Tunnel & Mining

Security is a prime concern in any mine, whether gold mining or coal mining. A laser scanner can identify and record any cracks and fissures, compare these data to previous scans, and identify any areas of concern. This is an enormous contribution to mine safety and a safe work environment.

Ongoing 3D documentation of the mine, carried out by a FARO® Focus3D, can prevent a mine collapse, as it instantly detects any alterations in local rock strata, so that appropriate security measures can be taken well in advance. Construction work underground, such as the digging of a new coal mine, is also made easier and safer by the use of laser aided 3D documentation.

In surface mining and strip mining, used for certain types of coal and minerals, the pit also needs careful inspection. The portable FARO Focus3D can also identify specific quantities of rock and raw materials, which make it a valuable piece of modern mining equipment.

Non-destructive Testing of Metro Tunnels with 3D Laser Scanning

Surveying: Shanghai Geotechnical Investigations & Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Furthermore, using the point cloud data and imaging results acquired by the Focus3D X 330, SGIDI was able to build digital representations of any tunnel, to reflect its actual size and texture. This allows metro operators to analyze the current state of their tunnels, and also serves as a powerful tool for ensuring quality control and operational safety.

Scientists Build High Precision 3D Model of Gomantong Caves

Research: Gomantong Caves
Having had prior experience with the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D, Prof. Buchroithner was fully aware of its capabilities. He shared, “Clearly, we needed a device that was rugged, lightweight, and capable of capturing accurate data even with low ambient lighting. My prior encounter with the Focus3D gave me full confidence that the new Focus3D X 330 would deliver the results we needed. In fact, it surpassed our expectations in several ways!”

From “Scrap-and-Build” to “Maintain-and-Preserve”

Construction: Aisei Ltd
The team at Aisei has had to assess many bridges without an original design blueprint in hand. These documents are important especially for earthquake-resistance construction work, because crucial information such as precise dimensions and measurements of the structure are required.

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