Mobile Convergence Monitoring

Perform ongoing mobile convergence monitoring with the uGPS Rapid Mapper™

Mobile Convergence MonitoringAre you practicing mobile convergence monitoring in your underground mine?

The monitoring of convergence is one of the tasks engineers in underground mines need to continually perform in order to maintain high productivity and safety levels.

The practice of using 3D scanners to monitor shafts, tunnels and geological formations in underground mines has been around for several years. Up until recently, though, the only way most mine engineers could perform this task was by using conventional measuring devices or static 3D scanners.

However, the use of static scanners, often used while mounted on tripods, presents several challenges, including:

  • They are slow to set up, disassemble, move, and reassemble.
  • They tie up skilled manpower for long stretches of time.
  • These scanners are often devices intended for aboveground use that have been adapted, rather than having been built specifically for underground use.

More recently, though, there has been a shift towards mobile convergence monitoring as a better, more efficient way to keep tabs on the status of and activities inside underground mines. Mobile scanners have several advantages over static scanners, including:

  • Ease of use and simplicity of maintenance
  • 3D point cloud data can be rapidly generated, accessed, analyzed and utilized
  • Ongoing, even daily, scanning and monitoring is possible

The uGPS Rapid Mapper™ is the ideal solution for all of your mobile convergence monitoring requirements. This industry-leading 3D laser scanner:

  • Is purpose-built for use in underground mines
  • Can be easily used by existing mine personnel with minimal training and instruction
  • Is rugged, hardy and easy to maintain
  • Can generate useful data on the fly, e.g. while attached to an existing mine vehicle like an ATV that is driven through the mine at normal operating speed