Trimble introduce Loadrite H2250 haul truck monitor
In-cab monitor provides remote reporting of rigid haul truck productivity and efficiency
TRIMBLE have introduced the Trimble Loadrite H2250 haul truck monitor for rigid-body haulage trucks used in the aggregates extraction and processing industry. The H2250 is an in-cab display and sensor system that is used in combination with InsightHQ cloud reporting and data analysis.
InsightHQ is a web-based management portal accessible via any browser, including mobile devices. It consolidates live, operational information from Trimble Loadrite devices, to provide near real-time productivity and performance reports for extraction, processing and load-out operations in quarries.
The H2250 provides automatic haul truck load counting and payload measurement typically within ±3% accuracy. It also features near real-time production reporting, truck-speed monitoring, cycle-time analysis and location-based material tracking.
Using data from the H2250, fleet managers can empower operators to make informed decisions for haul truck process improvements. Benefits include lowering transport costs by optimizing payload, reducing cycle times and supporting safe operation of haul trucks.
‘Trimble’s haul truck monitoring system is unique to the industry,’ said Johan Smet, general manager of Trimble Loadrite. ‘The system calculates payload data with innovative weighing algorithms that provide greater accuracy than traditional truck scales used for quarries and small mining operations.
‘Moreover, it fits seamlessly into Trimble’s Connected Quarry system, providing site managers with near real-time visibility across their entire operations, allowing them to see how their decisions affect operations as a whole, rather than just a single step in the process.
‘The haul truck monitoring system underscores Trimble’s holistic approach to operations management. It also demonstrates our commitment to developing tools that can transform the way the aggregates industry works.’
H2250 productivity reports show accurate production figures removing the need for tally sheets and production estimates. The reports highlight material movement issues, such as poor haul road construction and inefficient product movements.
Cycle-time reports include graphical reports of haul truck activity, loading time, haul time and queuing time that show machinery availability and allow fleet managers to make improvements that affect production during the shift.
Speeding reports overlay speeding events over quarry maps to identify operator skill gaps or haul road design issues, to improve machine operation, fuel consumption and reduce machine wear.
For a quick understanding of haul fleet productivity, the dashboard shows each truck’s cycle count and daily tonnage to allow managers to check their haul fleet is meeting plant demand, adjusting to changes in cycle time, product ratios etc, whilst on-screen alerts provide speeding, roll-over, body-up and overloading alerts.