Three presses were scheduled to be replaced as a part of a large capital upgrade. The mill did not have up to date drawings or 3D modeling.
3D laser scanning was used to capture the as-is condition and the scan data was used to develop a 3D model of the equipment.
3D Modeling of As-Is Conditions – Prior to scanning and modeling, the facility had no accurate as built drawings.
Above and Below Grade Visualization – Scanning was performed at grade, from elevated locations, and below grade to capture the pit areas. This information enabled the visualization of multiple elevations at once.
Installation Planning – The installing contractor was able to plan the installation in 3D which saved time and improved crew safety.
New Equipment Overlays – The new equipment models were placed in the point cloud to determine exact placement and visual clash checking.