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Carlson introduces new surveying system

Published by , Editorial Assistant
Global Mining Review,

Carlson Software has just released its new Void Scanner+ (VS+), a fully wireless surveying system designed to be used for underground surveying. The system is an upgraded model of Carlson’s standard Void Scanner.

Engineered to scan in extreme environments, the ruggedised VS+ system is designed to be deployed into potentially hazardous locations, allowing operators to map underground cavities safely.

The information collected by the VS+ can be viewed in real-time and can provide mine site managers the information needed to optimise production, review extraction, backfill operations, and monitor problems with ore loss and dilution. It can also be used for ore pass monitoring, mine design management, underground blast planning, drive surveys, and pre and post underground evacuation planning.

The VS+ includes an onboard battery and wifi connectivity to a tablet computer from up to 50 meters. The fully wireless capability increases deployment speed and operation. Carlson’s VS+ can be deployed via stock boom or operators can create a customised boom, tripod, or crane to enable safe operation where access is limited or dangerous.

A full scan with one-inch increments can be completed in less than 12 min. with a 200 point per sec. scan rate, 360° horizontal scan, and a vertical scan extent of 270°.

Operators can run the free scanning software, Carlson Scan, on a tablet computer to view the scan and analyse recorded data. Carlson Scan automatically connects to the VS+ and enables full remote control of the system. The post processing tools can be used to analysse, geo-reference, and edit data as needed.

Geo-referenced point clouds or modelled surfaces can be exported in industry-standard formats. The exported data can then be integrated with popular mining and CAD packages, including Carlson Mining modules and Carlson Point Cloud.

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