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Rugged solid state lidar system for mining

Quanergy is rolling out lidar made to handle harsh vibrations Metal Tech News – March 31, 2021

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:12pm

Rio Tinto solid state lidar mining West Angelas Australia optical phaser array

Christian Sprogoe Photography

Without the need for moving parts to scan the surrounding environment, solid state lidar is an emerging durable sensing solution for autonomous mining equipment such as these haul trucks at Rio Tinto's West Angelas iron mine in Australia.

From mapping prospective ground for mineral exploration to guiding autonomous ore hauling trucks, lidar has emerged as an invaluable tool to the global mining sector. For any technology to be adopted by mining, however, it must be rugged enough to stand up to the rigors of an industry that earns its keep by drilling, blasting, hauling, and crushing billions of tons of rock each year to recover...



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