Trimble LAUNCHES AI-powered load scale FOR wheel loaders

Trimble’s L3180 SmartScale is an option in the northern hemisphere on Hitachi’s ZW250-6 wheel loader

Hitachi’s ZW250-6 is among the company’s wheel loaders that offers Trimble’s L3180 SmartScale as an option.

Trimble says the Loadrite L3180 SmartScale system uses artificial intelligence for faster, more precise loading.

And the company has joined with Hitachi Machinery Loaders in the northern hemisphere to offer onboard weighing system on select Hitachi wheel loaders.

The L3180 SmartScale achieves weighing accuracy on all types of terrain and for operators of varyong skill levels. The system tracks the loader to monitor performance and can be used to help meet daily loading targets. It also helps prevent overloading.

It is becoming available in many world markets at Hitachi dealers as an option on wheel loaders, from the ZW220-6 with a bucket capacity of 1.53cu.m to the ZW550-6 with 6.3cu.m of bucket capacity.

Trimble says the L3180 is a complete revamp of its loader scale system and includes weighing intelligence and solid-state sensors for monitoring loading.

The system syncs data through built-in WiFi with its InsightHQ reporting portal. This allows for real-time productivity and performance reports and for consolidating information from all equipment on the jobsite using Loadrite devices.

The company also doubled the size of the touchscreen display to 144mm (5.7-inches), boosted text size and added colorful graphics, a cleaner interface and faster menu navigation.

The operator can monitor performance from the cab, receiving information including as tonnes per hour, tonnes, and truck count.

This same infirmation can be relayed to a desktop or mobile devices offsite. A built-in GPS creates a loadout performance heatmap of the data to monitor incorrect stockpile or truck loading.

The data can be presented in graphical and dashboard formats, as well.

The L3180 also delivers eTickets by email, with load delivery information from truck drivers to the site foreman or anyone else.

The eTickets allow drivers to get on the road quicker by electronically sending updates of materials deliveries, and they reduce paperwork.