3D Laser Mapping has announced a new event to demonstrate their state of the art monitoring solution, SiteMonitor. The two day event, which will take place on the 25th and 26th July 2012 in Mokopane, South Africa, will combine technical demonstrations, user presentations and practical hands on sessions.
Aimed at existing and potential users of SiteMonitor, the event will be co-hosted by Anglo American Platinum and will include a demonstration of the new long-range RIEGL VZ-4000 unit.
(Seen left: All scanners offer online full-waveform analysis, digital processing and exceptional data capture rates, even with poor visibility).
"We find it extremely useful and rewarding to bring together both existing and potential users of our technology," comments Jon Chicken, Managing Director of 3D Laser Mapping. "It gives us, and our partners, the opportunity to present and demonstrate new developments and we can get instant feedback from users. Delegates can network with their peers, share valuable expertise and get hands on experience of new equipment."
SiteMonitor, developed by 3D Laser Mapping Ltd, is a state of the art monitoring system using advanced laser scanning technology with powerful, simple to use software.
It is a modular system that gives the user the ability to exploit the potential of laser scanning for measuring change, and improving mine safety. Typically used in open pit mines for the continuous or periodic stability monitoring of unstable high walls, it is available as a complete monitoring solution or a stand-alone software package.
Users of SiteMonitor systems can select from the latest V-Line range of laser scanners from Riegl, including the new long-range VZ-4000. All scanners offer online full-waveform analysis, digital processing and exceptional data capture rates, even with poor visibility. The data captured by the laser scanner is analysed using 3D Laser Mapping's SiteMonitor software, which tracks and compares measurements over time. SiteMonitor systems are in use at diamond, gold, platinum, iron and coal mines across the world automatically detecting tiny movements in slopes and walls in open pit mines and calculating volume measurements for production management and operational monitoring.
The two day programme of events will include a key note speech from one of Anglo American's Principal Surveyors, case study presentations by current users of laser monitoring system SiteMonitor and a paper on slope failure by 3D Laser Mapping's Executive Chairman and founder Dr Graham Hunter. The conference will also provide hands on training sessions and the opportunity for delegates to network with peers.
Keynote speaker Huw Thomas, Principal Surveyor at Anglo American, has more than 20 years' experience of mine surveying. He has held senior positions with a number of organisations, including Debswana Diamond Company and President Steyn Gold Mining Company, since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University (formerly Sheffield City Polytechnic). He has also gained an MSc in Mining Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
The keynote presentation will be followed by case studies from current users of 3D Laser Mapping's state of the art laser monitoring solution, SiteMonitor. A modular system that gives the user the ability to exploit the potential of laser scanning for measuring change and improving mine safety, SiteMonitor is typically used in open pit mines for the continuous or periodic stability monitoring of unstable high walls.
John Davis, Senior Developer at 3D Laser Mapping will give a presentation on the system's capabilities and new features, and attendees will have a number of opportunities for hands on training, support and networking with peers. Day two of the conference features a demonstration of a SiteMonitor installation at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena mine and Dr Graham Hunter's paper on ‘Rockfall as a Predictor of Slope Failure'.
Places at the 2012 SiteMonitor User Conference are limited and attendance is strictly by invitation only. Professionals with an interest in mine safety or production monitoring are advised to send an initial expression of interest to 3D Laser Mapping by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing +44 (0) 870 121 4605 or calling +44 (0) 1949 838004. Further information will be made available in due course at www.3dlasermapping.com.