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A combination of a Fleet Management System (FMS) and hydraulic on-board weighing technology transforms mine excavators into a control centre for increased productivity.

Intelligent positioning technology provider Position Partners has announced a new solution for excavators working on mine sites that combines iVolve FMS with RDS hydraulic excavator scales. The technology enables accurate weighing of material onto trucks, transforming the machine into a control centre for loading operations.

For haul trucks already fitted with truck scales, the system acts as a tool to validate and compare truck tonnage. If trucks do not have on-board weighing technology, the excavator is able to store and transmit loading information to the truck, allowing mine managers to consistently and reliably track material movement across the site.

“By bringing together iVolve FMS and RDS excavator scales, we can offer mine managers an exciting productivity tool that maximises an excavator’s capacity by making it the centre of loading operations,” said Andrew Granger, National Manager for Mining at Position Partners.

“In consultation with our customers, we identified a need for this solution in the mining industry,” he added. “Having supported a similar solution in construction for some time, we were able to work with our suppliers to create a tailored system that is specifically designed to meet the needs of Australian mine sites.”

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