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TVS – Train & Mining Truck Volume Scanner

TVS – Train & Mining Truck Volume Scanner

Train and Mining Dump Truck – Volume Scanner

Train Volume Scanner (RVS)

The Trakblaze RVS and TVS load volume scanner ‘Auto Scan’ software has been developed specifically to allow direct acquisition of data from Hi-Speed 2D lasers over an IP network. Custom developed algorithms built into the software uses captured data to generate volume information and measurement parameters for each train ore wagon allowing for improved productivity through full-time monitoring of mission critical data.

The goal of the software is for fast calculation and transportation of real time feedback and key metrics, to optimise loading of each and every ore car. In turn, this assists operators in the fine tuning of loading operations, and it provides near real-time outputs.


Mining Truck Train Load Volume Scanner


  • A responsive design using multithreaded technology
  • Calculation of production critical parameters in less than 10 seconds
  • Easy installation and configuration
  • TCP interface to 2 x SICK LMS511 lasers to gather raw laser data
  • MODBUSTCP interface to provide an industry standard data delivery mechanis

Mining Dump Truck Volume Scanner (TVS)

Mining dump trucks are ‘scanned’ by driving slowly below an elevated ‘Scan Head’. This is essentially a mounting platform for two scanning laser range-finders, which are referred to as laser scanners. When a dump truck crosses the Scan Area below the Scan Head it falls within the field of view of these laser scanners which perform thousands of distance measurements per second.

A vehicle is initially scanned empty and recorded into the system database as an empty vehicle profile (zero reference). Load volume is computed on subsequent scans by comparing each new loaded vehicle profile against the recorded empty profile. This involves aligning the empty and loaded vehicle profiles spatially in software and computing a load profile from the difference between them.

Mining Truck Train Load Volume Scanner