Improve Mine Planning with Re-engineered Mobile Technology

In by Nicholas Beaumont

‘Intrinsically Safe’ certified ZEB1 allows the mobile hand-held laser scanner to be used in underground mining.

Underground mining companies can now benefit from the precision laser data collectedby ZEB1, as developments to the system have been made to certify the technology as Intrinsically Safe.

The Intrinsically Safe ZEB1 scanner (now dubbed the ZEB1-IS) can save time and costs for underground mining operations, providing accurate 3D point clouds without complex set ups, lengthy data processing requirements, or even the need for GPS visibility.

Scan at walking speed with a battery that lasts all day long for rapid underground surveying. Once done, all the data processing is automatic, leaving you with more time to analyse the results with the final 3D point cloud given.

Cut staffing costs with practical, quick and safe underground surveys. From the data gathered you can compare proposed mine plans with actual scan data to accurately understand the progress of your project. Tools for clash detection also allow for effective and safe planning, and roof support bolts
positioning can be inspected with ease. Precise off-setting and direction of mining can be analysed risk free, with the use of the ZEB1.

Simple to use, the ZEB1-IS can be operated by those new to surveying, with training and support provided by the team at 3D Laser Mapping. ‘The decision to make ZEB1 hand-held scanner Intrinsically Safe will greatly benefit the underground mining industry’ commented Henno Morkel, ZEB1 product specialist for 3D Laser Mapping ‘it is easy to see how it can be used to increase productivity whilst reducing cost, with greatly improved safety.’

Plan your mine in a faster, more accurate, and safer method with the ZEB1-IS.

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Notes to Editors:

3D Laser Mapping is a world leading provider of laser scanning technology. We offer solutions that capture 3D data and then process this data to deliver information for making decisions.

Headquartered in Bingham, near Nottingham in the UK, the company employs over 35 highly trained, specialist staff. We achieve global reach through our branch offices in South Africa, USA and Australia as well as our network of international distributors.

We pride ourselves in offering the very best technical support in the business and run dedicated training packages and consultancy services to suit each customer’s need.

3D Laser Mapping is proud to serve our hundreds of customers which include mining companies, governments, academic institutions and blue-chip owners & operators of assets such as highways, power lines, railways and buildings to name but a few.

If you’re interested in a mobile mapping systems, or would simply like to bend our ear – please get in touch! Drop us a line at or dial 01949 838004.