After 18 months of successful field trials conducted across three Western Australian mine sites, MineWare recently announced the launch of its Argus Wheel Loader (WL) system — an OEM independent wheel loader monitoring system that lifts productivity and reduces cost per ton in real time.

Argus WL delivers real-time feedback to the wheel loader operator via an intuitive touchscreen to make material handling and loading jobs safer, faster and more accurate.

MineWare Vice President of Marketing and Sales Roy Pater explained that Argus WL extends MineWare’s portfolio of monitoring systems as customers continue to digitize operations and leverage real-time information across more of their ground engaging equipment. “Building on the success of our world-leading Argus and Pegasys monitoring systems for electric rope shovels, hydraulic excavators and draglines, Argus WL was developed based on a growing demand from our customers to improve efficiency, effectiveness and payload accuracy across their large wheel loader fleets,” he said.

“Argus WL does this by weighing each bucket in real time, without the need to stop and calculate payload before dumping the load. This we understand from our customers is an unacceptable practice required from other similar systems today, losing valuable production time to repeat this with every bucket load.