Long Distance Horizontal Underground Mobile Scanning with the uGPS Rapid Mapper™: In recent years, LiDAR scanners have started to become a relatively common sight inside underground mines. The development of this scanning technology has made it easier for surveyors and engineers to collect data about the inside of a mine for planning, production or safety purposes.
The best way to deal with the consequences of a tailings dam failure is to prevent it from happening at all by having adequate management procedures and monitoring systems in place.
Ground Support Using Cable Bolts in Hard Rock Underground Mines. The use of grouted cables was originally introduced in mining to reinforce the backs of cut and fill stopes. Over time, though, the technology and materials used have improved and cable bolts are now used in a variety of applications.
3D mobile mine scanners like the uGPS Rapid Mapper™ have the potential to radically change the way mine inspections are performed, as they offer a quicker, safer, and more informative alternative to manual inspection.
Mobile Mine Scanning: A Will-it-Fit Analysis - A will-it-fit analysis is often used as a precautionary check during or after underground excavation work to ensure that the real-world situation lines up with the planning/design theoretical data.
uGPS Rapid Mapper™ Underground Scanner – Background - In order for mines to be operated in a safe and efficient manner, it is essential that accurate surveying data is available. For some time now, satellite-based GPS systems have been used in the mapping of surface mines.
uGPS Rapid Mapper™ – Purpose-Built for Underground Mine Mapping: Underground mines can be a harsh and unforgiving environment for any equipment – even more so for hi-tech, electronic devices that are sensitive to dusty or damp conditions, as well as to vibration.
Mobile Mine Scanning and Unmanned Vehicles: The Way of the Future in Underground Mines?: 3D mobile mine scanning devices are ideally suited to rapid scanning of existing mine tunnels. In this application, they are usually attached to an ATV or other vehicle already in use within the underground mine.