With the help of 3D Lidar, Flasheye creates a tool for the surveillance of raw material handling. This approach makes the need for human oversight redundant, while also increasing the safety of the material handling process overall.
What is raw material handling?
Raw material handling describes the process of handling large amounts of stock like wood, coal, or oil. The infrastructure that is required for this kind of work is often placed outdoors not least because of the space that is required. It is crucial that even minor system failures like leaks are identified at an early stage to avoid further equipment damage and the expenses that come along with it.
Unlike other environments where careful monitoring of the systems is required, raw material handling creates an unpleasant environment for supervisors and cameras. For instance, dust, heat, vibration, or darkness make it hard to identify system failures in an early stage. Therefore, Flasheye relies on the OS1 because it still produces accurate results even when conditions are harsh. To put it in their words,
“Customers want it to actually work, so we chose Ouster” - Flasheye COO, Ida Rehnström
Thanks to the accurate point cloud of the Lidar, custom 3D zones allow individual rules to be created for each of them.
Leveraging the potential of Ouster Lidar
Here are a few examples of how this can be used in a real-world scenario:
- Volumetric Measurement helps keep track of the inventory
- Alerts can be set up, which keep workers from entering danger zones
- Side movements of the conveyor belt can be identified, limiting the risk of possible malfunction
- Spillages are spotted instantly
- Personnel and vehicles can be kept from entering the site at certain times
- Supervisors get a better overview of the site
Want to learn more?