CASE STUDY: 3D Scan Conveyor Belt Equipment in Reno, NV.

Arrival 3D are tasked with the 3D Scanning of industrial conveyor belt equipment for the purposes of providing “As built” documentation to facilitate changes & additions.

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    What Was Scanned

    3D Laser Scanning in Reno, NV: Our client, a leading manufacturer of construction products, requires a 3D Laser Scanning of industrial conveyor belt equipment at their manufacturing facility in order to plan for the installation of additional equipment

    The starting point is to document the existing structure via 3D Scan Data, which is where Arrival 3D bring value.

    The resulting Scan Data, a “point cloud” comprising millions of points of data, can be utilized as is for both measurement and spatial planning, or the data can form the basis of an accurate, geometric CAD model. Arrival 3D routinely provide to clients both point cloud, and Revit CAD models.

    This industrial structure was scanned from multiple positions to enable the creation of a full color, registered point cloud, from which Arrival 3D have created a CAD model. 

    The Arrival 3D data collection process takes only a few hours onsite, the equipment is compact and clean, and we require only easy access to the property. You will see the Leica RTC360 positioned in one of multiple positions in the accompanying image.

    3D Laser Scanning industrial conveyor equipment with a Leica RTC360 Laser Scanner…

    Location of Scan

    Reno, NV.

    Above, the 3D Laser Scanned full color point cloud from the same perspective as the photographic image top. 

    Scanner(s) Used

    Arrival 3D have a large inventory of 3D Scanners suited to a variety of tasks. Our most recent acquisitions, and currently our favored multi-tasking 3D Scanners, are our Leica RTC360’s. Arrival 3D now have several Leica RTC-360’s positioned strategically around the United States. We use the RTC360’s frequently due to their great versatility; portable size, long range accuracy and rapid scanning capability. 

    3D Laser Scanning industrial equipment in Reno, NV.


    Our client chose, in this case, to receive a fully detailed Solidworks CAD model as well as the unified Point Cloud. The CAD model will serve as the basis from which to integrate the new equipment into the existing structure.

    Industrial Conveyor 3D Scan

    A view from the 360′ full color point cloud generated from multiple scans with an Arrival 3D Leica RTC360 Laser Scanner.

    Added Value

    Arrival 3D have in the past been called upon to scan architectural projects where the client had attempted, unsuccessfully, to take manual measurements of the area they have intended to change. Later, having spent a great deal of time & money, and having constructed sub-assemblies that won’t fit, Arrival 3D have been called upon to 3D Scan and document the areas in question. Rarely do existing architectural structures have existing, or accurate, blueprints. Furthermore, existing structures can subtly change dimensionally over time from their built condition, for countless reasons. 

    Arrival 3D are equipped and able to rapidly document existing conditions, provide that data to our clients in a multitude of formats, and ultimately save our clients time, trouble and valuable funding in documenting the reality of projects presented to us. The peace of mind that is inherent with a digital representation of a project is priceless and the ability to share this accurate data with the entire team instantly, and often remotely, is one of the wonderful benefits that these technologies allow us today. 

    Above, an image of the industrial conveyor area to be 3D Laser Scanned. In the foreground, in one of multiple scanning positions, is an Arrival 3D Leica RTC360 scanner.

    A view of the registered, full color Point Cloud generated from the subject, left.