Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Walz Load Scanner: The New Leader in Load Management Technology

Recognized for its full line of advanced truck scales, Walz Scale is known to produce state-of-the-art weighing systems for many applications. Walz has stayed true to its mission by bringing into the market the load scanner, a new alternative to heavy-duty weighing systems.

While most companies have held on to their truck scales and cumbersome weighing equipment, several users are realizing the advantages of the load volume scanner system by Walz.

The Technology behind Walz Load Scanner

Like the name suggests, the load scanner uses laser scanning technology that does not involve directly weighing loads but rather scans the load volume to produce 3D images. The system factors-in the density of the material and uses this variable to calculate the general weight per cubic metric based on the volume reading.

In short, the load volume scanner system takes the scanned volume data and converts it into weight. This offers the added value of volumetric analysis for load position monitoring and ensuring proper loading of trucks. The volumetric load scanner by Walz is a rather simple tool that offers a plethora of benefits.

The scanned images can be used to determine the position of the load, to compact the load and to monitor spillage. It is a good way to monitor operational inefficiencies and maximize output. It has been designed that even an amateur can set it up within minutes; all you need is a laptop/PC, a mounting hardware and 3D laser scanner.

The load management software (also from Walz) that accompanies the load scanner offers a simple interface. The software can generate load tickets automatically and is also capable or tailored reporting making it easy to manage. It is also possible to integrate the scanner with a video vehicle recognition (from Walz).

How Walz Load Scanner System Works

The load scanner from Walz exists either as a permanent or a portable system. The trucks drive under the Walz load scanner at a speed of 3.5 mph (higher speed versions are available). The load scanner scans empty trucks then scans the loaded trucks and compares corresponding scans.

Each truck is fitted with RFID tags to make the process automatic. Excavator display is one of the features that make load operation and management easy. It allows you to manage load from the excavator cab using the screen kiosk system.

Advantages of the Walz Load Scanner

The Walz load scanner is designed to provide a more cost-efficient alternative to truck weigh scales. It offers a wealth of advantages over truck scales, some of which include:


Compared to cumbersome truck scales and axle scales, the load scanner is much more affordable. It comes at a fraction of the cost. Better still, you can hire the system for short term use thus cutting on purchasing costs.


The system is accurate and does not need calibration. It provides accurate volume and weight calculations. To up the accuracy, the system computes the weight from the empty and the loaded volumes of a truck.


You can carry the portable version of the system anywhere you want. It is a full portable trailer system that can easily be towed by a truck. Besides measuring the volume and later computing the weight of a load, the load scanner system ensures proper load distribution in the truck. This helps improve throughput and reduce inefficacies.

The Verdict

The Walz load scanner is durable, flexible and dependable. It can be used in the mining, agriculture, waste removal and many other industries. It has revolutionized truck weighing forever.

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