RDS launches LOADEX 100 at HILLHEAD 2014

Making its UK market debut at Hillhead 2014, LOADEX 100 is a retrofittable scale installed on both tracked and wheeled 360 degree excavators and material handling machines to weigh the amount of material in the bucket, grab or clamshell.

A minimum of two pressure sensors are installed into the hydraulic lift system.

The pressure signals are captured, filtered and corrected by measurements taken by an inclinometer. Slope corrections are made from another inclination sensor on the chassis.

Dipper arm position is established by a mechanical angle sensor mounted on the boom to dipper arm pivot. This provides fast and precise dipper arm angle measurement that is not affected by inertia g-forces or acceleration effects.

Oil temperature compensation can be provided by a clamp on temperature sensor.

Ultrasonic technology provides accurate bucket position compensation.

The final calculation is sent via CAN protocol to the LOADEX 100 cabin terminal. Load and store information is saved in the terminal where it can be distributed to an in-cab printer, modem or internal SD flash card.

Also making its HILLHEAD debut is the new LOADMASTER α100 on-board weighing scale for wheeled loaders. This is a CAN based system combining cutting edge sensor technology and signal processing techniques to provide precise bucket weight information.

Designed to operate within the fastest loading environments and toughest of conditions, LOADMASTER α100 reduces cycle times and maximises tons per hour performance.
It also allows loading correctly first time.

The new LOADMASTER α100 uses a 7" colour, resistive touch screen display and additional physical keys providing a modern and ergonomic operator interface.

Suitable for use with up to 10 different attachments e.g. buckets or forks, the system can be retrofitted onto wheeled, telescopic and tractor type loaders.

The system continually measures hydraulic pressure using up to 4 sensors. The signals are captured and filtered through a weighing 'arc' provided by inclination sensors measuring the angle of the main boom.

All signals are processed in the RDS Smart Box and the resultant weight calculation is sent to the terminal mounted in the cabin.

SQL database capability with up to 8 reference fields providing virtually unlimited inputs of products, customers, trucks, hauliers, locations, destinations, mix blends and notes. There is a blend facility with an infinite number of mixes and products.

GPRS or Wi-Fi connectivity provides one or two-way communication with the back office to send and receive job information.

Video input for switching head unit into reversing camera mode removes the need for additional screen, releasing valuable cab space.

For smaller loaders and skid-steers, RDS offers the WEIGHLOG α10, which also benefits from a colour touch screen display. This instrument is a user friendly on-board weighing system which provides precise bucket and total load results, allowing stock management and check-weighing operations to be controlled more effectively.

For more information on on-board weighing and data handling visit us at stand N12.

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