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The Value in Payload Management Systems for Mining & Industrial Weighing Operations

Posted June 17, 2013 12:00 AM by TylerT

Effective management of payloads demands a high level of accuracy and reliability. Advancements in technologies have made weighing various payloads extremely efficient and dependable.

In addition to heavy-duty truck and mining scales themselves, payload management systems are becoming an essential tool to accurately weigh payloads for many different applications.

Below we delve into further detail on how mining, trucking, and other industrials operations that depend on payload weighing can benefit from such systems and software applications.

Where Payload Weighing is Most Prevalent

Managing payloads is most common in large scale weighing operations, particularly in mining and trucking industries that use heavy equipment loaders. These heavy-duty trucks and loaders, which are responsible for extracting and transporting materials, are often equipped with onboard scales.

In addition to mining and trucking industries, other operations (such as automobile and small-scale equipment manufacturers) make use of portable weighing scales that can be transported to different sites. In both on-site and portable scale systems, payload management systems can be utilized for more precise weighing, analysis, and many other advanced features.

Advantages of Payload Management Systems

Payload management systems enable engineers to effectively cope with the technical issues in the event of payload reconfiguration and variation among loaders, trucks, and other transporters.

Such software and applications helps with a number of tasks, such as:

  • The visualization of new areas of material extraction and coverage
  • New payload configuration after transmission plans are altered
  • The provision of satellite re-pointing in advanced operations

Some payload management systems can also provide capabilities in image data manipulation, annotation and measuring and payload diagnostics. Some of the features can be integrated with Smartphone applications for optimal convenience.

In essence, these types of systems offer a wide range of features and capabilities that are designed for onboard truck scales, loader scales, and various other forms of mining equipment. Additionally, payload management has been well-integrated in material handling operations, particular ally those focusing on scrap handling, timber transport, waste recycling, mining and quarrying. This makes the utilization and value of payload management software essential for a number of applications.

Editor's Note: This article was produced by Tyler Tafelsky of Walz Scale, a leader in payload management solutions and industrial weighing systems.

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