Tuesday, April 9, 2013

RDS launches LOADMASTER α100 at BAUMA 2013



RDS Technology - Bauma 2013 will see RDS Technology launch the LOADMASTER α100 on-board weighing system that is described by the UK based manufacturer as being the new industry benchmark in terms of accuracy and ease of use in difficult conditions and terrains.

The RDS LOADMASTER α100 is an all-new CAN based system combining cutting edge sensor technology and signal processing techniques providing precise and consistent weight information.

With the ever increasing focus on productivity, LOADMASTER α100 has been designed to operate within the fastest loading environments and toughest of conditions compensating for uneven, sloped ground and restricted loading areas reducing cycle times and maximizing tons per hour performance.

Loading correctly first time eradicates return trips to the stockpile reducing vehicle movement, fuel usage and machine & tyre wear.

The new RDS LOADMASTER α100 uses a 7” colour, resistive touch screen display and additional physical keys providing a modern and ergonomic operator interface.

Suitable for use with up to 10 different attachments e.g. buckets or forks, the system can be retrofitted onto wheeled, telescopic and tractor type loaders.

The system continually measures hydraulic pressure using up to 4 sensors. The pressure signals are captured and filtered through a weighing ‘arc’ provided by inclination sensors measuring the angle of the main boom. An additional sensor compensates for oil temperature.

All signals are processed in the RDS Smart Box and the resultant weight calculation is sent to the terminal mounted in the cabin.

SQL database capability with up to 8 reference fields including 200 products, 2000 customers, 1000 locations, hauliers, trucks & destinations and up to 20 drivers. There is a blend facility with up to 20 mixes each comprising up to 30 products.

Video input for switching head unit into reversing camera mode removes the need for additional screen, releasing valuable cab space.

Also making its Bauma debut will be the Loadmaster iX range of on-board weighing systems which benefit from additional standard features including temperature compensation enhancing system performance particularly on machines with a wide variation in operating temperature and angle compensation providing an additional level of precision beneficial on most sites and not only those with obvious slopes.

In addition the Loadmaster iX range offers effective management of weighing data. The Loadmaster 8000iX has an integral SD card port for the fast and efficient transfer of data between loader and weighbridge or office PC and enables pre-registered customer reference data to be uploaded directly to the instrument.

For more information on RDS weighing systems and to know how on-board weighing and data handling can be used to help improve your operations, visit RDS at Bauma in Hall A3, stand 632 or go to http://www.rdstec.com.

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