New WeighbridgesMay 1, 2019
Innovation, King Vol, Mungana, Weighbridges
The first of our new weighbridges with load scanning capability were installed at our King Vol and Mungana sites in January and February.
The two new dynamic weighbridges are the first of three with load scanners; the third will be installed at the Thalanga operations.
The weighbridges have the ability to scan and weigh the full and empty truck weights for every cycle, record the weights and the cycle times, and then upload the data to our WebBAR production database to assist in accurate claim preparation.
This capability is particularly valuable at sites with a high variability in ore and waste density as our haulage is often paid for in tonne-kilometres. The weighbridges also provide haulage efficiencies as they can record the data without needing the trucks to stop.
The fourth new weighbridge is planned for Woodlawn. With our existing weighbridge at Hera, this will increase our fleet to a total of five dynamic weighbridges.