Inspection of underground sewage systems

In the footsteps of the “Third Man”: 2D laser scanners go underground

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Chasing the bad guy through Vienna’s sewer system in the famous 1949 movie “The Third Man” may have been a good plot then; today’s municipalities face a more subtle threat: the deterioration of aging sewage systems. The Canadian enterprise AquaCoustic Inc. uses SICK’s LMS111 outdoor 2D laser scanners to check sewers for damage and to map infrastructures built long before the digital age. Continue reading

Bulkscan® replaces accident-sensitive weighing systems

System shutdown in mines is now a thing of the past

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Weighing system is a traditional solution in mines industry in China for calculating the mines outputs and shipping. Such weighing system easily fails and even outputs incorrect results when itwas used in the harsh environment, such as carrying heavy wet bulk for long time, or in a bad weather environment. System suppliers have to send out their service engineers each time to the mines where are far from downtown and cities. Now the Bulkscan® laser volume flowmeter generate a reliable volume flow signal, regardless of the bulk material’s properties or weather conditions. Continue reading