Portable wheel weighers are also commonly known as "truck axle scales" or sometimes "portable truck scales." Wheel weighers are designed to calculate the weight of trucks, but in most cases the load weight that a truck is carrying.
Portable wheel weighers can serve a two-fold purpose. The first is to determine the exact weight of the trucks to ensure that they're within the maximum weight limit for roadways. The second is to offer a means to calculate load weight (or payloads) of the contents in which a truck is hauling.
As a result, wheel weighers are suitable for applications in many different fields and industries, such as mining, farming, shipping and freight.
Wheel Weighers for Mining Operations
Most mining operations make use of hauling trucks with large and heavy tires. There is a constant need to weigh these vehicles to determine payload weights of the resources in which they are hauling.
For this reason, mining operations demand an accurate means for payload weighing and management. Unlike other mining truck scales, these portable wheel weighers are the most efficient in the form of investment for mining companies. Some of the reasons why they make the best choice among portable truck scales include the following:
- Wheel weighers are relative affordability: Some of the other scales that include those found in weigh stations are way too costly in relation to the expected returns. With the portable scales, it is not necessary to make constant trips to the stations. It makes it possible to save as they can also work in a broad range of terrain.
- Wheel weighers provide portability: The ability to move these scales from one location to another is amazing. This gives them an upper hand over the other scales in the industry. They are able to weigh when the trucks are both on-road and off-road. Therefore, they provide a high level of consistency in terms of ensuring that the truck safety regulations are observed at all times.
- Flawless scale design: Wheel weighers are developed in a unique design that gives them the ability to weigh huge OTR tires. Wheel weighers are constructed with an oversize that offers them greater ability to weigh the tracks off road at whichever location of your choice.
The mining industry is among those that bring in huge amounts of return and wealth to many areas. Taking part in the activities in this industry is bound to be a huge investment. Owing to this, highly innovative and technologically advanced machinery should be used for efficiency and accuracy.
One of these is the portable wheel weighers that help in reducing the inconveniences of having to weigh the huge vehicles and the tires at designated places. As such, they are among the best scales for mining sites since they ensure that the work continues smoothly at whatever stage of the production.
In various mining-related industries, a conveyor belt scale can offer one of the most significant assets for the payload measurement and management process. Since most mining operations involve the relocation of resources and materials from the extraction point to a final load stage, weighing efficiency is a key objective.
For improved production and throughput during the relocation and weighing process, a conveyor belt scale system offers an effective alternative. Compared to static weighing scales, conveyor belt scales allow in-motion weighing of materials during the relocation process. This takes eliminates one cumbersome step from the process, helping mining companies establish a more cost-efficient operation.
Features of Pfeundt Conveyor Belt Scales for Mining
Pfeundt conveyor belt scales offer a wide range of features. In addition to providing exceptional accuracy, mining operations can take advantage of:
- Simple and fast set-up and easy to use operation
- Optimized internal data memory that stores daily totals
- Modular construction for optimal accuracy and minimal
- Easy to use illuminated display interface
- Target weight input and relay for target comparisons
Pfeundt conveyor belt scale systems provides highly accurate measurements by leveraging an advanced system that considers conveyor belt speeds, wheel weights, and other variables. These systems offer incredible value to mining companies and other industrial-based applications.
To learn more about conveyor belt scales for mining, visit Walz Scale, a company that offers custom integrated Pfeundt conveyor belt scales.
An accurate and dependable load scanner can be mining operators best friend. Enabling users to better manage and track haulage assets, load scanner systems are paramount for effective payload management in the mining industry.
In this article, we delve into the highly-rated, top load scanner system for mining companies. That is, the best-in-class Volumetric Load Scanner developed by Walz Scale.
The Volumetric Load Scanner by Walz Scale
The Volumetric Load Scanner is unlike other forms of load scanning technology. This tool delivers a powerful means to accurately calculate load volumes without weighing metrics and other costly technologies.
Designed specifically for cost-sensitive mining operations, the Volumetric Load Scanner can be easily equipped to virtually any application or payload management process. To get a glimps of the system in action, check out the video below.
The load scanner system by Walz Scale generates high definition 3D images of the load. These 3D images enable operators to manage truck loads and track details like: load position, material compaction, spillage and carry back monitoring.
Tracking & Reporting Capabilities
The Volumetric Load Scanner is integrated with Walz Scale's Payload Pro Operating System. This computer platform (which can be used on a number of devices) provides real-time data, allowing operators to leverage the tools necessary to manage their truck loads.
Additionally, users can take advantage of custom reporting features with the Volumetric Load Scanning System. Load tickets can be automatically generated, printed, emailed or uploaded to your web-based account (cloud).
To learn more about Volumetric Load Scanner by Walz Scale, click here to view the page on this product.
As the golden standard for years in the mining industry, weighing payloads was done with an isolated scale system. Not only did having one scale (or a possibly several depending on the operation) cause inefficiencies in mining truck logistics, but such weighing systems were costly in many respects.
PFREUNDT is a company that has developed an ingenious form of weighing technology that's offered a modern solution. PFREUNDT specializes in mobile, onboard weighing systems or onboard truck scale technology which can integrated on various types of mining equipment (like conveyor belts, rope shovels, backhoe loaders, haul trucks, and more.) Once fitted on the truck or piece of equipment, PFREUNDT's onboard scale systems can measure the weight of each load while the unit is in-motion.
With the efficiencies gained from PFREUNDT technology, the payload weighing and management process can be both faster and cheaper for mining companies. Learn more below about PFREUNDT onboard weighing systems, or visit Walz Onboard a branch of our parent company Walz Scale uses PFREUNDT for its onboard scales.
Advantages of PFREUNDT Weighing Technology
PFREUNDT weighing technology offers numerous benefits for mining companies, in addition to other businesses in logistics, farming and agriculture. Below we go in-depth with the features and benefits of PFREUNDT systems.
PFREUNDT weighing systems are often integrated with software platforms like Payload Pro Software or Yield Pro Software which is viewable on PC's, tablets, and other mobile devices. This enables easy web-based access to instantly monitor, track, and analyze data. Less advanced PFREUNDT systems can be equipped with basic digital monitor units that show measurements and other information.
Real Time Measurement
Meeting specific load weight objectives or being within certain limitations is better achieved with onboard weighing capabilities. Onboard systems eliminate the need for post-load correction as truck operators are able to view load measurement data in real time.
Save Money & Time
As previously mentioned, the weighing systems of the past incur higher expenses in many different ways. Large-scale mining sites that still operate with isolated scales have a lot to gain with onboard weighing technology. At the end of the day, users of PFREUNDT-based weighing systems can save a significant amount of time and money.
Managing payloads on mining equipment in remote locations can be very difficult if not impossible. Caterpillar looks to Walz to develop an ultra portable weighing system for managing truck payloads in remote global locations.
Walz Scale develops our AXW-M series of portable weighing pads. These portable weighing pads are built entirely of aluminum and provide accurate weights on vehicle axles up to 44 tons. Used primarily for articulated and underground mining trucks, these scales are fully portable and can moved by hand.
With the portable scale systems developed by Walz Scale, Caterpillar can take advantage of many benefits, including:
- Aluminum Construction
- Fully Portable
- Static & In-Motion Weighing
- Battery Operation
Mining operations look to Walz to develop a solution for monitoring carry back on large mining trucks. The ability to catch and regulate carry back can pay big dividends to increase mine site production.
Walz Scale develops a 3D load scanning tool for real time monitoring of mining truck bodies and trays. This new technology provides high definition 3D images for mine dispatch.
With the carry back monitoring system designed by Walz Scale, customers can realize many advantages.
- In-Motion Scanning
- 3D Images
- Real Time Data
Volume Load Scanner for Load Position Monitoring
Managing load position in mining truck beds can be a very difficult task. Proper loading is imperative to maintain accurate load distribution and reducing machine component damage. Mining operators need an accurate and seamlessly integrative volume load scanner system to help optimize the management truck bed load positions.
Walz Scale develops a 3D imagery system (voluem load scanner) to scan loaded mining truck body's and trays in motion. This volume load scanner system incorporate new laser technology that provides real time feedback to dispatch and shovel operators.
With the 3D volume load scanner system engineered by Walz Scale, customers can realize many advantages.
- In-Motion Load Scanning
- 3D Load Images
- Real Time Data
The commissioning of new trucks and maintaining accurate empty weight measurement can be very difficult on large mining trucks. Maintaining accurate empty weights are are however extremely important in managing proper carried payloads.
Walz Scale develops a saddle scale system for jack stands. The jack stand scale enables mine sites to use their existing hydraulic jack or lift stands to capture extremely accurate empty vehicle weights.
With the portable jack stand scales engineered by Walz Scale, customers can realize many advantages.
- Capture Accurate Empty Vehicle Weights
- Portable Design
- Use Your Existing Lift Stands
- Simple to Use
OTR Tire Manufactures, OTR Truck Manufacturers and Large Mining Operations look to Walz to develop a scale system that can be transported easily from site to site, allowing for weighing of Ultra Class Trucks.
Walz Scale designs and builds the AXM Series of portable mining axle scales, with capacities up to 1000 Tons per axle. These portable axle scales allow for easy transport and weighing of mining trucks up to ultra class, and provide superior accuracies and technology advantages.
As a result of the AXM series of portable axle scale systems put in place by Walz Scale, the customer realized the following benefits:
- Fully Portable
- Light Weight
- Low Profile
- Capacities up to 1000T
- Fully Digital
- Field Tested & Proven
Large mining operation looks to Walz to develop a solution that allows them to verify the accuracy and re-calibrate the scale systems on their Liebherr T282 and Komatsu 960 mining trucks.
Walz develops a permanent axle scale system with the capacity required to handle the weighing of ultra class trucks.
This new mining scale system allows for extremely accurate weighing in static and dynamic operation.
As a result of the permanent axle scale system design by Walz Scale, the mining operation realized the following benefits:
- Extreme Accuracy
- Static & Dynamic Operation
- Low Maintenance
- Real Time Interface to Mine Dispatch
View more mining scale solutions at WalzScale.com.