How does Scan-to-BIM help with materials handling efficiency?
Whether you’re a shipping company, e-commerce distribution center, or an airport, you know that when you walk into a package, material, or baggage handling facility, you are welcomed by a sea of conveyors worming in all directions. As demand and volume increase, getting more capacity out of existing spaces is vital. Because of the labyrinth of conveyors on top of conveyors, retrofit designers often don’t know where to begin.
PrecisionPoint knows that downtime must be kept to a minimum in these facilities. Our role in working with the retrofit designers is that of a “3D systems integrator.”
PPI comes into the facility and captures the buildings and systems using its dimensional control 3D scanning methodologies to produce point cloud models that are accurate within 5mm.
The point cloud models are then registered and turned into precise building information models. At this stage, PrecisionPoint brings the proposed 2D retrofit design into the BIM for clash detection analysis. Identifying problems before construction not only saves your organization money, but also drastically reduces downtime and all but eliminates mistakes and delays.
Package Client Snapshot
Client: Major International Shipping Company
Project: Expand capacity of a 250,000 square foot overnight shipping hub by adding a new network of conveyor belts within the same space as an existing conveyor system.
Problem: When a shipping company shuts down one of its major hubs for a retrofit, it must re-open precisely on schedule, which leaves very little time to encounter unexpected design problems during installation.