Overfilling when mining may result in massive loss of minerals. Therefore, mining operators use the payload to minimize overfilling. Automated weighing systems management enables mining companies to choose the right payload weighing systems. Most African countries have mining activities both on a large and small scale.
High mining costs dictate minimal mineral wastage in African mining sites. Automated weighing systems management allow mining companies and other stakeholders in the mining industry to keep track of the amount of minerals extracted from the mining sites. Inability to know that exact weight will make mining companies incur heavy losses. The mining operators will be unable to account for the losses since they do not have weight data.
Payload breaks down crucial weight information. Mining activities involve various stakeholders who execute various obligations. Therefore, these key players may want to understand the mining process and the measurable outcome. Thus, automated weighing systems play a crucial role in the mining sites. The information provided is important for accountability reasons.
According to the Gold-Baseline study conducted in Congo South Kivu Province is rich in gold. Activities in this province contribute to the country’s economy. Therefore, various government authorities rely on information obtained during the mining activity. Weight data is a crucial requirement. The data provide information that will determine the production operations in the region. Automated weighing provides detailed weight data that will enable the stakeholders in Congo to plan accordingly.
Payload weighing starts from the extraction process to the transportation. Some minerals such as coal and diamond extracted in most parts of South African countries are quite heavy. As a result, handling excess weight may cause injuries and property destruction. Therefore, measuring the mineral weights is important for both safety and accountability purposes. Unfortunately, small and middle-scale miners struggle to get automated weighing devices. Most devices are expensive. Therefore, most domestic miners use traditional weighing mechanisms. Regrettably, other miners assume the weight of their mineral resources. Some assumptions are incorrect. As a result, local miners get minimal returns from their mining operations.
Weighing management also focuses on the chemicals and other elements used in mining activities. Pressure and chemicals may be used in mineral exploitation. Weighing guarantees reliable measures. Under or overuse of extractive substances and materials will compromise either the mining process or the mineral quality after the extraction process. Some advanced automated weighing systems are flexible to be used in different mining activities. The foreign mining countries in African mining sites have the most advanced automated weighing.
Nevertheless, as the world and the mining industry evolves, local mining ventures through different stakeholders both in the public and private sectors are gradually integrating new technologies into mining activities.