The system highlights if the machine has been overloaded during any of its cycles and a load indicator light mounted outside the machine. A yellow light comes on when at part load, which changes to a green light at nominal load – finally turning red when overloaded. This simple tool helps prevent overloading and the machine wear, tyre damage and excess fuel consumption that go with it. The nominal load can be preset to suit material and site requirements.
OBW, together with fuel consumption data, help show the true productivity of the machine, combing fuel efficiency with tonnes of mass moved. Additionally, it can help in improving operator performance. The OBW system also offers the ability to unlock a wealth of previously inaccessible information, such as the weight of ‘carry-back’ left in the haul body after tipping.
Volvo will receive its prize on the first day of the Intermat Exhibition in Paris on 16th April.
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: Active hydraulic suspension Volvo A40F FS
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: Cabin overload indicator Volvo A40F FS OBW
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