Automation and compliance – 3D imagery helps plan, predict and practice
Automation and compliance – 3D imagery helps plan, predict and practiceLast Edited: 12/07/2017
Automation and connectivity are the driving forces of business these days. Every organisation wants to find ways to do things quicker, leaner, more cost effectively.
Running alongside all the exciting technological and analytical developments is an ever growing complex web of compliance issues. Alongside this is increasing awareness of workplace risks. Now, firms need to not just fulfil their responsibilities for employee and site visitor health and safety. They also have to be able to visibly demonstrate their commitment to those issues.
For many companies, keeping up with rules, regulations and industry guidelines is a journey, not a destination. There can be very few businesses who can sit back on their laurels. Particularly as safety is a quality standard that is continuous and leaves no room for complacency.
But what if there was a business tool that could support better working practices and keep sites and production lines safer?
Why 3D laser scanning offers visible solutions
In the fast-moving world of industry, the key to success is achieving as much as possible, as quickly as possible, for as little cost as possible. 3D laser scanning engineering can help underpin lean, streamlined working systems.
Business production and logistics are moving away from hands-on methodology. The Internet of Things and Big Data mean companies can increasingly measure, monitor and manage equipment and goods (and people) remotely.You can inspect the internal machinery and processes using a growing range of internet-connected sensors, cloud computing and modern analytics.
The opportunity to create 3D visualisation of product lines, warehouses and in fact whole business premises takes this to the next logical step. It also enables business decision makers to plan and orchestrate new working models with accuracy, detailed visualisation and 3D documentation and modelling.
Companies can view premises inside and out in detail, from every angle remotely from anywhere in the world. It’s the perfect bird's eye view for business planning and monitoring – including making sure that safety issues are being included in decision making.
Safety and 3D technology
3D laser scanning is not simply a business decision-making tool or a way of mapping out processes and onsite traffic to reduce waste. It is an invaluable tool for safety considerations too.
For example, the transport industry, in particular, has welcomed the capacity to use 3D visualisation for site-specific and highly detailed training modules. Accidents and delays can be reduced - and delivery procedures can be rehearsed – by practising explicit site entry and exit from behind a computer screen.
Engineering is another sector already making good use of 3D technology to predict and plan changes and to reduce risks in terms of productivity and safety. It is enabling the sector to achieve international quality standards, at the same time as reducing costly man-hours for constant site surveys.
Giving your company remote insights and better safety standards
The PointSCAN scanning service creates a wealth of data for businesses to use for real-time analysis and predictive planning.
So if you would like to explore how 3D laser scanning can support your business in planning, predicting and practising - for both growth and compliance - contact PointSCAN today.