What is the worth of a full truck load? Sandvik Integrated Weighing System boosts efficiency
Sandvik solution for optimizing truck loads, the Integrated Weighing System (IWS), supports productivity by offering accurate real-time payload data for load and haul equipment operators. Using the IWS ensures full utilization of the truck’s payload capacity, every cycle.
The Sandvik Integrated Weighing System IWS is an excellent tool for monitoring efficiency, planning operations and improving fleet performance. The IWS enables the truck operator to monitor the truck payload in real time, already at the loading point. During loading, the truck operator can see on the system screen the exact weight of the rock material in the box. Simultaneously, the loader operator is guided with “traffic lights” on top of the truck, indicating if there is still free capacity left, or if the optimal load is reached. These features help to achieve a full truck load every cycle, avoiding under or over load, all resulting in more efficient operations and maintenance benefits. At the other end, the IWS helps to ensure that the box is empty, and thus minimize carry-back. The log files that the IWS creates, can be transferred through My Sandvik Digital Services Knowledge BoxTM for further analyses, or extracted into a USB stick.
“Utilizing the full capacity of the truck, every cycle, has an enormous effect on total efficiency of the mine operations. Without the IWS, even a small drop in payload can result in a significant loss of shift production,” says Wayne Scrivens, VP Product Line Load and Haul, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. “From the equipment technical point of view, what makes the Sandvik IWS special is that the system is truly integrated into the equipment control system: no need for adding on any wires, sensors or other components; IWS is an integral part of the intelligence,” he continues.
The IWS is an option that is currently available for Sandvik truck models Sandvik TH430, Sandvik TH545i, Sandvik TH551i, and Sandvik TH663i. Also retrofitting to other models is possible.
Turku, Finland, August 13, 2018
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2017, the Group had approximately 43,000 employees and sales of 91 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition. In 2017, sales were approximately 37 billion SEK with about 15,000 employees in continuing operations.