Carlson Unveils New C-ALS Gyro at SME 2019

C ALS Gyro SME 2019Maysville, Kentucky, U.S.A. (February 2019) Carlson Software unveiled the new C-ALS® Gyro as part of its Laser Measurement Devices (LMD) product division at the 2019 SME Annual Conference and Expo at their booth #1303.

The new Carlson Cavity Auto-Scanning Laser System (C-ALS) Gyro gives greater navigational capability, ensuring that the probe’s position along the borehole can be determined without relying on the mechanical alignment of deployment rods or a magnetic compass. The Gyro unit contains a 3-axis gyro which monitors the probes heading and accelerometers which determine the inclination allowing it to be deployed downwards, upwards, or in a horizontal hole. The data recorded provides the production team with information needed to optimize and monitor the operation.

C ALS SoftwareThe C-ALS provides safe, quick, and reliable mapping capabilities for inaccessible underground cavities. The system is deployable via boreholes on cable or rods, via a boom, or on a zip-wire, the C-ALS system can be used from the surface to provide a detailed visual record of the subsurface environment in a wide range of applications.

“SME is one of the premier mining shows in North America,” says Gavin Franklyne, director of LMD Americas. “This is a wonderful opportunity to show thousands of our peers from within the industry an innovative and groundbreaking enhancement to one of Carlson Software’s flagship systems. Our clients have asked for more – and with this new tool, we have delivered on our promise to continue being at the forefront of laser mapping technologies.”

The LMD product division was previously Renishaw SMD. Carlson Software acquired the products and supporting staff through a 2017 acquisition. The LMD division includes the Cabled Boretrak®, Rodded Boretrak®, Quarryman® Pro, Merlin, C-ALS®, and Void Scanner.

A case study in which the C-ALS Gyro is being used to support uranium extraction can be viewed here. To learn more about the C-ALS Gyro and the complete LMD product line visit or email

About Carlson
Founded in 1983, Carlson Software Inc. specializes in CAD design software, field data collection, laser measurement and machine control products for the civil engineering, surveying, GIS, construction, and mining industries worldwide, providing one-source technology solutions for the entire project cycle. Carlson Software is headquartered in Maysville, KY., U.S.A., with branch offices in Boston, MA; Almere, The Netherlands; Brisbane, Australia; Ottawa, Canada; and York, England.