Loadscan’s load volume scanner simplifies resource consent conditions

Fulton Hogan’s Queenstown quarry in New Zealand has purchased a Loadscan load volume scanner, which is helping simplify resource consent conditions.

The load volume scanner measures large amounts of clean fill entering the site from multiple projects, including the expansion of Queenstown airport.

Rules set out by the Queenstown Lakes District Council mean certain levels of earthworks require resource consent, which is official permission given by council for companies to carry out operations with environmental impact.

The unit will enable Fulton Hogan to accurately track the volume of materials coming onto the site. This will help them to adhere to resource consent conditions on projects.

The load volume scanner has delivered accurate volume measurements on the project in a single automated, non-contact drive-through scan.

The scanner uses laser scanning and radio frequency identification technologies combined with software that creates 3D model images of trucks. This enables the scanner to measure the exact volume of material that is loaded in a truck or trailer bin.

The block mount fixed load volume scanner, used at Fulton Hogan’s Queenstown quarry, is hardwired to the office which gives operations staff instant access to the load data.

It also can be operated from inside, not on site giving added convenience.

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