Load Control Centre (LCC) Systems

TES has been successfully involved in the design, supply, installation and upgrades of various systems for Load Control Centres (LCC) at very affordable rates, TES draws on our experience to continuously be involved in such projects.

From integration of booms, loops, WIMs, traffic lights, axle sensors, and various types of cameras for varying purposes to even the Load Control Centre operational software and Weighbridge software, TES excels at affordable costs for design and implementations of such projects. In this manner, TES installed related systems at the N1 Mantsole Traffic Control Centre project and upgraded Boane and Matola Weighbridge centres in Mozambique through installing various related equipment and facilitating the installation and integration of operational and weighbridge software.

TES has also successfully completed a major project for SGS Kenya serving as a Systems Designer, Supplier, Installer and Maintainer of 11 Complete Load Control Centres.

TES oversees and actively participates in the design, development, supply, installation, integration, commission, maintenance and remote support operation of all Traffic Control (TC), related hardware and infrastructure as well as the weighbridge and TC software and their required IT installations.

TC related integrated hardware include systems and components such as:

  • Screening HSWIM installations with off-scale hit detection, IP ANPR (Internet Protocol,Automatic Number Plate Recognition) and IP (Internet Protocol) Overview cameras.
  • Vehicle count and classification loggers with IP cameras for auditing and transgression purposes.
  • Automatic access control booms with presence inductive loops.
  • Directing/stop-and-go traffic lights with presence inductive loops.
  • IP and Analogue CCTV cameras.
  • Infrastructure installations for communications, including fibre optics, and electrical power distribution systems.
  • IT Hardware.
  • Software development and implementation includes:

  • User friendly weigh software for multi-deck or single-axle-weigh systems, including relevant prosecution modules and printing of weigh slips and charge sheets.
  • Software programs at TC directing points to assist staff in identifying and directing heavy vehicles as processed by the system.
  • Traffic Control (TC) modules customized for each weighbridge to screen and direct heavy vehicle traffic in the various control zones between HSWIM screen, site entrance, weighbridge, Yard for load correction or prosecution and site exit. The TC modules are refined for vehicle flow control between control zones, queue management, yard and site management.
  • All relevant information for a single heavy vehicle such as HSWIM record information, ANPR and Overview pictures and weigh details are linked for that heavy vehicle and stored in a database. This allows the production of customized management reports for overloading and operational management.
  • LCC data can be uploaded to central server databases which allow the production of customized reports on a massive country wide scope with immense data evaluation capabilities and opportunities for weighbridge operational management as well as Overloading control, for example, tracking single vehicle and operator behaviours at different weighbridges and on different routes.
  • A web-enabled maintenance issue tracker system whereby client and service provider can accommodate, assess, troubleshoot and resolve maintenance problems.
  • Manual Traffic Surveying Services

    Manual Traffic Surveying consist of monitoring traffic flow, pedestrian movements and behaviour as well as conducting Origin and Destination interactive surveys. TES has developed and implemented our own in-house manufactured loggers – TicMAN and Krimpvark. The logged data is imported into workable data sheets and provided to clients.

    Several types of surveys can be conducted, tailored to the clients’ requirements:

  • Turning movement counts.
  • Link counts.
  • Number plate surveys to determine route usage between various points.
  • Origin and Destination Surveys.
  • These surveys are conducted at various points on:

  • Roads and highways.
  • Road intersections and highway interchanges.
  • In- and out- flow of shopping malls, taxi ranks, border posts, University campuses, etc.
  • The surveys can be conducted during the following times:

  • 12 Hour surveys from 06h00 – 18h00.
  • AM and PM peak periods (06h00 – 09h00 & 15h00 – 18h00).
  • AM, Midday or PM peak periods.
  • Saturday AM peak period 10h00 – 14h00.
  • Manual surveys may also be conducted as part of broader traffic studies, in conjunction with temporary electronic loop surveys and axle load surveys. The strength and attraction of manual surveys lies in the ability to customise classification requirements according to the client’s needs. TES will go where the work is required, be it rural, urban, local, or international. If it can be manually counted – TES will count it!

    Video Counts (ViCoMAN)

    TES has implemented high quality digital traffic IP cameras since 2015 to conduct accurate short-term counts at extremely high traffic volume intersections.

    The video footage is then downloaded and counted by specially designed software that allows for accurate and 100% auditable data as the footage can be played through at different speeds to ensure that the user can confidently check all vehicles. The vehicles can then be sorted into user required classes and reports are then automatically generated according to the clients’ requirements.

    TES has recently successfully conducted a video survey for Mott MacDonald in KZN, the project consisted of 52 Cameras setup to record various intersections during the AM and PM peak periods. The video footage was then post processed to deliver above average results.

    Video count software has been specially designed for the process and verification of these video counts. The software is used to count and classify the monitored traffic and allows for manual classification of up to 16 categories. All counted vehicles are marked on the video footage and allows the user or auditor to scroll through the footage and ensure that the counts are conducted with 100% auditable accuracy.

    Electronic Traffic Surveying Services

    With the development of our own in-house traffic logger equipment, TES is able to provide clients with competitively priced electronic traffic surveying services using inductive loop technology.The advantage of being hands-on with our own products directly benefits clients with the modification and customisation possibilities concerning vehicle classification and data storage.

    Single inductive loop technology is utilised to differentiate between Light and Heavy vehicles. Dual inductive loop technology is implemented to make use of length, speed and chassis height to classify vehicles. The ability to log these vehicles individually for research enables TES to develop and refine classification schemes as required.

    An example of the aforementioned is our involvement with the development of the vehicle classification scheme currently employed by the Western Cape’s Department of Transport.

    TES is able to provide results where vehicles have been logged individually or in intervals of 15 or 60 minutes.

    Currently TES uses Electronic Traffic logger equipment in the following scenarios:

  • Temporary electronic surveys using stick-on-the-road (non-intrusive) inductive loops.
  • Permanent or secondary counting stations where inductive loops are cut into the road (intrusive).
  • Weigh in Motion (WIM) stations where inductive loops are combined with WIM bending plate sensors.
  • Audit stations.