SmartScan: Making Shotcrete Thickness Calculation Easy
Sprayed concrete (or shotcrete spraying) can generate excessive waste: costing too much, or uneven application, compromising the safety of the tunnel, your equipment, and workers. The team at GeoSLAM have designed and built an intelligent shotcrete thickness analysis tool to help you ensure your sprayed concrete is applied to the correct thickness using LiDAR scanning.
The GeoSLAM shotcrete product is sold exclusively by Normet under the SmartScan name.
How can SmartScan improve Shotcrete Analysis?
Scanning Shotcrete in Mining
The Sika Sprayed Concrete Handbook states that the only method for accurately calculating initial strength is by measuring thickness. Current methods rely on operators endangering themselves to un-secured shotcrete in order to manually collect thickness readings. A total of 5% of all tunnelling injuries can be attributed to the shotcrete process in tunnelling. Industry professionals recognise the need to balance the provision of a safe working environment for its operators with the demand for increased production rates, accurately measured and documented shotcrete thickness.
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