Carlson Void Scanner for Cost-Effective Cavity Monitoring

As a specialized and ruggedized instrument, Void Scanner uses time-of-flight laser measurements to map the shape, position, and spatial location of voids to ensure the safety of personnel, the protection of stock, and underground sites. Void Scanner data are used to ensure more efficient and profitable mineral extraction. With accurate, up-to-the minute site maps, clients can monitor progress, improve planning, reduce wastage, maximize extraction, and accelerate project timescales.

Featuring multistation project capability, Void Scanner software enables mining clients to scan from multiple locations and view the resulting scans in real time for a complete 3D representation of the site. With a setup time of only 10 minutes, Void Scanner’s simplified operation is quick: unpack the system, connect cables, mount the boom, and start the software. Void Scanner is essential equipment for obtaining daily void volume calculations.

Void Scanner minimizes safety risks with flexible deployment options and wireless communication to a PC via an optional Wi-Fi box. Operators can retreat to a remote position for increased safety and view results during scanning. By comparing the scanned stope with the design data, mining clients use Void Scanner to improve site management with better monitoring and control of ore loss and dilution. Scans also provide a record of daily productivity.

With faster scanning times, Void Scanner speeds up the decision-making process. Each Void Scanner data point has XYZ coordinates to allow accurate georeferencing with the mine’s coordinate system. Scans can be stitched together in real time for an instant visual of the site. With a scan rate of 200 points per second, a horizontal scan extent of 360 degrees, and a vertical scan extent of 270 degrees, the Void Scanner enables users to complete a detailed scan of 1-degree increments in under 12 minutes.

Clients use Carlson Void Scanner to:

  • Solve underground surveying challenges with versatile deployment and application.
  • Monitor cavities with intuitive, user-friendly software.
  • Enhance underground project capabilities with specialized accessories.
  • Meet extreme conditions with its world-class, engineered, ruggedized product design.