Simplified Bench Face Profiling

The latest release of BlastMetriX3D from 3G Software & Measurement is designed to broaden its range of application for highly complex blast sites. The Graz, Austria-based company notes that large blast sites in the U.S. with more than 2,500 ft (800 m) extension have recently been success-fully and effectively surveyed using the sys-tem, and that BlastMetriX3D is the only 3-D profiling system that simultaneously allows a geologic assessment of the rock mass. “In order to profile a bench face with a highly irregular crest, single points have been surveyed using mobile GPS or a prism pole. This is no longer required with the new BlastMetriX3D,” said Dr. Andreas Gaich, general manager, 3G Software & Measurement GmbH.

“With our approach, very complex bench faces [can be] surveyed in a simple manner and there is no additional surveying instrumentation required,” said Dr. Markus Pötsch, sales manager.

As featured in Womp 2012 Vol 03 -