Mobile geological monitoring makes more sense than the static equivalent.
Keeping an underground mine safe and productive requires ongoing management and monitoring, including geological monitoring. One of the methods mine engineers use to assess geological formations, ore bodies and working faces in underground mines is 3D laser mapping. In the past, this was typically done using static scanners (usually mounted on tripods). However, this practice does have limitations, including the time it takes to set up, disassemble, move and reassemble scanner and tripod rigs as they scan sections of the mine, and the operational disruption caused by the scanning rigs getting in the way of mining activities.
There is an easy solution to this problem though; use a uGPS Rapid Mapper™ 3D laser scanner to perform mobile geological monitoring. Some of the key benefits of using the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ are
1.Speed. The uGPS Rapid Mapper™ can scan on the move; for example, by being attached to an ATV (or other mine vehicle) that moves through the mine at normal operating speed.
2.Accuracy. 3D point cloud data is created on the fly and at accuracy levels comparable to many types of mobile scanners.
3.Minimal Disruption. Mounting it to an existing mine vehicle means the scanner will not interfere with mining operations.
4.Frequency. Because it is so simple to use and causes no real disruption to the mine, mobile geological monitoring scanning with the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ can be done as often as required.
5.Ease of Use. This scanner is so simple to operate that existing staff members can use the scanner with only minimal instruction.
Contact us now to find out more about the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ mobile 3D scanner and how mobile geological monitoring can benefit your mine.