Industrial weighing machines are used to make sure that haul trucks only carry loads that are within their permitted weight limits. Overloading the haul trucks puts safety in a mining site at risk, which compromises the safety of the miners as well. Overloading trucks on a regular basis compromises the structure of a truck putting it under severe stress.
The following are reasons sector players like Barrick Gold Corporation (TSX: ABX) (NYSE: GOLD) should utilize weighing scales in mining sites.
By following payload compliance protocols, mining companies can grow their production output. Industrial weighing machines allow operators to stack units within the hauling trucks’ weight range.
Loading and hauling operators must ensure that they keep track of the remaining tons-to-target showing on the scale’s real-time dashboard. The data is synchronized between the dispatcher and the units. This makes sure that the trucks are loaded correctly and within their payload limits, thus avoiding structural damage as well as accidents.
Reduces Operation Time
Introducing weighing scales in operations also reduces operation time. Normally, overloaded trucks require extra time to unload, which is essentially time wastage, especially if it happens on a regular basis. This in turn increases operation time.
Advanced truck weighing scales decrease workers’ operation time. This time can be utilized better in other areas, such as in sorting out or troubleshooting malfunctions.
Helps Improve Return on Investment
Industrial machine weighing scales also aid in increasing operation efficiency while decreasing losses, therefore increasing return on investment. The machine’s ability to convey information reliably to operators determines return on investment. The data is then used to make the needed adjustments to the production process.
Installing truck scales aboard trucks may promote cost-effective operations and also improve operational efficiency. This in turn, improves the return on investment.
Extends Equipment Usability
Overloading haul trucks compromises the truck’s lifespan, in terms of its tires, body and components. Industrial scales make sure that the haul trucks only carry cargo within their allowed weight. This extends the life of the truck, in terms of usability.
To help in the managing of mining equipment, companies may link their mining management systems with weighing scales. The data collected by the system helps to identify overloaded haul trucks, as well as to pick out trucks experiencing recurrent tire blowouts, engine overheating or excessive tire wear.
Decreases Fuel Usage
Weighing scales that are fitted onto fleet management systems help decrease fuel usage. The scales do this by calculating the locations and optimal times for hauling units to move for fuel. It factors in break times for meals, shift changes and other breaks in the production process.
In addition to this, the system oversees the lineup of hauling units at the fueling stations and decreases wait times using the operational data gathered. This feature also automatically sends haul trucks to spots with the shortest queues.
These enhancements to operations increase operating hours in mines while allowing minimization of one’s carbon footprint and the cutting down of energy usage.
In conclusion, it’s clear from the above that overloading haul trucks is inefficient and costly as this increases maintenance costs at mining sites. Overloading also leads to damaged road surfaces as well as premature failure or unplanned downtime at sites. The implementation of quality industrial truck scales removes the possibility of these issues occurring and decreases maintenance costs.
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