Surveying your mine is as easy as taking a drive when you use a mobile 3D mine scanner.
Ensuring that their mines are kept safe and fully productive all the time is a top priority for all responsible underground mine operators in Australia. One of the keys to ensuring safety and uninterrupted productivity is knowing what is going on in all parts of the mine, all the time. Of course, being in this position requires that intensive and accurate monitoring is practiced regularly and on an ongoing basis, to provide the information for management control and decision-making.
Using traditional methods, surveying a mine to monitor its physical attributes: the status of tunnels, stopes, and working faces, the position of equipment, etc. is a time-consuming, labour-intensive, and costly endeavour. However, 3D mine surveying, achieved by using a purpose-built, laser-based (LiDAR), 3D mobile underground mine scanner, has been a real game-changer for the industry.
3D mine surveying enables underground mine engineers to have accurate, up-to-date information at their fingertips with quick turnaround times. This allows them to spot any looming safety hazards early on and take appropriate action.
Production planning and monitoring are also enhanced by this practice. Because performing a scan is as simple as attaching a scanner to an existing mine vehicle and driving through the required area, 3D mine surveying can easily be done on a daily basis, or even several times a day. The results of each scan can then be electronically compared to previous data, unlocking a wealth of insights and useful information.
The uGPS Rapid Mapper™ is a portable, rugged, easy-to-use 3D mobile mine scanner that can generate accurate 3D point cloud data on the move, making it the ideal choice for tasks like 3D mine surveying, mobile convergence monitoring, and other essential scanning and monitoring tasks in Australian underground mines.
Contact us now to find out more about the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ and how it can be used to fulfil all of your 3D mine surveying and related needs.