Laser monitoring contributes to profitability

February 17th, 2014, Published in Articles: PositionIT


Laser monitoring is helping the Mogalakwena Mine remain profitable in stark contrast to other platinum mining operations in South Africa. Mogalakwena mine is still expanding and an integrated laser monitoring system, from SiteMonitor Systems, is being used to ensure safe continuity of production.

survn-3dlm-fig-1Purchased from 3D Laser Mapping the Mogalakwena system includes a state of the art high speed laser scanner together with mine monitoring software specifically developed for this type of operation. The solution includes SiteMonitor4D a modular system that gives the user the ability to exploit the potential of laser scanning for measuring change and improving mine safety. The system also includes a Riegl VZ-4000 high speed laser scanner which offers superior and unrivalled long range performance at distances of up to 4000 m. It utilises unique echo digitisation and online waveform analysis to achieve superior performance and accuracies of measurement, even under adverse operating conditions and demanding multi target situations caused by dust, haze, and rain. The VZ-4000 is said to achieve accuracies of up to 5 mm and can measure up to 222 000 points per second with a 100 x 360 degree field of view.

Contact Charlie Whyman, 3D Laser Mapping,

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