The ever-increasing focus on productivity has led to the creation of the RDS Loadmaster Alpha 100, which combines cutting edge sensor technology and signal processing techniques to provide accurate weight information. It can operate within the fastest loading environments and toughest of conditions – be that uneven, sloped ground or restricted loading areas.
What is the Loadmaster Alpha 100?
The Loadmaster Alpha 100 is a CAN-based system that measures, displays, and records the net weight lifted.
It has a 7” colour touch screen display with additional physical keys that provide a modern, ergonomic user interface. Additionally, the SQL database has up to 8 different reference fields, offering an almost unlimited number of inputs of products, customers, trucks, locations, haulers, mix blends, destinations, and notes.
It is suitable for use with up to ten different attachments including forks and buckets. You can retrofit this device onto a wheeled, telescopic, or tractor type loader.
How does it work?
The system operates by using up to four sensors to continuously measure the hydraulic pressure of the load. The pressure signals are captured and then filtered through a weighing ‘arc’ which is provided by inclination sensors. These sensors measure the angle of the main boom & orientation of machine frame. All of the signals are processed in the RDS Smart Box and the weight calculation is then sent onwards to the terminal which is mounted in the cabin.
Benefits of the Loadmaster Alpha 100
- Superior weight accuracy and repeatability in difficult terrains.
- A target load feature allowing you to set individual product targets to ensure the correct loading.
- GPS product recognition allowing for automatic product selection.
- Video input for switching the head unit into a reversing camera that removes the need for an additional screen.
- Allows for accurate record keeping, traceability, and stock management.
- GPRS and Wi-Fi connectivity options to allow for one or two-way communication with back office.
- An internal audible alarm set to sound at the overload threshold.