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LVS devices are successfully operated on a full spectrum of truck and trailer designs including on-road truck and trailers.
LVS devices are successfully operated on a full spectrum of truck and trailer designs including on-road truck and trailers.

Selling, measuring in volume

An aggregate operation has turned to laser scanning and RFID technologies to ensure the right volumes of its raw materials are leaving the gate on time and to budget.

J McKinnon Development, based in Greater Central Florida, USA, operates several sand pits and relies on load management solutions provider Loadscan to accurately track every metre of sand that leaves its sites.

Loadscan’s Load Volume Scanner (LVS) system utilises laser scanning and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies combined with software that creates 3D model images of trucks to measure the exact volume of the material loaded in a truck or trailer bin.

Lawson Lamar, the vice president of J McKinnon, enjoys the simplicity and convenience of Loadscan.

“With Loadscan we’re getting an accurate volume and we can represent exactly what we’ve loaded on that truck, nothing more, nothing less,” Lamar said. “We sell in volume, we should measure in volume. That’s exactly what we’re doing with Loadscan.”

"With Loadscan we’re getting an accurate volume and we can represent exactly what we’ve loaded on that truck, nothing more, nothing less,"
Lawson Lamar, Vice President of J McKinnon

Load volumes are traditionally computed from bulk densities (mass/volume ratios), but this method can be inaccurate. It is also labour-intensive and time-consuming for the contractor that receives product purchased by volume measure to manually level and check each truck load.

“Prior to Loadscan, we were counting carbon copy tickets, scanning and recording them into Excel,” Lamar said. “This was an extremely time-consuming process. Loadscan has taken what used to be hours and streamlined it down to mere minutes.

“Loadscan has become an essential tool in our operation, as essential as the loaders that are loading our material. It’s been an essential marketing tool. Our consumers know they’re paying for what they’re getting and nothing more or less.

“All of our Loadscans are connected wirelessly to our overview software. I can be anywhere and see each one of our locations, what our load count is for the day and how we’re actually loading those trucks.”

The Loadscan LVS scanner systems are available in portable, semi-portable and fixed gantry models to best suit the producer’s application. The range of measurable load materials and truck types has been extended. LVS devices are successfully operated on a full spectrum of truck and trailer designs including on-road truck and trailers, semi-trailers and centre-dumpers, as well as off-road articulated dumpers and haul trucks.

According to Loadscan, the components used in the LVS system are of the highest quality on the market and are the only lasers available that pass the stringent metrological and accuracy testing required for trade approval with a tested and proven accuracy of +/- 1%.

Loadscan is headquartered in Hamilton, New Zealand, with an Australian sales representative based on the east coast.

Source: Loadscan




















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