Quarry managers can wave goodbye to tally sheets with new Loadrite H2250
The Trimble Loadrite H2250 is a haul truck monitor for rigid body trucks in aggregates extraction and process industry.
Trimble has launched the new Loadrite H2250 haul truck monitor for quarries, offering in-cab measurement and remote reporting of haul truck productivity and efficiency, allowing quarry managers to do away with time-consuming, traditional tally sheets.
Counting and recording haul truck cycles is a tedious and error-prone exercise that few operators enjoy. Fleet managers also welcome any steps that remove workload from haul truck operators to allow them to focus on safe and productive material movement. “For data-entry operators, the interpretation and alignment of paper-based tally sheets can be a complex and frustrating activity,” reasons Johan Smet, Trimble Loadrite general manager.
With that in mind, the arrival of the new Loadrite H2250 haul truck monitor from Trimble is said to signal a welcome relief from these issues. Officially launched at bauma 2016, the system is now available from selected Loadrite dealers globally.
Using the Loadrite H2250 all the haul truck productivity data is automated, saving quarry managers time and frustration from tabulating load sheets, and replacing them with accurate production figures presented in clear graphical electronic reports, according to Smet. “The H2250 provides near real-time reporting of haul truck production and process monitoring, driving increased production and limiting costs,” he says. “Now you can empower operators and make informed decisions about haul truck fleet process improvement.”
“Using the H2250 and InsightHQ, data from your Loadrite haul truck, loader, excavator, and belt scales is available all in one place, and easy access for continuous improvement. InsightHQ provides visibility to respond to issues, optimise productivity, availability and performance during the shift,” adds Smet.
For a quick understanding of haul fleet productivity, the ‘Snapshot’ dashboard shows the cycle count and daily tonnage of each truck to help managers check if their haul fleet is meeting plant demand, adjusting to changes in cycle time and product ratios.
Loadrite H2250 in detail
The Trimble Loadrite H2250 is a haul truck monitor for rigid body haul trucks in aggregates extraction and process industry. The system consists of an in-cab display and sensor system with InsightHQ cloud for reporting.
The H2250 system comprises an in-cab indicator connected to transducers and angle sensors mounted under the tray, GPS modem and antenna to transmit data back to a web-based reporting system. Trimble Loadrite technicians are able to install, set-up, calibrate the system and train staff on correct operation.
It helps quarry managers, supervisors and operators by presenting information to monitor and improve process productivity and handling of the quarry haul fleet. The Loadrite H2250 is suitable for rigid body haul trucks in the aggregates extraction industry, in both pit truck and bin truck applications.
Using measurement tools, such as a haul truck monitor, helps to identify and clearly define a range of issues that may not always be visible to even the most seasoned quarry manager. According to Trimble, customers already using the H2250 are identifying and resolving issues such as queuing, bunching, over/under-loading, tray-up truck movements, speeding, potential truck roll-over, slow/inconsistent cycle times, excessive idle time, excessive tire wear, machine under-utilisation, unplanned downtime and a lack of visibility of production data.
Equipment Africa says: This technology comes at a time when quarries are operating in difficult economic conditions calling for innovative ways of enhancing productivity at reduced costs. We believe fleet managers also welcome any steps that remove workload from haul truck operators to allow them to focus on safe and productive material movement. The gains are there for all to see.