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Plant engineering - ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik GmbH

On behalf of a cement plant in the Middle East, ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik GmbH used PointCab Origins to capture the data of an existing limestone crushing plant for plant engineering purposes by means of laser scanning. The goal of ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik GmbH was to compare the 3D laser scan data with an existing 3D CAD model of the plant design in order to concretely plan an expansion of the plant.

A laser scanner from the company FARO was used to scan a conveyor belt approximately 160 meters long for the plant design. The conveyor belt begins underground and ends at a discharge station 6 meters above the ground. The conveyor belt passes through several silos. The 3D model provided a real image of the plant and highly accurate dimensions, which provided an optimum planning basis for the plant expansion. Conversion work could be visualized concretely and finally on the PC, which greatly limited the risk of collisions during execution. The acquisition of the conveyor belt was very fast. The time required for the acquisition from different heights amounted to 3 days. The conveyor belt only had to be stopped for 2 hours. The result was 40 scans that were registered and evaluated with PointCab Origins directly on site. This ensured that all the required data was recorded and that a second survey (and thus disruption of the workflow) was not necessary.  The sections created in PointCab Origins were then used for further processing in AutoCAD.


Software speed

Even the most extensive point cloud data can be evaluated easily and quickly with PointCab Origins.

Direct workflow to AutoCAD

The information of the evaluated point cloud data can be easily and quickly transferred to AutoCAD.

Proximity to support

PointCab’s support is characterized by comprehensive expertise and individual attention.

Evaluate laser scanner results quickly and easily directly on site. Awesome!
Dez. 2018

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