Laser scanner merges performance with simplicity

Trimble’s newly released X7 3D laser scanning system enables professionals of all scanning levels to capture precise 3D scanning data to produce high-quality deliverables. Well suited to surveying, construction, industrial and forensic applications, the laser scanner is an integrated solution with specialised field software. The scanner features streamlined workflows to provide automatic registration of point […]

Digital twin value for mine performance

Solutions integration between Maptek and Petra is unlocking the value of digital twin models for mine value chain optimisation to improve performance, with benefits for the industry. Solutions range from geometallurgical and dig rate modelling and visualisation, to drill and blast and processing plant optimisation and simulation. Combining deep domain expertise from across the whole […]

Integrated EPC solutions to improve return on capital projects

Aveva, a global engineering and industrial software company, has introduced an integrated engineering software designed to help customers transform the way capital projects are engineered, executed and integrated into operations and maintenance. The integrated portfolio comprises three software solutions. Aveva Unified Engineering integrates process design with front-end engineering and detailed 3D based design. Unified Project […]

Software update streamlines mobile mapping surveys

Siteco Infomatica showcased its Road-Scanner family of mobile mapping systems and the new software release of Road-SIT Survey. Road-SIT Survey is the mobile mapping data application developed by the company, fully compatible with the most mobile mapping systems like the Optech-Lynx, Riegl-VMX, Topcon IPS3 and Leica Pegasus, as well as with the company’s own Road-Scanner. […]

Rugged GNSS/INS system for machine monitoring and control

Septentrio expanded its GNSS/INS portfolio with the AsteRx SBi, a ruggedised receiver which fuses high-accuracy GPS/GNSS with a high-performance inertial sensor to provide reliable positioning and 3D orientation, ideal for machine control and logistic applications. Within its rugged, waterproof enclosure a high-performance GPS/GNSS is coupled with an industrial-grade inertial sensor to provide high-accuracy, reliable positioning […]

Integrated 4D BIM solution for bridges

Allplan Bridge 2020, a complete solution for parametric modelling, structural analysis and detailing is now available for download. For the first time, the analytical model is automatically derived from the physical model. When design changes are made, all associated bridge elements, including the analytical model, adapt immediately. This makes bridge design easier, faster and more […]

Engineering firm establishes data and analytics team

The Aurecon Data and Analytics team was established following the success of firm’s Machine Learning Lab. The team will address increasing demands for technology solutions that transform the design, construction and management of modern infrastructure. Using technology, they hope to extract insights to better understand engineering data from assets such as transport infrastructure, utilities and […]

Rapid urban mapping system product range expanded

The ZEB Discovery is Geoslam’s latest rapid urban mapping system, which integrates point cloud data with high resolution imagery. The system uses simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) technology and NCTech’s iStar Pulsar panoramic camera for ultra-high definition image capture. Combining the two data sources into one view offers a new way to visualise reality for a […]

Online platform streamlines mine’s operational requirements

Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena Complex near Mokopane in Limpopo province, the world’s largest open-pit platinum mine, has deployed numerous business improvement initiatives over the years to reduce costs to among the lowest in the world. One successful initiative is Mogalakwena’s partnership with Passport 360, which it adopted in June 2015 to streamline the onboarding process […]

Collaborating for digital innovation in engineering

An in-house innovation workshop is now a annual event for SRK experts to share their technological inventions. The idea of the workshop was sparked by a global SRK Practice Leaders meeting in 2015, which highlighted the value of the culture of innovation within the group. During the meetings, delegates found that they solved many of […]