3D Scanning

We streamline projects to continuously deliver better results for your chute solutions

Weba leverages 3D scanning technology to minimize risk and maximize cost-effectiveness


Precise, robust, and portable, 3D laser scanners have proven to be an invaluable solution when designing, building, restructuring, and extending technical facilities because of their advanced ability to create detailed and dimensioned reproductions of large complex structures. By surveying large structures in maximum detail, we can take a holistic approach to replacing and repairing customers’ equipment, ensuring the most accurate, cost-effective, and quality chute products and services.

We generate 3D models from on-site conditions and accurately reverse-engineer complex equipment and systems. Design engineers can then superimpose the scan on their design intent and identify any interference, existing defects, redundant elements, structural deformations, and undocumented historical alterations. This allows us to proactively resolve any issues before they occur, preventing prolonged downtime, cost overruns, and ineffective solutions.

The Weba difference

Technology alone is not enough

Many companies offer 3D scanning, but do not have the in-house skills and expertise to process and effectively utilize the collected data for successful mining and engineering projects. This ability, combined with our commitment to staying abreast of best practices to continually improve our systems and workflow processes, has made Weba a market leader.

Our extensive experience has given us the practical skills to optimally gather and apply complex 3D scanning data, enabling more precise and reliable planning, scheduling, designing, and manufacturing of transfer chutes and services. Mining companies come to Weba because they trust us to deliver seamless execution while minimizing project risks, contingency costs, and time overruns, especially in time-sensitive conditions that demand a low margin of error and minimal downtime.

We streamline common surveying tasks and troubleshoot problems to deliver fast, accurate, and reliable results, which normally take weeks to accomplish with traditional methods

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Our 3D Scanning is an ideal solution for:

  • Predetermining a new equipment design for accurate integration into existing infrastructures
  • Obtaining accurate measurements from a safe distance quickly
  • Maintaining progressive quality control during construction
  • Creating accurate preliminary designs and costing for feasibility studies
  • Inspecting and surveying large equipment and structures
  • Generating 3D models from on-site conditions and conducting accurate reverse engineering
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Our 3D Scanning delivers multiple benefits:

  • Reduced costs on reworking from design and manufacturing to installation
  • Decreased downtime during installation phase
  • Reduced need to physically visit sites and carry out inspections
  • Reduced project risks and margin for errors in time-sensitive situations
  • Improved planning and scheduling through the provision of precise and reliable data
  • Accurate preliminary design and costing for feasibility study
  • Faster and easier inspection of large equipment and structures
  • Real-time project tracking
  • Far greater accuracy than manual measuring
  • Minimized health and safety risks

The design and manufacture of the Weba Chute System is exactly what makes the system as efficient as it is. At Weba we place a huge emphasis on the design and manufacturing phases of the entire process. It is at these two key phases that problems can be easily fixed before the system leaves the factory but it is also at these phases that the exact size and shape of the mine can be successfully mapped out. By using laser scanners, we are able to create a complete impression of the mining structure and come up with the customised Weba Chute that is perfectly suitable for the job at hand.

The Cost of a Badly Designed Chute

Time and again, mines have experienced the side effects of having a badly designed and manufactured chute. Generally, it leads to more than just a drastic drop in productivity each and every time the chute breaks or whenever it needs to be rigorously and regularly maintained. But when the design and manufacture stage is perfectly carried out and the mine is scanned, the benefits go beyond money.

A chute which is manufactured to suit the mine in which it will be used, can benefit greatly from having access to 3D scanning. Once we have mapped out the exact inner structure and mine layout, you are guaranteed to receive the chute that is perfect for material handling and distribution. All of the scanning is done above ground, and on-site, reducing the need for anyone to physically enter and map out the exact twists and turns that characterise the site.

This precise mapping greatly reduces the chance of mistakes happening during the manufacturing of the system but this approach to the design and manufacturing also means that safety risks are greatly reduced. In many ways, the Weba Chute is ideal for those mines wanting to improve their safety standards.

3D scanners can be used on any mines, and are very rarely affected by the depths of the mine.

The cost of a badly designed chute is all the greater when you have not had the benefits of a 3D scanner. Allow us to help you achieve a greater level of safety and productivity.