Your mind doesn't know the difference between imagination and reality.

The trial and error process involved in effective material handling engineering can be daunting. Dozens of testing and simulation iterations, often with long simulation rendering times, mean that the process must be completed in a way conducive to meeting tight deadlines. Because of the time-sensitive nature of most projects, Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) simulations become as much art as science, requiring educated decisions on what to simulate and test. Materials may have variable conditions, such as varying water content depending on uncontrollable environmental variables. Understanding this reality and accounting for it in the model is only possible with accurate data gathering coupled with repeated simulations. Some materials may have critical limitations on some variables, where the material is damaged or destroyed by excessive force, heat or some other environmental condition. Calculating these variables in the design process can only be only possible with adequate data-gathering efforts.

Industrial retrofit projects benefit from 3D scanning & visualization through reduced risks of costly downtimes and budget overrun. In addition, safety compliance can be ensured by visualizing each project task and phase in 3D. Project cost reductions can be realized in several ways when working in 3D. The analytical tool now available and applicable to 3D models allow for optimizing the design through computer simulations. The power of this cannot be understated.

No model, or dataset, is infallible. Even with years of experience in DEM or engineering for a certain material-set, optimizing designs with additional data from the project system is a key aspect of effective material handling engineering. This process of constant iteration drives effective system models and efficient engineering design.

3D Visualization Reduces Project Risk

Capture & Register

We collect data at a rate of 900,000 points per second. Imagine pulling a tape measure 2 billion times! Laser scanning makes this happen. We mesh all of these points into a registered point cloud. All these dots make a picture. They are so small and it’s hard to tell it’s not a photograph.

Include Everyone!

Stop the mindless head nodding during project review. Give everyone from new hires to the CEO the ability to visualize your project, its strengths, its limitations, and the great benefits it could provide. Buy-in during the design phase increases project acceptance after installation and startup. By including your entire team from project conceptualization until turnover, you ensure the success of your project.

What could you do with a high definition scan of your next project? Our millimeter-accurate scanners capture reality in very high detail. Want to learn more? We’re ready to help. Let’s discuss your project today!


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