Capturing accurate measurement data

PointSCAN obtain fast and accurate on-site measurements and visual imagery safely from a single 3D laser survey for clients from various industries throughout the UK. Professional on-site services completed by qualified site teams work with your site management to minimise any disruption to normal daily activities.

How it works

By projecting a laser at an object the scanner detects and records changes to the wavelength as the light hits a surface.  Multiply this several million times and rotate through 360 degrees and you build up an accurate model of its surroundings.


This is a post-site process by which all the individual scans are knitted together to form a single model called a point cloud.  On-site targets and spheres are used to aid the registration process.


With an accuracy of up to +/- 2mm. Full-colour imagery can be applied allowing for additional panoramic viewing and with a range of up to 330m entire sites can be done fast and efficiently.

Benefits of 3D laser survey acqusition


Traditional survey acquisition may require plant and equipment to be isolated or production shut down to allow for a survey to be completed.  3D laser surveys can be accessed from a safe location minimising any disruption or downtime.
Although surveys can only record lines of sight, several scans are taken from different angles and combined together to make a 3D model.


Survey targets and spheres are used on-site to collate multiple scans together.
Survey information can be registered to a local grid format. Where specified GPS data can be acquired to align to National Ordnance Survey coordinates allowing 3D modelling data to be easily incorporated into existing applications.

Remote Operations

Digital on-site measurement data provides almost limitless sharing of scan data via WebShare, making the laser scanning solution truly mobile. Complement this with our in-house CAD resources, which are able to complete complex 3D models and inspection surveys through to finalized as-built documentation in multiple output formats.


Modern laser scanners are equipped with filters that enable them to operate in bright sunlight but because they generate their own light source 3D laser scanners are also capable of acquiring on-site measurement data in total darkness. 

Working at Heights

Reduce the need of working at heights. With Faro x330 laser scanners capable of measuring up to 330m we can minimise the need for high level access by capturing 3D scan data from a safe working position on the ground.

Inverted Scanning

Prevent unnecessary entry into confined spaces, hazardous areas, chambers or tanks. 3D laser scanners can be remotely positioned and operated for safer acquisition.

View more 3D point cloud models on our YouTube Channel