Loader scales that boost productivity

Position Partners’ Chris Nussey explains how its Loadmaster Alpha 100 loader scale can help operators overcome numerous challenges, from improving record keeping to equipment matching.

In this ever-changing marketplace, project managers need to ensure that they’re focused on generating the maximum productivity from their site and equipment. One way to do this is to ensure that every piece of equipment is operating at maximum efficiency.

According to Position Partners, the Loadmaster Alpha 100 loader scale aims to achieve exactly this. The company’s loader scale has the adaptability to go on a range of heavy vehicles around waste industry sites, enabling operators to keep their technology purchases to a minimum – while still increasing productivity.

In its basic form, the Loadmaster Alpha 100 loader scale is a tool to indicate the weight lifted by the loader and loaded into a truck, hopper or other relevant machinery. It can also be used as a complete management tool, featuring data storage, Wi-Fi and internet connections to send captured data anywhere in the world. The Loadmaster loader scale was the first loader scale in Australia to gain a pattern approval to allow it to be used for trade purposes.

The loader scale can help project managers overcome numerous challenges, from load record keeping, to complying with Chain of Responsibility legislation, greater utilisation of plants and matching the right equipment to boost productivity.

The Chain of Responsibility laws, which are undergoing changes in mid-2018, mean that if you consign, pack, load or receive goods as part of your business, you could be held legally liable for breaches of the National Heavy Vehicle National Law – even if you have no direct role in driving or operating a heavy vehicle.

The Loadmaster Alpha 100 loader scale helps ensure fleet operators are not overloading their vehicles. The load record-keeping feature of the loader scale means that fleet operators can keep track of all their loads within a certain period. This data is on hand if operators need to prove that they have not overloaded a vehicle.

Position Partners Loadmaster Alpha 100 loader scale is adaptable enough to be installed on a range of machines including front end loaders of any size, telescopic handlers and container lifts.

“We aim to make the integration between the Loadmaster Alpha 100 loader scales and your machine as seamless as possible,” says Chris Nussey, RDS Business Development Manager, Position Partners.

“The Loadmaster is the best value for money loader scale on the market today.”

Chris says that prior to implementing the Loadmaster Alpha 100 loader scale, project managers would rely on operators to manually record load data, increasing the risk of falsifying figures and leaving them vulnerable to user error in weights, truck cycles and information on what business activity was undertaken, when and where.

“Along with increased logging ability of jobs, to be able to recall one particular truck load loaded in the past, say six months ago, to prove no overload or just the weight loaded if an accident happened is invaluable,” he says.

Chris says the Loadmaster Alpha 100 loader scale has a range of stand-out features which set it apart from its competitors, including the removal of manual inputs with Global Positioning Systems, barcode readers and radio-frequency tags. This allows the operator to automatically select products, trucks and locations without touching the screen. He says the Loadmaster’s integrated reverse camera improves safety on site, while boosting efficiency. In addition, he says a straight forward user interface ensures new users can be trained to use the scales in a short amount of time.

“The Loadmaster also has the ability to be controlled from any computer in the world with an internet connection,” he says.

And with local support being a key factor in after-sales support, the team at Position Partners is on hand with branches in each Australian state to assist should there be any issues.

“Position Partners can supply after sales support and training packages depending on customers’ requirements. From a basic telephone, onsite and worldwide remote internet to the Loadmaster – ongoing support and training is not far away,” Chris says.