SiteMonitorSV proves the power of simplicity

In by Nicholas Beaumont

3D Laser Mappings automated stockpile volume management solution ‘SiteMonitorSV’ has been used to deliver reliable and accurate results for Kolomela mine, part of the Kumba Iron Ore group in South Africa. Fully customisable, this particular solution consisted of just one laser scanning system combined with inventory management software in order to scan and calculate the mine’s Plant Buffer stockpile volumes/tonnages – with rapidly communicating sensors working together to display information via automated reports in both graphical and Excel formats, decision making is made easy with the use of SiteMonitorSV.

‘Switching to a fully automated system sold by 3D Laser Mapping has simplified the process of managing the stockpile. Following the proof of concept installation, the solution proved to be a positive addition to the way we measure and collect stockpile data on Kolomela mine, and one which was suited to our specific needs. With well informed and trustworthy results, we are pleased with the advantages the product can offer.’ Jacques de Lange – Survey Manager, Kolomela mine.
Following a proof of concept installation period of one month, Kolomea mine chose to purchase the SiteMonitor product after ensuring it met their unique volume management requirements.
Notably where the SiteMonitorSV stood out was in its durability – resisting both water and dust from the site. The hardware is IP65 rated and does not alter with the results which proved why the system from 3D Laser Mapping was perfect for the job.
‘The level of automation at which the SiteMonitorSV solution operates saves both time and labour costs,’ commented Nico Luus, product specialist for SiteMonitorSV at 3D Laser Mapping. ‘This enables the client to receive current and accurate information about their stockpiles at customisable frequencies’
The SiteMonitorSV solution from 3DLaser Mapping is one which combines simplicity and durability into reliable, cost effective and automated results.

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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.

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