Carlson Software releases FiX1 fixed installation scanner to automate stockpile measurement
Information from Carlson Software
Carlson Software has released the FiX1 fixed installation scanner for volumetric scanning and stockpile measurement. Designed as a permanent installation, the scanner is used to automate the delivery of volumetric data without the need for personnel and additional measurement tools on-site.
The Carlson FiX1 provides an automated method for obtaining volumetric data of stockpiles in many different installation scenarios. The instrument can be mounted upside down or right-side up, depending on the stockpile placement. After installation, no knowledge of surveying, data processing, or point cloud manipulation is required by users. It can be scheduled to scan, process, and deliver a result without user intervention.
The instrument is accessed through the FiX1 web user interface. Once a volumetric scan is activated, the FiX1 Web UI will generate a point cloud, extract the region of interest, and automatically calculate the volume of material in that area.
Additionally, the Web UI provides a graphical representation of historical changes. Scan density and coverage can be user-defined through the setting of laser and angle resolutions.
The scanner features a rugged IP67 design for operation even in extreme environments. It can be remotely connected through either cellular data, Wi-Fi, or ethernet connection.