Laser scanning of industrial plant

Detection of three-dimensional models of objects

In modern engineering, the general meaning of laser scanning is the controlled deflection of laser beams, visible or invisible. Within the field of 3D object scanning, laser scanning combines controlled steering of laser beams with a laser rangefinder. Our Company is able to provide complete coverage by combining the traditional methods with the topographic laser scanner system, with the aim of restoring products and satisfactory in terms of the amount of information and the high degree of detail of the information collected in the country side. The digital model obtained, corresponding with extreme precision to the reality, it will be geo-referenced and integrated in the CAD system with the same coordinate system. The laser scanner technology, is today the most innovative, rapid and extremely accurate, to perform measurements of objects and surfaces of any complexity and size. The individual scans, reconnect to each other in space by means of unique points in common between them, it allows to obtain a digital model consists of millions of 3D points, corresponding to the reality and having milimetric-precision.

Laser scanning solution for industry

  • Tanks and equipment: tank surveys for the production of centimeter calibration tables, deformation analysis, verticality analysis, etc..
  • Virtual reality: communication tool that allows you to create immersive paths in an unprecedented environment generated through the exploration of the point cloud and 3D CAD and BIM models. From the representation of the actual state, to the visualization of the project status, virtual reality allows you to reproduce a realistic preview of the environment or object of study
  • Volume calculation: The 3D point cloud allows the description of complex three-dimensional volumes and the actual calculation of the volume occupied by the object of study through a conversion of the point cloud into a vectorized and continuous model (mesh). The volume of a single three-dimensional object can thus be calculated or, through subtraction and surface joining operations, an accurate analysis of the excavations and fillings of a quarry or the consistency of a heap of inert material can be obtained.

Architectural survey

Geometric-topographic measurements

For architectural survey (geometric-topographic) we mean the measurements made for the acquisition of data for the graphic representation of buildings, parts of buildings and the environment that surrounds them. We are able to perform architectural surveys with laser scanners for buildings of any complexity and extension, residential, commercial, industrial, directional, historical bound. The drafting of the project is usually carried out in an Autocad environment, Revit modeling and 3dmax studio, Revit to BIM (or other on request). The detailed survey is performed with laser scan station, the quality of the data is ensured by the digital compensator. The cloud of 3d points, will be built through the full registration of all movements (Scanword) that will connect all the internal environments for each floor with the outside, allowing to contextualize the compendium with the external road network and with neighboring buildings in adherence or neighbors, including coverage. The complete ModelSpace will be made available to be completed by the client in Autocad or dwg compatible.

Photogrammetric survey

Metric determination of shape and position of objects

We offer photogrammetry services that include geometric analysis, analysis of materials and surfaces, generation of 3D models and bi-dimensional elaborations. The photogrammetry is a technique that allows to determine metrically shape and position of objects, starting from at least two distinct frames, this technique is applicable in many areas, from architectural relief to topographic, using mainly aerial photogrammetry. Thanks to the use of air carriers, such as SAPR devices (drones), we can reach otherwise inaccessible areas, objects of great territorial extension and we can see complex objects from a new point of view. The first result of the photogrammetric survey is the point cloud, which can be integrated with other 3D clouds generated by terrestrial laser scanners. The survey obtained can therefore be georeferenced with, for example, GPS. Thanks to specific software we process the acquired frames and the point cloud, obtaining 3D meshes, soil models (DTM, DEM, DSM), etc. that guarantee the best support for the analysis and representation of quarries, roofs, etc.

Topographic survey

Topography is the study of the shape and features of the surface of the Earth and other observable astronomical objects including planets, moons, and asteroids. The topography of an area could refer to the surface shapes and features themselves, or a description (especially their depiction in maps). We are able to manage and develop topography projects with the use of the most modern hardware equipment (drones, etc.) and related specialized software, starting from the initial survey using traditional methods, GPS, or laser scan. The main phases of the project are usually the following:
  • Initial survey of the area, generally georeferenced to the geographic north (Google Earth orientation) and orthometric quotas, that is the sea level;
  • Tracing of the entire work starting from the excavations, foundation jets and elevations with respect to the structural executive drawings;
  • Verifying as-built project with the possibility of virtual tour of the area generally possible through laser scan or with drones;
  • Monitoring of works on site with reports to be agreed with the structural engineer for verification of sags and plumbness.


Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This non-destructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures. GPR can have applications in a variety of media, including rock, soil, ice, fresh water, pavements and structures. Our structure, composed of highly qualified technicians is able to provide the following activities:
  • Complete design with execution of the on-site measurements and processing of the obtained data;
  • Data processing from Georadar scans with drawing of results obtained in “.dwg” format;
GPR has many applications in a number of fields. In the Earth sciences, it is used to study bedrock, soils, groundwater, and ice. It is of some utility in prospecting for gold nuggets and for diamonds in alluvial gravel beds, by finding natural traps in buried stream beds that have the potential for accumulating heavier particles. Engineering applications include non-destructive testing (NDT) of structures and pavements, locating buried structures and utility lines, and studying soils and bedrock. In environmental remediation, GPR is used to define landfills, contaminant plumes, and other remediation sites, while in archaeology it is used for mapping archaeological features and cemeteries. GPR is used in law enforcement for locating clandestine graves and buried evidence.

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