safe laser scanning technology combined with proprietary Loadscan software and algorithms to measure the volume of material loaded into a truck bin. With the LVS system you’ll accurately measure actual volume and not a converted weight estimate, eliminating supply and delivery arguments.The main issues the LVS solves are:

  • Underloading
  • Inaccurate bulking and compaction factors
  • Paying for material never received
  • Managing carryback

Underloading
Underloaded trucks can significantly increase operating costs (it’s not uncommon to see underloading factors between 5% and 15%, and in extreme cases as high as 20%). 3D scan images of every load are automatically generated. These help to identify poor loading practices and assist in coaching and training loader operators.

Knowing that you’re accurately measuring and optimising truck capacity enables you to be more confident when preparing project bids, and ensures that the value of every contract is maximised.

Loadscan’s Load Volume ScannersAutomatically generated 3D scans indicate load status


Inaccurate bulking and compaction factors
Commonly-used bulking and compaction factor charts provide generic estimates, and don’t necessarily reflect the actual state of the material being excavated. Incorrectly estimated or misunderstood factors can add significant costs to a project due to material measurement inaccuracies. The Loadscan LVS measures actual volume, not a converted weight estimate.

Paying for material never received
If you purchase or supply construction materials in cubic volume then it makes sense to manage and account for infill delivered to site using a common method, because disputes over supply can be frustrating, time consuming and expensive.

Traditional methods of determining truck load volumes, including converting from weight, counting loader buckets, or simply counting trucks, are inaccurate and contribute to supply disputes. Survey quantities don’t account for bulking factors in material loaded into a truck from a cut, nor compaction of the material when it’s unloaded at a fill site.

Managing carryback
Carryback is a common problem wherever material is being shifted and can seriously impact productivity. By scanning all loads with the Loadscan LVS, carryback is quickly identified through data shown on the message board and can be removed from the bin and from load tallies.

Loadscan offers a range of scanner options to suit all project and application requirements. The most common configurations are:

  • Fixed mount for permanent locations
  • Trailer mount units for short-term projects or multiple locations
  • Portable units for longer projects
  • Custom fitment for underground mine portals and large dumpers
Loadscan’s Load Volume ScannersLoadscan’s range of system options for civil and mining

Over 20 years ago Loadscan invented and patented the original load volume scanner, and since then have been the market leader in providing certified accurate and reliable load information. Loadscan is the only volumetric scanning manufacturer with internationally recognised Weights and Measurement Certifications. It ensures that when we measure your load you can be confident it’s absolutely accurate to +/-1%.

Find out more about Loadscan’s measurement solutions – visit Loadscan.com.



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    Over 20 years ago Loadscan invented and patented the original  load volume scanner, and since then we have been the market leader in providing certified* accurate and reliable load information. Loadscan is the only volumetric scanning manufacturer with internationally recognised Weights and Measurement Certifications*, which ensures that when we measure loads you can be confident they are absolutely accurate to +/-1%. 

    Our advanced volume scanning and measurement systems provide the detailed insights necessary for mines to optimise production loading and throughput. Our business is about improving the profitability of our global customer base, and our load scanning technology is enabling substantially improved operational and financial performance for forward-thinking mines across the world.

    If there are loads to be measured, no matter where you are, you can rely on Loadscan.  Because no-one does it more accurately than us.