Trimble, Sunnyvale, California, and Doosan Infracore North America LLC, Suwanee, Georgia, have announced the availability of the Trimble Loadrite L3180 SmartScale as an option on Doosan wheel loaders.
The Loadrite L3180 SmartScale uses weighing intelligence and solid-state sensors for more accurate and faster loading, the companies say. It also connects machines and devices for the collection and syncing of data via the built-in WiFi to InsightHQ reporting portal. InsightHQ consolidates live operational information from Trimble Loadrite devices on loaders, excavators and conveyors across the site to provide near real-time productivity and performance reports for extraction, processing and load-out operations.
Reengineered from the ground up, Trimble's loader scale platform features smarter weighing, smarter data management and a smarter interface, according to the company. Intelligence in the weighing software and new hardware also have been designed to give operators the ability to load the machine faster and more productively.
“Our Doosan wheel loader customers will benefit greatly from the new option, helping them do their work more precisely to improve their overall productivity,” Bill Zak, wheel loader product specialist at Doosan Infracore North America, says. “This type of technology demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide our Doosan dealers and customers with state-of-the-art equipment options.”
“With Trimble and Doosan working together, we make the ordering process easier for our contractors and aggregate producers,” Johan Smet, general manager of Trimble’s aggregates division, says. “Trimble Loadrite onboard weighing technology on Doosan loaders helps our customers move more material each day.”
Additional features include:
- More precise weighing in a wide range of conditions, including adjusting for rough terrain, operator technique and machine movement using new weighing intelligence. The system also features digital CAN-bus sensors for noise immunity and ground slope compensation as standard.
- In-cab key performance indicators (KPIs), including tons per hour and tons and truck count to enable operators to monitor performance and achieve daily targets. When using Trimble’s cloud-based InsightHQ quarry reporting portal, personnel can gain access to site production and operator performance KPIs on desktop or mobile devices. Data is presented in dashboard or graphical formats, including a new loadout performance heatmap, powered by built-in GPS. The system caches data locally and then syncs it with InsightHQ.
- A 5.7-inch touchscreen display, which is twice the size of previous generation scales. Colorful graphics, cleaner interface design and the new touchscreen allow for faster menu navigation and interaction. New loading information detail can be customized on the interface by each operator to match their workflow and make it easier to see the right information for maximum productivity.