Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First ultra long-range laser scanner for mining survey

3D Laser Mapping has supplied an ultra long-range laser scanner to Mining Surveys (UK). Designed to capture millimetre accurate 3D mapping at very high speeds with a staggering range of capture of over one mile the Riegl scanner is one of the first systems sold worldwide. Mining Surveys, a specialist surveying company who primarily work within the Heavy Civil Engineering, Mining and Waste industries, are planning to utilise the innovative laser measurement system to expand their operations into new markets and applications.

John Halifax, Principle Director of Mining Surveys (UK) commented, “The Riegl LMS-Z620 supplied by 3D Laser Mapping will enable us to expand our operations into new areas while still maintaining the high levels of service and performance our clients have come to expect. In trials earlier this year, where we used to the scanner to survey landfill sites, we were able to significantly reduce the time spent on site and survey previously inaccessible and therefore un-surveyed areas.”

The LMS-Z620 can capture up to 11,000 individual point measurements per second. Operating at ranges of up to 2,000 metres and achieving repeatable readings to an accuracy of 10 millimetres it offers unbeatable performance in the field. The system, which also includes specialist operating and processing software together with an integrated high-resolution digital camera, was specifically designed for long-range topography and mining operations yet can be applied to monitoring, civil engineering, archaeological and architectural projects.



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