Friday, January 24th, 2014
Mining technology provider Maptek has appointed Brandt Positioning Technology as a reseller of Maptek I-Site 3D mine survey systems in Canada.
Brandt Positioning Technology is the largest technology solutions provider to the survey, engineering, mapping, construction, mining, and agricultural sectors in Canada. Brandt pairs leading edge technology with a strong commitment to customer service and support.
Maptek products offered by Brandt include the I-Site 8810 and 8200 laser scanners, I-Site Studio 3D point cloud software, and the PerfectDig conformance system. I-Site and PerfectDig technologies are widely deployed in mining and civil engineering applications where accurate survey and 3D modelling is fundamental to productivity.
The extra-long range I-Site 8810 laser scanner is the system of choice for large open pit, highwall and topographical survey, acquiring detailed data out to 2 kilometres. The integrated high resolution digital panoramic camera captures imagery for overlay on the point cloud. The integrated digital compass and GPS, and ruggedised tablet make the system easy to set up and operate. The IP65 rating certifies that the scanner can withstand harsh environments.
The I-Site 8200 laser scanner, released in 2013, targets underground measurement of voids, drives and tunnels. It can also handle indoor silo survey and stockpile volumes. The 125-degree scanning aperture, IP65 rating, onboard controls, and extendible 10 m carbon fibre boom make the I-Site 8200 laser scanner a flexible survey solution.
Point cloud data is easily processed in I-Site Studio, with workflows that streamline routine survey applications. Models, animations and 3D PDFs promote clear communication between stakeholders.
PerfectDig, also released in 2013, compares I-Site scans and pit models to allow real-time monitoring of excavation against design. Variations can be accounted for before excavators leave the area, and highwall issues can be identified early.
‘We are very excited to be the dealer for Maptek in Canada as this product line greatly enhances our offering for our Positioning & Mining customers. The reason we went with the Maptek product was their reputation in the mining industry and it is the most robust product in the market place,’ said Joe Chisholm, Brandt Division Manager.
‘In Canada, our customers need to operate in extreme temperatures and conditions so we cannot afford to sell a “toy” scanner. Another feature we could not ignore was the operating range of Maptek scanners – nothing else comes close. It ensures our clients in heavy construction, civil and mining are operating within a safe distance, meeting their safety expectations. The I-Site software is the best we have seen for operator ease of use and efficient delivery of the finished product. PerfectDig also complements Brandt’s construction product line with volume scanning solutions.’
‘We are very excited to have Brandt on board as a Canadian reseller,’ said Leo Krenzel, Maptek I-Site Technical Sales. ‘The local experience and expertise in positioning technology will help Maptek better service the Canadian survey market.’