Geospatial specialist 3D Laser Mapping has said that underground construction and mining projects are set to be revolutionised by its latest software solution.
Processmonitor Live is a Lidar-based platform which provides real-time, automated measurements of underground surfaces.
The system is designed to be deployed in underground mining, construction and tunnel environments. The scanner and software package provides a visual representation of surface change in processes such as sprayed concrete application, tunnel constructions and stability monitoring.
According to 3D Laser Mapping, it is the first of its kind and the mobile solution solution can be fixed in place, attached to heavy machinery or mounted to construction vehicles to eradicate the need for manual measurements, increasing health and safety for on-site teams.
The system was initially developed in response to demand from Australia-based shotcrete operator Jetcrete and has been used extensively by its underground mining team since its development.
“Processmonitor Live is the only choice for those looking for a simple to use, real-time, Lidar platform which has been designed specifically for underground construction use,” said 3D Laser Mapping sales and marketing director David Primhak. “Automatic change detection can make the difference between projects being completed on time and with zero incidents in environments that are notoriously hazardous for workers.
“This intelligent software package offers a real opportunity to improve not only the efficiency of construction processes, but also to automate tasks that are time consuming and complex to manage and monitor.
“For sprayed concrete applications, this package helps save money through wasted materials as it can measure the thickness and quantity of applied shotcrete at each stage of the process. For tunnel construction and maintenance projects, the system can measure changes in the target surface whether as an early warning signal of displacement or as a way of measuring and monitoring the excavation process.
“Each scanner can be set to take measurements automatically or manually, either on demand or repeatedly over a period of time. The software interface is so easy to use and interpret that it can be used by anyone who can use a smartphone.”